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Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 07:59 AM
All Text Bright and Glittery

I've grown a recent fascination for glitter text; for example, this (http://tinypic.com/j76r2x.gif). However, I wasn't able to find any tutorials for Photoshop that would help me achieve this result, so I sat down and figured it out for myself, and discovered that it's quite easy, so I'm going to give this shop a try. I also wrote a tutorial, which may be put up later if people show interest.

This post will likely change whilst I get it to look just as I desire. With these changes will come additions or modifications to the rules, so be sure to check before you request.

xrules (Break these rules and you go on the blacklist, for how long is at my discretion.)
This shop is for glitter text only.
No more than three requests per person each week.
You may only request once per week.
Use the request form.
While I don't delete your requests, I fiddle around with my hard drive a lot, so there's no guarantee I'll still have it should you lose it.
I won't remake requests, so be specific with what you're requesting.
Thank me. You don't have to credit me, but a simple 'Thank you!' reply/PM would be greatly appreciated!

xblacklist (If you're on here and you post, you get reported.)
Nobody here yet. Keep it that way.

If there is a date after your name, it is the date that your name will be removed from the list. (Should I forget, feel free to send me a reminder PM.) If there is no date, it means your name will never be removed.

xrequest (Use this form, or your request will be denied.)
Text: --enter text here--
Outline colour: --enter outline colour here--
Text colours: --the colours you want--
Font: --find a font you want here (http://1001freefonts.com/), or attach a font to your post - if you don't, I'll choose--
Other: --anything else you'd like me to take into account; remember, be specific-- (optional)

Copy-paste:
Text:
Outline colour:
Text colours:
Font:
Other:

Chikara
December 26th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Text: Firefox113
Outline colour: Dark Red
Text colours: Red glitter-orange
Font: Abscissa
Other: could you make it a little smaller? Im waiting on a banner, and I would like to use both

Thanks in advance!

Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Certainly. ^_^

http://tinypic.com/j7830g.gif

Is this small enough? I know I said I don't do remakes, but I wasn't sure what you meant by small, so if it's too big, I'll remake it.

Chikara
December 26th, 2005, 08:17 AM
No, thats fine! thanks much! Rep is gone, so have a cookie! ^^ *gives cookie*

Alucard
December 26th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Text:Alucard
Outline colour:Black
Text colours:Black Glitter Red
Font:"Blood of Dracula"
Other: Due to the font's gerneral Shape you will most likely have to Bold it and Put it as a decent size of the font.

I will enclose the font within this reply.

Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 08:31 AM
Hee, this one was fun to make. ^_^

http://tinypic.com/j789oo.gif

Alucard
December 26th, 2005, 08:33 AM
oooooh....Its pretty =3 Thanks alot

THIRTY-SIX
December 26th, 2005, 09:35 AM
Text: Munna
Outline colour: Black
Text colours: Teal and another Green
Font: Blackadder ITC
Other [optional]:

Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 10:36 AM
http://tinypic.com/j7aqux.gif

Munna: I don't have that font, nor can I locate it. Could you attach it to your post, or specify another font?

THIRTY-SIX
December 26th, 2005, 10:49 AM
ohh... maybe its a cs font but here

Silon
December 26th, 2005, 11:12 AM
I'd like to request, please.

Text: Silon
Outline colour: Red
Text colours: White
Font: Porcelain (?) -or- Grunge-ish
Other [optional]: Thankies! :P

Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Munna: http://tinypic.com/j7c48m.gif

Getting teal and green to blend is tricky. I guess I can change it if you want another shade of green.

Silon: I don't have either of those fonts. Could you supply them?

And JTLYK, if I put white glitter on white text, you won't be able to see the glitter.

Spectrum
December 26th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Quite alright. ^_^ Hope you enjoy~

Silon
December 26th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Anything fancy would work :)

THIRTY-SIX
December 27th, 2005, 03:15 AM
i thank you ill be using in mU ;D
oh yea when i woke up i figured out how you do it xD

Let's Fighting Love
December 27th, 2005, 10:03 AM
Text: CloneTrooper47
Outline color:Black
Text Colors: White and blue glitter
Font: Han Solo

Spectrum
December 27th, 2005, 11:02 AM
http://tinypic.com/j8irs8.gif

http://tinypic.com/j8ip0j.gif

Important rules have been changed. Go read, thanks. :)

Let's Fighting Love
December 27th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Thank You very much. This is great.

Zorua
December 27th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Text: Kazuma
Outline Color:blue
Text Colors: Red and white glitter
font: Anything Fancy

Inome
December 27th, 2005, 06:22 PM
These look really great. Could I request one?

Text: Inome
Outline colour: White
Text colours: Black Backround, Pale Purple glitter if you can.
Font: "Incantation"
Other: None.

Thanks if you can find the time to make it!

Spectrum
December 27th, 2005, 06:50 PM
http://tinypic.com/j92ds8.gif

http://tinypic.com/j9395i.gif

Hope you enjoy it. ^_^

To everyone else, I just noticed that these don't look any good on dark backgrounds, so I turned off anti-aliasing as of Inome's request. If you'd like yours redone without anti-aliasing, feel free to ask.

