EZ Bold & Gold
tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on July 13, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2004 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
Greg's Factory Output vol II ~ download here.
(I could not find a true author download site so I will offer the filters until I find a good url.)
A nice bold font, I will be using Cooper Black ~ this is not a free font but if you are interested in getting it please go here.

 

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

File > Save as > boldgold.pspimage

Be sure to hit your save button on a regular basis!

 

Set the foreground style box to null.
Set your background style box to solid fill with a dark gold, I am using #D0B982. 

Select your text tool.

Click in your image.

These are the settings I used:
Create as Vector
Cooper Black
Size 72
Vector selected
Antialias checked
Line width 0

I typed Bold Gold.

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

In your layer palette, right click on the vector layer and Convert to Raster Layer.

Effects > 3D effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
Bevel shape 9
Width  4
Smoothness  11
Depth  4
Ambience  0
Shininess  50
Color  gold, I am using #D4B664
Angle  40
Intensity  39
Elevation  48

Effects > Plugins > Greg's Factory Output vol II > Radial Hilite > these settings:
(default)
Red 198
Green 197
Blue 198
Frequency 128
Phase 113

Save in your preferred format.

That is it!  Quick & easy!

 

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