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Tutorial - Text Effects

Issue: Creating Outlined Text Effects (figure no.1)

figure no.1

To create Outlined Text Effect simply follow these steps:
  1. Create 400 x 150 new white empty image (Click on File -> New menu or Ctrl+n).
  2. Choose the Text Tool - . In order to draw a text, point the mouse on the starting point of the text, press and hold down one the mouse's button . Next, drag the mouse's pointer to the spot where you wish the text to end and release the button. After selecting the desires location, the Add Text dialog box will appear
  3. Set the desired color by clicking on the "Colors & Style" card index and choosing the new desired color (To get a good effect choose a bright color).
  4. On the "Add Text" dialog box under the "Editor" card index type in the desired text. To get a good effect choose big font size (40 or higher). Click "OK" to finish (figure no.2).

    figure no.2

  5. Click on the Effects -> More -> Outline... Menu (This function will expand the text) or on the Effects -> More -> Inline... menu (This function will keep the text original size)
  6. The Outline/Inline Effect dialog box will be open. On the dialog box choose the desired outline color (figure no.3) or style (figure no.3A) and click "OK" to finish.

    figure no.3

    figure no.3A

  7. Click on the Effects -> Light -> Shadow menu.
  8. The Shadow Effect dialog box will open. Set the Offset X and Offset Y controls to 4 and click ok to confirm.
  9. Using the mouse, point on the floating text. While pointing the floating text, click on the left button and drag the text to the desired place.
  10. Click 'Enter' to finish and fix the text (figure no.4).

    figure no.4

  11. [Optional]: If you wish to edit the text select the text tool, right click on the text and select "Edit Text" from the pop up menu. Home Page | Help Home | 1999 - 2013 (c) Copyright Power Of Software. All rights reserved