|Next we will use the text tool to insert text into the graphic.|
I used an black stroke and white fill. The following illustration shows the text editing dialogue box. The text dialogue box icon can be found on the right hand side of the screen and resembles the letter A and can be located in the Tool Palette toolbar. These are the settings I used to make the sample graphic.
|You have to check the floating check box if you want to work with the text after it is inserted.|
The 2 samples here show the floating checked and unchecked.
Once the text has been inserted with floating on, you can alter the visual appearance of the text. I applied an embossed effect to this particular text. I then altered the color to a purple shade.
Next we will insert a second line of text using different settings. I used an orange gradient stroke and silver gradient fill with floating on.
Your framed award graphic should resemble the graphic below. You can apply just about any effect to text, experiment with the different effects and see what you can create.
I applied the same purple color and added a drop-shadow effect.
Now for a little color. Click on Colors, then click on colorize. The dialogue box shown below should pop up and you can change the whole image colors by simply adjusting the hue and saturation.
Working with text and graphics is a fairly easy process. You are only limited in what you can achieve by your imagination. Best of luck to you in your graphical adventures.