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February 2nd, 2007, 07:08 PM
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I think I figured out a way!! I did use a plug in, but it's a free one.

Here is what I came up with:



Well it's not perfect yet, but I'm getting there. Unfortunatly, photobucket degrades it... It looks much better when in psp...

If I upload it as a png files, the glass effect looks better:




Edited to add:

Look at this post for a better way to do it:

Glass text using eye candy plug in
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February 2nd, 2007, 07:33 PM
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That's cool Ann. That's the best I've seen so far with PSP. What plug in are you using?
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February 2nd, 2007, 07:38 PM
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That's cool Ann. That's the best I've seen so far with PSP. What plug in are you using?[/b]

It's Almathera, the bewel option... I will try to find it online again if anyone is interested.
I'm still fiddling with it, hopefully I can get it to look even more like yours! I will post how I did after but it's real easy.
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February 2nd, 2007, 07:46 PM
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I would LOVE to know!
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February 2nd, 2007, 08:35 PM
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I'm getting closer:



But I'm getting too tired to keep at it... I will post how I did it tomorrow.
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February 3rd, 2007, 04:45 PM
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February 3rd, 2007, 07:03 PM
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Ok, first you need to download the almathera plug in from here (free):

http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/plugin.php

To make the glass text that I got so far (I'm sure it can be improved some more):

1) Write your text as a vector choosing the color you want it to be. I used a larger font size.

2) Convert your layer to a raster layer (Layers sub menu)

3) Using the magic wand click on one of the letters, it should select them all

4) Go to effects, plug in, beveller. You can play around with the settings, but what I like so far is:

Thickness:11
Lighting: 45
Transparency: 0
Smooth: 5

5) Then in the layers toolbox, change the blending option from normal to multiply. Your text should now be transparent.


Hope this work for someone else. Sorry I don't know how to do a screenshot so I can't add them...
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February 3rd, 2007, 07:54 PM
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Ok, first you need to download the almathera plug in from here (free):

http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/plugin.php

To make the glass text that I got so far (I'm sure it can be improved some more):

1) Write your text as a vector choosing the color you want it to be. I used a larger font size.

2) Convert your layer to a raster layer (Layers sub menu)

3) Using the magic wand click on one of the letters, it should select them all

4) Go to effects, plug in, beveller. You can play around with the settings, but what I like so far is:

Thickness:11
Lighting: 45
Transparency: 0
Smooth: 5

5) Then in the layers toolbox, change the blending option from normal to multiply. Your text should now be transparent.


Hope this work for someone else. Sorry I don't know how to do a screenshot so I can't add them...[/b]
I'll try to download the plug in tomorrow and I can make some screenshots.
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February 4th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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I cant upload the plug.

I downloaded & unzipped.
I made sure PSPXI was closed.


What do I need 2 do?
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February 4th, 2007, 05:36 PM
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I cant upload the plug.

I downloaded & unzipped.
I made sure PSPXI was closed.


What do I need 2 do?[/b]
I downloaded mine to my plugins folder in Paint Shop Pro... Is yours there too?
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February 4th, 2007, 05:54 PM
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When I unzipped it, it became diff files.
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February 4th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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When I unzipped it, it became diff files.[/b]

Mine where not diff files... But where did you put them on your computer?
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February 5th, 2007, 04:00 AM
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I got it! I put it in the wrong spot!
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February 9th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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I think I got it ok...


I can't find any blending options in the layers toolbox though. Where is that?[/b]

It's a great start!!

Sorry I can't do a screenshot to show you... The blending option is in the layer palette to the right of your screen, under materials. You would go to the Raster that has your glass text on, to the right of that, you will see the eye, then 100%, then it says Normal. Click on that, a drop menu will appear and you can select multiply.

If your Layer Palette is not on, you can turn it on by pressing F8.

Hope this help.
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February 9th, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Ok, I found a way to make it look more glassy :



After all the steps I mentionned earlier, I do play with the curves editor under adjust brighness and contrast.
My curve looks somewhat similar to Rachel's in the ps tutorial. I will ask dh to help me figure out how to do a screenshots so I can share my settings on that and to do images on the rest too..

I have also adjusted the settings in step 4:

4) Go to effects, plug in, beveller. You can play around with the settings, but what I like so far is:

Thickness:9
Lighting: 45
Transparency: 0
Smooth: 2

But I guess it will depend on the font used...
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February 10th, 2007, 05:21 AM
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nvm i found it! DURRR!

OK how's this::



it's really light, is it better to use a darker color for that?[/b]
Great job on the Sondra one. That one is lighter but I see the glassy look to it, I woudn't change the font color but play around with the curve settings to make it a bit darker.

Thanks for the tip on print screen. I knew it was that, but call me silly, my print screen is like the second thing under another one on the button and for the life of me I can't figure out what to press to get to it.
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February 10th, 2007, 05:32 AM
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it doesn't look squared out like yours though, its really rounded...how did yuo get it to look flat?[/b]
Did you try the new settings I posted for the beveller? It might also be different fonts... I'm still working on it. If you figure out a way let me know!
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