Word Art: Photo Editor 2008

Sticker Word Art Tutorial 2

1. Open new document (Ctrl-N). I am using the settings Scrapbook 12×12, at 300 ppi. To choose the base color for your paper, select Background color| Transparent

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2. Click on the Text Tool.

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3. Select a plain font and type out your quote. We’ll dress up the fonts in a little bit.

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4. Play with some different fonts. Use fonts that match the sentiment of your quote.

The fonts I used here are CK Cats and Bickley Script

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5. You can also play around with the way the words are sized, or arranged. In this example, I selected the word “friends,” then cut it by going to Edit| Cut (Ctrl- X). Line up the cursor to where you want to place the word, and got to Edit | Paste (Ctrl-V).

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6. Now, we need to convert the text to an image without losing the fonts. To do this, duplicate the word art (Ctrl-D). Hide the Top Layer by clicking on the eye on the Object Layer. Click on the bottom layer, then click on the first box in the Edit Mode: Edit Image (Mask Visible).

To change the color of the words, click on the Text Color on your Tool Bar, choose your color, and click OK.

7. I want the use a gradient color on the word Purrr-fect. Select the layer in the Object Palette, and Click on the Gradient Tool from the Tool Bar. Scroll down the Preset Gradients or you can create a gradient of your own. For this example, I am going to use a preset one.

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Here is the word art with the Gradient applied:

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8. Next, I need to erase the words “friends” since I want that to be the solid brown. Make sure that you are in Edit Mode: Edit Image (Mask Visible). Select the Eraser Tool and erase the word “friends.”

9. To do the same on the top layer, hide the bottom later, and reveal the top layer, by clicking the “eye” on each Object Layer. Click on the top layer, then click on the first box in the Edit Mode: Edit Image (Mask Visible). Select the Eraser Tool and erase the part of the word art you want to change.

10. To make your word art look like a sticker, select both layers. Right click and make into a group. Click on Adjustments| Artistic| Colored Edges. Select the Edge Color to White. I have the Intensity set to 3.

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11. Save as a .png file. If necessary, crop .png image so there is not an excess of transparent pixels around it.

If you like the Word Art, you can grab it here.

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