The Snag Depot ~ Tuts
Bevel Text ~ 4
Bevel Lesson 4
Turning your Text to Gold
Written for PSP 9
You will need a gold pattern
Open your pattern in your PSP program and save them into your pattern folder as a bmp file. Directions as follows:
For PSP 7: Go to File>Save as then click the black arrow in the 'save in' box and find 'Local Disc'. Click and find 'Program Files'. Double click & then find 'Jasc Software Inc.'. Double click again and find your 'Patterns' folder. Open it and save your gold patterns. To turn them into Bmp you must first go down to 'Save as type:' and click on the black arrow. When the list opens find 'Windows or OS/2 Bitmap (*.bmp).
In PSP 8 & 9 you simply need to find your PSP folder in 'My Documents' locate the 'Patterns' folder and place it in there as a bmp file.
Alrighty then, with that out of the way let's get on with the lesson.
Open a New Image 500 x 500
In your color palette put white or yellow in your Background rectangle (bottom) and close your Foreground rectangle (top)
Take your text tool ( ) and use these settings: Create as: Vector, Size 72, Stroke width: 0, Alignment: center checked.
Write out your name on your canvas. Adjust the size or slant as shown in the previous bevel lessons and then go to Effects>3D Effect>Inner Bevel and apply a bevel if you desire but it is not needed. (If using a chunky font try these bevel settings: Bevel: #2, Smoothness: 16, Depth 13, Ambience: -27, Shininess: 35, Angle: 47, Intensity: 36, Elevation: 53, Width: 31, Color: White.)
Right click on the highlighted text layer and choose: 'Convert to Raster Layer'.
Now go to Effects>Texture Effects>Sculpture. Apply using these settings: Pattern: Gold, Color: #dcd8b0 (drk gold) or #ded67c (md. gold) or #f6f1ba (lt. gold) experiment..., Smoothness: 10, depth: 3, Ambience: 0, Shininess: 46, Intensity: 40, Elevation: 56.
(these settings are not written in stone so you may want to play with them a bit)
Add drop shadow to your taste and add any charms or tubes if you so desire.
Crop and save as gif for transparent background or jpeg with a white background as was explained in the previous bevel lessons.
or with a different gold pattern
I highly recommend experimenting. lol
PS: the gold settings work well on copper and silver also. All you would change is the pattern.