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Text on Graphics
Created by: Advanced Web Designs

We always see the same type of font usage when words, logos or other type of writings are placed on images. In this tutorial, let's expand on our creativity here to get a totally fresh look when placing words on a graphic image.
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You'll need a nice graphic to follow this tutorial. If you haven't got one available, you can download one here.
Open the graphic from your download or another image of your choice.
Click on the Selection tool, set at:
Selection Type = Rectangle
Feather = 0
Antialias = unchecked
Make a selection covering the lower mid section of this graphic.
      Click on Edit || Copy. Click on Edit || Paste || As New Image.
Go to View || Image Information and note the image height. Then click on Image || Resize. First uncheck the option at the bottom of the dialog, "Maintain aspect ratio", then set the other options:
Pixel Size: Width = 600, Height = your image height
Resize type = Smart Size
Resize all Layers = doesn't matter
Maintain aspect ratio = unchecked
Click on Colors || Adjust || Brightness/Contrast:
PSP 5:
Brightness = 12
Contrast = 0

PSP 6:
Brightness = 30
Contrast = 0

Click on the Fill tool:
PSP 5:
Fill Style = Pattern
Match Mode = None
Tolerance = 0
Opacity = 100

Click on "Options":
Blend Mode = Normal
New Pattern Source
= your new image

PSP 6:
Fill style = Pattern
Blend mode = Normal
Paper texture = None
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100

Click on tab 2:
New Pattern Source
= your new image

Click on the original image to make it the current active image. Then click on the Text tool. First right-click into the image to deselect, then click somewhere into your image:
PSP 5:
Name = Impact
(or another nice fat font)
Style = bold
Size = 28
Antialias = checked
Alignment = your choice
Floating = checked

PSP 6:
Name = Impact
(or another nice fat font)
Size = 28
Create as = Floating
Antialias = checked
Text effects = bold, any alignment
Color = doesn't matter

Type something in the image box such as I did ..."PSP Users Group". Click OK to apply. Click on the Fill tool, fill the text with the pattern.

Move the text somewhere not too near to the edge of the image. Don't yet deselect!

Click on Image || Effects || Drop Shadow, set the options as follows:
Color = Black
Opacity = 100
Blur = 13
Vertical and Horizontal = 6

Apply another drop shadow with the same settings except the Vertical and Horizontal, change them to -6.

Now click on your Selection tool and move the text where you want it to be, then right-click to deselect.

Find your own photo, or scan one in, create a sample logo using this technique. Use Motion Blur instead of adding a Drop Shadow to the text to get the effect used in the title graphic with the sunrise.