Tutorial (Part B) - Neon Sign Effect

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  1. After selecting the desires location, type in the desired text. To get a good effect choose big font size (size 50 - 60, we used "Comic Sans MS" size 52 font, figure no.7).

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.7

  2. Use the mouse to draw a piece of arrow shape ,move & resize the text to the desired location (figure no.8) Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.8

  3. Click on ESC key or on Layers & Objects -> Deselect All Layers & Objects menu, to deselect and fixed the text to it's place

  4. At this stage you should have image with four layers - a background layer, rounded rectangle shape layer, arrow shape layer and a text layer.

    Select the rounded rectangle shape layer (figure no.9 - 1), on the effect tab check in the Glow effect and click on the "..." button near to it to open the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog (figure 9-2)

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.9

  5. On the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog fill in the values shown on figure no.10 and click OK to apply

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.10

  6. Select the arrow shape layer (figure no.11 - 1), on the effect tab check in the Glow effect and click on the "..." button near to it to open the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog (figure 11-2)

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.11

  7. On the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog fill in the values shown on figure no.12 and click OK to apply

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.12

  8. Select the text layer (figure no.13 - 1), on the effect tab check in the Glow effect and click on the "..." button near to it to open the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog (figure 13-2)

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.13

  9. On the Glow tab of the vectorial effects dialog fill in the values shown on figure no.14 and click OK to apply

    Neon Sign Effect

    figure no.14

  10. Finally you should get a nice neon sign effect (figure no.15)

    Neon Sign Effect
    figure no.15




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