Matrix Text Style Tutorial

By Syko/Syked One (c) This tutorial shows you how to get the funky Matrix text style. 1.) Start a new picture (File > New) of any size you want. Make the background black. Select the Type Tool and type something. I used the font 'Matrix'. You can download this font here. Use 72 as a text size. If you use an other size, you'll have to take other settings in the following filters and blending options. Name this layer 'text1'.

2.) Now duplicate the text layer (Layer > Duplicate Layer...). Name that layer 'text2'. Now rasterize the 'text1' layer (Layer > Rasterize > Layer). Do a Motion Blur filter on this layer (Filter > Blur > Motion Blur...). Use an Angle of 0 degrees, and a Distance of 150 pixels. Click OK.

3.) Now go to Hue/Saturation (CTRL+U) and check 'Colorize'. Use the following settings: Hue: 117 Saturation: 74 Lightness: -56 Now duplicate layer 'text1'.

4.) Go to the blending options of 'text2' layer and click on 'Inner Shadow' in the left menu, and use the settings as in the following picture:

5.) Now click on 'Stroke' in the left menu and use the settings as in this picture:

Congrats! You're done. Add a cool background for a better effect.

If you have used this tutorial in any of your creations, you can show them here.

Circular (Editable) Text: Simplified 1. To begin this tutorial, start a new document (I used 450 x 450). Select the 'Background Layer' in the Layers Palette, then hit 'Ctrl + R' to show the Ruler Bar's (If not already visible) Then drag a Horizontal and Vertical Guide from the Ruler Bar to meet at the center point of the new document. TIP: Make sure 'View/Snap' is turned on. Then drag the guides SLOWLY and you will notice that the guide will automatically find the center point of the document.(Applies only to the background layer and individual layers) Then with the 'Ellipse Tool (U)' and 'Paths' turned on in the 'Options Bar', draw a Path and position it to the center of your document, as I have captured to the right. (I also dragged an extra Guide to the top of the Path)

2. Next create a new folder 'Set' in the 'Layers Palette' for all the individual text letter layers. Give this 'Set' a name of 'Text'.

3. Next, Select the 'Type Tool (T)' from the Tool Bar and type the first letter you want to add to the circle. (Be sure these letters appear in your 'Set' labelled 'Text'.) Position the letter at the very top of the circle 'Path'.

4. Next, (A) turn on 'Show Bounding Box' option. Then, (B) then click (but don't transform yet!) on any of the four corner Bounding Box Anchor Points (Red Circle) and you should see the Transform options on the 'Options Bar'.

5. Now, look for the Center 'Reference Point Locator' as I have encircled in red. (This is a zoomed in shot)

6. Here's the crunch of this tutorial. Now click and drag that Center 'Reference Point Locator' to the center of your document , as I have captured.

Then drag to 'Rotate' in the direction and location as I have captured.7.(keeping each letter within the 'Text' Set of the Layers Palette. Once thats done. Do I have to start over? NO! . Repeat this process for each letter you want to rotate on the circle. 9. mouse over the parameter of the text letter until you see the 'Rotate' handlers appear as I have captured. 8. does not appear in alignment.) So the finished circular text.

then (as in step 6) drag the center 'Reference Point Locator' to the center of the document. Advantage of using this method: the text is edit able. Again (as in step 4/b) select any corner of the Bounding Box. Then (B) Select the 'Text' Set in the Layers Palette.10. To align. 11. . This is the final image. Disadvantage: using individual letters TIP: Hit Ctrl + H (key) to hide the original Path and Guides from view. (A) simply make sure 'Show Bounding Box' is turned on. Mouseover (as in step 7) the parameter of the Bounding Box until you see the 'Rotate' handlers. then (as in step 8) drag to rotate until your content with the alignment.


More or less layers may look better. 5.) Now make sure you have the move tool selected Now we'll make the 3d effect. 2005 at 07:42:47 PM EST by hiddens3crets 1. Do it so you have about 20 layers. I'm doing 300 x 300 pixels.) Create a new document.) Fill in the background with white 3.) Simply transfer between pressing the up arrow and the left arrow while holding ctrl + alt. This depends on the size of your font of course. 2. This is what my image looks like now.) Now type in any text you want. .Easy 3D Text This tutorial was written on January 25. Your picture should look similar to this 4. Size doesn't matter. This will create a new layer everytime you press the left / up arrow.

) Now click the eye ball on the original text layer and the background layer.) Hold down ctrl + shift and press e.6. Your pallet should look like this 7. Your pallet should have 3 layers in it now: .

) Select your top layer. NOTE: right click on the top layer and select "Rasterize layer" 10. This will make a selection around your text like so.. . hold down the ctrl button and click on the layer.) Select the gradient tool from the toolbar and make sure that the gradient goes from black to white.) Now switch your 3d layer with the original text layer so the original is the top layer: 9.8.

) Starting below your gradient.11.) Press ctrl + d to deselect your text and you're done! This is my result: . click and bring it up above at a slight angle as illustrated below: 12.

Hold ALT and hit the direction you want the text to go. into that layer. I did down. Hit down around 10 times. Then merge all the text layer. Make the top text layer invisiable. .EXCEPT THE TOP ONE. Then go to Edit>Transform>Skew and make it look like this. any size. Then duplicate the skewed text layer. Type what you want to be 3D on it. Make a new layer and place it here.This is what you will be making in this tutorial: Open a new document.

Then hit Ctrl+U and add these settings to the layer you just merged. .

OUTER GLOW OR DROP SHADOW!!!) · Create a layer under your text-layer and merge them together..Tutorials > 3D Make your fonts 3D!!! · Find a place where you want your 3D-font.. (NOTE: NO OUTER STYLES LIKE STROKE. no transform the perspective like the picture below: · Duplicate the perspective-text-layer and click the first layer and press "DOWN" 30 times! . · Then place your text (any font... any size) in any colour or style you like.

· GOTO Filter>Render>Lightning Effects and make sure that the lower layer is a bit shadowed. (Wich is 30 times!) .... · Click the lower layer and hold ALT and press "UP" as many times as you pressed "DOWN" 2 steps ago..

. ..· Merge ALL the text-layers together and now you can add a dropshadow and maybe change the hue.

you have completed the little laser bit of the button .Step 1: Create a new image in photoshop 88 x 31 . but now you need to make the colour of the laser a yellow color . and use the following settings as shown below:- Step 3: Then go to Filter > Blur > Motion blur . Filter > Artistic > Plastic wrap . Step 2: Now create a new layer then go to . make the images background colour black . Press CTR+U On yout keyboard . and use the following settings as shown below: . and use the following settings as shown below:- Step 4: When you have done this .

and then your button should look something like the following below:- .Step 5: After doing the Hue/Saturation you should have something looking like this below Step 6: Now add your text were ever you want it placing . after that select the laser layer and move it to the left handside aligned in the middle . in imageready go to the animations pallete . and move it a little bit to the right . now select the full image with the marquee tool edit > copy merged. When you have completed this task . select the image again . and copy merge . and then open Imageready . if it looks ok . select the laser layer . then when it reaches half way do the same back . and paste the image . do this as many times as you wish until your laser go across half of your image . now go back onto photoshop . go to File > Save Optimized AS GIF. and click on the tool shown below:- Final Image: When you have done that . you can now play your animation . past into imageready . make sure everytime you move the laser layer you copy merge the layer and paste it into imageready .

or find it confusing. Try to use any word in a font that resembles army text.Army Text Welcome to the Army Text tutorial This tutorial was designed to teach you how to add a military feel to your projects. . Slowly stroke the sides of the letters with varying amounts to add a "fading out" look. I used Times set at 120 points with Faux Bold checked. you may want to take advantage of the Stylus options available in a lot of the paint tools' option palettes. document and type 1 Create a newthe center. right 2 Render the typeTlayer byright of clicking on the to the the layer and choosing Render Layer from the menu 3 Select the Airbrush ( Quick Tip! ) tool from the toolbar and set the painting mode to Dissolve at 40% pressure. don't hesitate to e-mail me. it goes great with wallpapers and interfaces."> Of course the example to the left is just to show you how to this done. Just take it slow and apply this effect over the entire word in the same way. the information is at the bottom of the page. If you need help with it. Checking these boxes allows you to paint more realistically as it reacts to the pressure you apply on the tablet with your pen. If you have a graphics tablet with a pressure sensitive pen. I don't expect you to be able to perform this task that fast.

your text 4 Once you've airbrushed you text you could try and make look more realistic with on of the following methods: 1 ) Add a Noise filter. . Edit>Stroke As you can see the text looks well went placed in front of combat material. it works great all around! The text to the left had a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer added to it to change it's coloring for temporary use with the background. You can also use this method for creating "beat up" or rusty text. Filter>Noise>Add Noise 2 ) Stroke the text with a dark gray color.

In this tutorial I've used the font Barbaric. bar) the anti-aliasing is set to sharp or crisp. Also when you do text make sure that on the text tool options bar(near the top under the file/edit/image etc. Note When doing this tutorial make sure that you use a font that is skinny and not thick or bold.In this tutorial you will learn how to make a text effect like the one shown above. the text effect doesn't work as well as it should. . click the one at the very top that says blending options. Make sure that hte signature has a mid gray.dark gray background. because if it is too light. set the anti aliasing to none. Keep in mind. Fonts like Times New Roman and Century Gothic are often too thick. In this picture the Text Tool is outlined in red on the tool palette(on the left) The signature that has been modded with text is in green. 2) Next on the layers pallete (f7 or window>layers) Near the bottom is a little symbol that resembles an f. click on that then it brings up a little window where you can choose a bunch of options from. Text Effect: 1) Anyway What you want to do is take your text type tool(T on the keyboard or the "T" symbol on the tool pallete) and create some text on a previous signature (ctrl+o or File>Open). And the Text Tool Options Bar is outlined in blue. when using pixel fonts.

the first one it brings up. c-Now click on the bevel and emboss one and use these settings: . b-Now on the left hand side of the blending options click on drop shadow and use these settings: The size can also be put anywhere from 5-10. but 5 looks good too. Set the Fill Opacity to 0.3)Blending Options Window a-In the blending options window. I just used ten in my example.

This can be done with all the settings as well. Especially Satin. you can mess around with these settings depending on how large the text you are making. put in 959595 for the hex value . d-Now go to Satin and use these settings. near the bottom of the new window that pops up. . keep in mind that for the bigger text you are using. e-Go to color overlay and double click the box with the color in it.Note. you can switch around the values 'till you think it looks fine.

please sign up that'd be cool. Make sure to save all your styles that you create Example of what you can make with this: If you like this tutorial and things you see in these forums. now you have made a new style that you can use over and over again by just going to the top left of the blending options window and clicking styles. . Check both boxes (make sure they both have check marks in them) then hit okay. set the blending mode from normal to overlay for the dropdown menu. also if you sign up there'll be more tutorials like this coming your way. and set the scale to 130 instead of 100 near the bottom.Then use these settings: f-Now finally go to the Gradient Overlay. like so: g-Now On the right side click "New Style" and in the thing you can name the new style we've made what ever you want.

.2 px). Next goto Filter->Distort->Polor Coordinates (settings polor to retangular). now invert your picture (Ctrl + I). Next goto Edit->Transform->Rotate 90 ccw.Multiply. now with your top layer selected goto Edit->Fill (settings Forground color. now rasterize your layer right click then rasterize. now change your blending mode to "Hard Light". Steo 3. next stylize your wind two more time Filter->Stylize>Wind. now goto Filter>Stylize->Wind (Settings defaults).Opacity 100%) make sure that your forground color is white. next goto Edit->Transform->Rotate 90 Cw. Step 4. Next goto Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur (Settings 5. Now press (Shift + Ctrl + L). now u should have come out with somthing like i did below. that change your Auto Levels. goto Filter->Distort->Polor Coordinates (Rectangular to polar). Next Write some text in the center of your screen with black text. now u should have somthing like below. Step 5.Blast Text Step 1. start off with a new 500x500 px document RBG color 72 Step 2. now colorize (Ctrl + Alt + U). Now duplicate your text layer (Ctrl + J).

