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Author: Beyond_Style

Step 2: Create the Effect

The second step here is to create the effect which you'll be applying to your text. What I used for my example was just a rectangle, filled with a linear gradient:

Click the rectangle tool, make sure that there will be no outline on it by clicking in the Stroke color box and clicking the white box with a red line through it. Draw the rectangle so that it is taller than your text and about twice as wide. Then click the rectancle you just made and find the Fill panel. This is where you get to pick your colors and effects. For the example above, I did a linear gradient that went from grey to white to grey, making the white portion small compared to the rest of the gradient. Then I used the fill editor tool to rotate the "glint" to the angle it's at. But that's just the way that I did it. You have unlimited creative freedom here.

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Added: 2000-12-25
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