Droplet Signature Tag ~ By
Open a new white canvas with the dimensions of
300 x 100.
For this signature tag it is nice to
use a gradient fill. Go to EDIT/FILL and click
on the GRADIENT tab. Put a dot in front of
GRADIENT. Put a dot in front of TWO COLORS. Click on the first color box next to
TWO COLORS and choose a very dark blue. The hex
code of the blue that I used is #5A0087. Click on the 2nd box next
to TWO COLORS and choose black. Click on the
3rd box next to FILL TYPE.
Click OKAY. Your canvas will now be filled with a
Click on your TEXT
TOOL. In the attribute bar, pick a font. For MODE, pick 3D. I used Script MT Bold, size 82 for the
tag above. Click once in your canvas and your text box will open.
Type in your name and click OKAY. Your name
will now appear on your canvas. Right click on it and choose ALIGN/CENTER BOTH. While your name is still selected,
open your EASY PALETTE and fill it with a metallic
from your Material Gallery. I used COPPER 2
(available in PI7). Right click on your canvas and choose MERGE ALL.
Now we will add a border around our
canvas. Right click on your canvas and choose ALL. Right click again and choose BORDER. Change the BORDER
WIDTH to 7. For DIRECTION put a dot in
front of INWARD and click OKAY. In the toolbar at the top of your PI screen,
click on EDIT/TRACE/SELECTION MARQUEE. Accept
the defaults and click OKAY. In the attribute
bar change the MODE to 3D. Returning to your
EASY PALETTE, fill your border selection with the
same metallic fill that you used on your name. Right click on your canvas and
choose MERGE ALL.
The next part of this tutorial is the easy part
! Go to your EASY PALETTE/ANIMATION GALLERY/ANIMATION
STUDIO. Find the DROPLET thumbnail and
right click on it. Choose MODIFY PROPERTIES AND
APPLY. This is pretty much all you have to do to make the water
droplet animation. Before we save it, if you would like to preview the
animation, click on the little arrow (indicated below).
In order to save your animation,
click on the SAVE button and save the animation to
your hard drive. That's all there is too it !! I hope you enjoyed
making this droplet signature tag !!