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Antique Text
Requirements: Paint Shop Pro 6, 7
Author: Richie Dumlao

1 Make a new 160x160, black background and 16 millions color image.
2 Enter a text using the Text Tool

Settings I Used:
Font Name = Garamond
Size = 150
Floating = yes
Antialias = checked
Color = White

Center the text.  Save the text selection to Alpha Channel (Selections>Save to Alpha Channel) name the selection as "Text"

3 Deselect current selection by pressing [CTRL+D]

Apply the Gaussian blur filter (Image>Blur>Gaussian Blur)  Radius = 5

Load the saved "text" selection from Alpha channel (Selections>Load from Alpha Channel)

4 Add a new layer (Layers>New Raster Layer)

Using the Flood Fill Tool apply a sunburst gradient fill using the settings below:

Flood Fill Settings:
Fill Style = Sunburst Gradient
Blend Mode = Normal
Paper Texture and Match Mode = None
Opacity = 100

(Under the Flood Fill Options tab)
Gradient = Electric Stripe
Repeats = 0
Horizontal = 31
Vertical = 50

5 Click on Layers>Properties then set
Blend Mode = Burn

Apply the sculpture filter (Image>Effects>Sculpture) and set the Presets Value = Pine

6 Apply the mosaic glass filter (Image>Effects>Mosaic Glass) and use the same settings as below:

7 Merge all layers (Layers>Merge>Merge All)

Apply Inner Bevel Filter (Image>Effects>Inner Bevel)

Inner Bevel Settings:


By loading the text selection, you can use Cut&Paste to place the text on a textured background.

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