was created and put on this site on January 4, 2005.
For this tutorial
you will need:
Open a new image:
Activate your text tool.
Set your foreground to solid white and your background to solid light blue, I am using #C5DDF1.
Click inside your image to set your text.
Here are the
specifications of the text I am using:
Apply your text.
(I have filled my background for easier viewing.)
Objects > Align > Center in canvas.
In the layer palette, right click on the vector layer and convert to raster.
magic wand and set at:
Click on the blue part inside one of your letters.
Modify > Select color range >
Now all the blue in your letters should be selected.
Effects > 3D
effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
(If you want the
sparkle foil effect....
Artistic effects > Chrome > these settings:
Selections > Select none.
Add a nice drop shadow and your text is ready to go!
Please visit page 2 for examples made by my testers.