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psd file that you want to blend your text into. Click "stroke" make the color black "size" 1px and opacity 50% 13. best effect is to blend it into a background. With that done add your text onto your image. Right click on your TEXT layer and select blending options.. Open a pre-made image in a . Click Satin and put the opacity to 25% 9. Not many steps for this one 1. So it looks like it was in the background all along! This is a very simple tutorial. 3. Click "Drop shadow" and put the opacity too 50% 8. Make sure the text is a bulky text and isnt a thin type font.. 5.but both are fine. Click ok and your done! Put the text layer under a color blend layer.. not a render..This Tutorial will teach you how to blend your text into the background. Click " Gradient Overlay" and use the defult settings 11. With your Image open Select your text. 2. Click "inner shadow" and use the defult settings 10. With the text blending options up. Make sure you typed it in black though! 4. Click "Color Overlay" and use color D9D9D9 12.And you should have your effect! . Click "Bevel and Emboss" and put the "size" too 0 7.Use these settings 6...


· Fill it with a desired color or gradient. (NOTE: I used dark-blue and black) .Tutorials > Bomb Create a cartoony bomb like the ones in Zelda: Windwaker · Create a document. set a nice background and select with the Circular Marquee-Tool a circle.

select the orb once more and goto SELECT>TRANSFORM SELECTION and set it to this: · Fill it with white on the new layer. .· Create a new layer.

· Use the Circular Marquee-Tool to create a larger circle and press delete on the white-layer.).. . · Lower the opacity (NOTE: You can also set it to "overlay" if you want a more realistic touch to it.

· Create a small circle on a new layer on top of everything with the same gradient/color as the bomb. · Copy the layer and lower the original 30-60 pixels and make it black (NOTE: Press CTRL+U and lower the lightness). .

· Add these layer-styles to it. · Draw with a 5 pixel-brush a brown wire coming from the bomb.· Select the move-tool and click the dark layer. press ALT+"arrow up" until you reach the other circle. .

. a bomb! ..· There you have it.

it's gonna explode :P .· Oh-no.

but once you get the hang of it. the pen-tool! The pen-tool is the most detailed and precise tool there is. · Copy the selection and paste it into a new layer. · The "real" problem.. was sometimes the major error. · Now. · Let's get it started! I've chosen a picture of a silver Reneault Mégane©. ..Tutorials > Pimp my ride! PIMP MY RIDE! · Many people requested this effect because they had many difficulties with it. this tool DOES make curves when you want one! · Experiment a little with the pen-tool before starting this tutorial to see how it works. Unlike the polygonal-lasso tool.. get the pen-tool and start selecting everything you want to spray: · Right click with the pen-tool and click "make a selection" and press OK.. using the pen-tool. this tutorial will be a piece of cake! · 1st.

) . a spoiler and window tinting.· Desaturate by pressing CTRL+U and make it black&white and add a gradient with the blending-mode to "multiply". · You can also add some vinile or a logo. but that is something you need to figure out yourself . new rims. a new hood.

I changed mine a little bit. Make sure that your text or other object you wish to apply chrome effect to is solid black in color.Sprint In case you don't feel like scouring around for a background image. Set your settings similar to what I have used (click the image to the left to see). Any type of photo with clouds or water usually works well for making chrome. It is important to pay attention to the Glass Contour setting. As you can see. Sponsors . we will make use of some new effects added in Photoshop 6 as well as a background image used as a relection map. you may download the file I used in this tutorial. There are a variety of different methods for making chrome.Chromage This tutorial will show you how to make chrome effects that are as smooth as Craig David. Feel free to work your chrome-making mojo . This adjustment will the apply the brightest white shine that will effect the top left edges of your object. Download Chromage File Start by making sure your object layer is selected (Chrome in the example). Here. however I used a picture of skyscrapers. Add a Bevel and Emboss effect by hitting the button.

click Satin effect in the left menu. This effect allows subtle highlights to be added to the bottom edges of your object. .on this one. step of the whole process. Set your options similar to the way I have (see image). you can always come back and change it. While still in the Bevel and Emboss effect. Modify the Contour via the Contour Editor to suite your particular metallic taste. This step is the most difficult. Here you get apply the level of detail for the main chrome effect. You may click the image to the left to see all the settings I used. click on the word Contour in the left menu to select it and display the additional Contour Options. If you decide later that you do not like the contour setting you made. and dare I say thrilling. Next.

you can see my options by clicking the images to the left.Now it is time to increase the effect by adding Inner Shadow and Inner Glow effects the same way you applied the last two steps. Like the last step. . My options for both effects can be seen by clicking the two images to the left. These two effects serve to darken your object and make the lighting effects even more realistic. Click Drop Shadow and Outer Glow to add a nice dark shadow around your object. Just incase you are not already tired of applying Layer Styles. we will apply two more.

Choose New under the Document menu. Hit Ctrl+D to deselect when you are done. select white as your foreground color. Load your object layer (Chrome) as a selection by right-clicking it. Blur by approximately 5 pixels.Looking at the the image. Then go to the Channels Palette and create a new channel. drag the reflection image layer (Layer 1 in the example) above the object layer (Chrome). Make sure white is the foreground color (it should be) and fill the selection by hitting Alt+Backspace. you could probably stop now with a fairly decent chrome object. Go back to your original document. so right-click your new channel and select Duplicate Channel. . We will continue. however to make it even better. so go Image>Canvas Size and increase the width and height by 20 pixels a piece. Save your file in a location where you remember it. Hit Ctrl+A to select everything and go Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. In the Layers Palette. Grab the Paint Bucket Tool. We need to make the channel into an external file to be used as a displacement map. and fill in the new blank area (which will probably appear white) around your reflection image. We need to add some extra white around the border of the image to produce a stronger distortion in the following step.

but my example needed a little editing.Blur the reflection image by going Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Load the file you previously saved as the Texture. Play with the opacity setting of the top layer until your image looks pleasing. Apply this change and your image will get noticibly darker. I settled for 35% opacity.5 pixels. My object text was not pefectly aligned in the example. I used a Distortion of 16 and Smoothness of 5. Check the box called Blend Interior Effects as a Group and uncheck Blend Clipped Layers as a Group. Double-click the name of the object layer in the Layers Palette to bring up our friend the Layer Style box. make the opacity 100% again and Alt-click the border between the reflection image layer and object layer to make a clipping group. It doesn't have to be perfectly aligned. . Now. lower the opacity of your top layer and move it with the Move Tool. Once that is done. so I had to move the reflection image layer (Layer 1) around to make it properly align with the layer underneath. go Filter>Distort>Glass. If you need to do this. I chose 4.

it is a good idea to go back and tweak the numerous Layer Style settings on your object layer to make it look even better. . At this point. but I would say the example looks pretty chromodelic.Now your effect is essentially complete. The chrome effect gets progressively better with larger resolution objects. I also added a blue background layer with lighting effects for dramatic effect.

OK hold CTRL and click on the channel "Alpha 1" to select it.Sprint OK. Fill the selection in with white. Click the Layers Tab. Click the Channels tab and create a New Channel. . Sponsors . You can now deselect (CTRL +D). Do not lose the start with a new image about 400x400 px with a white background. Click OK when done. Now go to Filter > Blur >G aussian Blur and use a setting of about 3. Next go to Image > Adjust > Levels and drag the two bottom triangles towards the center until the button looks nice and smooth (see image).5 Click OK. Start by creating a new layer and using the Rectangular Marquee draw a rectangle roughly the size of the picture opposite.Plastic Tabs Create those smooth clear plastic buttons first seen on Apple.

3. so it looks like what I have opposite. move the selection up to the top of the button so that it overlaps slightly (see picture). Now Create a new layer and fill that selection in with white. Now go to Filter > Blur > Guassian Blur and use a setting of 0. drag from top of the selection to the bottom.Now set your foreground color to: R:212 G:214 B:212 and the background to white. press CTRL +D to deselect. Now it should be looking good. Now click on the Channels palette and Hold CTRL and click on "Alpha 1" to load the selection. Now create a New Layer and set your foreground color to R:192 G:192 B:192 and go to Edit > Stoke for width choose 1 pixel and for location choose Center. Hit delete. Click OK and set the Opacity of that layer down to 74. using the Linear Gradient tool (foreground to background). . with the Rectangular Marquee selected. That's it. Do not deselect yet. you should have a nice plastic tab ready to add some text to. Click the Layers tab and now go to Select > Inverse. but to add to the effect add a drop shadow to the layer with the original button shape on it (in my case Layer 1) go to Layer > Effects > Inner Shadow and use the settings shown opposite. Now.

you can also add a very faint drop shadow to the text for a nice effect. .So add some text to the buttons. you'll get some neat effects.psd file. If yours didn't work just download the . Apply the same tutorial to other shapes. To change the color go to Image > Adjust > Hue/Saturation. Click here to download the PSD file.

-Create a duplicate of the layer Layer>Duplicate Layer. Choose the contents as Background colour :- -Now type whatever u want to flame.Basic (I think so) So here we go :-Open Adobe photoshop -Choose white foreground and black background. In this case. In the dialog box that appears. I'll type my name "Ultimate Z Fighter" :- -Now rasterise it using Layer>Rasterize>Type. -Create a new file in grayscale mode and choose 400 x 200 as the canvasg size.Ok guys THE FLAMING Effect tutorial is here!!!!!! Title :.The Flaming Effect Level :. .

Click OK. Merge ur text layer with background layer by pressing CTRL+E -Go to Image>Rotate Canvas>90 degree CW. Press CTRL+F to repeat the filter.Now go to Filter>Stylize>Wind .choose the Destination as new. Choose ur method as Wind and Direction from the Left. -Now. ur image will now appear like this :- . switch back to ur original document. This will duplicate ur layer to a new document. ur image will appear like this :- . Now.

.Choose Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.Go to Filter>Stylize>Diffuse. ur image will now look like this:- .Now go to Image>Rotate Canvas and choose 90 degree CCW. -Go to image>mode and click on Indexed colour. . Now again go to image>mode>colour table. Choose the mode as Normal and click OK.0 pixels. Select Black Body. Enter the radius as 2..

.Press D key to choose ur foreground colour as Black.Go to Image>Mode and select RGB. And then Finally press SHIFT+ALT+BACKSPACE to fill ur text with black colour. The white text will appear at the same position as it was before.. DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The final image will appear like this :- . ur image now:- -Switch to the duplicated layer and duplicate it more by going to Layer>Duplicate Layer and choose the destination to the name of ur original document.

-Now u can merge the layers and add the text to ur previously made signatures. In this case I'm adding the text to a background along with a pic of Gohan- .

Because of this. but I will keep it smaller for loading purposes: 3. your width will probably be much larger than this (700x100). and selecting the button that fades from right to left (You can also press G for a shortcut): The Gradient tool will blend multiple colors together depending on the users selection of colors.When designing websites. In a real layout. you will create lines in 45 degree angles: 7. and medium grey (#B2B2B2). but still something that looks attractive.Select the gradient tool from the toolbar. Click this once to bring up the gradient editor box: 5.Create a new layer: . 4.When the box pops up. 2. I am going to use a light grey (#E1E1E1). Likewise. select the foreground to background gradient (typically the first gradient): 6.In the top left corner of Photoshop. While holding shift. it is important not to distract your viewers with flashy graphics everywhere. The color on top is the foreground color.Click OK to close the box. many sites try to make a simple banner. You can get to the gradient tool by holding down on the Fill Tool. this is a great place to start! 1. designers try not to make banners to large.Create a new document. you should see a gradient editor. It is actually usually better if you keep your layout as clean and simple as possible to make navigation easy. and reading the content less distracting. If you are looking for a nice. content more accessible. the one below is the background color. By holding shift.This tutorial will show you how to design a futuristic and clean banner that works great in layouts. so we will make ours 400x100. we need a foreground and a background color. simple banner for a good layout. Drag a line from the top of your document to the bottom of your document. Typically. This tutorial will show you an example of how to make an attractive and simple banner for your own site! First.

