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August 07, 2016

Summer Wordart Templates and Simple Glass Effect Tutorial and Snag Tag

I made these templates a couple weeks ago for a challenge in one of the forums that I belong.
They're just simple templates, but there's still a lot you can do with them, so I thought I'd share them. 
Here's a preview of the templates...
You can download them HERE or HERE.
Here's a few examples that a friend of mine made using the templates.
Thanks very much Jessica, for making these for me, and for allowing me to show them off on my blog :)
 
I was also asked to make a little tutorial on how to make the template, and specifically, how to do the glass effect.  So here goes....
 
Template and Simple Glass Effect Tutorial
 This tutorial was written by me with Paint Shop Pro X8, and any similarities to other tutorials is purely coincidence and unintentional.
Please feel free to use my tutorials in any groups, but please link back to my blog, do not copy any portion of the tutorial or claim as your own.
The tutorial was written with the presumption you have of a good knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
 
 Supplies Needed:
Font: Coluna Rounded which you can download HERE
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
 
So let's start!
Open a new image 700 x 700, and add a new raster layer.
With your Text Tool, type out a word in capital letters, size 180, using Coluna Rounded font, or any bold font of your choice.  You can use any colour as you can change the colour later when you tag the template.  For my template I used a gradient of 2 shades.
Create your font as a Vector so that you can change the size of the word.
Once you have your vector, take your cursor and pull the edges of the vector to your desired size.
Once you have the word your desired size, convert the vector layer to a raster layer.
You should have a word looking something like this:
Now we'll create a background border.
To do this, hit Selections - Select All, then Float.
Hit Selections - Modify - Expand by 3.
You'll have a marching ants border around your word, offset by 3 pixels. 
Now with the marching ants border still there, add a new layer under your main word layer.
Then flood fill it with a colour of your choice.  Select None.
Add Noise Effect, Uniform, 60% with Monochrome checked (if desired).

Now for the glass effect.
With your main word layer active, hit Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.
Now add a new raster layer above your main word layer.
Go to Effects - Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass.
Make your glass effect with the following settings:
 
Here's a close up:
 
Select None.

Note: Adding the glass effect on a separate layer makes it easy for you to make your tag...you can change the colours of your word, or add elements or tubes to it, and still have your glass effect separate.

Now just crop your template and save as a pspimage or psd file.

Done!
You can download the Sandy Toes template HERE or HERE.
 
Here's the tag I made with the Sandy Toes template.
 Feel free to snag it if you like it :)
 

4 comments:

  1. Awesome Allison, I Love them Great Tutorial!! Thank You so much!

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  2. Thank you Alison for your time and effort and the sharing
    Cheryl

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  3. Thanks so much for all the templates :)

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