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Creating and Using E-maps
as Reflections on Text,
Dynamic Text, and Selections
written for Painter 6 (notations for Painter 5 included)
by Jinny Brown  e-mail
all images and text on this page copyright 1994 - 2001, Jinny Brown
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This tutorial teaches the simple steps to create your own e-maps, save them as Patterns, and apply them to text and selections.

1. Open a new Canvas, 300 x 300 pixels, 300 ppi

NOTE: This size is good for a reasonably sized e-map Pattern, though you may want to create larger images to save as e-map Patterns later. Remember that this size and larger images take up space and memory when running Painter and you can save custom Patterns in your own Pattern Libraries to load only when you want to use them. 

(Read the Painter User Guide, Chapter 1 The Painter Workspace,
Libraries and Movers section.)
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... 2. Paint, Fill, or insert other images to cover the Canvas with color, and apply any  Effects you like.
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3. In the Effects menu, choose Surface Control, Quick Warp. The default setting is Sphere showing the image as a sphere surrounded by a solid color background. If you've recently used Quick Warp and the settings are different, check Sphere and adjust the sliders until you get the above described result.

4. Select, All (or Ctrl/Command+A) to select the entire Canvas.

5. In the Art Materials' Patterns section menu, choose Capture Pattern and give it a unique and descriptive name, one not already used by Painter.

Use this new e-map Pattern to apply Reflection to any text or selection: With the normal Text tool, Apply Surface Texture; use Dynamic Text; or Apply Surface Texture to a selection, then apply Bevel World. Only the e-map shown in Step 3 was used to create the following examples:

In the Effects menu, Surface Control, Apply Surface Texture:
e-map Reflection applied to text created using the Text tool.
In the Objects palette, Dynamic Layers section, Dynamic Text
e-map Reflection applied to text.
(Painter 5: This feature is not available in Painter 5 and earlier versions.)
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In the Objects palette, Dynamic Layers section, Bevel World
e-map Reflection applied to an empty selection for five different effects. 
(Painter 5: This feature is found in the Objects palette, Plug-in Floaters section.)
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Happy e-mapping! :o)
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