Drag a selection around the bottom of your document: 10.Select your gradient tool again (G).The new layer button lies to the left of the delete layer button (the trash can icon). Right click on this layer.Press Ctrl+D to deselect. and apply the following blending options: Drop Shadow Settings Bevel Settings Click OK 12.Select the Rectangular Marquee tool (M for shortcut): 9.Select your Horizontal Type Tool (T): . and drag a line while holding shift from the bottom to the top of the selection: 11. 8.

13.The Horizontal Type tool lets you incorporate text in your documents. Use the tool shown at the top of Photoshop to edit how your font looks: 14.To add more to you banner but still keep it simple is very easy.Press anywhere in your document to start typing. Simply duplicate your text layers.Apply the following blending options to the text: Bevel Gradient Overlay 15. and change the color to a light grey: That's it! Good Luck! . enlarge the text.

.Tutorials > Cloud-Text See your writing in the clouds.. · Get out an image where you want to put your text in.. · Add these blending-options to your text-layer.

. If you want you can also add a reflection.. .· And you're done..

so to start with we'll use something simple. Set the radius of the tool to 6 then draw yourself a nice sized rectangle on your screen. this is a slightly longer tutorial but I'm sure I'll get you there in the end!Start by creating new document. 18 January 2005 This a tutorial should be fun. This is how big mine is: Now we have our rectangle we can start properly. Anyway. or maybe you just want to make an interface using an mp3 player style. our Rounded Rectangle Tool. I created mine as 720x540 with a background of White and a background of Black. First of all we need to get the shape of our mp3 player. add a gradient overlay with the following settings: . creating your own mp3 player! This tutorial could probably be used for anyone wanting to make a start on skinning.MP3 Player Interface Written by admin Tuesday.

*NOTE* The gradient I have used is not a default gradient. you will have to make it yourself with the following settings: .

For those who don't know how to create a gradient. then you should read my Gradients Tutorial So now we have set the gradient. we need to set the following settings as well: .

Now you should have something that looks like this: .

this is how mine looks: Set the following settings to it: .Now we have the layout of the mp3 player we need to start adding it's features. so first we'll start by creating a screen for it. Select your rounded rectangle tool again but this time set the radius to 4 and make yourself a nice sized screen.

Again. here is the colors I used: . this is a custom gradient.

Now add the rest of the settings: .

so you should have something like this: .Done this? Cool! .

Your screen should look like this: Grab your gradient tool and set the Foreground to Transparent gradient and make a gradient within the dotted line and you should end up with something like this: .Now we're going to add a shine to the screen. Now go to Select>Modify>Contract and set the contract to 2 Pixels. so CTRL+Click the shape so it's highlighted and create a new layer above the shape and name it shine.

Anyway. use your Circular Marquee Tool and make a circle on your interface like this: Now press delete.Now press CTRL+D to deselect the layer. For those who have read my Shine tutorial you should know how to do this already . and you should end up with something like this: .

create a new shape using your Rounded Rectangle Tool and make the shape about this size: . here's what I ended up with: I only added a couple. these things can be tricky if you don't know what you're doing.This is starting to look good right? Now then. you can start adding stuff to your screen. I didn't want to over do the screen. so there's a font I found which does them for you . you can add what you want though! now we have our screen completed we can start on some buttons. for the images for the screen of your mp3 will need to download the font which can be found here Once you have installed the fonts.

Add the following settings: .

I used the same gradient as before but I made the blue slightly darker. Now we have your button.Again the gradient is custom. CTRL+Click the layer to highlight it. we need to add another shine. create a new .

just like we did for the screen.layer above it then Select>Modify>Contract and again by 2 pixels. this bit should be a doddle! Again do the same as we did before and use the Circular Marquee Tool to cut out the bottom of the shine you should now have something like this: Duplicate the layers so you have 3 buttons like I have below: We're nearly done! Ok now we need to add some button signs. pause and stop . We're using the exact same technique as before. for those who have done the glass shine can add more buttons it's entirely up to you. I chose to have play. Here's how mine is looking after I added some icons: .

Now to add some finishing touches, highlight your original shape and create a new layer above it, then contract it by 2 Pixels It should look like this:

This time you need to do a gradient going up, like this:

Now press CTRL+D to deselect and bingo, you've got a nice mp3 player interface! Here's another one I made using the same technique,

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this is the one you've all been waiting for? Well I've finally pulled myself around to doing it for you! In tutorial I will show you how to not only slice your layout but actually prepare your site, enabling you to simply upload your design after reading this tutorial. This tutorial is going to take a little bit of time but hopefully we should have some good results by the end of it. For this tutorial I will be using the webv2 tutorial layout. If you don't have this layout I suggest you read the tutorial then you'll have something to work with. Although I'm saying you should use that tutorial, slicing works in the same way so you could do it with any layout. As we're trying to be as simple as we can here, then it's best you use something we all have. Ok, lets get the ball rolling. First of all, when we're slicing a layout, what are we actually doing? Well that's easy, we're just cutting the images up allowing us to add content where we need to. Slicing also allows us to alter page load times, if the images are smaller they will load faster. Most modern layouts use CSS (cascading style sheets) these are a little more advanced so for this tutorial we will only use html tables. Let's get slicing! First of all you need to grab your slice tool, if you don't know where it is, It's shown below,

Now we have our slice tool selected we should make our first slice. NEVER leave any spaces between slices, this can cause chaos when coding the layout. I always start from the top of my layout and work down to the bottom. In my header I generally have 3 sliced images, logo, middle, and right, we will use the same technique here. Go ahead and use your slice tool, click and drag where you want the slice to go. here's how my slice looks,

As you can see, I started from the top corner and sliced my logo. Make sure you only slice your logo and not any of the navy, as this will complicate things later. Next we move on and make slice number 2, of our header image. I generally cut about half way, here's my second slice,

When you are aligning the slice with the first slice you made you should see it aligns automatically. So carry on and create number three, taking slicing away the rest of the header image. Here's how my header now looks, PREVIEW IMAGE If you go back to slice number 1 and right click this slice, click Edit Slice Options, you should see the following box appear,

Now we have our header all sliced we need to move onto the navigation. . _blank would make the page load another page etc. here is what I mean. just before you reach the button. it means when you click on the top logo. URL This is where the image will take you if you click it. so where you have a button. ALT Tag ALT tags are used for when you mouse over the image. it will return you to the index. Basically the navigation will be sliced into buttons.. Start by creating a small slice to the left of the navy. will be a slice. The alt tag will display some text when you mouse over depending on what you put inside the alt tag.. The navy can be a little more tricky but I'll see how well I can explain it for you.If you apply those settings.html Name This is the name of the image. Anywhere we don't have a button (on the navy bar) will be another slice. Message Text Whatever text goes in here will appear in the browser info bar along the bottom when hovered over. Target This defines weather you want it to load in the same window or somewhere else. Moving on.

if that slice was part of the button. it would appear as a link. The reason I done this was. Remember. right click>Edit Slice Options and put your info in. I don't think that made sense but it doesn't really matter. Now move on and do the next slice. when you mouse over it. leave no spaces between the slices.This is basically taking away the gap between the button. here's my info. Next we're going to slice our buttons. That's my first slice. so go along the line and slice each button. yet you are no where near the button. once you've sliced it. . as long as you do it.

.html Go down the line and slice the whole navy until you get to the last button. that's the hardest part out of the way! Now all we've got to do is slice the content box and we can start coding our site. make sure you don't slice through the middle of the shine or it'll look pants when your site is online. PREVIEW IMAGE Now we've done the top of the navy we do the bottom. PREVIEW IMAGE So now we've done out header and navy. this is what I mean. Here's now mine looks. like this. like this. Here's my complete navigation. Here's how mine looks. but change it about to say whatever. If you have a shine on like me.Apply the same settings to it as we did the homepage. so as we did before. PREVIEW IMAGE See how I've left the last button? It's because we have that space at the end of the button. simply make a slice out of the blank space at the end of your button. also make it link to about. Leave a small space between the bottom of the layout and the bottom slice. make a slice out of it. PREVIEW IMAGE with the space you've left. just as we did before. All we're going to do now is make a slice along the top on the content box. Now we've sliced out blank bit we can go ahead and slice our button.

slice it in like this. PREVIEW IMAGE That's one of our sides done. I'll talk about why later. PREVIEW IMAGE Once you've done this. click save and it will ask you to chose a folder. Those who already know how to code layouts can now go on and make their website. That's all for slicing. Now we need to finish up our slicing by slicing the content box sides. create one last slice in the middle of our content box like this. Now all we need to do is actually code the layout. All we need to do is click File>Save For web and set the following settings. name the file index. coding your website. Here's the small slice. If you click on your index. Those who don't know how to code their websites should read my next tutorial.PREVIEW IMAGE Why did I just make you do that? I'll explain later. PREVIEW IMAGE Then for the rest of that side. PREVIEW IMAGE Now we're basically complete.html and save it. For this we make one small slice and one big slice. . it's pretty easy really. PREVIEW IMAGE Ok now we're done slicing. do the same technique on the other side.html it should load your sliced images up.

0. When your done you should have something like this: Step 4 Duplicate the small bump layer you just create then click "Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontally". Then move the layer to the far right corner of your lcd and set the layer opacity to 25%. When your done you should have something like this: Step 5 Create a new layer folder/group and rename it "Glass" in your layer palette and create a new layer inside it and fill it with . Then click "Edit > Free Transform" and set the width (H) to 50%.Creamy LCD Display Step 1 First create a rounded rectangle with your rounded rectangle tool of size w=144 h=82 and fill with color=FFCF5A Step 2 Then apply the following layer styles to the layer: Inner Shadow: color=black [view settings] Inner Glow: color=FF0000 [view settings] Bevel & Emboss: colors=default [view settings] Satin: color=715501 [view settings] [view curve] Gradient: foreground color= transparent background color=FF3000 [view settings] Stroke: color=black [view settings] When your done you should have something like this: Step 3 Then add a small bump at the bottom of the of the lcd in a new layer with the color=FF6000. Finally set the layer Opacity to 22% in your layer palette. Select the layer transparency of the lcd layer then go back to the new layer. Apply a Gaussian Blur of about 1.

Go back to your lcd folder.color=white. Invert the selection again to regain it. Select layer transparency of your lcd layer then go back to layer 16 and blur to your desired of darkness. Using your vector tool create a wave across the white layer that swoops down when up then starts swooping down again. Select layer transparency of the lcd layer then go back to the white layer and blur by about 3. When your done you should have something like this: Step 8 I noticed that the right and bottom parts of the display are a bit bright and may need some darkness to them so create a new layer called "Layer 16" and fill it with black. Set the layer opacity to about 31% in your layer palette. then move it down by one pixel and click delete on your keyboard to create a thin white line in the shape of your lcd. Invert the selection again to regain it. Move the layer down by 6 pixels. Select layer transparency of Layer 13 then invert the selection and delete the portions from "Layer 14". If the layer is bit to bright set the transparency to as low a desired. When your done you should have something not too far from this: Step 7 Create a new layer called "Layer 15". When your done you should have something like this: Step 6 Select layer transparency of your lcd area again and create a new layer called "Layer 14" and fill it with white. When I was done I had something like this: . Invert the selection again to regain it then Gaussian blur the white layer by about 15. then to the new layer you created and delete the unwanted portions of white from it. I've set mine to about 92%. Select layer transparency of your lcd layer. Make your you deselect any selections you have then Gaussian blur the layer by 1. Duplicate the layer to create "Layer 15 copy" and move this new layer down by 1 pixel.0. remove the bottom portion of the layer so that the layer only cover about 120 pixels of your lcd area from the top down. Select layer transparency of your lcd layer. then move the selection up by 2 pixels and to the left by 2 pixels then delete this area leaving a 2 pixel black area just within the lcd region. Then right click on the edge of the vector area and click "Make Selection". invert the selection then delete the unwanted portions from Layer 15. Let the selected portion be the bottom part of the lcd. Then press delete on your keyboard. Name this layer "Layer 13" for good luck.0. Select the layer transparency of your lcd layer and then invert the selection. Select layer transparency of your lcd layer again then blur your new layer by about 13. invert the selection and remove the unwanted portions of Layer 16.0.0.

