Ha ha ha ha.
So, check out this example. I'm trying to get the first effect shown--neon text--but with transparency, which is key. I get that you can't use that filter on text unless you rasterize. But when I rasterize and apply neon I get *nothing* like neon. The first example is actually a cut-and-paste, and I can only get that effect when I flatten an image consisting solely of text, and apply neon--but when I do, I lose transparency and get whatever background color I happen to have assigned. Also, there seems to be no real way to choose text color, as neon changes it.
In short: I hate Photoshop. The learning curve is Everestlike in its ability to daunt me, and I'm not generally stupid. And every time I try to be autodidactic about it, either through experimentation or study of help materials, I get intensely frustrated. A class might be one solution, but it's not going to happen anytime soon.
Meanwhile, carolyn_claire writes S/X!
::Anna crosses another name off her list, smirking, then calls her secretary and notes, "World domination through Project SX4-EVAH is proceeding on schedule, Maureen. Wanna take a java break?"::*
Go read! Bestow kisses!
(*I don't really have a secretary. I mean, bwah! What a thought.)
We now break briefly to celebrate alcohol once again:
- Forget the café lattés, screw the raspberry iced tea
A Malibu and Coke for you, a G & T for me
Alcohol, your songs resolve like my life never will
When someone else is picking up the bill
But really what I need right now are more Ibuprofen, some sharp cheddar, and Diet Coke.