Picture Filled Text
tutorial by Whisper

                  
(resized 50%)

I recently received an email asking how to do this - I looked around for a tutorial but did not find one.
So here is a quick tutorial on how I do it.   *waving at Jaunita*

This tutorial was created and put on this site on August 30, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2004 to Whisper's Web Works.
Terms of Use

For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
Cat Pictures ~ download here, unzip and open in PSP.  You can minimize these for later use.
Bold Font ~ use one of your choosing.

 

Open a new image:
600 x 300 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground to black and your background to white.

Select your text tool and set your text.  These are the settings I used:
Create as vector
Futura XBlk BT
Size 150
Stroke 2.00
Anti-alias checked
Center
Bold

You can grab the outside adjuster nodes and stretch the text to fill your image.

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

In your layer palette right click on the vector layer and convert to raster.

Select your magic wand and set at:
Tolerance 10
Feather 0
Anti-alias checked

Click on the white area inside the C.

Activate the cat1 image.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your text image.

Edit > Paste > Paste into selection.

Click on the white area inside the A.

Activate the cat2 image.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your text image.

Edit > Paste > Paste into selection.

Click on the white area inside the T.

Activate the cat3 image.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your text image.

Edit > Paste > Paste into selection.

Click on the white area inside the S.

Activate the cat4 image.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your text image.

Edit > Paste > Paste into selection.

Selections > Select none.

Now you can give your text a drop shadow, cutout or bevel, whatever you prefer.

Here is mine with an inner bevel and drop shadow.

 

                  

 

 

Page 2 for examples made by my testers.

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