When I was done I had something like this when you place the airbrushed "Layer 18" over a black layer by itself: [view image] Then I set the transparency of my layer to about 50% and I had something like this: Step 11 Create a new layer called "Layer 19" then create a white-to-transparent gradient from the boom left corner of the lcd area with a length of about 60 pixels diagonally towards the top right corner of the lcd.Step 9 Create a new layer called "Layer 17" and redo you steps like Step 8 but this time use a lesser blur and adjust the layer opacity until you get the desired look. If you want to see this layer against a black background so you can see how it looks at 100% opacity then look here: [view image] When your done you should have something like this: Step 12 Create a new layer called "Layer 20" then with your vector tool create a bump at the bottom of your lcd area and fill the area with white. Your going to add a bit of white to the top right corner of you display but its going to be very faint and the edges of it must not be visible at all. Set the layer opacity to about 45%. Gaussian blur this layer by about 2. You can also blur it by about 1 or 2 pixels to smoothen it out a bit if you want.0 and set the opacity to 36% and you should have something like this: Step 13 Finally add some airbrushed layers to the bottom right and left corners of the lcd area and another line like "Layer 15" but at the . When I was done I had something like this: Step 10 Some airbrushing skill is needed now and if you have a drawing tablet then your in luck if not you'd have to use your blur tool or Gaussian blur until you get the look desired.

When your done you should have something like this: .bottom this time and your done.

Both are color white (so I guess you won't be able to see it :3: We are going to apply Layer styles to both texts. Set the angle to 90 degrees again. So here it is. please bear with me here is the output Let's start with the image itself. resolution of 72. although I know that to some (or most). It is done with Photoshop 7. . Under shading. The font for the F is Terminator font and the A is Tolkien font. Don't forget to flatten the layers and save as JPG. :4: Under the Drop Shadow options. . Result is on the image below (text [1]) Now for the chrome like shading. You can move the layers (or transform it) so that it fits the 100x100.inverted). :1: Open a new image: size 100x100. There are some members who are asking how I did my avatar and signature.Software : Photoshop and Fireworks Hi everybody. I applied a Drop Shadow and Bevel and Emboss(checking on Contour). set the structure angle to 90 degrees. This will make the shadow equal on both sides and at the bottom. this is very basic. As you can see. I got the inspiration from Emory and asked him a couple of questions on how to create animated GIF's. :6: Change the Gloss Contour to the one in the image that is highlighted in red (Cone . and white background. :5: Click on Bevel and Emboss (not the Contour). :2: Insert your text. I did my F and A as two separate layers so I can move them around. my name's Fred. so I'm posting my first tutorial (on my Avatar ) to share my experience.

my friends ). I used Fireworks MX. pic2. Render with Lens flare: I used the 105mm Prime lens type. there is a window where the layers are. Pressing Ctrl-R will bring you to the import window. I wanted to give my image a "chrome-glint" feel so we render the images one by one. I also increased the flare brightness in pic4 and decreased it as I went to pics 5 and 6 (fading glint effect :4: Save images. This is my first time to use it so I kinda fumbled around ). this flare is mostly white glare.6. I limited it to just 6 (a result of trial and error.In PS 7. pic2 ---> layer 2. Select pic1. It's like playing frame by frame on Swish Since the limit to the avatar file size is 20kb. I imagined how my images would look like frame by frame so I applied the rendering to pics 2 to 6. this is almost done. text [3]) :3: Apply rendering to pics 3 . moving the flare to the right. and so). (above image. Import a pic to each layer by clicking the layer and pressing Ctrl-R <-. :2: Add layers (a total of 6) like in the image below. :1: Make 6 copies of the JPG and rename them accordingly (like pic1. pic3 ---> layer3.. You will see at the bottom part of Fireworks. pic 1 will be the one untouched. This layer is empty.e. -----Whew! Ok. to flatten the image: LAYER --> Flatten Image or you can Merge Visible (Shift+Ctrl+E)..Import (i. Currently there is layer 1. pic6). The number of copies depend on the length of the animation or how smooth you want the animation to be. Unlike the other two. [inner image] .. with it. Now to prepare for the Animation. For creating the animation. and set the size to 100x100 since this is the size of your images. :1: Open a new file. :2: Starting with pic 2.

when you add layers. You can also change the Animation speed in the Animation panel. the main image window will now show a play button (in red) so you can view the animation. :3: FILE --> EXPORT PREVIEW. Change the image format to Animated GIF.Also. . Click on Export.

Mark the content and save the selection. Here's how to do that: Write the text with black and render the layer. ] .Drop shadow Drop shadow is one of the most used effects to get a "3D look" The easiest way to create a drop shadow is to use the layer effects. Use the default settings and you're done.. Take a look att the picture below and you'll see what I mean. Fill it with desired colour. If you don't have Photoshop 5 or later you have to do this manually. Move the content up/left and you're done! The main advantage with this technique. is that you have the possibility to edit your dropshadow.. Deselect and apply Filter/Blur Gaussian blur with 4-5 pixels. Add a new layer and load the selection you saved before.

Easy Jell Buttons Step 1 First create the shape of the button that you want to make the jell button from. Inner shadow: color=black [view settings] When your done you should have something like this. Step 2 Next add a soft inner shadow. whether it be a circular or like my shape I have below. I used the color red just so you can see the edges clearly in this screenshot but the real color is yellow. Set your foreground color to white in your toolbar. . This tutorial is not recommended if your button is much wider than it is high. deselect the selection. Then set your tool to gradient by right-clicking on the paint bucket Photoshop would create a gradient called "Foreground to Transparent" and choosing the gradient tool . To end. I added black to the background so you can see the edges clearly: Step 3 Next right-click on the thumbnail of your jell layer and click "Select Layer Transparency". Fill the area with a color=F7C718 . By default Step 4 Create a new layer with your selection still intact and fill with the gradient tool from the top-left most corner of your jell to the the bottom-right corner.

You should have something like this: Step 5 With the new layer you just created. Then click the "Maintain aspect ration" button and set the width of the layer to 70%. click "Edit > Free Transform". . Automatically the height would adjust to the same value. When your done you should have something like this: Step 6 What's the use of having a jell button if you don't make use of it so put and icon under your white layer and add put an inset behind the jell and you should have something like this. Move the layer up by one pixel and left by one pixel.

and choose Rasterize from the pop-up menu to convert it. Select the type tool by pressing T. Change the foreground color to a slightly darker light gray. 1. the palette will look slightly different: right click on the layer. Right click on the T icon displayed on the text layer. 3.How to Create Elevated Type in Photoshop Create elevated type complete with reflections. .0. Then press Shift+F5. but feel free to change the dimensions according to your needs. and select Render Layer from the pop-up menu to convert this layer into a normal layer. Set the foreground color to light gray. You can use the swatches palette ( Window > Show Swatches) for quick color picking. First create a new document by pressing Ctrl+N. If you are using Photoshop 6. and click OK to fill the workspace with the foreground color. 2. Look at the Layers palette. and the contents transparent for this tutorial. Click on the workspace and type something. I set the dimensions 200 by 150 pixels.

Click on layer elevated (not copy). Drag the layer to the new layer icon ( ) found at the bottom of the Layers palette to duplicate the layer. But if you want to have a more 3-D looking type complete with reflections. Set the foreground color to a medium shade of gray. You can stop at this step. Set the foreground color to white. Ctrl+Alt click on the layer to subtract this selection from the original one. Press Shift+F5 to bring up the Fill dialog box. Click on layer elevated copy to select it. As you see. Use the cursor keys to move the dark-gray area until it looks like the figure on the left. Then Ctrl+Click on the layer to select its transparency. the area we have just moved will be the elevation. continue reading. and click on Ok to fill the selection with the foreground color. . Select the Move tool by pressing V. and press Shift+F5 to bring the Fill dialog. click on OK. The newly created layer's name should be elevated copy (or 'whatever you wrote' copy). Now. Select the marquee tool by pressing M. Use the cursor keys to move the selection 2 pixels to up-left of its original position (press the left and up cursors keys twice). Use these settings: Width: 5 Location: Center Blending: 100% Mode: Normal You can increase the value of the width field if your type is big. The value of 5 pixels used here is ideal for a 48 point type at 72 DPI. and select Edit > Stroke. Now press Ctrl+D to deselect the selection. Move back the subtracted selection to its original place. This time use the right and down keys twice. Our highlights are done now. 5.4. 6. and then Ctrl+Click on the layer to select the layer transparency. and use the resulting type as is.

0 pixels. Now select Filter > Render > Lighting Effects. and change the straight line to the curve shown in the figure below. Set the Height slider to 20. 8. . Ctrl+Click on layer elevated to select its transparency. This channel will be our texture channel in the following step. and use Select > Save Selection to save the selection to a channel. Click on the Channels tab to open up the Channels palette. This will create nice reflections on the elevation. and select layer elevated by clicking on it. and use Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with a radius of 2. Change the light type to Directional. Finally change the angle of light as shown in the figure below. and the Texture Channel to Alpha 1. and click on the newly created Alpha 1 channel to select it. 9. Press Ctrl+M to bring up the Curves dialog box. Click on Ok when done. Click on the Layers tab to go back to the Layers palette. Now press Ctrl+D to deselect the selection.7. Click on Ok when done.

. Here comes the fun part. Set the foreground color to black. and assign the same color to both layers. You can skip this step if you wish. and once again press Shift+F5 to fill the inside of the selection. Now press Ctrl+D to deselect the selection.10. and Ctrl+Click to select its transparency. but the outline usually increases the illusion of depth. and use Edit > Stroke with the following settings: Width: 2 Location: Center Blending: 100% Mode: Normal This will create a nice outline that will increase the contrast between the type and the background. check the Colorize checkbox. Click on layer elevated which should be located above Layer 1. Press Ctrl+U to bring up the Hue/Saturation dialog box. A new layer named elevated copy 2 will be created. 11. If you wish you can merge these layers first. Duplicate layer elevated as we did before. and play with the sliders to colorize both elevated copy layers.

drop shadows. Other things to try that comes to my mind are cast shadows. etc. and a background texture. Also use dark blue shadows on blue backgrounds. and the Spherize filter. but don't overuse drop shadows. to get more realistic results. . Finally. There are a lot of possibilities with this effect.Here is an example with light. if you wonder how the background texture on the left was done. dark green shadows on green backgrounds. see our multi-layer textures tutorial. use subtle shadows where possible.

because there are still A LOT of people out there who have 800x600. the MickM-way! · Is this tutorial too hard. I always choose for 800x600. . · Add these layer-styles to it. · Right-click and select "Make a selection". · Fill it with the color #CCCCCC.Tutorials > Xtreme Layout Make a Website-layout! · This tutorial will teach you how to create a website-layout. and create a header-shape with the "Rounded Retangle-Tool". · Fill it with black. but you want to have the layout? Download it here! · First start out with a document of 800x600. It is better to let you site be viewable for every user then for a select group.


· It should look like this. · Add some nice props to the header. · Create an even smaller rounded retangle and fill it with a gradient (I used a purple one). . · Give it this layer-style. · Create a smaller shape with the "Rounded Retangle-Tool".

if you want. · You can choose if you want to add some props to it...remember. · Give it the same layer-style as with the first retangle (NOTE: Just repeat those layer-styles on this retangle). · Create a rounded retangle beneath the header (NOTE: Make is small. but not too small . · You can add some props to the actual header. you need to fill this with text later). .· Add this style to it.

create a rounded retangle again at the same way as you did before. · Then add a smaller black retangle inside the content-box. add some nice lookin' props to it. (NOTE: Make it big enough for a lot of text and images . · Add the same layer-styles to is as the first retangle (NOTE: Just repeat those layer-styles on this retangle). · Again. .· Now for the main-window.I would choose a minimum of 300 pixels high). · Give it this layer-style.

· And you're done! · If you found this too hard but still want the template. add an even smaller white retangle to the black retangle (Can you still follow it? :P) · Give it this layer-style. download it here! .· Again.

1. . Change the settings to "Polar to Rectangle".You've probably seen effects like this a lot. but I couldn't think of a more correct name for it. 2. I know it isn't really an explosion. Duplicate the layer with the image. so after a long time of figuring out how to get it just right. Start off with your image. and because some steps near the end may take a few tries. Note: This tutorial gets an difficulty level of "Intermediate" because of its length. I've decided to make a tutorial for it. 3. go to Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates. <_<.. but the effect works best with text. With the top layer selected. The image can really be anything.

