this tutorial you will require the filter Superbladepro by Flaming
pear - you can download a trial version at http://www.flamingpear.com
first thing to note is that you will need to use a font which
is nice and loopy and has letters which join together if possible.
this sample I have used CK Cursive but there are hundreds of suitable
fonts out there which will work well.
a new layer for your text - I like to make my text as a vector
so that I can enlarge and drag around my layout easily.
in your text using any shade of grey that you like.
rasterise your text layer - do this by going to Layers- convert
your text - you can do this by clicking anywhere inside your text
and then SELECTIONS - MODIFY- SELECT SIMILAR- If all the text
isnt selected hold the shift key down and use the magic wand to
select additional parts of the text which arent selected.
select outside your text - hold the shift key down and then select
inside any loops - then SELECTIONS - INVERT.
your text selected click on EFFECTS- flaming pear- superblade
will open in a new window.
a nice metal preset by clicking on the top little cd with an arrow
next to it as circled in the above image
will get a menu with various presets to try - I like the one called
on the file name to select that preset - then click ok on the
blade pro menu.
you have lovely chrome wire text -
add a small drop shadow to add some more dimension
the text still selected go to EFFECTS- 3D EFFECTS - DROP SHADOW
use settings similar to these below
- vertical and horizontal - 6
there you have your text completed.