Go to the File Menu and choose New.
Make your Image Size 640 x 240 pixels
Pixel is a word that
element. A pixel is
the smallest part of
a digital picture.
Pixels that make
up the mouth
Use the Paint Bucket tool to fill the image with black.
Foreground is the color
you paint on top of the
If the foreground isn’t
black, double click into
the foreground square
and choose black.
Go to the Edit Menu
Choose Fill with FG Color
FG stands for foreground.
Be sure you save your file
to your hard drive or flash
Use the Text Tool and pick a
nice THICK font and type
your name in the Text Editor
Use a very largefont size.
A skinny font will not work for this!
Using the Magic Wand tool, you will select each of the letters in your name.
You will need to hold down the SHIFT key to continue selecting till you
have them all.
The Magic Wand tool lets you select all
of the same color pixels at once.
Contiguous means they are connected
Since these letters are not connected,
we have to make multiple selections.
Hold SHIFT and drag your mouse to the bottom of the area.
When done correctly it should look like the image below.
The Gradient Tool lets you fill a selected area with
one of many color combinations.
One of the meanings of gradient is a change in the value of a
quantity (in this case color)
Choose the Brushed Aluminum Gradient.
Use the Gradient Tool to click near the
top of your word.
Go to the Colors Menu and choose
Colorize Play around with the Hue and
Saturation till you get the color you
Hue is the name of the color like RED
Saturation is how much color
Go to the Select Menu
Shrink the selection 8
Go to the Edit Menu and Fill the
shrunken selection with white
Most of the time,
white is the
Go to the Filters Menu and choose Noise and then RGB Noise
Slide all the sliders to the right
Uncheck Independent RGB
Make sure Correlated noise is checked and then click on OK
We’re almost done now!
Go to Filters and choose Decor and then Add Bevel
This will make the inside part of the letters look deeper
Go to the Image Menu
Choose Flatten Image
Make sure you have the
correct layer selected
The bevel below is 30 pixels deep
Now for the finishing touch we will add a Lighting Effect found under Filters
Go to the Filters Menu
Choose Light & Shadow
Then choose Gradient Flare
• Choose one of the styles
• Explore the Settings
• Place it wherever you like
• Click on OK
• Use at least 3 lighting effects
Don’t over do it!
Use Good Craftsmanship!
Lighting effects can make a simple word look many different ways!
And now you have your very own Bling!
Craftsmanship is the skill
with which an artwork is
Create your own look using various colors
and lighting effects in coordinating colors
Created by ACE
Created by ACE