Paint Shop Pro CutOut 3D Text and Button

liquid1 3D

 This method can be used for both a cut out 3-D text and a puddle looking button

  AIRBRUSH sz=40 Shape Round Opacity=128, texture=none
Red paint on white background
  Select puddle w/MAGIC WAND Tolenrence =150 Feather 3 - Don't deselect until completion.
  Use CUTOUT SPECIAL effect to achieve liquid shadow.
Select image>SPECIAL EFFECTS>CUTOUTS in cutout box
FILL INTERIOR w/color = no,
INTERIOR COLOR = Foreground
SHADOW COLOR = Black
OPACITY 180 BLUR 30 OFFSET = middle bar
VERTICAL -4
Horizontal -4
 Use CUTOUT, SPECIAL EFFECT again to highlite liquid w/white on the opposite side of the shadow
SELECT image>SPECIAL EFFECT>CUTOUT
INTERIOR COLOR = Foreground color
SHADOW COLOR = white
OPACITY = 140
OFFSET positive = 4
 Apply light drop shadow to enhance
Select image>SPECIAL EFFECTS>DROP SHADOW
COLOR = BLACK
OPACITY = 140
BLUR = 15
OFFSET positive = 4

 I am sure you noticed I didn't hold your hand for this lesson, reason is, you'll just have to play with it, till you get it right, just like I did.

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