Install the font or just double click the font
and minimize it.
Type in your name or logo. Stroke is Nil and Fill is black.
I use the vector setting so I can make it the
size I want.
Click on the magic wand, Click inside the font,
Hold the CTRL (control)
If you didn't use the vector setting, add a layer, move it under the text....
Fill this layer with the color, pattern or gradient you want.
I used eyecandy 4000 bevel boss
Merge visible the color and the text layer.
There you go!
Fast and easy.