Add some extra style to headlines and other areas of important text on your web pages with the Texturizer Widget for Adobe Muse. The text remains live, so it's great for SEO, too!
The widget is easy to use and comes with 5 preset textures and effects to get you up and running. You can also create your own textures; click the link below to view a short tutorial on how to create alpha textures in Photoshop.
Please note: the effects are currently only supported by Safari and Chrome; text will appear on unsupported browsers without the effects applied.
Browse to the location where you downloaded the widget file. Extract the contents of the file. Double-click the .mulib file to import it into the Library. This will launch Muse if it's not already open.
Alternatively, once you’ve unarchived the file, you can import the widget into the library by clicking the Import Muse Library icon at the base of the Library Panel.
Once it's imported the new widget will appear in the Library panel as a folder containing one or more items..
Start by dragging and dropping the widget onto the page from the Library. It's best to do this on your site's base master page if you want the effects to available site-wide. The widget's image won't show up when the page is previewed/published.
The widget's option panel will open. The first setting is the Style Name. This can either be an existing style preset, or completely new style. There's no restriction to the style name, other than it cannot contain spaces, which are generally replaced with hyphens. In this case we're going to use one of the texture presets; it's a distressed effect so we'll name the style grunge-texture.
The next step is to choose the texture overlay. Click the Add File button. The file picker will open. Browse to where you saved the widget folder. Open the Example Textures folder. Select the grunge.png file. Click Open to import the image.
Note: the effect requires the image to be a PNG so the file picker is locked to only select .png files.
Note: You can skip this and the next step if you're applying the effect to an existing style.
Click the frame you want to apply the texture to. Now open the Graphic Styles panel. Click the New Style icon at the bottom of the panel. A new style named Style will be created.
We need to set the name of the style to match the name we set in the widget. Double-click the new style we created in the previous step. The style settings dialog opens. Type in the widget style name.
There's no live preview for the effect. Click the Preview button to open Muse's internal preview, or go to File > Preview Page in Browser. All being well, the text should appear similar to the example image.