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Liquid Metals


Open a new image to hold your text. It is best to use a thick font for this effect. Make the text a light color. Do not deselect it.
Now choose Image/Effects/Cutout settings; Shadow=Black, Opacity=100, Blur=15 to 25 (experiment), Offsets both=-4.
Again choose Image/Effects/Cutout but change the settings of Shadow=White, and Offsets both=4.
Next apply Image/Other/Hot Wax once or twice (I did it twice for a nice metalic effect).
Lighten the image by choosing Colors/Adjust/Brightness and Contrast with settings at Brightness=30, Contrast=50.
Now apply a dropshadow Image/Effect/Dropshadow settings; Shadow=Black, Opacity=100, Blur=~20, Offsets both=-4.
Now you can leave this as the finished product or experiment with adjusting the colors by Colors/Adjust/Red-Green-Blue. The image below has a setting of Red=-100, Green=0, Blue=100.
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