Now go to Filter -> Stylize -> Wind again. Rotate the canvas 90° CCW. 6. . Set the Method to "Wind" and the Direction to "From the Right". Go to Filter -> Stylize -> Wind one more time. Go to Filter -> Distort -> Polar Coordinates. Press Ctrl-F one time. This time set it to "Rectangle to Polar". This time change "From the Right" to "From the Left". Press Ctrl-F one or two more times. Rotate the canvas 90° CW. 5. Go to Filter -> Stylize -> Wind.4. 7. and change "From the Left" back to F"rom the Right".

If you are working with white text. go to Filter -> Blur -> Radial Blur. 9. Set the Amount to 100. then just invert it or change the color to black. You can do this a number of ways. below the original image layer. 10.8. and the Quality to "Best". With the "exploding" layer selected. the Blur Method to "Zoom". Darken the top image layer. Move the top layer. . One way is to press Ctrl-U (Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation) and move the Lightness down.

Check off the box that says Colorize. 13. Make a new layer. 14. colored all red and set the Blend Mode to Color. Press Ctrl-U (Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation). Duplicate the color layer. 12. Use the following settings: Midtones . Press Ctrl-B (Image -> Adjustments -> Color Balance).11.

Set the Midtone. Shadow and Highlights all to [0. or do other things with the perspective and stuff. Now you can leave it like this. use the blur or the smudge tool to fix it. Now you have a nice feiry look. For now. click somewhere over the explosion and drag a few pixels out. -100]. all red and the blend mode on Color. 20.Shadows Highlights 15. Check out some of my text tutorials to learn about that. 18. Use these settings: Midtones Shadows Highlights 17. If you have any strange choppy areas. Press Ctrl-B again on the bottom color layer. Do the same as above on the middle color layer. On this layer click Ctrl-B. hide the top layer. 16. 0. With the eraser selected. Repeat this several times. Make a new layer. . select this brush: 19. If you like you can even take the black layer off. Starting on the top color layer.

Tutorials > Fable Text Create the shiney Text just like the logo from the RPG Fable. . · Create a document with some text. · Add the following blending-modes to it...


· And then the result should look like this: .

Fire Text Effect

Okay first of all make a white text on a black background. I am going to use this one right here.

Now this part gets tricky. First of all, go to FILTER > STYLIZE > WIND and then apply the wind filter. And go to IMAGE > ROTATE CANVAS and rotate your image 90 degree's CW. And then apply the wind filter again. You might want to apply the filter in the same direction twice.

Now rotate it again until you get all 4 directions of your image with the wind filter.

I know it looks messy so try erasing the smudge that gets created around the border of the canvas. Make a new filter after that. Now get the paintbrush tool and then draw lines on top of the typography like the image on the left here.

Now with your new created lines, blur it using FILTER > BLUR > MOTION BLUR until the line is like what you see here.

And then go to FILTER > DISTORT > RIPPLE. You should control the ripple to a point where it looks like flames rising.

Now go to IMAGE > MODE > GRAYSCALE and discard color information. And then go to IMAGE > MODE > INDEX COLOR and apply it. Then go to IMAGE > MODE > COLOR TABLE. And then from the drop down menu choose "BLACK BODY", and click okay. You should get this color here.

And then change it back to RGB mode (IMAGE > MODE > RGB COLOR). And then type the exact same thing over again with the same font and font size. That's it. It's not that hard

Flare Text Effect

First off, we're going to start by creating the flare effect first. Now what's a flare? Flare is a ring of flame that I was inspired by the game Final Fantasy and I applied it on text to make a realistic flame looking effect. As everyone knows from my fire text effect tutorial, I have been doing many many experiments in making organic looking flames for the past 4 years. Of course, I've done many things besides flames but it's always been an effect I been visiting for years. Lets create a new document. 5 x 5 inches is good.

Now on the document, make a circle with the circle marquee tool and color it in white, and then while the marquee tool is still going, (don't deselect), make a new layer and color it in black so the circle stays the same size. Afterwards, change the size a little bit using the FREE TRANSFORM tool (CTRL + T for windows, COMMAND + T for macs) and resize it down just a bit. Then nudge the shape a bit so you make a crescent shape like you see here. After this is done, MERGE the two circle layers together.

Go to FILTER > BLUR > RADIAL BLUR and then apply the same settings like u see here. Go to FILTER > BLUR > GAUSSIAN BLUR.3 Now we're going to RADIAL BLUR this crescent.5 pixels. Just play around with it till it looks fairly blurred but not too much. apply a distance of only 7 pixels on 0 degree angle. Go to FILTER > BLUR > MOTION BLUR. And then you want to apply the motion blur. Now make a DUPLICATE LAYER of the crescent and apply a layer blending of SCREEN. After that part is over. Now. Now we are going to apply a motion blur on it. if your circle is kind of small. Blur it about . you might have to lower your amount of radial blur. your crescent should look like what you see on the left. . 4 Now apply a GAUSSIAN BLUR. Now just like you see it on the 2nd image of section 3.


But it shouldn't do this. Rotate it two steps to make it look like the image you see on the left. Now your flare should look real fuzzy but have some good definite high contrast in the middle portion of it. Click on FLATTEN. .5 Now rotate your flare using the FREE TRANSFORM while holding down the shift key.PSD file before you flatten it if you would like your file to be in seperate layers still). Now do the following: Go to IMAGE > MODE > GREYSCALE and turn your document into GREYSCALE mode. Now you can merge the duplicate layer and the original together now. And then go to IMAGE > MODE > INDEX COLOR. This will ask you if you want to flatten the layers. This should contrait your rotation amount in steps. say yes FLATTEN IMAGE. If a message box prompts you. (Remember to save your document as a .

choose BLACK BODY and click okay. On the dropdown box. .6 Go to IMAGE > MODE > COLOR TABLE. and then this screen should show up.

After that is complete. Make the type fairly large. 9 On the very top layer of your document (which should be your duplicate layer) apply a motion blur so it's not TOO MUCH but not too less. Nice and clean isn't it? Time to add typographic elements. . 8 Now make a whole new document. make a duplicate layer of your type. make a type layer with your choice of words and fonts. Around 20 30 pixels usually work best. Serif fonts like TIMES and GARAMOND works best but I could be wrong so experiment with it.7 This should be your final result. (LAYER > RASTERIZE > TYPE). and then RASTERIZE the layer.

But this time. . apply it with an ANGLE of 90 degrees.10 Make another duplicate layer again. Make sure it's on top of the original type layer and then apply MOTION BLUR again.

Or if anything something close to that. and then change the MODE to INDEX again. flatten the document. Then apply the COLOR TABLE effect of BLACK BODY once again. Now go to IMAGE > MODE > GREYSCALE.11 This is what your type should look like. 12 .

2.6 pixels .This is what it should look like. . And then apply a layer blending mode of MULTIPLY. After this.5 pixels. If not you did something wrong. go to FILTER > BLUR > GAUSSIAN BLUR and then apply a blur of about 1. 13 Now you have two layers on your document. Or u can just easily duplicate the background or layer. SELECT > ALL and then COPY AND PASTE to make a new layer with this text on the layer. Look at the images to see if you are in the right place.

15 Now you're going to want to CUT and PASTE your flare you made on a seperate document and apply a layer blending mode of SCREEN or HARD LIGHT. . Layout all your flares all over your text (not too much) and make sure you rotate it around so it's not consistant. COMMAND + U for macs) and apply your text the same kind of color as your flare resembles.14 Now go to your HUE/SATURATION control (CTRL + U. Try different ones to see which works best.

16 Adding GAUSSIAN BLUR of your flares may add some good smooth looking fames on your text after you pasted it on your text. my final result :) . Integrating the flare with your text is where your creativity takes over.


Filter Wind2: From the Right 3) Repeat STEP 2 once more.Fire/Electricity Text Written by admin Monday. any size doesn't matter. Filter Wind2: From the Right Rotate your canvas back to its normal state 90 degrees CCW . this will give a nice fading effect 4) Now rotate the canvas 90 degrees clock wise Image > Rotate Canvas > 90 CW And again apply the wind effects Filter Wind1: From the Left. 06 December 2004 Create this fire/electricity text effect. make sure that the background is BLACK. I used WebDogPro as an example 2) Next step would be to use multiple "wind" effects Filter > Stylize > Wind your first wind effect should be from the left and another from the right Filter Wind1: From the Left. 3) Apply a BOLD "white" text into your layer. 1) Create a new document.

the default color table looks pretty neat. so I made a blue color table shown below DEFUALT table . then again convert the image to indexed colors Image > Mode > greyscale. Image > Mode > Indexed color 6)now modify the color table to your needs Image > Mode > Color Table You can edit this color table to your liking.5) Convert the image to Grayscale. but strains the eyes a but :D.

My custom BLUE table .

Use these options 4) After you're done that. this is what I have. Start to erase parts of the image evenly so you have boxes to work with.1) Open up a 500x500 document and create a new layer. your picture should look like this 5) Now you have to select a color. 2) Select the gradient tool and start from the top to the bottom in the selection box with these colors 3) With the eraser tool. select the 'mode' as Pencil and choose the pencil tool for 1 pixel. select the marquee rectangle tool and select a selection that looks like this. 3) Right click on the layer on the layers panel and click on the blending options. you can either CTRL + U and change the bars around or goto Image -> Adjustment -> Color Balance With some other details I added. .

In this tutorial. I have used this effect often in images where you need a ghostly/spooky feel. A font like Times New Roman (Garamond. It will ask you if you want to rasterize the text. I used Photoshop 7. Type "Ghost? Text" and position it in the middle of the image. 2) Make sure that your colors are rest to black and white by pressing 'D' on your keyboard. I don't know if it will work in versions 6 and lower (Though if someone could tell me I would be very grateful). 4) Ok. you will learn how to make an image like this: You will be expected to know: · · · How to make a new document How to make a new layer How to change a layer blend mode · How to create text Please note that this was written on a Windows machine and so Mac shortcuts will not be used. Please enjoy! The Tutorial: 1)Start off by making a document any size. 5) Make some text! In this tutorial. or any other serif font) looks the best. This will fill the background with black. I will probably update it later to include them. Use these values: . now push 'X' to switch white to your foreground color. 3) Hold down 'Alt' and push 'Backspace'.0 for this tutorial. I used 72pt Times New Roman. though I will be using 600x100. 6) Now we get into the filters! Go to Filter> Brush Strokes> Spatter. click yes.

and set the rest of the smudge settings like so: . up in the brush picker. that's pretty jagged and ugly.7) Ugh. 9) On the new. Which is why you now go to Filter> Artistic> Cutout. select a grungy brush. using these values: 8) Set the layer's blending mode to screen. duplicated layer. and then duplicate the layer. select the smudge tool: 10) Then.

start smudging from the bottom of each character to the top. making a smoke-like effect.11) Now. Do this for each character. you now have ghost text! Since the blend mode is set to screen. that is). Wahoo. you can put this in any image you want (If it's dark. Have fun with this tutorial and I would love to see your results! -Wilson .

