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Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:31 PM

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Tutorial Number 2: Picture inside Text
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Things you needed to previously know...
NOTHING!

Start off by creating or opening project. (I use 350x125 because that is generally a good size for sigs)

Create a new layer and put the font you want on it there.


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Create a new layer, and paste the picture you want there

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Right click on the TEXT layer and select ALPHA TO SELECTION

Press CTRL+i

Now that you can see the text outline, if needed, move the picture to where you want it located on the text.

Press DELETE on the PICTURE layer, and everything outside of the outline should disappear.


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Now, you can leave it like that, but I generally like to add a shadow.

To add a shadow go to FILTERS>LIGHT AND SHADOW>DROP SHADOW> and use the default specs, and press OK.

It should now look like this (minus the background, because I deleted mine to make it transparent.


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And there you go! If you made your background transparent, make sure to save as a .PNG image

If you have any questions, feel free to post or PM me. And if you have a request also feel free to post or PM me.

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