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How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop

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!

CSS: Design Out Of The Box Are you tired of your typical columned and boxed layout? It is time to learn how to break out of the box and do something creative. In this post, I've collected some of the best examples that are designed out of the box. I've also provided some quick CSS tips with demo files on how to break out of the box by creatively using background images and the CSS position property. Example 1: Huge Inc What really captured my attention on the Huge site is the header design. Additional Screencaps: 2 , 3 Example 2: Jason Santa Maria With the amount of effort and details that Jason input on his site, no doubt it is one of the best designer sites around. Additional Screencaps: 2 , 3 Example 3: A Brief Message Similar to Jason Santa Maria's website, each post on features a different image and CSS stylesheet. Additional Screencaps: 2 , 3 Example 4: Trent Walton puts the focus on the header, where each post displays a different background image and typesetting. Example 6: Fox

Text In Stitches | Text Effects Introduction Over the years as a graphic designer I’ve accumulated a wealth of custom brushes, shapes and actions that I keep carefully organized and labeled for future use. The brush set I’ll be sharing with you today has been in my collection for probably five of six years and every once in a while I’ll find a good reason to load it into my brushes palette. If you’ve never done that before, don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it as we go. If you’re playing along at home you should download the brush set before we get started. Step 1 Lets go ahead and begin by opening a new document in Photoshop. Since stitching on a plain white canvas is a little silly, lets go ahead and spice up the Background layer with a little texture. Step 2 Now that our Background layer is unlocked we’re going to add a Pattern Overlay Layer Style to it which will give us a quick and easy denim background to work with. Next we need to load a new set of Patterns into the Pattern Picker. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7

online portfolio of freelance web designer Cristiana Bardeanu Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Photoshop Applying texture to a text effect can be a lot of fun. In this tutorial we will explain how to create a baseball-inspired text effect using layer styles, patterns, and brushes. Let's get started! The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Create a new document that is 1024 x 645 px. You can use any other values for the Height and Width depending on the text you are going to create. Download the Grass Texture 1, and place it on top of your "Background" layer, then resize it as needed. Rename the layer to "Grass Texture". The grass colors are a bit dark and desaturated. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels, and change the Highlights value to 226. Create the text using the font Merkin. Press the Ctrl/Cmd key and click the text layer's icon to create a selection. Go to Select > Modify > Expand, and type in 15. Create a new layer below the text layer and call it "Stroke". Set the Foreground color to #e7e7e7, and fill the selection with that color.

How to Get Web Design Clients: Five Factors You Must Address - W The first thing you notice when you become a freelance web designer is how quickly you also need to become a salesman. Web design clients do not come floating through the door, you have to go out and get them. And the second thing you notice when you become a freelance web designer is how darn hard this process can be. In this post I am going to give you some crucial tips on how you can get a web design clients by addressing some extremely important factors. The very first thing you need to address is how your website is going to make that business more money. The wonderful thing about selling a person a website is that you never have to lie. Here are some basic ways you can introduce them to the idea that a website will make a business money: More people now use Google than any other method to search for a business Explain to the client that Google is now bigger than all the local phone books, radio ads, etc. Always bring it back to how this website is going to make them money.

How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!). The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines. Unlike the basic halftone line effect used in other tutorials, this method actually uses curved and wavy lines that vary in weight to produce an accurate replica of this classic illustration technique. Enter 4mm in the Size option and apply 11 ridges in the settings. Change the Selection option to Shadows then hit OK.

10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials The letterpress type treatment (or as I call it, inset text treatment) can be easily done in Photoshop. In this article, you’ll find a collection of tutorials from various parts of the web that will teach you how to create this awesome text effect using common graphics applications (and a couple using just CSS). Check out my own tutorial here on Six Revisions called How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop. You may also want to peruse the Beautiful Examples of Inset Typography in Web Design collection for design inspiration and usage examples. 1. The Line25 Web Design blog has a tutorial and showcase all-in-one article that features great examples of the text effect as well as a method for creating it in Photoshop. 2. MyInkBlog, a great resource for graphic and web designers, regularly publishes awesome tutorials and one of them that features a see-through letterpress text effect. 3. Creating your text in Adobe Illustrator lends you flexibility in resizing it without loss in fidelity.

Reader Tutorial: Typography Wallpaper in Photoshop We have accepted some tutorials from readers and we think it's really good to open the blog, so anyone can share their skills with the community. Because of that, we will start the "Reader Tutorial" series. If you have or want to write a tutorial and publish it here on Abduzeedo, just send it via email to us. Hey guys this is Creative Volition, an advertising and design agency based out of South Florida. Here is a quick tutorial from one of our latest designs. Step 1 Create a new document at 1200 x 800 pixels with a resolution of 72dpi. Step 2 Hide all vectors and create a new text box. Step 3 Text settings: 16pt font, Regular, 16pt height spacing, Color #404040. Step 4 Continue to copy/paste the text until it fills the entire canvas. Step 5 Once the text box is filled completely with the copy begin to rotate the box clockwise in about a 45 degree angle. Step 6 Make one of the smart objects visible. Step 7 Once the marching ants appear, hide your smart object so you can see the selection. Step 8

How To Be a Consultant, a freelancer or an independent contracto This is a series of pages that guide you through the creation and operation of a successful consulting business. I’ve written this after running a fairly successful consultancy business in the mid-90’s and reviving this business in 2008. I’m primarily active in software, so some of the things in here will be skewed in that direction, but I’ll do my best to keep it general, and to make it ‘location independent’. The reason I wrote this up is because on the Hacker News forum people will post questions regarding freelancing, and given the nature of the medium it is not always feasible to put all the time and effort into writing an answer as good as possible. This book assumes several things: that you have a skill that this skill is marketable that you are willing to work reasonably hard that you have some self discipline If all of those are answerable with ‘yes’ then there is no reason why you could not run a business of your own. You will also make a half decent living.

22 Best Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials, Part I Typography means a lot in any medium kind of presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner or just a title; being able to inject creativity into it not only help in delivering the message across, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer. Good typography design is not easy, or should I say getting the type match and speaks for the product is often a very challenging job. Here are some of the best Photoshop text effects tutorials on the web, and as usual it’s the creativity that counts. ‘Bee Movie’ Text Effect Metal Text EffectReally metallic chrome effect.

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Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices « Smashing M Advertisement Call to action in web design — and in user experience (UX) in particular — is a term used for elements in a web page that solicit an action from the user. The most popular manifestation of call to action in web interfaces comes in the form of clickable buttons that when clicked, perform an action (e.g. "Buy this now!") or lead to a web page with additional information (e.g. How can we create effective call to action buttons that grab the user’s attention and entice them to click? Best Practices for Effective Call to Action Buttons Designing call to action buttons into web interfaces requires some forethought and planning; it has to be part of your prototyping and information architecture processes in order for them to work well. Draw user attention with size In web pages, the size of an element relative to its surrounding elements indicates its importance: the larger the element is, the more important it is. Size of call to action button versus surrounding elements