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Photo Shop Text Shading Process

While exploring image galleries at I became drawn to the variety of methods people use to "sign" their work. Some use frames or boarders adding their signature line within the boarder area. Others add their signature within the image area. It is the latter that has captured my imagination. It may sound simple at first, however if you consider the infinite contrast and color combinations within any image you begin to realize creating a line of text that is both visible and pleasing on any image is a complex task. I demonstrate my solution, which resulted from my own experimentation, here in this gallery. It is certainly not the only or best method but I wanted to share it. I use Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0 running on Windows XP.
Happy Shooting,