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Creating neon, metal, and tubular steel text effects in FreeHand 10

You can use gradient fills and the Convert to Paths command in Macromedia FreeHand 10 to make text look like neon, metal, or tubular steel.

In this tutorial, you will convert a text block to paths, group the paths, clone the group three times, add a gradient fill to each group, and align and arrange the groups appropriately for each effect.

Download the Windows source file (8K)
Download the Macintosh source file text_effects.sea.hqx (12K)

Convert the text block to paths
Create a neon text effect
Create a metal text effect
Create a tubular steel text effect


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