Layers Pallet, click on the Text
Object on the top layer - the line
under "Copy (2) of
You should now
see (on the layer pallet) that the
text objects for the other 2 layers
are no longer bold.
Right click the
text object for the top layer and
select "Edit Text" from the
With the text edit window
open, click on the pattern block on
the materials pallet.
Click the down
arrow alongside the pattern and
select the second pattern image
- Note: the top left image is the
current image and the one next to it
will be the first image (identical to
it) so select the one on the right.
you have the changed the pattern,
click apply on the text edit window.
the same editing process for the
middle layer - selecting the glitter
pattern on the 2nd row this time.
the Layers Pallet, right click on each
layer in turn and convert it to a
Select each layer in
turn and add a drop shadow (Effects
menu, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow) - use
the following settings:
Horizontal = 1
Vertical = 1
Opacity = 50
Blur = 2
Color = Black
Make sure you use
these same settings for the shadow on
each layer. It will look
like your shadow is getting darker and
darker on your image but it will be OK
when the layers get separated into
frames for the animation.
If you want to add
sparkles to your text, do it at this
stage with either a sparkle tube or VM
Natural Sparkle filter. - make sure
you use different settings/positions
for the sparkles on each layer.
Select the Crop tool
and crop around your text. I use
the Layer Opaque option on the Options
Pallet, then click the tick - but you
can do it by eye if you prefer.