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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]

3D in Photoshop CS6 – Basic Materials

March 19, 2013

In this tutorial, we dive more deeply into the world of 3D in Photoshop CS6. Building on the extrusions from the previous video, we add some basic materials, create some texture and then composite our 3D object into a scene. [More]

Splitting 3D Text in Photoshop CS6

November 20, 2012

Photoshop CS6 brings us a great new 3D interface, with a great deal of new capability for working with our 3D objects. One new feature is the ability to split apart text into separate letters after the 3D text has been created. In today’s video, you’ll learn how to create 3D text, and how to split it apart. [More]

Simple Grunge Text in Photoshop

September 28, 2011

This month I thought I’d show you how to make a simple grunge effect for text using a very simple technique utilising a very powerful feature found in the Layer Styles dialogue box. Step 1. [More]

Text Chiselled in Stone with Photoshop

July 19, 2011

This week’s tip is a two-for-one, bringing you some classic techniques. We’ll create a nice stone texture, then carve some text in it using layer styles, as well as a few additional tricks. [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]

Editing shapes in Photoshop

May 10, 2011

In this week’s tip, we’ll look at some fast and easy ways to start with existing shapes (vector paths) in Photoshop, apply some quick modifications, and make the shapes into your own unique [More]
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