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This simple technique produces an effect you might see in an inked header for a cartoon like Johnny Hart's B.C. The font is JuneBug by Pizzadude. You can download Pizzadude fonts from DaFont.com
- Open a new document window. Leave it at the default white.
- Set the font size to 69 in the Properties panel and type the word STONE.
- Fill the text with white. We'll add a stroke later.
- Clone the text and hide the clone by clicking on its eyeball icon in the Layers panel.
- With the original text selected, click in the Fill color box on the Properties panel.
- Click on Fill Options > Pattern > Glass Bubble.
It looks pretty odd at this point. Let's bleach it out
- With the pattern filled text still selected, click on the Filters button [+] in the Properties panel and choose Brightness/Contrast.
- Set the Brightness level minus to 20 and the Contrast level to 100.
- Click OK to accept the changes and close the Brightness/Contrast panel.
- Click on the Filters button [+] again and choose Hue/Saturation.
- Move the saturation slider all the way to the left.
- Reduce the opacity of the image to 70%.
Figure 1: The image at 70% opacity
Finish by giving the original text an interesting outline and offsetting the two text objects.
- In the Layers panel, click on the eyeball icon of the text clone to unhide it.
- Click in the Stroke fill box on the Properties panel and add a black stroke.
- For stroke placement, choose Stroke Inside.
- Click on the Stroke Options button.
- Select Watercolor > Thick > Tip size 2, Texture - Grain 30%.
- Move the text about ten pixels to the right of the patterned text beneath it.
Figure 2: With our stroke options applied
Easy wasn't it? :-)
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