One of the things that I like to do, and do quite often, is to fills letters with pictures or other graphics. You can often see what I do by looking at the Zoey the Cool Cat stamp of approval at the end of each post.
In analyzing new software for ease of use, creating fanciful text is one of my test functions.
Recently on a visit to SeaWorld San Diego, I got a nice picture of flamingo feathers floating in the water:
I went to CorelDRAW! X6 first since I’m most familiar with this task in that program. With just a few clicks and about a minute, I came up with this:
Photoshop CS6 took me about 19 steps — the fewest I could figure out — and with practice and Actions, I got it down to about five minutes. I found working with text in Photoshop CS6 to be somewhat difficult. Here’s my best result in Photoshop:
I thought it was interesting that I did not have access to the same fonts in the two programs. I always thought that any specific program fonts came from fonts installed on the computer. Obviously that’s not so.
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