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[Apr. 14th, 2006|01:34 pm]
Tutorials for Photo Shop 7


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In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make dynamic text like this.

Step 1: First, select your font and wording. For the purpose of the tutorial, I'm writing my own username. I'm currently using Porcelain at 172pt on a 72dpi,

Step 2: Duplicate your layer and then hide it, because you will need it later. Select the first layer again.

Step 3: Open up the blending options;

+ Give the layer a pattern overlay. By default it should be the blue bubbles pattern. Just leave it as that, but feel free to tinker with the scaling so that it looks less like bubbles.
+ Give the layer a colour overlay: Set the blend mode to "Colour" and use the colour #e4c164 to make the layer appear golden.
+ Give the layer a bevel emboss: set the sizes both to 0, then set the highlight mode to Linear Dodge and the shadow mode to Linear Burn. The Highlight colour should then be set to #e4c164 and the shadow colour to #b46907

This is what your text should currently look like

Step 4: Right click on this layer and click "Rasterize type". This will make the layer no longer typeable, so make sure you're done with it! Then, you'll have to duplicate this layer, hide ALL the other layers (including the background) and merge the two visible layers together, so that the settings become part of the layer, but no longer alterable (this is important for step 7)

Step 5: Go unhide that second layer I had you make earlier. Make sure it's visible, and ALL ONE SOLID COLOUR, and then rasterize that..

Step 6: Now that the layer is rasterized, you should be able to select large chunks of the text at a time.

Re-hide the layer again and go back to the main text layer with all your layer add-ons on it.

Step 7: Get yourself a really nice brush, set it as the same colour the text should be (#e4c164) and then set the brushe to Linear Dodge. Do the same this with the other colour for the text (#b46907) Only this time set the brush to Linear Burn)

Step 8: (Repeat step 7 as necessary. As you can see, all my text didn't select in one go.)

Step 9: Take that top solid layer, and open up the blending options for it.

+ Set the Fill Opacity to 0.
+ Give the layer an Inner Glow. Just leave the default settings, they're fine.

Step 10: When you're done with that, you'll have to hide the background again, and then merge all visible layers together. Bring back the BG when you're done, and you should have something that looks like this.

Step 11: Now, if you like gold text, you can leave it the way it is. It's a little too bling-bling for my tastes, so I'm going to add some colour filters to tone it down.

Go to the newly finished layer, open the blending options, and select "Gradient Overlay" set the gradient mode to Colour, the opacity to 30%, the angle to 0 degreeds, and the colours for the gradient I'm using are #fc66cf & #4fa8ff

Here is my finished product:

Now you know, you can throw some brushes behind there and make yourself a cute boxer header or something like that, it's up to you. Here's my mad crazy example

I just threw a ton of brushes together and hoped for the best. Go nuts with it!


[User Picture]From: biscayne
2006-04-14 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this tutorial, Ms. Blumchen. I enjoy the tutorials here and appreciate the time you take out of your day to write these tutorials.
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[User Picture]From: aspirea
2006-04-14 09:19 pm (UTC)
Wow~~! Thank you for showing us this tutorial. I've been wondering for a long time. Thank you so much.

Don't worry about those people~~! Ignore as best as you could and I hope your life isn't so stress out or what not. Remember, to get plenty of rest.
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[User Picture]From: arkanefyre
2006-04-14 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hey Blumchen, thanks for another awesome tutorial. It's really cool. I tried it on different text, and the inner glow works a little differently each time, so it's quite cool. Also, the blue bubble sizes make a difference too - great to experiment with.

The hiatus sign is really nice. I was wondering how you did the small text? Every time I try to do text like that, when I set to linear dodge, it just goes completely solid colour, and when I set the layer to overlay, I can't see half the text, or I can't see the border at all. Is there a colour that I'm supposed to use, but I'm missing?
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[User Picture]From: blumchen
2006-04-14 11:59 pm (UTC)
For the small font I just used the same colour for the text I was using before, and put the text on Linear Dodge. If it goes on a coloid colour like that, it either means you have the colour too light, or the background itself is too light. Try selecting the same colour that the background is, and see if that does anything.

The stroke is the same colour as the text is, only it's set to Linear Burn instead.

Try that and see if that works. It's just a matter of colour choice, mostly.
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From: sailor_pluto77
2006-04-18 01:04 am (UTC)
Love the tutorial. I just have one question though. How do you sellect just part of the text and not the rest.
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[User Picture]From: blumchen
2006-04-18 01:19 am (UTC)
you'd have to space the letters further apart, I think.
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From: sailor_pluto77
2006-04-18 01:37 am (UTC)
ah, ok. Thanks ^^
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[User Picture]From: house_is_hot89
2007-02-21 01:08 am (UTC)
Just tried this and have to say, your tutorials rock! I'm a little bit of a newbie to PS7, but this was surprisingly easy to understand and follow. Thanks for takingthe time to write these out!
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[User Picture]From: sports_love
2007-04-21 09:52 pm (UTC)
hi thanks for this great tutorial but it didn't came right:/
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