Kurosaki~Dragon
December 28th, 2005, 08:59 PM
I'll request one :3

Text:Enzan Ijuin
Outline colour: black
Text colours: light red glitter and darker red background
Font:http://1001freefonts.com/fontsdisplay/celticgaramond.gif
Other: can you make it small like the one you made for ~*Lizzie Borden*~ ?

Spectrum
December 29th, 2005, 12:18 AM
http://tinypic.com/jakj9f.gif

Thank you, come again.

Inome
December 29th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Thank you for the glitter text. It looks great, so don't worry about the anti-aliasing. Great job!

Kurosaki~Dragon
December 29th, 2005, 11:10 PM
Thanks a bunch I greatly appreciat it :3

Spectrum
December 30th, 2005, 02:28 PM
First post has been tweaked with yet again. I'm done now, I promise. XD;

Sumomo & Kotoko
January 2nd, 2006, 12:43 AM
Ekk!! These are very cool, I'll request one. :D

Text: Lust's Veyron
Outline colour: Black
Text colours: red background, and white (and if possable) black glitter.
Font: The one on that list called: Abaddon
Other: Could you make it the hight of Legendary Rayquaza's one??

Thank you!!

Arcanine Fan 101
January 2nd, 2006, 07:39 AM
Text: Zipher
Outline color: White
Text colors: Black background,Blue glitter.
Font: Incantation
Other: Can you make it the same size as Inome's?

Rai
January 2nd, 2006, 03:04 PM
Text: Rai
Outline colour: White
Text colours: Light Pink
Font: Something pretty ^^

Thank You in Advance! =3

Down Cast Turtle
January 8th, 2006, 12:10 AM
Text: Down Cast Turtle
Outline colour: Dark Grey
Text colours: Light Green glitter and a Black Bakground
Font: Abscissa
Other: Can you make it small like Firefox113 one

Croconaw
January 8th, 2006, 08:03 AM
Text: Lil Totodile
Outline color: Dark Green
Text colors: blue
Font: Jedi

Thankies!

Flabébé
January 8th, 2006, 08:32 AM
Text: Aang
Outline color: Dark Blue
Text colors: Blues and green
Font: anything cool
Other: N/A

Spectrum
January 11th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Can't be bothered any more. Here's the tut.

Glitter Text Tutorial

Requires: Photoshop CS2, ImageReady CS2

Open a new image in Photoshop, whichever size you like. I went with 300x100.
Create a new text layer. Don't bother with the colour, it won't show up later. For text, enter what you want your glitter text to display (in my case, Airashii, my username). Then move the layer as close to the center of the image as possible.
Open the layers pane, and right click on our text layer. Then click 'Blending Options'.
Click the row labelled 'Stroke'. Change 'size' to whatever you wish (I used 2px). Change the fill colour to whatever colour you want your outline to be (in my case, black #000000), then click 'OK'.
In the layers pane, right click on our text layer. This time, click 'Rasterize Type'.
Go to Filter -> Noise, then click 'Add Noise'. Change the distribution to 'Gaussian', and tick the box labelled 'Monochromatic'. For the amount of noise, use about 65-70%. You can use lower if you wish. When you're done, click 'OK'.
Now, hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard, and press L. This will open the levels box.
Click 'Options'. Change 'Shadows' to whatever background colour you would like, and 'Highlights' to whatever colour you'd like the glitter to be. When you're done, click 'OK', and then 'OK' again.
Your text should now have an outline and glitter inside! Now hold down CTRL and press A, to select everything inside the box. After you've done that, hold down both Shift and CTRL, and press C. This will copy everything in that box to your clipboard.
Open a new image in ImageReady, the same size as your Photoshop image. Then hold CTRL and press V, to paste your text.
Go back to Photoshop, and using the history pane, undo back to 'Rasterize Type', then do steps 6-9 again. This time, instead of making a new image in ImageReady, just paste it into your existing animation. It will automatically be put onto a new layer.
Now, in ImageReady, open the animation pane, then click on the first frame. At this point, there should be two layers in the layers pane. Click the eye beside the second layer, and it won't show on that frame. Then click on the arrow on the right of the animation pane, and then click 'New Frame'. A second frame will appear. Click on the second frame, and this time, click the eye on the first frame, so it doesn't show on that frame. Now, layer 1 will show on frame 1, and layer 2 on frame 2.
Two frames isn't quite enough, so go back to step 11 one last time. This time, in ImageReady, after pasting the text, add a third frame, and make this frame display only the 3rd layer.
At the bottom of the animation pane is a play button. Click that, and your text will spring into action. In most cases, this will turn out as desired, but if there's something you want to fix, feel free to go back and fix it.
Now just go to File -> Save Optimized, and you're done!

For those of you who don't know how to do the transparency I did with mine...

Before you save your animation, open the color table pane. You will see an alert arrow; click it, and the colours on that image will appear. Go down to the bottom right, and find the colour named #FFFFFF. This is white, your background colour. Click it.
At the bottom of the color table pane, you'll see a number and 5 buttons. Click on the button directly to the right of the number, and your background is transparent! It won't appear to be in ImageReady, but then go to File -> Save Optimized, and it's done.

Make your own, make a shop out of it, whatever. Just make sure to credit me if you use this tut.