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01 October 2005 @ 02:00 am
Glittername for PS 7  
This is done in Photoshop 7 and ImageReady


This took me so long to figure out, or at least find a tutorial that I could understand. Since I'm a beginner, I'm just saying how I make them right now. If I figure out a faster way, I'll edit this post accordingly :)

Here's the post that I learned from: Glitternames for PSP

I'm going to use these two things:
Font is Impact - pt size is 48

In Photoshop:
- Go to File>New and make your image 300x100 (just a general size, it can be anything). Make sure you click on the bubble that makes you background 'Transparent'.

- Click on the text icon and select the area where you'll type in the word(s) in your glittername.

- Next, type the word! Make the color black.

- Then in the layers palette right click and select 'Duplicate Layer'.

You should now have two layers that say the same thing.

Next we're going to be making the outline of the glittername
- Click on the bottom layer (it doesn't matter whether it's the original or the copy) and then go to Layer>Layer Style>Stroke...

- Change the color to black (the default is red), all you have to do is click on the red box to change it to black and click 'OK'.

**just a little pointer here, where it says 3px in the top right hand corner of the stroke window (it's highlighted) you can change the width of the outline on your glittername.

- Your name is just going to look like a blob now, to fix this (and make it easier for you) click on the top text layer. Click on the text icon and highlight the text and change the color to anything but black, I'm going to use green. You glittername should look something like this:

- Go to File>Jump To>Adobe ImageReady

- In ImageReady Open your glitterfill, in my case it's this:

- Jump back to Adobe Photoshop Ctrl+Shift+M

- Your glitterfill should be split into a few pieces (most likely three). You're going to define each of those pieces as a pattern. To do this, go to Edit>Define Pattern... a rectangular box will come up where you'll name the pattern, I just called mine fill1.gif, fill2.gif, and fill3.gif (I just changed the number).

- Click on the magic wand icon and then go to the top and select the 'add to selection box' (it allows you to select without have to hold 'Shift' down. ('Shift' adds, 'Alt' subtracts) Select the word, but not the outline.

- Select the pattern stamp icon and go ahead and Rastersize the type if Photoshop wants you to. Go to the top and click on fill1.gif (or whatever your first glitterfill pattern is)

- You should be able to fill in the selected area now with the pattern. Here's what mine looks like:

Save that as step1 and make sure you save it as a .GIF

- Press Ctrl+Alt+Z and you should be back to the solid color and able to choose the second glitterfill pattern, and fill the glittername. Do this with all the patterns you saved. Don't forget to change the pattern and save each time!

- Jump back to ImageReady. Go to File>New it should open with a Transparent background. The dimensions will also be different (this is the exact measurements of your gittername). You can change the dimensions or not, I choose to change it (make it a little bigger) to give me more space and so I don't cut anything off in the glittername. Select 'OK'.

- Go to the layers palette and click on the 'Create a new layer' button twice so there are three layers altogether (or if you have four saved images for each piece of the glitterfill you have then have four layers).

- Open step1, step2, and step3. Press Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C on each layer and paste each layer into the new document you opened.

- Next in the Animation bar click on the 'Duplicates current frame' icon and make two copies, so there are a total of three frames (or four, it all depends on how many frames there were in your glitterfill).

- Click on the first frame in the Animation and the first layer in the layer's palette. Like so:

For the first frame have only Layer 1 visible (shown in the picture). For the next frame, have only layer 2 visible.

- Next click on the first frame in the Animation bar and hold down Shift while clicking on the rest of the frames. Select the frame time delay at the bottom of anyone of the frames and delay the frames by 0.1 seconds.

- And last but not least go to File>Save Optimized (NOT Save As!)


ps. here's my finished product.
ø¤º°*°º¤ø*Sean*ø¤º°*°º¤ørain16 on October 19th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
ooooo thankyou!...too bad I don't have photoshop LoL
elephino on October 19th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
if you have psp you can use this tutorial: http://www.livejournal.com/users/niftybabe313/173252.html
ø¤º°*°º¤ø*Sean*ø¤º°*°º¤ørain16 on October 23rd, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
yeah I dont have that either LoL I'll hafta download PSP or something
elephino on October 24th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Aw that's too bad, you could look at Ebay and get a *whispers*bootlegged copy*end whisper* of either program, that's how i got mine ;-)
ø¤º°*°º¤ø*Sean*ø¤º°*°º¤ørain16 on October 25th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
LoL or maybe I'll just pirate it
elephino on October 25th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
that's basically all i did :) just paid $30 for my photoshop7
tasteslikedeath on October 19th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
That's cool.

I'll have to try that sometime.
elephino on October 19th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Gaea: corpsebrideearthgoddess on October 20th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

elephino on October 20th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
you're very welcome :)
j is for JESSICAhana_banana on October 20th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC)
i love you.

i'm DEFINITELY trying this out when i have some free time this week.
elephino on October 20th, 2005 09:21 am (UTC)
^_^ glad you like it :) tell me if you find any parts that are hard to get trough or anything alright?
kokomotionalkokomotional on October 25th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
For the life of my I cannot get this to work for me. Everytime I try to do the second layer it says it cannot clone because the target layer is hidden. What am I doing wrong?
elephino on October 25th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
where are you at?
Maydelinxjmommyx on July 15th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Hi, I ramdomly found this tutorial (actually I don't even know how I got here lol) and I'm trying it out but I'm stuck at the part where you jump to image ready...I'm looking for the pattern stamp tool but I only have the clone stamp tool there :/
Maydelinxjmommyx on July 15th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
ok nevermind I figured it out, now I'm stuck where you save the first glittername as gif and then press ctrl+alt+z, when I press it nothing happens