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how do you make lettering "GLOW"

Discussion in 'Corel' started by dakotasignwerks, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. dakotasignwerks

    dakotasignwerks Member

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    i am trying to get a "glowing" effect behind some lettering. how can i get it to look like neon so to speak?

    thanks
    randy
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    in what program?
     
  3. dakotasignwerks

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    SORRY---- corel X3
     
  4. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    alienskin has a plugin called eye candy "impact" which has a gradient glow feature
     
  5. Service Sign Co

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    Use the drop shadow tool then hit ctrl K to break apart shadow and the+ key on the num. pad will duplicate it to make it more opaque. You can also use the contour tool to give it a hilight.
     
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  6. gnemmas

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    Good tip, Day Sign!
     
  7. onan

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    :thankyou:good job Day
     
  8. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I ask the magic effects fairy to sprinkle it with her magic wand!
    :)
    Love.....Jill
     
  9. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    OP could paint it for you.
     
  10. dakotasignwerks

    dakotasignwerks Member

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    Great tip!!

    the only thing is i cant get it to "glow" over an object that is behind it like you did. hmmmmm
     
  11. Service Sign Co

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    Select the blur,make sure it is broke apart then hit ctrl> page up or ctrl home
     
  12. Service Sign Co

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    I guess you are referring to the hi light, Contour to the inside with a lignter color
     
  13. dakotasignwerks

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    okay-- the problem i am having is i cant get a light colored "glow" to show up on a darker color. any tips there. that one woked awesome on lighter background
     
  14. Service Sign Co

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    Make the shadow>break apart, select the shadow and pick a color,while the shadow is selected cut & paste it untill you get the desired effect. Your first shadow can be white then paste a color on top of it.
    Hope I can explain it well enough
     
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  15. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    This one is the contour, break apart, bitmap, then gaussian blur method....
     

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  16. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    Good job Jiarby,Just had to try that out. The second one isn't as brigkt
     
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  17. jiarby

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    your glow is brighter!
     
  18. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    White base , you could use transparency to make brighter
     
  19. dakotasignwerks

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    JIARBY-- you rock. still cant make day signs method go on top of dark background
     
  20. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    Probably because I can't explain things very well
     
  21. ocean502

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    Good Morning
    I add contour, break apart, convert to bitmap, and it turns it into a white rectangle. I have done this with clouds, I just can't remember how I did it... Thanks for your help...
     
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