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Chrome Text
Created by: Skip from AlienSkin Software

You must have a registered version of Alienskin's Eye Candy filters installed for this tutorial. Also make sure you always keep the marching ants around your text :)

Let's start by opening a new image 200 x 100, 16 million colors, background white.

Click on the text tool. Now go ahead and type in your words. Use white for your text color. Make sure that you use a nice fat font for the best look. Check floating and anti-alias.
Your image should look like this. With the marching ants around your text.
The first thing we are going to do is apply a cutout effect. So go to effects, plugins, eye candy, cutout.
The settings we are going to use are:

Direction: "315"
Distance Pixels: "9"
Blur: "5"
Opacity: 80%
Shadow color: Black

After you clicked ok your image will look like this one here at the left. Make to keep the marching ants!!
Now to give the chrome that shiny look we need to apply the glass filter as well. Go to effects, plugins, eye candy, glass.
The settings we are going to use on the right side of the filter are:

Bevel Width (pixels): "400 "
Bevel Shape: Flat
Flaw Spacing (pixels): "999 "
Flaw Thickness: "0"
Opacity (%): "0"
Refraction: "100 "
Shadow color: Dark Gray

The settings we are going to use on the left side of the filter are:

Hilight Brightness: "100"
Hilight Sharpness: "0"
Direction(°): "129"
Inclination(°): "45"

Your image now has a shiny surface. See the picture on the left?
Now we are going to add a drop shadow to our text. Go to effects, plugins, eye candy, dropshadow.
The settings we are going to use are:

Direction(°): "315"
Distance Pixels: "3"
Blur: "9"
Shadow color: Black

Congratulations!!! You have just made "Chrome Text"!! Just experiment with different sizes and fonts to get the look you want for your text.