|Metal Text - PhotoDraw|
|So, how DO you get a "metallic" look for text?|
|Start with a good sized text.
This is Copperplate Gothic Bold at 48 points.
|Draw an irregular shape with the curve tool.
Blur to -30. No edge. Fill with white.
|Copy and paste 2 copies.
Fill one with R190, G176, B122.
Fill one with R204, G193, B149.
Stretch both to a height of 35.
|Line up the 3 shapes with the white one in front.
Group the shapes.
|Select the text.
Click on Fill. Click on Picture.
Click on Replace Fill. Click on the grouped images.
|To add a shadow.
Copy the text. Fill with black. Blur to -40.
Move to the back. Move down and right a little.
|Try this effect with different colors for variety.|