How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop
By Jacob Gube In this beginning-level design tutorial, I’ll show you how to apply a beautiful and super-easy text treatment in Photoshop: the inset text effect. It’s also often called the letterpress effect because it looks similar to text created by a Letterpress printer. Final Result Here’s a preview of what we’re about to create. Creating the Photoshop document 1 Let’s start with the basics: setting up the Photoshop document. Styling the Background Layer 2 We’ll add a Gradient Overlay layer style onto the default Background layer. 3 Double-click on the Background layer’s thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box. 4 Double-click on the left Color Stop and enter the color value of a dark blue shade (#003471) which will be the color at the bottom of the canvas. 5 Lets give the background a light source from the top left corner of the canvas. 7 Set your Foreground color to white (#FFFFFF). Creating the Inset Type 9 Let’s center the text in our canvas. We’re done!