AliveColors allows you to create inscriptions designed in various ways. The layer effects allow you to create realistic text or patterns embossed or etched into a hard surface: stone, wood, metal. This example shows how to create a stone engraving effect.
In the AliveColors graphics editor, open an image with a texture. We used a stone texture. Instead of stone, you can use the texture of metal or wood - the effect will be similar.
Select the New Shape tool . In the drop-down list in the tool options, select Rounded Rectangle and draw a rectangle with rounded corners in the original image. Change the mode to Subtract From Shape Area and inside the created rectangle draw another smaller one. The result should be a frame like this:
Note: To align multiple layers relative to each other, you can use the Move tool . To do this, select the aligned layers by holding down the Ctrl key, and then in the tool options panel, press the buttons and to center the selected layers.
Similarly, you can align multiple shapes in the same vector layer using the Edit Shape tool.
Select the Text tool and add a custom caption in the center of the image.
You can diversify the engraving with various images that suit the theme. In this example, we added the decorative vignettes.
Hold down the Ctrl key and select all three layers: with the frame, text and vignettes. Merge the selected layers using the Merge Layers command or the Ctrl+E key combination.
Change the layer's blend mode to Overlay and reduce the Opacity to 15.
In the Layers panel, right-click the resulting layer to open the context menu and select the command Add Alpha Channel to Selection.
Switch to the layer with the stone texture and create a new layer from the selection (Ctrl+J).
Add the Deboss and Inner Shadow layer effects to the new layer (button in the Layers panel) with the following settings:
The finished result is text and pattern engraved in stone.
By using your imagination, you can get different and very impressive engraving results.