I used PSP 12 for doing the printing in sand effect. To convert to for CS3 users I saw this tutorial on Stone Text Effect HERE How I did the sand writing on my Seaside Adventure. Font in example fONTASTIC Once you have your title done, change it to a Raster layer, you can then add a effects to it. Effects / Cutout offset: vertical 5 Horizontal 10 Attributes: Opacity 60 Blur 5 Color Shadow #8f4d21 For the shadow color I used the dropper tool to pick up one of the darker colors in the backgroud. fill interior color #e5be8b When choosing the color I used the dropper tool to pick one of the lighter colors in the background for the fill color.