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Cool Cartoon Glossy Effect


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

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You Will Need:

 

GROBOLD Text http://www.dafont.com/grobold.font

DropShadow Effect http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/8375-drop-shadow-and-other-effects-krisvdms-plugin-pack-updated-2010-10-26/

 

 

STEP 1

 

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Create a new Image

 

STEP 2

 

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Write your desired text, In whatever color you want. (This effects works best with Lighter colors)

 

STEP 2b

 

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The Effect works best with the GROBOLD Font

 

STEP 3

 

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Create the first drop shadow, It should be a dark grey, and not black, with a Blur radius of 0, and a Widening radius of 6

 

STEP 4

 

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Add a second drop shadow, This time it should be black, and should have a Widening radius of 5

 

STEP 5

 

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Make sure your on a new layer

 

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Create a black ellipse that covers the bottom half of the text

 

STEP 6

 

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Hide the layer with the ellipse on it, by removing the X in the box by the layers

 

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Now highlight the inside part of the text

 

STEP 7

 

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Make the ellipse visible again.

 

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Make sure the ellipse layer is selected, while the inside of the text is still selected

 

STEP 8

 

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Using the move tool, move the selected part away from the ellipse. It should like it does above.

 

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Now erase the rest of the ellipse

 

STEP 9

 

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Drag the black selection back on to the rest of the text

 

STEP 10

 

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Change the opacity of the black selection layer to around 40

 

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There you go, That is the finished product

 

This effect can be achieved in Photoshop a lot easier, but i like to use it more in Paint.Net. In photoshop its hard to get the rounded look off of the text.

 

-TacticalFailure (Fail Clan Leader)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicely laid out tutorial. Thanks for posting it.

I'm going to make a few suggestions...

1. You're using Drop Shadow to outline the text. You might want to mention the other plugins (Outline) that do the same job.

2. There is no need to move the ellipse, or manually erase any of it. Select the inside of the text, invert the selection with Ctrl + I then activate the ellipse layer and press Delete.

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The other thing is the image size.  They should be resize to a maximum of 800px wide.  This is one of the Forum Rules

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