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L3ron's text effect tutorial

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Moderator's Note: The images for this tutorial are present in the attached PDF file - EER 11 Jan 2016

 

Hi, this is my forth tutorial for a really cool text effect that I found by accident. Read it, try it and comment please.

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Step ONE

Open a new image (#1), I prefer 800*600px, and fill the image with a darker colour - I'd used black.

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Step TWO

Add a new layer (#2) and type in your text with any font but with a huge size, I'd used Monotype Corsiva in 92.

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_01.png

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Step THREE

Center the font via Align Objects or by hand and Layers --> Rotate / Zoom with Twist Angle -90 and Twist Radius ~50.

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_02.png

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Step FOUR

Once again, center the font and Effects --> Distort --> Jitter it with these values: Max. Distance ~7 | Min. Distance ~1 | Width ~3 | Spacing ~5 | Angle ~45 | Edge Behavior: None | Anti-alias checked.

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_03.png

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Step FIVE

Dublicate the jittered font two times. Use Effects --> Distort --> Frosted Glass on one of the jittered copy (#3) with Max. Scatter Radius ~40, Min. Scatter Radius ~5 and Smoothness ~4.

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_04.png

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Step SIX

Now run Effects --> Blurs --> Motion Blur on the second jittered copy (#4) with the Angle you used in Step FOUR and a Distance ~15.

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_05.png

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Step SEVEN

Dublicate the layer you just motion blurred (#4) and use Effects --> Distort --> SinWaves with Amplitude ~7 | Horizontal period ~0 | Vertical period ~12 | Angle of start ~15 | Anti-alias level ~5 | Anti-alias checked. Dont yust copy my values. Play with the values so that the wave fits to your font! This is layer (#5).

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_06.png

(Some layers were made invisible here!)

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Step EIGHT

Now dublicate the jittered layer once again (#6) and use the AA assistant with its standrad values two times on the jittered layer.

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Step NINE

Order your layers this way and play with the layer's opacity:

Top layer: The jittered and AAed layer (#6) (opacity ~215)

Second layer: The jittered layer (#2) (opacity ~190)

Third layer: The motion blurred layer (#4) (opacity ~160)

Fourth layer: The SinWaved layer (#5) (opacity ~130)

Fifth layer: Frosted Glass layer (#3) (opacity ~220)

Last layer: Background layer (#1) (color) (opacity 255)

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Step Ten

Now colour the layers by hand or using a plugin e.g. Effects --> Color--> Color Flip/Rotate. Be sure that your motion blurred layer becomes black and that each layer has a slight darker/lighter color than the others!

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This is one of my final results

http://l3ron.bplaced.net/gallery/tut/te/tut_07.png

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All my works and tutorials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License Germany.

L3ron Text Effect.pdf

Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
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Restored from the Tutorial Graveyard & added PDF with images.

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Thank you for your continuing hard work and for resurrecting long-dead tutorials.

I think the first post deserves just one image with the end result, so that readers know what the tutorial is all about.

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