pdnnoob Posted April 5, 2010 Share Posted April 5, 2010 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Another text tutorial ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So...We are making this: See end for better quality text after you complete the tutorial. Plugins: None Optional plugins: Align Object If I missed one, please include it in your cynical comments. Thanks! NOTE: If you don't think naming your layers is important the way I do, name your layers anyways. I learned my lesson the hard way and hope you don't do the same. Let's begin! 1. Fill the Background layer with black and make a new layer called "text base" 2. Change the primary color to your favorite color and type in big letters (at least 70 pt font. The bigger it is, the better the results...just keep it under 150 ) with a script style font. I used "Vladmir Script." If you use Windows, it should be a default font. If you want, you can use the "Align object" plugin to center the text 3. Duplicate the text layer and name the new layer "spare text." Uncheck layer visibility. 4. Go back to "text base" and run the "median" plugin at the highest radius setting you can while keeping every part of the text visible (I use 2 radius) 5. Duplicate the "spare text" layer and name the new layer "text highlights" and make it visible. Turn off the text base layer so we can see what we are doing. 6. Use median on the new layer as in the picture. This is where larger text comes in handy. I used very small text for the tutorial, so the results may not be so great here. As mentioned at the beginning, see end for better quality results. 7. Make the base layer visible again and adjust the hue and saturation of the highlights layer to your liking. (as you see, I liked saturation at 70 and lightness at 50) 8. Select all of the highlight layer and drag it so the edge of the light text meets the edge of the base text. Look at image below to see what I mean. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This last part is just my quick-and-easy way of making glow. If you have your own way of making glow, go ahead and use it if you don't want to go through a mere seven simple steps ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9. Duplicate the text base layer and call it "glow (base)" then do the same with the highlights layer and call that one "glow (highlights)" 10. Gaussian blur both layers at 5 pixels. If you want, before Gaussian blurring, run glow at -30 brightness and 4 radius. Only recommended for larger text. Change the layer properties of these new glow layers as necessary. (Additive at 90 opacity looks nice on the highlight glow) 11. Move the "spare text" layer down until it is the bottommost layer above the background. Rename it "glow (all)" and make it visible. 12. Gaussian blur at 5 pixels 13. (Hue/Saturation) Increase saturation to 150 and lower the Lightness to -30 14. Lower the layer opacity to 180. 15. Flatten image. You're done! I thought this text looks nice with a mess of gradients... Here's the HQ version I promised: Have Fun! Quote No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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