Always play with the settings and create your own style library.updated 16. This is the resulting image of my tutorial: I just happened to add some water for an extra twist. and type something in with a roundy and bold font. we won't be using it. . and the type size is 90 points. but they work in pixels. LOOKING bevel and FONT emboss. There are similar tutorials like this. Once you find a font to your liking. I've still got more in my photoshop goodie bag. You'll need Photoshop 7 or higher. we put attention on one of the most abused photoshop filters of all time. color is not important. bevel & emboss. Try to keep about the same sizes with me. Simple designs are most of the time easier on the eye. because one can recognize them a mile away and it is distracting. Now let's start by opening a new document. add a bevel and emboss effects layer to our fonts layer. This time. as the values in the effects tab are not resolution based. Also. but we'll go more into detail to teach you what is going on.2004 .2004: added tips and more sample images Hi. The only bad thing is it doesn't look exactly like water. Round and bold fonts will have more predictable results with the way we'll use bevel and emboss. and complex designs may look just plain amateur if you aren't a good designer. We'll focus on making use of the effect in a different fashion to get a glass effect out of it. My image is 900x300 at 100 pixel/inch. created on 04.04.04.TUTORIAL HOW TO An in-depth look at MAKE A photoshop's most GLASSY abused filter. This way you'll run into less problems while learning from the tutorial. I'm back. but you'll just have to ignore that part :) Tip: Try to avoid using complex effects if you don't know what you are doing. try not to use photoshop effects using the default settings.

but this time we won't be needing it as our settings should not later be accidentally changed due to changing other effect settings in future.. the hue's of your base colors doesn't matter much as you can change the hue's with adjustment layers later. The emboss mode puts the bevel and emboss effect both inside and outside the source layer. These and other settings will be discussed later. you don't need to follow it to complete the tutorial. Tip: Always feel free to change colors after you have set the base colors using hue & saturation adjustment layers or color balance layers.Now set the bevel parameters accordingly. Angle and altitude settings play a vital role and this time I'll keep them at the default values to show you how bevel and emboss works. I just pick some random colors (relatively concordant. . When I am experimenting. uncheck global light which would normally help you keep and modify all effect lighting settings of your documents. you may opt for different hues ofcourse. I set the colors like in the picture. So it is like inner and outer bevel combined. Change style to emboss. tho) and after I get the shapes ready. To learn about how the Contour Editor works. turn the highlight and shadow mode to normal. I modify or fine-tune the colors using hue adjustment layers. In fact. Contour editor is the heart of our effect. that is our font layer in this example. The following part in the yellow box is an Hesidoic(!) explanation to how the contour editor works. we'll first have to double-click the Gloss Contour box to open it up. We changed the Highlight and Shadow Modes to Normal because we'll later use their color straight over the background without combining the color using screen (underneath colors gets lighter with lighter colors on top) and multiply (underneath colors gets darker with darker colors on top). Just skip the yellow box if you already know how it works or don't have the time.

The horizontal middle of the graph represents the middle (neither highlighted.The middle of the line tells what color the middle parts of the layer with the effects will be. It used to be the see-through color but now it picks up some color from the shadow color we set. Now to see how this comes down to play. . it will create a see-through part in our effect (this part is neither shadowed nor highlighted). nor shadowed) region of the layer. and the right side of the line defines the color of the highlighted parts (close to light source). and at input:50 and output:50 which is the default. and shift it to right a little: Now we see 2 main changes: a) The middle of the curve vertically shifted down. Now you'll see white because our font is white. I chose these colors for you to think more mathematically than literally. The left side of the line defines the color of the shadowed parts (away from light source). add a control point by clicking right in the middle.

yet we should still have that see-through (the see-through is black simply because we turned off the visibility of the font layer). now we see it along with the highlight blur color we set earlier. and adjust the size so that the effect looks bold. and go back to the normal tutorial. and make your curve look about like this: . so the see-through color (which was white. but that's to make you think and learn! Now you may cancel any changes you have made. our font's color) ran into the "highlighted section". it is time to experiment! We will not need the visibility of the font layer.b) The middle of the curve horizontally shifted right. but the effects visibility that is tied to the layer is there to stay. The colors which I chose to show you may look inappropriate. You see the visibility of the layer is gone. so we'll simply reduce the layer's fill value to "0". I upped the size to 8 pixels. Double click the Gloss Contour box to open up the editor. Now that we have set the basics. This is what "fill" does if you were wondering! Now we'll set the basis of our effect: Increase the depth to about 140% so we'll have sharper lighting. Here in this example and in a font about this big (90 points in 100 pixels per inch).

the light is looking at the layer from the top). You may want to check the explanations in the yellow box if you don't understand how this curve creates such an effect. now we're getting somewhere. I kept the middle of the curve at 50 input. . we may have to deal with them after we play with the lighting angle. The left half of the curve represents the shadowed parts. you may go for other lighting angles with different depth and size settings. points close to horizontal middle will yield the see-through color (which is black) and points close to top will yield the color we set for the highlight mode. At this altitude Below shows the effect of different depth settings. at the price of one :) I'll choose this kind of look for the glassy feel. I've already tried lots. Do not mind the jagged pixels. and the right half represents the highlighted parts (with respect to the lighting angle). try everything and choose something that pleases your eye.Hmm. which changes the effect to a great extent. Points close to bottom will yield the color we set for the shadow mode. go wild with the lighting angle. Now. 50 output. the emboss style for bevel and emboss creates two levels of emboss. and decided this is good for the look I want: At this altitude settings (with the light almost close to being at the top (when altitude is 90.

pump them up to 100%. you can get lots of cool metal effects. we'll have to create layers from our effect: Your layers tab should be looking like in the below. and enhance the glass look later. The readibility is a bit low tho.Tip: Playing with these settings. now it has 2 extra and seperate layers that creates the bevel emboss effect (Both of them should have 100% opacity and fill if you have kept my the tutorial. if not. Try metal effects with the text layer visible (fill >0). we'll add an extra white bevel and a tiny outer glow to fix that. especially the mapping. We adjusted the depth to our liking (140%). . let's see how our font is doing: Looking like glass already. Our original layer with the font should keep its 0% fill. To do a second bevel to the same layer and to put some water inside.

Now. Reminding you yet again that the pixel based settings may vary in different sized images. We can add some waves to it like seen below: . It's direction differs from the first. Use white color for this. we'll add another bevel and emboss with the following settings (Therefore we'll be using effectively 2 bevel and emboss effects on one layer. to the font layer. Now it is time to put some water in the font. but ofcourse the previous one will be fixed. We'll paint over the font in our new water layer with 100% opacity and with a hard brush. as it is rendered to a layer). The arrows show the new light's direction. it will act as a key always cares about teaching new techniques. We'll then pick a bluish and light color. so here we go! We'll add a new layer to the very top and change its setting to hard light. as if we needed it! But hesido.

select a white and hard brush. Add a new layer.We'll now have to mask our water layer so it matches the text. We could use our original font layer's transparency for masking. Instead we will use the previously created bevel and emboss shadows layer for the layer mask. We could use our original font layer's transperancy for masking. you get this: If we hadn't used the shadows layers transperancy. our water layer mask will have semi-transparent values that match the glass effect. Instead we will use the bevel and emboss shadows layer for the layer mask. the water layer would reduce the glass effect. but this really hurts the effect. Now we'll add some foam. keep the countours of the water and then smear the foam. Now it is masked with the transparent pixels of the shadows layer. After applying the Emboss Shadows layer's transperancy as the layer mask. Select the water layer and apply the selection as mask. . but this really hurts the effect. With this mask. We'll now have to mask our water layer so it matches the text.

After smearing: Just do it across the whole text. and you're done with the foam! To increase the readibility. we may just add a small glow to the font layer. The glow settings are as follows (optional): This is the final layer structure: . and reduce the opacity of the water and foam layer to about 40-50%.

. let's add a new background to see how our effect gets along with a different background (a blurred photo in this example) : Here are two scaled down images for projection display. here you see that the double bevel effect is a bit lost due the outer glow. The one on the left is prepared like in this tutorial and the one on the right has a single bevel with the appropriate colors and some wavy mapping setting to make it look like steel. and I hope I am not related somehow to that :) ).Voila! This is the end. I hope! The font was chosen by them earlier. I prepared them for a bar called "Stage" some years ago (the bar is now closed to my knowledge. or at least. The outer glow might not be needed at all depending on your base colors and light direction. Without changing any layer setting. end here we have our font in all its glassy glory!! Tip: You can reduce the outer glow or turn it off completely as it may not be needed at all for the readibility of the text.

. · After you've done everything on the previous picture. add these blending-options. · You may not use this for professional use. ..Tutorials > Google-text Make the Google-text · This whole text is copyright of Google© and I used it only to show this technique. Only personal.

· And it should look like this: .

3.TTF) file in the folder C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/ or C:/WINNT/Fonts/. 2. Now give the first character the color '#3364C2'.Google Logo Tutorial By Syko/Syked One Okay. We're gonna start by downloading the Google font. You might wanna try using the font called 'Book Antiqua'. Now type something. Unzip the file and put the TrueTypeFont (. I'm gonna show you how to create your own Google logo. I just heard from someone that the Google font (I got from someone over the email) is a commercial font. with a white background. Any suggestions for another sollution can be sent HERE! I'd apprieciate it. .) Now open the 'Character' window (Window > Character).) Open a new document. And I can't distribute it over the internet. 4. It's called 'Catull' and you can not download it here anymore. Now you have installed the Google font. Select the first character or you word and click on the color box.) This step can't be taking anymore.) Now select the second character and give that one the color '#F31900' on the same way you did with the first character. Use a 72 pt size for the best effect. 1. I'm working on a sollution for this. Select the 'Type Tool' and select the font 'Catull' from the scroll down menu. I'm sorry for this.

Here's a list of wich character should have wich color: 1st character: #3364C2 (Also 7th character) 2nd character: #F31900 (Also 8th character) 3rd character: #F7D72B (Also 9th character) 4th character: #3364C2 (Also 10th character) 5th chaacter: #44C400 (Also 11th character) 6th character: #F31900 (Also 12th character) 6.) Now go to the blendings options of the text layer and use the following settings: .5. If you have more characters.) Now give the third character the color '#F7D72B'. the fourth character the color '#3364C2'. just continue from the first character's color. the fifth character the color '#44C400' and the sixth character the color '#F31900'.

Now you should have something like this: 7. Select the 'Type Tool' again and type TM with the font 'Times New Roman'. with the color '#868686'. and put it on the right top of the logo. Use as font size 12 pt. put the slogan next to the tail. For the slogan use as fonts size 14 pt.) Now the finishing touches. Select the 'Type Tool' again. Put this slogan somewhere under the logo. . If you have a character with a 'tail'. and type a slogan or something with the font 'Arial' and also this one with the color '#868686'.

.You're DONE! Congrats.

until the new layer is about half the height as the original one. giving you a "Gradient Bar" so to speak. like #BDBDBD Then pull the gradient from top to bottom of the selection. duplicate the layer that has this gradient bar on it. For the purpose of this tutorial I will be using a document of 500x500px. (Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical) Then select free transform (Ctrl+T) hold shift and alt. open in photoshop. reset your colors.Gradient Tech Bars Gradient Tech Bars Tutorial by: Jake Remmirez Preparation: Photoshop 6-CS Step 1 Open a new document in Photoshop. Once your document is open. at 72 DPI with a white background. Once your new layer is open. fill the layer with dark grey color #4F4F4F and then create a new layer. (D+X) and then change your background color from black to a light grey. while draggin the top bar down. Then deselect. It should now look something like this: Now. Edit>Define Pattern) Step 4 Create a new layer and pull out a selection like the one you see below: And then go to Edit>Fill and make the settings to fill it with the new pattern (below) And lower the opacity of the pattern to around 10-15% (i used 13%) Your final product should look like this: . It should now look like this: Step 3 Now. and flip it vertically. making sure that the white is at the top and the grey is at the button. grab the Rectangular Marque Tool and pull out a wide selection. I would like you to define the following pattern: (save image. Step 2 Once you have your selection pulled out. but not high.

And here is what you can potentially achieve using these style of bars:

Thats about it! These bars are also currently in use in PixelFull's layout as the side bars, so you can get an idea of what kind of effect these bars have. Thanks for reading this tutorial and Good Luck! Copyright PixelFull 2004 PixelFull Productions

Clean Interface Part 1 Clean Interface Tutorial by: Jake Remmirez Requirements: Photoshop 7-CS Introductions: In this tutorial I will teach you the basic technique and basic mentality behind creating a clean interface. These techniques and way's of thinking can be used to make websites, application skins like WinAMP. and windows themes. As long as you are thinking the right way, you will always succeed. The first thing to mention is realism. If you want it to look clean, simple, and nice, you have to keep in mind that you should make it look realistic. This means, keeping your light sources in order and not having 10 different light sources. This tutorial is recommended for ADVANCED users as I wont be explaining each and every little step, you should read some other photoshop tutorials if you dont understand something in this tutorial. Good Luck and Have Fun! Step 1 For the purpose of this tutorial open a new document that is 800x800px , 72 DPI and white background. Make sure to zoom in 100% and create a new layer. Set your foreground color to : #F2F2F2. Now, grab the Rounded Rectangle tool, set the Radius to 10px and pull out a selection simaler to the one you see below and add 1px stroke at 38% to it.

