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F1022 COMPUTER GRAPHICS

LAB 2 : TEXT EFFECT


Objectives

By the end of this lab, students should be able to:

• Inserting text and appling styles to text

Theory/Topics
• Toolbox Button - text
• Layer style
• Add layer , Merge

ACTIVITY 2A : TEXT OUTLINE

1. Launch Photoshop. Create a new document. Save as ACTIVITY


2A.
2. Click and select the Horizontal Type Tool .

3. Type your text on it's own separate layer.

4. Hold CTRL on your keyboard and click on the text layer, and it will
load a selection around your text. Choose Select-> Modify->
Expand and set it to about 2 pixels.
Click the Background layer and then click the New Layer icon to
make a new layer under your text layer.
Select the color you wish to use for the inner part of the outline
and press ALT+Delete to fill the selection with your foreground
color.

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5. Click the Background layer again, and then click the New Layer
icon to make another layer under the layer you just made. Choose
Select-> Modify-> Expand and set it to about 1 pixel.
Choose another color to be the external part of the outline and fill
your selection with that color. Press CTRL+D to deselect.

6. Continue by adding glow or shadow below the text, or any other


effect that may be appropriate.

7. Save the document.

ACTIVITY 2B : CREATING AN ALIEN TEXT EFFECT

1) Launch Photoshop. Create a new document. Save as ACTIVITY 2B.


2) Choose a Bright Green color as your foreground and Black for your
background color.

3) Choose Edit -> Fill -> Background Color to fill the background layer with
black.

4) Select the Type Tool and choose the the Type Mask Tool .
5) Next click inside the document and type any text.

6) Choose Edit-> Fill-> Forground Color (the green).

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7) Go to Select-> Feather 2 pixels


8) Choose Filter-> Blur-> Radial Blur (100, Zoom, Best)
9) Press CTRL+F

10) Now, Select-> Inverse and Filter-> Blur-> Radial Blur (100, Zoom,
Best). Press CTRL+D to deselect.

11)Save the document.

ACTIVITY 2C : Pic-In-Text

1. Create new file with desired size, 72 PPI and white background. Keep black as
foreground color. Save as ACTIVITY 2C.
2. Type the text.

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3. We have used above image as 'Day' picture

4. We have used above image as 'Night' picture

5. Drag the night image on the file

6. Layer > Group with Previous (ctrl+G)

7. The Layer Palette will look like this. Name the layer 'Night'

8. Drag the day image on the file. Name the layer 'Day'

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9. The Layer Palette will look like this

10. Drag the day below the night layer

11. Select night layer. Select eraser tool. Choose soft round brush (we used 65)

12. Erase the upper half of the night layer

13. Layer > Layer Style > Bevel & Emboss (outer bevel) + Drop Shadow

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