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This bevel is generally used for very dark colors .. if you have chosen a lighter color you might wish to choose a different bevel.
28). Go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow .. and use the same settings that were used on the rose petals.
29). Make sure that the text layer is active and Go to Effects/ Lumination Effects/ Lights .. and use the same light settings we use before.
30). Go to Layers/ Merge/ Merge Visible.
Want to crispen things up just a bit .. and the size is a bit larger. One of the reasons that I wanted to start out so large is that the letters in the background have less of a conflict with the words I placed on the image this way .. and after resizing and sharpening .. the dimension of the whole thing seems to pop out better.
31). Go to Image/ Resize and use the settings below ...
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32). Go to Effects/ Sharpen/ Sharpen
Time for a little bit of magic ...
33). Go to the Layer pallet and right click on the layer and select 'duplicate' from the drop down that will appear.
34). Go to Effects/ Plugin Filters/ Flaming Pear/ Mr.Contrast
35). Click on the disk and arrow like is shown below ...
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This will open a box where you will need to find the preset that was unzip from the supplies list earlier. If you installed it as was suggested .. the pathway will be C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins\Mr.Contrast\Mr. Contrast\Mr. Contrast\Mr. Contrast presets. Select the lisalike.q9s preset. Click the ok button at the bottom right to apply the preset.
Here is what I have so far ...
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Would like just a bit more of the brown to show ..
36). Go to the layer pallet and click and drag the slider on the top layer over till it reads about 80.
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Now to give it a nice little edge ... almost done.
37). Go to Layers/ Merge/ Merge All Flatten.
38). Set your background color to White.
39). Go to Image/ Add Borders and place a 4 in the box.
40). Use the magic wand .. with tolerance set to 0 .. and select the white border.
41). Set the foreground color to black .. and using the Flood Fill Tool .. Flood the selected border with black. Leave it selected.
42). Go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Inner Bevel and use the same settings that we used on the text. Leave selected.
43). Go to Selections/ Invert. Leave selected.
44). Go to Effects/ Plugin Filters/ Eye Candy 3/ Cutout. Scroll through the drop down list of presets and select the NoOffset, Blurred preset. The image on the preview will turn blue .. don't worry ... just click the button right under the shadow color box, that says Solid Fill. This will take away that nasty blue color. Click the check mark to apply the effect. Deselect.
45). Go to Image/ Add Borders and place a 17 in the box.
46). Use the magic wand .. with tolerance set to 0 .. and select the white border.
47). Make sure the writing-GD.jpg tile is open on your work space. Click once and hold down on the Foreground color box. This will make a drop down box appear. Click on the dotted square to select pattern. Click on the foreground box one more time and a new window will open .. select the writting-GD from the drop down there.
48). Use the Flood fill tool and flood the selection with the tile. Leave selected.
49). Go to Effects/ Plugin Filters/ Eye Candy 3/ Cutout. We are going to apply the same cutout that we used before but it will be a bit too dark .. so place an 11 into the box on the left where it says blur. Deselect.
50). Go to Image/ Add Borders and place a 4 in the box.
51). Use the magic wand .. with tolerance set to 0 .. and select the white border.
52). Set the foreground color to black .. and using the Flood Fill Tool .. Flood the selected border with black. Leave it selected.
53). Go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Inner Bevel and use the same settings that we used on the text. Deselect.

Done ....
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Hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial .. if you have any problems or questions, please use the email button below and I will do what I can to help.

lilly

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