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Punch Through Text Effect in Photoshop

December 28, 2015

In this video I use text and Shape layers to create a really simple, but effective, text effect inside of Photoshop. While I'm there I'll also use a few layer effects to make the text a little more interesting including Bevel, Drop Shadow and the sadly underestimated Satin (I like Satin) [More]

Draft Text Effect in Photoshop

July 5, 2013

Photoshop comes with a bucket full of fonts as standard but let’s be honest, on the whole they are all very worthy and extremely dull. So in this tutorial I’m going to show you a simple trick that you can apply to any font to change it from dreary to dynamic. The effect I’m aiming for is similar to how a designer might have drafted out text in years gone by. We’ll be adding guide lines, sketch marks and wobbly lines and it’s all done using standard Photoshop filters and a few layer tricks. [More]

Format Text In Photoshop With Kerning and Tracking

June 3, 2013

Photoshop does a great job of formatting text and can be quite intuitive. Sometimes however you have to get stuck in a finesse it yourself. In this Photoshop tutorial video, I take a look at kerning and tracking before finishing off the text effect with a few Layer Styles and Blend Mode combinations. [More]

Movie Poster Credit Template for Photoshop

June 19, 2012

Imagine my delight when I came across this great font which has all the relevant parts incorporated into it. To get the ‘Music by’ or ‘Costume Design’ for example takes just a simple keystroke. Brilliant. [More]

Swiss Cheese Text in Photoshop

June 22, 2011

I love typography – its fun and easy. Today I wanted to show you how to make a simple “Swiss cheese effect”. Step 1. Start by making a 1024×768 pixel document and colour it #3f2004, Next [More]

Star Wars Text and Star Field with Photoshop

March 30, 2011

I always enjoy the beginning of star wars, the scrolling text gets me in the mood for a sci-fi fest! 😀 so I thought I’d show you a way of faking it in Photoshop 🙂 Step 1 First go to [More]