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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]

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]

Instant Valentines Day Card with Photoshop

February 11, 2011

Valentines day is fast approaching, so here at TipSquirrel we've got the perfect tutorial for you. Depending on your point of view, this technique will either help you make a very personal and romantic valentines card, that truly expresses your deep and undying love... or... it can save you a load of time and small fortune on shop bought cards. Either way watch the video to discover exactly how it's all done. [More]

Join Photos to Make Text in Photoshop CS5

January 14, 2011

Here’s a great little technique that makes use of one of the best new features that Adobe added in Photoshop. It’s called mini bridge and as the name suggests it’s the little brother of the [More]

Stripy Text with Photoshop Layer Styles

December 1, 2010

More text antics with Photoshop. We shall try and create this… Step 1. Start by creating a new Photoshop Document, I used 1024×768 at 72 ppi, but as always its really up to you. I then set [More]

Working with type on a path

November 16, 2010

Back in the days before Photoshop CS, type on a path was the domain of Adobe Illustrator. With CS, and every version since, Adobe added type on a path to the arsenal of tools available to Photoshop [More]

Photoshop in the 3rd Dimension

September 20, 2010

For artists and designers who have been working with Photoshop, Illustrator and other traditional 2-dimensional graphics programs, the thought of moving into 3D can be intimidating. And, in earlier [More]

XOR Text Effect with Photoshop

August 31, 2010

XOR is a technical term that comes to us from computer science, but in Photoshop we see it all the time. It is the computer graphics effect that causes our cursor to always be a different color from [More]
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