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Learn to make it look like your writing using water

Learn to make it look like your writing using water

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    • Click image for larger copy for use in tutorial
      • Start by duplicating the image, either by right-clicking on the image and selecting Duplicate Layer, or by simply pressing Ctrl-J.
      • Your Layer Palette will look like this.
      • In the Layers Palette, click the Channels tab
      • Click the new Channel Button. A new channel named Alpha 1 will appear.
      2.
      • Click on the Alpha 1 channel to select it.
      • With the type tool, type something, for this example I used, Write With Water.
      • Here is what my Character Palette looked like.
      • You can use any font you like, you could also use the brush tool to draw something, either the text or add something else in, I added spots that will become drops later.
      • Anything white will become the “water” anything black will be transparent.
      • Right click the Alpha 1 channel and select Duplicate Channel. Make the new Alpha 1 copy channel visible.
      • With the new channel selected go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.
      • Select a blur of about 6 pixels, then press ok.
      • Right Click on the Alpha 1 copy and select Duplicate Channel. Select a New Document, and name it whatever you want
      • Save the new document somewhere you will remember where it is, you will need it in the next step. You can then close that document.
      4. 1. 3.
      • Go back to the Layers Palette and select Layer 1.
      • Go to Filter>Distort>Glass
      • Go to texture and click the little arrow that points right and select load texture.
      • Find the alpha channel that you saved in the last step and click open.
      • You can use whatever settings you like, just move the sliders around till your happy with how it looks. Here’s what I used and what it looks like.
      • Its ok if you can’t really see what it says because that will come out in the next few steps.
      3.
      • In the Channels Palette and Ctrl+Click the Alpha 1 channel (the writing that isn’t blurry)
      • Go to your Layers Palette and select the background layer, and then insert a new blank layer just above it. Your screen should have the outline of what was on the Alpha 1 channel selected.
      • Make sure Layer 2 is selected and go Edit>Fill and select Black as the fill color and press ok.
      • Right click Layer 1 and select Create Clipping mask. Your Layer Palette will look like this now.
      4. 2. 3.
      • Now comes the fun part. Double click on Layer 2 to open the Blending options dialog box.
      • You want to add the following styles to the layer; Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, Inner Glow, and Bevel & Emboss.
      • On the next page I have included the setting that I used for each style, but the real key here is to play around with the settings until you find some that you really like.
      • For the Drop Shadow, Inner Glow, and Outer Glow, sample colors from the wood grain to pick a color, this will make everything blend together more.
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