Step 1
Open up a blank image in Photofiltre. Click the gradient button and make your settings as mine.

Step 2
Click the text tool and write your text. Instead of clicking OK, click Transform to Selection.

Step 3
Right click on the selection and select Stroke and Fill.

Step 4
Save this pattern.

Step 5
Right click on the selection and select Stroke and Fill. Go to your Pictures folder for the Fill part and find the pattern you just saved.

Step 6
Go to Edit >> Fade Stroke and Fill >> 15%.

Step 7
Click Ctrl-C to copy the text.

Step 8
Go to Selection >> Expand >> 3.

Step 9
Save this pattern.

Step 10
Right click on the selection and select Stroke and Fill. Go to your My Pictures folder for the Fill part and find the pattern you just saved.

Step 11
Click Ctrl-V to paste your text.