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How to create an "etched in" effect?


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ummm can you post an example?-- if you wanted tattoo like effects i would sudgest apha displacement...somethinglike this http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/21508-contouring-text-to-the-background/

http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/22313-alpha-mask-plugin-did-i-download-the-right-one/

however- first doing that then duplicating thew arm layer. merging the text into the top arm, using hi pass maybe-- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/22239-having-trouble-finding-photoshops-high-pass-effect-in-pdn/page__view__findpost__p__356738__hl__hi pass__fromsearch__1

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To get an effect like that really depends on how your font looks...then after your font looks right, how the edges of each letter looks, then the rest is a piece of cake (layer blend modes and simulated shading a.k.a. drop shadow manipulation)

 

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