I love playing with styles and would like to learn to do them well so this was a great exercise for me and I may have gone just a tad bit overboard.
I created a number of different styles, many with patterns. The majority are uploaded at:
I've used a few on various text examples here and my favorite on a PS custom shape in the next graphic.
the style i used to make the "bold" text was created after i uploaded the styles to the class folder. if anyone would like it, i'd be happy to send it to you. you can e-mail me at aemoses AT comcast.net. BE SURE TO CHANGE "AT" TO @ AND REMOVE SPACES.
Such fun and such great instructions.
I tried do some variations that would work well with larger graphics and text and some that would work well with narrow graphics and text. I was more successful with the former than the latter.