Using your magic wand tool touch the white mortar. You want to get all the mortar selected. If it doesn't, go to selections-modify-select similar. If that makes more than the mortar select, than try another brick pattern.
Go to selections-modify-expand. Expand by 1 pixel. Press the delete key on your keyboard.
Ok, listen up, this is a little fast but I know you will understand it, take it slowly!
Selections-save to alpha disk.click ok. Selections-select none. Selections-load from alpha disk. Keep the marching ants up and flood fill with a light gray color.
Effects-inner bevel at these settings:
Here is what you should have so far:
On another layer use a grafitti font to write in the text. I slanted mine with the deformation tool.
Keep that layer selected, Selections-load from alpha disk.
Hit the delete key a couple of times. Apply a little drop shadow.
Crop as needed and here is the finished product:
Here is another one I made using a different font and different bricks.
And one with a doll and color changing animation:
Enjoy and if you are a member of Gracious Ladies Animated Signatures, I would LOVE to see what you may have come up with, please post them in the members graphics album!! Toodles---- Karen