This tutorial was created and put on this site on April 16, 2002.
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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.

 

Open a new image:
400 x 200 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

Add a new layer and name it background fill.

Set your foreground styles box to null and your background Styles box to pattern at these settings:
Cemented Rock
Scale 50%
Angle 0

Using your flood fill tool right click to fill your image with the pattern.

Add a new layer and name it text.

Select your text tool and click once on your graphic.

You will get a pop up box to create your text in.  Use a wide font set at at large size and have floating and antialias checked.


(Click for a larger view.)

Selections > Defloat.

Add a new layer and name it cut out.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 4
Opacity 80
Blur 10
Color black

Add a new layer and name it highlight.

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 1
Opacity 100
Blur 1
Color white

Selections > Select none.

Now you will want to play with the opacity of the highlight layer and get it the way you want it to look.

I have lowered the opacity of my highlight layer to 80.

Turn off your blank layer and the background fill layers.

Layers > Merge > Merge visible.

Turn your other layers back on.

Now you can use your mover tool and position your cutout text.

Finish with your favorite Inner Bevel and save in your preferred file format.

Thanks for trying my tutorial.