Now, ctrl+click the layer, create a new layer and drag a linear gradient from top to bottom (white to black) and the set the blending mode to color burn and opacity to 33% this should make it have a neat gradient effect to indicate the light source (above). Step 2 Now we will create a nice glare on the object. Create a new layer, grab the circular marguee tool and pull out a selection where you want your glare to be located and fill it with white. Then ctrl+click the original object layer and click the layer mask button. Then lower the glare's opacity to your desire. Now create another new layer, ctrl+click the object layer again, and set the foreground color to white. Then go to Edit>Stroke and set the stroke to 1px Inside.

(image is low quality) Now its starting to look a lot better isnt it! Step 3 Now we will add some indented lines in your object to give it the feel like its really a "metal" or "real" object. Grab the Line tool and pull 1 line down the middle of the object on a new layer. Then duplicate the line, fill it with white, and nudge it 1 px to the right. Then duplicate the white line, and nudge it to 2 times to the left. You should get this effect:

Now set up more lines like I have below (feel free to come up with your own design here)

This concludes Part 1 of this tutorial. In the next installment, you will learn how to create this:

Smooth Text
Written by admin Saturday, 22 January 2005

Let's create some sexy looking text! I've never really used this type of style on anything I've ever made but hey, you might like and it decide you want to use it. This tutorial is very simple and shouldn't cause anyone any problems at all. Create a new document, any size, I'm using 720x540 to give me plenty of room to work with. Set your background to #EEEEEE and your foreground to #FFFFFF. I know these colors are very light but it won't be like this when we're done. Make a selection of text on your canvas, I've chose to write Sconner in this tutorial, you write whatever you like.

So that's my text, I've used Arial Black as my font, to be quite honest you can use any font you like, you'll always get the same text effect. So, on your layer we want to add some styles, so set the following styles on your text:

it should look a little something like this: . So you've set the style? Brilliant.Be sure you get the color overlay right or it might look a little silly .#D15400 is the hex incase you can't read the font.

Here's my finished product: . Here's mine: If you want the shiny effect then go ahead and use your Elliptical Marquee Tool and highlight the section you want deleted like this: Done that? Simply press delete and it'll delete the section for you. press CTRL+D to deselect the later and you should end up with something a little like this: Now on this layer. so CTRL+CLICK the text layer then go to Select>Modify>Contract and set the contract to 2px (Depending on your text size this might be more than 2px or for smaller fonts it'd be 1px) You should have something looking like this: So now you have this you should create a new layer above the text and grab your Paint Bucket tool and fill it with #FFFFFF (white) Once you have done this. This looks good so you can keep it like that OR you can go for a more shiny effect.Groovy baby! Now all we need to do is add the finishing touches. set the opacity to 30% and it should turn very faint.

ice text photoshop tutorial 1 2 Start a new document. Now go to Image > Rotate > 90 CCW . Now type your text in the center (in #336EA7). Now you need to rotate the image back to its original position (Image > Rotate > 90 CW). leaving some space at the top and bottom. Now take the eraser tool and remove the blur from the top section of the text. (My image was 300 X 300 pixels) Right click on your text layer and select Rasterize layer. Now merge the two layers by clicking on the duplicate layer and pressing the control key and E. and set the foreground colour as #336EA7. . Now apply the Find edges filter ( Filters > Stylize > Find Edges ). Do this 3 times. A good text effect that looks great and is still practical. Now apply the wind filter (Filter > Stylize > Wind ) with the setting "wind" and "from the right". Now apply the motion blur (Filter > Blur > Motion Blur-90 and distance as 45. or you can go to layer > merge down. 3 4 Right click on the layer and select Duplicate layer.

You should still have your text selected from step 3. 3. go to the channels tab and click on the little button on the bottom that says “Save selection as channel” when highlighted 5. left click the “oil text” layer. Rename the layer "Oil Text" 3. Use the Crop Tool to cut off the extra space around your word to get a result like the picture below. 4.) Make the text’s color 50% gray or #8A8A8A.Oil Text Create oil text that is so realistic.5 pixels) Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius: 1 pixel) . Using the text tool write a word or two in Impact (72 pt. Without deselecting. it will make you slip just by looking at it! 1. While pressing the ctrl key. 2. Do the following Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius: 5 pixels) Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius: 2. Create a new image (500x100) and make a new layer. Your channels tab should have a new channel called “Alpha 1.” Select channel “Alpha 1” 6.

You can deselect the text now. 7. Go back to your layers palette and select the Oil Text Layer. 8. Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and click “Ok” to rasterize the layer. Use the settings in the picture and set the light up exactly like the image.

9. Create a new light by dragging the light bulb into the preview. Select the new light and set it up exactly like the image (the upper color’s blue color is #00A2FF)

If you have an image like the one below, congratulations! You have come a long way! You just passed the hard part so the rest is easy. You could stop right now and have metal text but you came to get Oil Text so don’t give up now!

10. Right click the "Oil Text" layer in the layer palette and “Duplicate Layer” 11. Select the “Oil Text Copy” layer and Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Radius 5 pt) 12. Change “Oil Text Copy” layer's blending mode to Difference

First make the metal background, if you havent already heres a tutorial on how to make it.Metal Background Tutorial This is what you will be making in this tutorial:

Type the text in the same color as the metal. The go to blending options and put these settings.

You should get something like this.

You can play around with the settings to get everything just like you want it.

Custom Shape
Written by admin Tuesday, 18 January 2005

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know when I was new to photoshop I would always wonder how to make custom shapes. Photoshop standard shapes built it, like your Rounded Rectangle Tool and all of those, but say you want to create your own groovy shape, how is it done? Here we go, I'll show you the way it's done, then you can play about and create whatever shapes you want!

Create a new document, I've made mine 720x540 and grab your Rectangular Marqee Tool and make yourself a nice big square, but DO NOT fill it with anything, just leave it highlighted, as shown below:

Now you have your square, oen up your Channels Window for those who don't know how to get this up on your screen, go to Window>Channels and make sure the box is ticked. So you now have your channels window open right? select Save this section as channel which is the button that looks like this Now you have created a new channel, double click it and give it a name, I called mine Shape. Your screen should be all black with the shape highlighted in white. Press CTRL+D to deselect the shape so it's no longer highlighted and you should be left with a white box. like this:

Now then, heres where the magic starts! Grab your Polygonal Lasso Tool and make a little triangle in the corner of the shape like this:

you can set this to anything you can make your triangles any size you want.Heres how we make it look nice. set your shape at the following settings: Now when you press ok. just use your imagination! Now we have some kind of distorted shape . Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and set it to 4pixels again. as you can see mine is all over the place. Anyway. you can do this as well if you like. Go around and do this to all of the corners. here is what mine ended up looking like: As you'll see I took a chunk out of the top of the shape. your shape should be looking like this: . Now our shape is blured press CTRL+L and this window should pop up. once you have highlighted it. just to give it a bit of life. and they don't have to be anything speical. press delete and the corner should disapere.

with the shape we have just made still highlighted.Looks kinda cool now right? Now what we need to do it CTRL+Click the shape layer. and click on the background and you should return to your normal page. Bingo. and fill the highlighted shape with any color you want. Create a new layer. Here's my finished product after some editing: . we have have a nice custom made shape that could be used for interfaces or sigs or whatever really. make sure it looks like this: Now go back to your Layers Pannel.

Layout design and implementation Step1 Learn to design a website in Adobe Photoshop. Need it in this tutorial: . slice the “psd” file and implement it in html using Macromedia Dreamweaver. First take a look over the “psd” file: Save next picture on computer.

I used “Futura Light 24px.Step2 Let’s begin . Choose what font you want. I chose “AnnaBelle” as logotype: Step4 Create a new layer and type the site content on the same vertical line with the site logo. Open a new file in Adobe Photoshop with a black background. It should look like this: .16px” and “Arial 11px”. Import the picture in your document and place it like this: Step3 New layer in the Layers Tab and place the logo in the top left corner.

Step5 Ok. Now the navigation: type the name of the buttons with “Arial Bold 12px” like this: Step6 Create the buttons’ background. New layer (down the layer buttons): .

Right click on layer and select Rasterize Layer With Brush Toll selected. delete an area like this: .

The result should be like this: Now select layer background that’s behind the “home” button and Edit>Transform > Flip Horizontal and move it like this: .Duplicate layer and move it for any button.

We slice the “psd” file. Take a look in the next picture and you can see what parts of layout interests us: .Step7 Now you have a layout for your site: Step8 In the next part we’ll prepare the “psd” for html implementation.

Now we can cut the images we need for the HTML implementation.For the rest of the site content we’ll use HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver. Select the Slice Tool and trace a contour like this: Step9 Continue with the next zone and the result should be like this: .

set “jpeg – high resolution” and for the rest. set settings “gif”.Step10 File > Save For Web and for every slice set the slice settings: For the slices that need a higher quality. Do this for every slice in your layout: .

gif” to “contact.gif”.jpg)”. “site_14.gif”. “site_16.gif”. Slices: “Selected Slices”: That’s all.gif” to “home. choose Save and configure the save settings like this: Save as Type: “Images Only(. In the Layout Tab select the Layout Table Tool: . export an image in GIF format whenever it has a few colors and/or close shades and export as JPEG when there are a lot of different colors in the picture. “site_10.gif”. Open the folder where you saved the pictures and rename them like this: “site_03.gif” to “beauty-txt.gif” to “bottom. “site_22. “site_19. Step12 Open a new html document in Dreamweaver. Settings: “Default Settings”.gif” to “help.gif”.gif” to “us.gif”. You have now the pictures for your site. “site_13. “site_15.Quick Tip: To get the best image quality/file size ratio.gif” to “logo. and select all your slices (SHIFT+CLICK). “site_11.gif”. “site_07. In the next steps you’ll do the implementation in HTML using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004.gif”. You sliced your “psd” file.jpg”.jpg” to “girl-top. Step11 After you configure the settings for every slice.gif” to “active-page.gif”.gif” to “services.

Step13 Draw a table like in the next picture: Step14 Choose Draw Layout Cell in the Layout Tab and draw a cell table: Step15 Next draw another layout cell: .

gif” picture and click OK. then insert a new row: . Set your background page to black Modify > Page Properties.Step16 Click inside in this cell and choose Insert > Image and select your image folder. Background Color. Set the Top Margin to “50 pixels”: Step17 Click on the table and change its size. Choose “logo.

Step 18 Inside this row insert the “active-page.gif” picture: Step 20 Continue to add new cells and rows for all your pictures: . set the row horizontal alignment in the Properties Tab to ”right” like here: Step 19 Another cell box and insert the “home.gif” picture and adjust the row.

photoshop+tutorial. layout.Step 21 Now insert a nice text in middle site section. etc. color. Set the text size. dreamweaver . Tags: photoshop. Step 22 Select each button and on Properties Tab enter the in the link field “#link” and you have a very simple site made by you.

) Now start a new document in Photoshop of any size you want. Now you should have something like this: 3. Make the background totally red (#FF0000). but I used 100 pt for this tutorial. Now select the Type Tool and select the font Legothick. 2.) Download the font 'Legothick' by clicking here. Only use capitals. Now you should have something like this: . this tutorial will show you how to create a LEGO look-a-like logo. coz the font doesn't have lowercase characters. Like this: 4. Doesn't matter how big you make the text.LEGO Logo Effect By Syko/Syked-One (c) Okay. Set the anti-aliasing method as Sharp.TTF) file in the folder C:/WINDOWS/Fonts/ or C:/WINNT/Fonts/. 1. Now hold down SHIFT and click within the borders of each other character of your text. After that fill the selected with white (Edit > Fill > Use: White at normal blending and 100 % opacity). Now type something.) Rasterize the text layer (Layer > Rasterize > Layer). Unzip the file and put the TrueTypeFont (. Now select the Magic Wand Tool and click within the borders of your first character. Now set the tracking as -80. Now deselect the selected parts (Select > Deselect). Now you have installed the LEGO font.) Now select your text and open the character window (Window > Character).

