Originally Posted by jhawkcpa
Love the ticket booth, but was curious how you changed the text for the theater name? I am able to change the text for the various price lines, but it looks like on photoshop that the theater name is a graphic. Is this correct? I was able to change the name on the marquee easily but I'm confused on this one. The marquee came with a font I could install, but when I downloaded the booth, it had no fonts with it. Am I stuck because I don't have the correct font installed?
Sorry for the delay in responding. Here's how I edited the theater name line...
First, I'm a Photoshop klutz. I've used the program to do stuff for years, but I've never taken the time to really master it. I can get some stuff done, but my methods aren'y always pretty or efficient!
In this case, I deleted the layer in which Volley had his theater name. Then I created a new file with the same dimensions as the ticket booth file so the size would be in proportion. In that file, I created my text at the size I needed with black letters on a white background. I used the font Volley provided. On my Mac, I had double-clicked the font file, and that seems to have installed it. Use any font you like.
Then I looked online for a Photoshop "action" file, which is basically a script file, to create a neon affect. This is an example of me not knowing how to do the effect myself in Photoshop! I found the "coolneon" action at this site...http://www.geocities.com/siliconvall.../9571/act.html
and applied it to my black text on a white background. It resulted in neon-looking letters on a black backround. I cut out this text in a big rectangle and pasted it into the original ticket booth file, which put it onto a new layer. I renamed the layer from the default Layer 1 name so not to be confused later. You can move the text around to position it.
Then I fussed with the transparency amount setting (came remember where this is now, and I am away from my home computer with Photoshop on it) to make most of the black background on my text layer disappear. I left enough to create a slight black outline to make my neon stand out from Volley's, since I was superimposing rather than aligning it above like he did in his design.
This is another example of my klutziness. There must be a way to cut out the letters and paste them without the background showing in the first place. I could do it with Deluxe Paint IV back in the Amiga days (that's a vintage Amiga 4000 in my photos above, by the way), but I'm clueless how to do it in Photoshop.
That's about it. My next little signage project will be to make some little framed banners to read NOW PLAYING and COMING SOON to place over the framed movie posters outside my theater in the "lobby." I may have to do something with a framed Blu-ray disc logo, too.