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We've all seen them at one point or another, and probably been wondering how they do so well at making them...now here's your chance to learn how to make your very own. We'll be starting off with the basics then move on to more complex ones. Please no commenting unless you have a tutorial or link to one for this subject. All other non-essential comments will be deleted/moved to the corresponding thread.
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How To Make A Girlish Text Style In Photoshop

Taken from Tutorial Rooms: Girlish Text Style in Photoshop Tutorial

An easy to follow Photoshop tutorial on how to make a girlish text style suitable for your feminine site logo, banners, avatars and even signatures. New to Photoshop? No problem, just follow those simple steps.

1. Make a new file in Photoshop by clicking File > New.
2. Press D to set the foreground and background colors to the default (black and white).
3. Select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill the background area with black.
4. Click Set foreground color, type "f4b4f8" in the bottom of the Color Picker screen and press Ok.

5. Select the Horizontal Type Tool (T), choose the Monotype Corsiva font, change font size to a reasonable font and type whatever you like.
6. Select the Move Tool (V) and select both layers by pressing the Shift key and clicking both layers.
7. Center the text by clicking "Align Vertical Centers" and "Align Horizontal Centers" located at the top tool bar.

8. Select the text layer and click "Add layer style" located at the bottom of the layers window and choose Stroke.
9. In the Layer Style window, click the color, type "c000c3" in the bottom of the Color Picker window and click Ok.
10. Follow the Stroke settings illustrated in the following picture:

11. Click the "Outer Glow" in the Layer Style window, click the color and enter "ea0af8" in the Color Picker window and set the "Outer Glow" settings as the following picture:


Here is my final image:

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For Photoshop Users

This tutorial was taken from Heron Productions:Motion Light Trail Tutorial

Motion Light Trail


Motion Light Trail is a fun effect to add to a moving object. It is great for making wallpapers, avatars or just playing around.

Here are the before and after pictures:




Step 1. Making the selection
First we need to select the object. For this we use the Lasso Tool. I prefer the Magnetic Lasso tool but it can also be done with the regular one or the Poligonal one. The key is time and patience.


Magnetic Lasso Tool





When done selecting click on Layer -> New -> Layer via Copy. Your selection will be copied into a new layer. Here you can repair the selection with the eraser tool or aditional selectiong and copying of the poorly selected parts until you are happy with the outline.

Step 2. Duplicating the Layer
Duplicate the Object layer by right-clicking on it and selecting Duplicate Layer. I named the new layer Motion Light Trail 1 (see image below).







Step 3. White Fill

We will now color the object on the Motion Light Trail white. To do that click outside of the object with the Magic Wand Tool and then Select->Inverse. Now the object should be selected. Then Click on Edit->Fill and choose white color. Press OK and the object will become white (see below).







The motion light trail has to be placed behind the original object. For that go to Layers and move the Motion Light Trail layer under the Object layer (see image below). Use the Move Tool to move the layer to the side. I moved it to the right because the skater is coming from that direciton and it creates a nice touch to the motion.





Step 4. Opacity
Now make a few more trails using the same procedure. Each new layer has to have a little less Opacity. You can set the opacity in the layer window (see below).





I decided that this picture looked best with four motion light trails. Here is the end resut. I hope you find this tutorial interesting!



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