Acorn Acorn 6

Gold Text

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Create a new image in Acorn, File ▸ New.  The dimensions used here are 1000 x 600 pixels with a transparent background.  Go to Filter ▸ Generator ▸ Render Clouds.  The settings used can be seen below.


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Click on the ‘+’ button at the bottom of the layers window.  Choose Misc ▸ Clamp.  Click on the + button again and choose Generator ▸ Random Noise.  Set the blending mode of the filter to ‘Soft Light’.  


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Click on the + button and choose Distortion Effect ▸ Glass Distortion.  Drag and drop an image of frosted glass into the texture window of the filter.  Many images of frosted glass can be found online.  


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Type out your text with a white fill and no stroke.  Set the blending mode of your text layer to ‘Mask’.  


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Play around with the settings of the filters.  In the final image below the random noise filter visibility was turned off. 


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Tada!

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Thank you to RetroSupply for the idea.