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One of our readers suggested we write a tutorial explaining how to do this cool text effect. On the Dragonforce logo above, the basis of my typography was sketched on paper first and then vectored in Illustrator using the Pen Tool. The process for creating the base logo is not included in this tutorial. Here are some more examples: So in order to get this effect, we will need both Adobe Illustrator CS2 or higher and Adobe Photoshop. You can see the kind of effect we are going to create. Step 1: Prepare your base logo or typeface. We will use our Dragonforce Logo as our base, but you can simply use your favorite font. 1a: Open up Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop 1b: Create your base text (just type something out using a bold font) Step 2: Make a new document in Photoshop You’ll need to make a new document in Photoshop that’s 2500×2500 pixels and 300 DPI. Step 3: Back in Illustrator, select your inner most shape in your text and copy it. Step 4: Paste it into your new Photoshop document. Related:  photo editing

Eye Sharpening - Photoshop Tutorial - 416 Studios With this tutorial you can create amazing, bright eyes within minutes. First retouch, adjust levels and do all necessary colour corrections on your image. With a Lasso Tool (L) select the eyes (hold Shift key to add to selection). Hit Ctrl+J to copy selection to a new layer. You can copy the whole layer instead of selecting eyes but applying the filter to the large area like this may take a while on slower computers. Use Smart Sharpen filter on the eyes, the choice of right settings will depend on the size of your file. Add a layer mask to the sharpened layer, then using a white soft brush on 50% bring back paint only iris’ and pupils to expose the sharpened eyes. Using levels brighten the whole picture and then copy mask from previous layer to select only eyes by holding Alt while dragging the sharpened mask (“layer 1” in the pic) onto the “levels 2” layer. Reduce opacity of the colour layer to make the eyes look more natural. And voilà, the image is ready.

30 Best Photoshop 3D Text Effect Tutorials Early this year, I shared with you some “30 Astonishingly Fresh Examples of 3D Typography“. Now we have 30 of the best Photoshop 3D text effect tutorials rounded up for everyone who wants to create their own stunning 3D text effect. 3D text effect is a strong and eye-catching text effect, and quite easy to create as opposed to many preconceptions that only hardcore digital artists or designers can do this. So if you’re looking for the best looking and stunning 3D text effect tutorials for you to learn, look no further. 1. 3D Flowery Text Effect 2. 3D Text Scene 3. 4. 3D Text Blocks 5. 6. 7. 3-D text with some extreme lighting 8. 9. 3D Cliff Text 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 3D Toy Text Tutorial 15. 16. 17. 3D Text Shatter Effect 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Fuck Yeah Resources 40 beautiful and creative typography designs to inspire | 2experts Design - Web Design and Graphic Design Blog Below you’ll find a collection of 40 beautiful and creative typography designs to inspire you that will allow you to expand your knowledge base of what typography really is. [postadsense] dafont.com Design a Dark, Moody Movie Poster Design a Dark, Moody Movie Poster Final Image Here is a preview of the image that we are going to be creating: Step 1 Start by creating a new document (600X650px). Fill your canvas with 343030. Paste in your ‘foggy city’ photo, positioning it at the bottom of your canvas: Now apply a layer mask, and use a large, soft black paintbrush at around 20% opacity to mask off the top of your city photo, blending it into your main background: Now apply a hue/saturation adjustment layer to your cityscape layer (using a clipping mask). Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer Settings: Hue: 0 Saturation: -100 Lightness: 0 Step 2 Now repeat step 1, but add some cloudy sky (see the resources section for this tutorial) to the top of your canvas: Step 3 Now download the rust texture found in the resources section for this tutorial. Now reduce this layer’s opacity to 10%. This should add a subtle extra level of detail to your background: Step 4 Create a new layer called ‘watercolor brushes dark’. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9

How to make a see-through to image text effect in Photoshop This is a really simple trick to creating an ordinary photograph with some text into an engaging image. I also have a GIMP version! See-Through Text Effect in Photoshop 1. Open your chosen image in PhotoshopNow, add a New Layer – Fill with a colour that matches:I used a Dark Blue: 1a2932 Starting-Photograph and Colour (Click to view larger) 2. Grab the Text Tool – make a text box, same size as imageType your ‘text’ in capitalsSettings: Font: Gill Sans Ultra Bold, Size: 720px, Justify: Right, Spacing: 600, -100, (Dependent on image size, mine is: 4592×3506 pixels)Space out your text best as possible, as shown:Click the image to check settings: Adding Text (Click to view larger) 3. Now on Text layer, go Right Click –> Rasterize Layer Then, go Select –> Color Range… Click on text, with 0 Fuzziness: Selecting Text (Click to view larger) 3.b. Add Vector Mask 3.c. Create Clipping Mask on Photo 4. Deleting Text (Click to view larger) That’s it! Download the PSD! Written by Mike

How to Create Your Own Planets Using Your Panoramas Scene opens to solar winds gently blowing intergalactic tumbleweeds past the open porch door. An eerie quiet blankets the solar system. We don’t know about you, but ever since those astronomers kicked Pluto out of the party, we’ve been feeling mighty lonely over here on planet Earth. But wait! We’ve just the solution: Our pal Dirk wrote up a tutorial that shows you how to turn any panorama or landscape photograph into a full-fledged planet! Best of all, once you’ve selected an image to work with, the process takes only 5 minutes. There are special moments in the life of any photographer that suddenly change his view of his hobby (or profession). Getting my first analog SLR (Nikon N2000/F301 in 1988)Getting my first digital camera (Kodak DC120 in 1997)Discovering a software that could stitch together photos into a seamless panorama (MGI PhotoVista 2.0 in 2002)Discovering the rather simple instructions to create my own planet Two samples: Click either image to see it larger. More Samples

Illustrative Lettering Creative Session Wrap | Psdtuts+ It's a wrap. This session has covered a mix of illustrative lettering articles on theory and in depth case studies. We've taken a close look at various artist's work and their various processes of constructing illustrative lettering. Illustrative Lettering CS Content Developing a Passion for Illustrative LetteringIn this article I'd like to present some thoughts and theories that I use for creating illustrative lettering. Your Thoughts on this Illustrative Lettering Session We'd love to here your feedback and suggestions on how to improve Creative Sessions. Coming Soon, Digital Illustration Creative Sessions Our next session will be on digital illustration.

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