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Sand Text

Discussion in 'Corel' started by captainron19, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. captainron19

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    Any tips on the best way I can create writing in the center of this heart in the sand?

    http://storksnmore.net/temp/heart2.jpg

    Trying to get the words Ocean City in 2 lines and have it look as close as possible to look like it was written in the sand (without me having to drive an hour to the beach and make one myself and photograph it) although it is tempting to do!

    Found a few tutorials online that helped me but just cant get it
     
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  2. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    River City Sandwriting font from River City Rubberworks. You can find it on-line.
     
  3. captainron19

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    Thanks I thought of using the font but dont think I will get the effect I am looking for (Like it was actually written in the sand)

    I tried to follow the steps of this tutorial but didnt have any luck either. http://coreldraw.com/forums/t/25610.aspx
     
  4. CES020

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    I saw that done with a variable data printer. The guy was showing me the postcards done, where each person's data was written in the sand, and every one was different and unique to that customer. It was very slick. They had handwritten stuff on baseballs, like an autograph, jewelry with the engraving saying the customers name, and things like that. I think he said each font pack for that was like $5K each.

    It was awesome though.
     
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    I got shotgun!

    the easiest way is a trip to the beach.
    How good is your finger at fonts though?

    You could work out some basic curves in the sand that could be used later to construct lettering in photoshop. A couple of hours work at least...unless someone created a really good macro?
     
  6. ova

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    Don't know how you can get the "carved into the sand affect", but to get the text with a sand fill, just copy and paste the pic. Type your text in the darker area [bottom left in pic] and mask the image.

    You can then use the transparent fuction to get the shade you need. Maybe some bevels and stuff in photo shop will do it

    Not good with PS here so don't really know.

    Dave
     
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  8. captainron19

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    TEMPTING!!!! I was going to go to the beach today and make one but got called for overtime at the firehouse so i couldnt turn that down..... but after playing with the clone tool I was able to get a nice effect but still needs some touch up work
     

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  9. CanuckSigns

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    I don't see how that needs any touch up work, looks very believable to me!
    :thumb:
     
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    I dunno--it looks great to me. Well done.
     
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