Posts Tagged ‘Text’

Create an Animated, Glittering, Valentine’s Day Text Effect

February 4, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Smart objects are powerful layers in Photoshop that allow you to make non-destructive edits. In this tutorial, we will use smart objects to help build a custom text effect as well as a complex, animated texture. By working with smart objects, we will be able to quickly update our scene simply by editing the smart objects. Let’s get started!1. Creating the TextStep 1Create a new document. I’m creating my document at 1200px x 900px in order to be versatile. Step 2Select the Type Tool (T) and add the desired text. Make sure it is centered and fills the...

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Create an Easy Realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

January 21, 2014  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

Photoshop layer styles are very versatile in nature. They are also a great time saver and offer a lot of flexibility during editing and reuse. Popular layer styles like glass, chrome and gold are very much in demand in every day Photoshop work. In this tutorial we will explore an easy, but realistic Gold Text Effect in Photoshop. Once you are done, you can use this style in your other projects also by simply copying and pasting. So, let’s get started! Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 40 minutes Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Step...

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Create a 3D Ice Text Effect With Modo and Photoshop

December 17, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , ,  |  Comments Off

While Photoshop allows us to do many things, often, the final outcome we are looking for just can’t be accomplished using Photoshop alone. One of the best things about Photoshop, however, is that it almost always has a role in modern design workflows, especially in 3D. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a 3D ice text effect using Modo to sculpt the 3D models and Photoshop for texturing and post-production. Let’s get started!Speed Art Video 1. Create 3D LettersStep 1Create new document and select empty Mesh item in the Item List.Change its name to: Frost txtIn...

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How to Create Arcade Text Effect

December 16, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , ,  |  Comments Off

This is a very simple tutorial that will show you how to use Photoshop’s Layer Styles, an awesome tip for creating 3D-like shadow, and a splatter brush, to create a bright Arcade-inspired text effect. Final Image Note: Original tutorial published on some years ago. Tutorial was updated and now republished. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (CS3+ versions will work as well) Estimated Completion Time: 25 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Resources Age font. Black-Purple Grunge texture by 27screams. Monster Splatter Brush Set by miskis. Step 1 Create a new 900 × 690 px document, place the “Black-Purple Grunge texture” image on top of the Background layer, then go...

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Create a “Sports Center” Style 3D Text Effect Using Photoshop and Filter Forge

December 9, 2013  |  Photoshop  |  , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off

If you have ever watched a sporting event on television, you have probably noticed some of the 3D graphics that television networks use during the programming. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create your own "Sports Center" inspired graphics using Photoshop CS6′s 3D capabilities combined with Filter Forge. In the process, we will show you how to use several tools including basic shapes, gradients, patterns, and textures. Let’s get started!Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Sci-Fi Mega Metal 1 by Ronjonie3 Way Color Correction by TinkerpixelMister Belvedere Font.Gradient-shapes for Photoshop by Ilnanny.Metal...

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