How To

Make Chrome Letters w/ Painter 4 (OS Classic)

(go here for tutorial using Painter X- OSX)

See more samples here and here

1. Launch Painter 4, open File > New > OK
2. Select "Alphabet Tool"
          Set POINT SIZE (EX: 100)
          Set FONT (EX: CAPITALS)
          Set COLOR (EX: yellow)
3. Click inside new window, type a word, then click "Float Tool"
         - this creates a striped line w/ handles around each letter

4. In top Menu, select Shapes > Group - this creates a striped line w/ handles around the word

5. In top Menu, select Shape > Convert to Floater - this creates a striped line around the word

6. In top Menu, select Effects  > Surface Control > Apply Surface Control
7. In dialog box, choose Image Luminance. Experiment with various slider settings. (The settings below produced the chrome word at top of this page)

8 . Click OK to apply effects. Edit Undo to adjust effects

*Note- once you Deselect the Word, you have to start over.
Then 'Save As' JPEG or GIF for a small kb file (or use Command-Shift-4 to produce a PNG file).


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