This tutorial was created on October 12, 2001and put on this site on February 1, 2002.
It is property of and 2001-2002 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
email or elist without written permission directly from me.
If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission,
but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:

Eye Candy 3 ~ download a full version here or here.
(This is a legal free copy.)
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Autumn.jpg (right-click and save it to your hard drive from below).

You need to use a very "chunky" font for this tutorial.  Below are a few to chose from if you don't have any.  Just click on the name of the one you want to download.  They are all shown in 26pt.

 

Open the autumn graphic.

Right click on the "background layer" in the Layer Palette and click on Promote to layer.

Right click on the layer again and choose Duplicate.

Set your foreground color to null.

Set your background to any color, I am using white.

Add a new layer.

Using your text tool and a chunky font, type Welcome Autumn!


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Leave selected.


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Selections > Invert (this will defloat it.)

Activate the duplicated layer.

Hit your delete key once.

Selections > Select none.

You can now delete your layer with the white text on it.

If you turn off the original layer you should have this:


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With your duplicate layer active Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > Texture Effects > Tiles > these settings:

Shape  Hexagon
Angularity  71
Tile Size  12
Border Size  1
Smoothness  35
Depth  1
Ambience  -8
Shininess  50
Color  White
Angle  315
Intensity  50
Elevation  30


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