Wire Words with PSP8 and Blade Pro
By Lauren Bavin
Jun 2, 2004, 08:38
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For this tutorial you will require the filter Superbladepro by Flaming pear - you can download a trial version at http://www.flamingpear.com
The first thing to note is that you will need to use a font which is nice and loopy and has letters which join together if possible.
For this sample I have used CK Cursive but there are hundreds of suitable fonts out there which will work well.
Create a new layer for your text - I like to make my text as a vector so that I can enlarge and drag around my layout easily.
Type in your text using any shade of grey that you like.
Now rasterise your text layer - do this by going to Layers- convert to raster.
Select your text - you can do this by clicking anywhere inside your text and then SELECTIONS - MODIFY- SELECT SIMILAR- If all the text isnt selected hold the shift key down and use the magic wand to select additional parts of the text which arent selected.
Alternatively select outside your text - hold the shift key down and then select inside any loops - then SELECTIONS - INVERT.
With your text selected click on EFFECTS- flaming pear- superblade pro.
It will open in a new window.
Choose a nice metal preset by clicking on the top little cd with an arrow next to it as circled in the above image
You will get a menu with various presets to try - I like the one called Chrome.
Click on the file name to select that preset - then click ok on the blade pro menu.
Now you have lovely chrome wire text -
Just add a small drop shadow to add some more dimension
With the text still selected go to EFFECTS- 3D EFFECTS - DROP SHADOW
and use settings similar to these below
(Offset - vertical and horizontal - 6
Opacity - 83
Blur - 8.66
And there you have your text completed.
Easy, wasn't it?
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