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Now you're ready to create and manipulate some type. You'll create text with the type tool, which places the text on its own type layer. You'll then edit the text and apply a special effect to that layer. (ImageReady also has features for creating and manipulating type, but it uses a palette to display type options, rather than a dialog box.)

1 In the Layers palette, click the Statue layer to make it active.

2 In the toolbox, click the small Default Foreground and Background Color box ( * ) near the bottom of the toolbox to set the foreground color to black. This is the color you want for the text.

Note: If you decide to change a text color later, you can do this by selecting the text with the type tool and using the color swatch in the tool options bar.

3 In the toolbox, select the type tool ( I ). Then, in the tool options bar, select the following options for the type tool:

• Select a font from the Font pop-up menu (we used Adobe Garamond).

• Enter a point size in the Size text box (we used 60 point).

• Select Crisp from the Anti-Aliasing pop-up menu (a,).

• Select the Center Text alignment option.

4 Click somewhere in the upper left area of the image window.

Notice that the Layers palette now includes a layer named Layer 1 with a "T" icon next to the name, indicating that it is a type layer.

5 Type Jardin and then press Enter or Return, and type 2000.

The text automatically appears on a new layer in the upper left area of the image where you clicked. Now you'll reposition the text in the image.

6 Select the move tool (K*), and drag the "Jardin 2000" text to center it under the arch of the doorway. The text may be a little difficult to read against the dark shrubbery in the background, but you'll make adjustments for that shortly.

Notice that the layer name changes to Jardin 2000 in the Layers palette. Applying a layer style

You can enhance a layer by adding a shadow, glow, bevel, emboss, or other special effect from a collection of automated and editable layer styles. These styles are easy to apply and link directly to the layer you specify.

Layer styles are handled differently in Photoshop and ImageReady. In Photoshop, you use the Layer Style dialog box to edit layer styles. In ImageReady, you use the Layer Options/Style palette along with the name of the effect you want to edit.

Photoshop Layer Style dialog box

An ImageReady style palette

Photoshop Layer Style dialog box

An ImageReady style palette

Individual effects can also be hidden temporarily by clicking the eye icon (- ) in the Layers palette or copied to other layers by dragging the effect onto the destination layer.

Now you'll apply a glowing yellow stroke around the type, and fill the type with a pattern. You'll begin by adding a glow.

1 With the Jardin 2000 type layer still active, choose Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow. (There may be a slight pause as the Layer Style dialog box opens.)

You can also open the Layer Style dialog box by clicking the Add A Layer Style button (■&) at the bottom of the Layers palette and then choosing a layer style on the pop-up menu.

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Blending Options...

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Blending Options...

Drop Shadow... Inner Shadow... Outer Glow... k Inner Glow...

2 In the Layer Style dialog box, select the Preview check box and move the dialog box aside as needed so that you can preview the results in the image window as you change settings.

3 In the Elements area of the dialog box, enter 10 for Spread and 10 for Size in pixels.

4 In the left pane of the Layer Style dialog box, select the Stroke check box, and notice that the right pane of the dialog box still shows the options for the Outer Glow effect. Click the name Stroke to change the display so that the Stroke layer style options appear on the right side of the dialog box, and then select the following options:

• In the Structure area, enter 1 for Size to create a 1-pixel-wide stroke.

• Under Fill Type, click the Color swatch to open the color picker. Then choose a yellow color (we used R=255, G=255, and B=0). Close the color picker but leave the Layer Style dialog box open.

5 On the left pane of the dialog box, click the name Pattern Overlay. Notice that by clicking the name, you automatically select the Pattern Overlay check box and change the available options on the right side of the dialog box. Select the following options:

• Click the arrow beside the pattern thumbnail to open a pop-up display of available patterns, and select Wood. Click a blank area of the dialog box to close the pop-up.

You can identify the Wood pattern thumbnail by waiting for a tooltip to appear or by choosing Small List or Large List on the palette list for the pattern picker.

6 Click OK to accept all the settings and close the Layer Style dialog box.

7 If necessary, scroll or resize the Layers palette so that you can see the changes in the palette listings.

Now there are four rows of information nested under the Jardin 2000 text layer. The first of these rows identifies them as Effects. The other three rows are named by the three styles that you applied to the layer: Outer Glow, Pattern Overlay, and Stroke. There is also an icon for layer styles (next to the three style names. This same icon and a small arrow also appear on the right side of the Jardin 2000 layer.

To hide the layer styles listings, click the arrow to collapse the Effects list.

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