We are now
going to spice up the "WebSurfers" text, but before that we
need to do a couple of things.
on the eye symbol (left hand side) on the "The" layer to
the same with the "Club" layer
on the "WebSurfers" layer to make it active
to do that? This is how: Layer menu > Text > Render layer
Now we can't
edit this text anymore. It is no longer a text layer. We can of
course undo the rendering if we need to edit the text. Just remember
that if you undo the rendering later you also lose everything you
have done after the rendering.
the Rectangular mask
tool (top left)
The cursor now
changes to a + (plus sign, somewhat bigger than this one)
above and to the left of the 'W', hold down the mouse button (left)
and draw a rectangular mask around the the word. Not too close to it!
On the Filter
menu choose Distortion
from the submenu
A dialog box
appears. Here you can see some sliders, some radio buttons and a
preview window. Our text looks rather wild right now. We are going to
make not quite as wild.
On the Generator
slider (top slider) set the number to 3
On the Wave
type check the middle radio button labeled Triangle
length: Pull the bottom slider of the two
to the right so the Max.
value reads 662
length: Pull the top slider to the right
so the Min. value
You can't do
this in reverse order because the top slider would block the bottom
slider to go beyond its position.
This is how
the image looks now:
You may wonder
about the rectangular mask and the purpose of using it. I use it to
constrain the filter effect to take place within a certain area. It
can go rather wild otherwise. However, this time it wasn't really necessary.
Time for some
effects now. Right click on the layer, choose Effects
and add the following settings: