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6 Quick’n’Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch

6 Quick’n’Dirty Photoshop Text Effects From Scratch
Photoshop is great for embellishing display text with little effects. When you add layer styles into the equation, you have the added benefit of the styles being easily transferable. In this tutorial I'll show you how to make six different effects using just layer styles. So really this is like six tutorials in one! All six of these effects use just layer styles. Quick Gold Text There are a lot of ways to make "gold" text. The font we're using here is Trajan—a very elegant typeface that suits gold text. First the top layer, which is made with the usual suspects—a bevel, a gradient overlay, and so on. This is the layer that gives the depth to our letters. There are a lot of ways to make "gold" text. 3D Metallic Text This effect is actually just a variation on the gold text. To try something slightly different, I also applied a text warp. Now if you apply a Bulge to one of the layers, but not the other, you get a slight distortion that looks neat. DoubleType HyperColor Thin Metal Digg

How to Create 3D Text Blocks in Photoshop In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a 3D Blocks text effect. You need to have Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended to practice this tutorial. This will be fun and I'm sure you can do lots of cool things using this technique. Final Image Preview Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Video Tutorial Our video editor Gavin Steele has created this video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. Step 1 Before we start, you may want to download the font that we'll use in this tutorial. Create a new document 1000 pixels wide and 600 pixels high. Step 2 Create a new layer and name it "Mosaic." Step 3 Select the "Background" layer in the Layers Palette and hit Command + J to duplicate it. Step 4 In the Layers Palette select all the layers other than the "Background" layer. Step 5 Now we have a 3D object and we are viewing it from the front. Get the 3D Orbit Tool and drag to orbit the camera. Step 6 There are different rendering presets in Photoshop. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11

50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials - Smashing Magazine Photoshop’s text and layer tools can be used to create some really awesome effects. We’ve put together a list of 60 of the best tutorials we could find to help you stay up to date on the latest trends and techniques. You’ll find some really cool grunge and glass styles (plus a few surprises!) Courtesy: LemonDesign1 Instead of listing 100 plus tutorials that you’ll bookmark never to come back, we’ve decided to take you through the basics of typography, hopefully inspiring and then teaching you. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: Introduction to Typography Link Typography is the art of arranging type, designing type, and modifying type glyphs. Here are some resources to give you further insight: The Wisest Mind Has Something Yet to Learn Link And we, too, never stop being inspired, learning and creating: How to Choose the Right Type Link Guess if you can, choose if you dare. Resources to Live by Link Here Come the Tutorials Link Go Crazy with 3D Link Chunky 3D letters33

A Slick Supernatural Text Effect In this tutorial we'll be creating a smoky night effect on text to give it an eerie supernatural sort of feel. It's a good exercise in using the Wave distortion filter... Step 1 The first thing we need for our image is a background. We're going to use a quick star-sky background. There are lots of tutorials around for this effect, and it's actually a simple two-step process: clouds + noise. So on a new blank canvas, start by choosing a dark blue color - #18323a - and black and then go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Step 2 Now create a new layer, fill it with black, and go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and use values roughly as shown below. Step 3 Now that is way too much noise, so go to Image > Adjustment > Levels (or Ctrl+L) and bring those sliders together until you see most of the 'stars' vanish as shown. Step 4 Now set the stars layer's blending mode to Screen so that the black vanishes and just the stars remain. Step 5 Step 6 Now we add our text. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12 Step 13

How to Create a 3D Text Photo Manipulation By Tyler Denis In this intermediate-level graphic design tutorial, you’ll learn how to realistically superimpose a beautiful three-dimensional text object onto a living room scene with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop. Final result Below, you’ll see the preview of the photo manipulation scene that we’ll be creating together – you can click on it to see the full-scale version. Let’s get this thing rolling, shall we? Opening the stock photo in Illustrator 1 We are going to use a free stock photo of a living room called Home Interiors 1 by Jeinny Solis. 2 Open the Home Interiors 1 photo in Illustrator by choosing File > Open… (Ctrl + O). Placing the text onto the canvas 3 Use the Type Tool (T) to add the text "Dd" onto the canvas. 4 Resize the text by activating the Selection Tool (V), holding down the Shift key to keep the text proportional, and then dragging the transform controls appropriately so that the size is roughly the same size as the following figure. Adjusting the guide layer’s hue

Useful Photoshop Tips And Tricks For Photo Retouching - Smashing Magazine Advertisement When it comes to designing in Photoshop, there is a myriad of ways one could use to achieve a certain result, especially when it comes to photo retouching. Designers use technique they are most confident as well as comfortable with, which is great because it’s always useful to peek into the workflow of our colleagues and learn new design approaches. I’ll be covering some of the useful techniques and tricks which I’ve learned from my experience. Here is a short overview of the techniques we’ll be covering: Naturally Increased Light The light of the sun creates texture. Increase light on a separate layer. Then use the brush tool with a soft brush, and hold the Alt/Option key to pick up colors from the area that you want to brighten. The blending mode “Color Dodge” creates realistic results. Simulate Infrared Images Trees and bushes should now shine in the typical white, and the sky should appear almost black. It’s almost like an infrared image. Levels Controlling Mid-Tone Contrasts

