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Good Tutorials on Working with Text in PDN?


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Newbie question......

I've caught on OK to manipulating images in Paint.net, but are having the hardest time working with text. I want to create a basic text logo for a website using a PSD file. I can insert my text with color, font, size, etc. with no problem. However, I do not understand how to manipulate the text after I type it. I seemingly lose all control over the text once I click off of it. For example, I want to apply an effect of some kind to lift it off the background image so that it doesn't look so flat.

Does anyone know of a good "working with text logos in Paint.net" tutorial? I searched the forum but could not find any.

Thanks!!

Chris

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What Jerkfight means is that once you've clicked away from the text, it is not editable. You'll be starting to see that sometime in the 4.0 realm.

As for working with text: You can check out the 3D text tutorial, some of the Flaming Text or Glass Text tutorials, and overall just play around with it. You never know what you'll come up with. :-)

 

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Depends on what you're wanting to do. What kind of effect do you have in mind?

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Depends on what you're wanting to do. What kind of effect do you have in mind?

I am creating a text logo for a web page. I want some type of reflection or maybe a shadow to make it stand off the page a bit... just a polished professional look... nothing fancy.... thanks!!

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You could install the drop shadow or water reflection plugins by visiting the Plugins forum. Drop shadow applies a shadow under the text, or whatever is in that layer, and water reflection applies a reflection under the text, the selected area, or whatever is in that layer, to make it look like there is spilt water, and the text is reflected off of it. Both of these plugins are very helpful to give your text a little extra. Good luck! :)

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