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Chalk Text

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

Hello This Tutorial will teach you how to make chalk text

The final result: (link to larger images:http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukemeish/sets/72157626546524818/)

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The first step is to make a new layer with a black background(Step to simple to be shown)

Then in a new layer add your background chalkboard

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Now make white text on a black background: the less solid you want your text the smaller you make it(for now) later the text will be expanded.

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Add noise to the text

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Gausian blur at radius 1

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And you can adjust the opacity of the color dodge layer to adjust the peak whiteness

My gallary http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukemeish/

Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
Added PDF link

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There has been a question asked about spray can like paint. You could use this technique to replicate spray paint.

I think lends itself to many other things too.

Very good tute.

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UPDATE:

Rather than small text 1 noise and blur Ive found its easier to do this

noise

gausian blur r=1

noise

gausian blur r=1 noise dents scale=4gausian blur 1

(if edges are still to rough: feather selection)

and still use curves and the duplicated layer for tone adjustment

@barbieq25: Im thinking this could be used as a border

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80 GB hard drive - (paint.net + all files made in pdn) ~= 36 gb

i have 1 gb left WHERE DID IT ALL GO ????

ps

almost 2000 views on my first tutorial , not bad

36 not 63 oops

Edited by lukemeish

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On 7/14/2011 at 8:43 PM, lukemeish said:

80 GB hard drive - (paint.net + all files made in pdn) ~= 36 gb

i have 1 gb left WHERE DID IT ALL GO ????

ps https://affmountain.com/my-wealthy-affiliate-review-and-results the Wealthy Affiliate rocks.

almost 2000 views on my first tutorial , not bad

36 not 63 oops

 

Great guide Luke. Really looks like a chalk board. This is why I love Paint.net it's free but there's so much you can do with it. Now all I need is to find out if there's a way to make letters look like gold.

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