Quick Grungy Poster In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a sort of grunge poster. We will learn how to make some elements look a bit dirty, create textures, and add some depths to the elements using shadows and blend modes. Step 1 Create a new document. Step 2 Set the background color to black and the foreground color to white. Step 3 Select the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and type PSD. Step 4 Rotate the group like the image below. Step 5 Using the Pen Tool (P), create some shapes to fill the gaps before the P, the S, and the D. Step 6 If you use Photoshop CS3 convert the yellow, red, and blue shapes to Smart Filters and go to Texture>Texturizer again. Step 7 Now select the white lines and using the Layer Styles, select Drop Shadow. Step 8 Double-click on the PSD text layer and in the Layer Style box, select Drop Shadow This time let's make a bigger and stronger shadow. Step 9 Create a new layer and name it "dirty." Step 10 Step 11 Select the white objects again and create a new layer. Step 12 Step 13 Step 14

Metal Text Under 12 O’clock Spot Light « PsAwesome★ Awesome Photoshop Tutorials In this Awesome★ Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create a metal text which is illuminated from above, casting shadow. Basic transformations, some filters and actions will be covered through out this tutorial. Have fun. Awesome★ Tutorial Video >> Metal Text Under 12 O’clock Spot Light Download the video of this tutorial for just 1$. Here’s the Final Image Before we start lets see the final image we’ll create through out this tutorial. Create the Text Before you start, you may want to download the font used in this tutorial here. Metal Look the easy Way Create a new layer named "Metal" and fill it with 90% grey. Some Styles Select the "Awesome" layer in the Layers Palette and apply a Drop Shadow Layer Style with these settings: Blend Mode => Multiply, Opacity => 75%, Angle => 90, Distance => 2px, Size => 8px. Did you Say Shadow? Make Room For the Shadow! Action! Action! Drop the Shadow – More Action!

Photo Editing - Faces Tucia Photo Enhancements I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. The tools I describe in this article are great for improving photos, but Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. Tucia's photo editors can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available. How To Take Better Pictures With A Digital Camera Use the following tips to help make your digital photos go from just okay to great. 1. You don't want to find trees growing out of people's heads or a passing vehicle to draw attention from your subject. 2. 3. Also don't shoot just face on to the person, try a little to the side, a three quarter view, so that you see more of their face. 4. 6.

Give a Medieval Game Logo a Rough Stone Look Designers are often asked to take a pre-existing one or two-color logo and give it dimension. In today’s tutorial we will take a black and white logo and give it a rough stone look in just a few short steps using textures and layer styles. Let’s get started! Resources The following resources were used during the production of this tutorial. Step 1 Create a new document that is 1200x750 px and download the Caribbean font. Once you are done, rasterize both layers and duplicate them. Step 2 Now merge the layer with the stroke with an empty layer to rasterize the stroke and get rid of the layer style. Step 3 To add texture to the word “medieval.” place the Stained Concrete texture over the text. Step 4 Select the new texture Medieval layer and go to layer style then check "bevel and emboss" and enter the values like its shown below. Step 5 To make the bevel effect more prominent, dodge and burn it as shown below. Step 6 Use this Concrete Texture to add to the word “game.” Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

Create an Editable On Screen Text Effect using Smart Objects « PsAwesome★ Awesome Photoshop Tutorials In this Awesome★ Photoshop tutorial, i’m going to show you how to create an editable screen shot text effect. You can easily edit the text, you don’t need to repeat all steps from scratch, just double click the text layer and change it. This tutorial also has some good applications of Smart Objects. Have fun. Here is the Final Image Before we start lets see the final image we’ll create through out this tutorial. Before You Start | Tutorial Details: Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS4Adobe Photoshop CS (step 7 won’t work)Tutorial Time: Difficulty Level:★★★★★ Files to Download: No files needed Create a New Document Lets start by creating a new document which is 900 x 600 pixels at a resolution of 300 pixels/inch, make sure Color Mode is set to RGB. Create the RGB Pattern Fill the Background with Black. Create the Text Now you can delete all shape layers and clear the guides by going to View > Clear Guides. Apply the Pattern Create a new layer on top and name it "Pattern".

Photoshop Actions: How to Use them, and how to create your own by Adrienne Cleveland (all rights reserved) This Tip is intended to be a very basic introduction for people wanting to learn how to use actions in Photoshop. We offer Photoshop actions, including some freebies, and this tip will tell you how you can record your own. Using Photoshop actions can make your life easier and help you edit your photos more quickly. Basically, actions are nothing more than a series of normal Photoshop operations recorded so you can run them in sequence quickly, without having to remember just what steps to do, and in what order. The Actions Window Loading Actions There are several methods of loading actions, but we'll talk about two: Using the Photoshop Actions Menu (Windows or Mac) Drag and drop (Windows) Drag and drop (Mac) Running Actions Let's assume that we want to run one of the frame actions from ACsFlexibleFrames. Recording/Creating Actions Re-recording a Step to Change the Default Values A Simple Example