I have been trying to
replicate a beautiful tutorial for chrome text. I scoured
the Internet looking for the best way to get that glorious
effect. I found you could duplicate, and offset text, you
could use a drop shadow multiple times to get the effect.
But I found one that has to be the easiest way of all to make a
beautiful extruded text.
Most of us have Alien Skin,
Impact in our Plug Ins. That program was just what I
wanted. There is a filter called extrude and it does it
all. Mystery is solved, and now we can make some cool text
This is what I did:
1. Open a transparent
file about 500x500 pixels. Find a nicely shaped font that
will really look good with some depth behind it.
These are my font settings:
2. Now pick out colors on
your palette. I chose a pretty floral in the background,
and the foreground was a color that complimented it.
3. Now type your text.
4. Go to Alien Skin:
Impact: Extrude and in the Settings use the default, go to Basic
and change the color to your foreground color. Hit ok.
The magic has begun!
5. Now you can Control
D and close the selection. Add a drop shadow of choice, a
pretty background and a tube to set it off and you are in
IS THIS THE EASIEST TUT
YOU'VE EVER DONE!!!
Here are some other examples