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Text - Split Colours
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Text - Split Colours
Created by:Kawliga

Open a new image, 400x400, background transparent, 16 million colours.
Click on your Selection Tool:
Selection type = Ellipse
Feather = 0
Antialias = checked
Start at the coordinates (200,200) and draw an ellipse of 300x150 (watch the third brackets in your status bar for the width and height of your ellipse).
Click on your Flood Fill tool:
Blend mode = Normal
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
Set your foreground style to Solid Color (click on the arrow in the style box and choose the icon on the left) and your foreground textur to None. Now click into your foreground style box and set your foreground colour to black (Red/Green/Blue = 0).
Click into your selection to fill it with black.

Deselect (Selections || Select None).

Make a new layer, call it "White text".
Click on the Text tool and then into your image:
Name = Impact
Size = 36
Styles: Stroke = None, Fill = Solid Color: white
Textures: Stroke and Fill = None
Text effects = Bold & Centered
Create as = Floating checked
Antialias = checked
Type in "CREATING [Return] SPLIT [Return] COLOUR TEXT" and click on OK. Move your text over the ellipse.

Do not deselect.

Click on your Magic Wand tool:
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Activate the black-ellipse layer in your layer palette. Now hold down the Ctrl key and click on the ellipse.

This should have the text selected minus the ellipse i.e. everything outside of the ellipse.

Make a new layer, name it "spillover".
Click on your Flood Fill tool and then into the selection to fill it with black.
Now deselect (Selections || Select None), crop it down to size.

and you're done!