If you done everything right. Make the font size small enough. select the Type Tool again and use the font 'Arial' and hit CTRL + ALT + C.5. If you don't get the copyright sign with that shortcut. If you have done that. just copy (CTRL+C) it from here: '©'. a bit smaller) as big as the black stroke of your text now. but not to small orcourse.) The last thing you could do is add a copyright sign at the right top of your text. you should have something like this: You're DONE!! Congrats! . you should have something like this: 6.) Now go to the blending options of your layer and make a yellow (#FFFF00) stroke that's allmost (not exactly. and then paste (CTRL+V) it in Photoshop.

2.) Start a new picture (File > New) of any size you want.) Then click in the left menu of the blending options on 'Bevel and Emboss' and use the setting as in this picture (the color of the Highlight Mode is #E5B422 and the color of the Shadow Mode is #000000 (black)): . Select the Type Tool and type something. In the left menu.LotR Text Style Tutorial By Syko/Syked One (c) Well.) Then go to the text layer's blending options (Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options). Here goes! 1. I used the font 'Ringbearer'. this tutorial shows you how to get the text style of the Lord of the Rings. click on 'Drop Shadow' and use the settings as in the picture (the color of this shadow is black (#000000)): 3. You can download 'Ringbearer' here. Make the background white (all colors should do fine though(black looks pretty cool too)).

) Then go to 'Color Overlay' and use the settings as in the following picture: .4.) Then go to 'Contour' in the left menu of the blending options. and use the setting as in this picture: 5.

.): 7.) If you done all that.) Then go to 'Pattern Overlay' and use the settings as in this picture (the Pattern is just a default pattern that's in the slide down menu. your result should look like this: .6.

I have used the default settings. Finally. Then create a new layer by pressing ctrl/cmd + shift + N. depending on the size of your image.just follow the tutorial and enjoy.the one you just filled. the size I have used is suitable for my 400x400 canvas. Use any colour you like. but I lifted #066CC0 straight from the QuickTime symbol on http://www. which is again taken from the QuickTime logo. The size. . and reduce your selection by going Select || Modify || Contract and entering a value of around 3. so I'll be using that.I am using #0852A5. 2: Now make sure you have your top layer selected .Mac Style Text Tutorial 1: This is a simple tutorial with no artistic interpretation like airbrushing . as usual. Hold ctrl/cmd and click on the layer containing your text to select the whole layer. depends on your canvas you can add a 1px stroke of dark blue with Layer || Layer Style || Stroke . Start off with a medium sized canvas (I'm using 400x400) and create your text. You could add a drop shadow as in the picture. 3: That's pretty much it. I will use #0682C2. Go Layer || Layer Style || Bevel and Emboss and enter these settings. Go Edit || Fill or use the fill tool (G) to fill your selection with a lighter

Metal Orb Step 1 First of all. The base layers I used are recycled from a skin I made and look like this. Step 4 Next you'd need to add the font to the lcd display. It doesn't really matter how you make your since most of it is covered by the lcd anyways. If you want to duplicate this shape. its good to make the font big so it takes up most of the display. In my case I used the color #5B7168. lets add some layer styles to give it more dept. Inner shadow: color=black [view settings] Outer glow: color=#646464 [view settings] Inner glow: color=#171A21 [view settings] Satin: color=#black [view settings] [view contour] Stroke: color=#272C38 [view settings] When your done. its suggested that you make one half of the shape (left or right) and mirror it on the other half. I'd suggest that you use a much more fun looking color than this boring green. you should have something looking like this. Step 3 Now that we have the lcd. Step 2 Next you would need to add the lcd display. This should save you some time from working with the vectors. lets start out with our base used for the orb. You want to font .

you should have something like this: Step 6 Next you'd have to add the glass to the lcd display. automatically Photoshop would make a gradient called "Foreground to Transparent". you should have something like this: Third: With the the layer your just created selected. From your toolbar. Inner shadow: color=#black [view settings] Bevel: color=default [view settings] When your done. click Edit > Free Transform. Then set the values in the toolbar to that of the image below. Now apply these layer styles to the new layer. and now we have a chance to make things look funky. as your active layer. Step 5 Your next step is to add a little bevel around the lcd display. [view settings] Second: One a new layer. So right click on the lcd display layer thumbnail in your layer palette. you should have something like this. . go back to the base metal layer and then Ctrl+C to copy that portion from the base. Drop shadow: color=#black [view settings] Bevel: color=#default [view settings] When your done. To the font you'd have to add some layer styles. click on your toolbar: Select > Transform Selection. When your stand out the most in the entire image as the center of attention. these are the ones I used. First: select layer transparency of your lcd display and select your gradient tool with white as your foreground color. In the . Latter the glass on top would help complement this allot. and click "Select Layer Transparency". Then Ctrl+V to paste the selection to the new layer. This should With the selection enabled. Click the chain link on the toolbar to "maintain aspect ratio" make the selection 5% bigger. Make sure the new layer is between the lcd display and the base layer. With the selection visible. Create the gradient from the top of the lcd down to by about 60 pixels.

Forth: Set the layer blending style to "Lighten" When your done you should have something that looks like this: Step 8 Next we add a little area where the light darkens a bit. as your active layer. .height box (H) from your edit box like Step5 make the height value about 215% to 220%. Use a gradient of with color: white to color:#89A99D (if your lcd is a different color. set your gradient type to "radial" You should have something like this: Second: From your tool bar. Third: Now that its blurred. the layer is a bit too much so reduce the Opacity of the layer to 50%. create a new layer and fill with a gradient from the top of the selection with a distance of about 25 pixels. just for more color instead of having too much white at the top. In the height and width boxes. Now we have a new third step Third: With the the layer your just created selected. now you should see the how the light intensity brightens the up the lcd display. Then move the layer down a bit so that its just within your lcd display area. make both values 75%. with a radius of about 4. use a similar color variation) [view settings]. so redo the First and Second parts of Step 6 in a new layer. From your toolbar. First: Select layer transparency of the lcd display area. When your done you should have something that looks like this: Forth: We set the layer blending mode to "Overlay". click Edit > Free Transform. No screenshot for you this time :(. Before making the gradient. Then move the layer down a bit so that its just within the top areas of your lcd display area. look at the shot of the next step to see where you should be Step 7 Next we do yet another gradient.0 pixels. click Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

you should have something like this: Step 9: Now you need to use your own judgment. If you did it correctly. Then delete the area with that selection. The layer should be barely visible so duplicate the layer again once or twice then merge them together. make one glob at the top tip of the lcd display with the middle of the brush being at the top most part of the lcd. Third: On your toolbar. On a new layer. Then finally apply the layer style "Overlay" with color=#CCFFED.When your done. some portion of the layer should be on top of the metal like mine did. it should look like this: . Use a gradient looking radial brush at a size of about 15. Select the layer transparency of the lcd display and back to the layer you just duplicated. Now duplicate that layer and carry it to the top of all the layers you have. Second: Once you've done that. just at the bottom lip. Feel free to reduce the opacity of the merged layer a bit if your fee that its a bit to much. click Edit > Free Transform and adjust the height and width of the layer until it suits the look that you like. Mine looked like this: This gives the effect of the light shinning outside the orb on the metal that lies opposite the light. the one that you set the layer style to "overlay". Use your airbrush tool with color=#CCFFED. When done you should have something like this: Step 10: Go back to the firs layer that you put on the of the lcd display. Step 11: Finally add some little details to the metal layer and your done :) When the final product is done. select layer transparency of the lcd display then go back to the layer and delete that portion of the layer. Also reduce the opacity of the layer a bit.

.this tutorial is about an text effect that looks great and is easy to make 1. i'm using this one: 5. First of all you can support us by clicking one of the google ads at the bottom or by donating money via paypal(also located at the bottom) 2. Rasterize the 2nd text layer (layer-->Rasterize-->Type) 8. Do a gaussianblur (filter-->blur-->Gaussianblur) of 1. Duplicate the text layer (layer-->Duplicate layer. Click on the little f at the bottom right in the layers pallet and select gradient overlay and press ok and this is the Result .Create some white text on top of it: 6.) 7. get some kind of cool background(make one your self other wise you didn't design the whole piece by ur self ) 4. create a new document 3.1 pixels on the 2nd text layer 9..

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and then once on the 'More Green' box . . then link the new layer with the text layer. 4: Now use the layer styles again (Layer || Layer Styles) to add an inner glow using these settings. and enter a slightly different curve like this. Go to layer styles again and this time add a second bevel and emboss. Start off with a large canvas. 2: Now we need to rasterize our go Select || Modify || Contract and enter a value of 3. once on the 'More Blue' box.hold ctrl/cmd and click on the main layer in the layers palette. As click OK. with these settings. Press ctrl/cmd + M again to open up the curves menu. Now we need to adjust the image using curves .press ctrl/cmd + M to open the curves menu. Make some text and have it a light-medium grey.Metal Text Tutorial 1: We're going to try to get a really metallic chrome effect on our text. as shown here. then enter a nice even zig zag. the size should be suitable for the size of the image. Now go Select || Feather (ctrl/cmd + shift + D) and enter 3 again. For the next stage. we need to create a selection . This will select the letter/text . Now add a drop shadow using the default settings by going Layer || Layer Style || Drop Shadow and clicking OK. try to make it look like the example. 3: Go Image || Adjustments || Variations. set the slider at the top to one notch from the bottom. in the example I'll use #B3B3B3.I'm using 800x800. and press ctrl/cmd + E to merge it. the larger the better . This will rasterize our text layer. Create a new layer by pressing ctrl/cmd + shift + N. using curves and other features in Photoshop. Start off by using a nice big bevel and emboss with settings similar to these. and then click once on the 'Current Pick' box.

"Steel Bar"). then set this layer's blending mode as 'overlay'.there are several variables such as the curves input that can make quite a difference. Apply the gradient in the bottom left (black > white > black . Click the arrow at the side of the dialogue box that appears (see thisimage). click the 'Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer' button .5: At the bottom of the layers palette. try the tutorial a few times .and click 'Gradient Map'.a circle half black and half white . This should give a similar effect to that seen opposite. If not. and load the file 'Metals'. and it takes some practise! .

SO YOU SHOULD HAVE IT AS WELL). · Add these blending-options to it (NOTE: THE PATTERN I USED WAS A STANDARD ONE. .Tutorials > BountyHunter Metal Copy the metallic style from the BountyHunter-text! · Create a new document with some black text.



. · Go to SELECT>MODIFY>CONTRACT and choose a number depending on your image-size (NOTE: I used 3).· You should get something like this. · Hold CTRL and press the layer/thumbnail to select the text.

· Fill the layer with black and go to FILTER>NOISE>ADD NOISE and add a little bit of noise: .

Choose the brush on the very bottom (shown in the image) and change the “Master Diameter” to a bit larger than how tall your text is. go Edit > Free Transform and strech your text out a bit.) If you want your text to be more bold. Now create a layer above your text layer. we have an alternative for you: a.) In the settings bar. Now it would be nice to have a brush set to create the worn-out scratch effect.) 2. if you can't find any other. i used one called Lizzy_scratch (you can search Google for this) Now brush some scratches over your text until it looks nice. N-sane Staff Comments: For those of you who do not know how or do not want to use custom brushes.) Use any bright color you want (I used yellow. I chose 130px because it looked right. . 4.Industrial Text Learn how to create a type of grunge texture while creating this industrial text! We are going to create this: N-sane Staff Comments: Or this: 1. This will be where we have our scratches and stuff. Take out your brush tool (looks like a paintbrush. Rasterize your text layer (right-click it in the layers tab and go Rasterize Layer. Write some text that you want to look scrached and worn out (Impact is a good font to use. 5. load the “Natural Brushes 2” set of brushes.

Move these to the left or right a few pixels. Take your brush and just dab over your text. Don’t cover the text completely.Click to Enlarge b. c. Take your polygon lasso tool and semi-carefully make a zig zagging selection from side to side going down. I decided to make a few vertical selections. Strictly horizontal lines are annoying so let’s add some variety. . Basically create a “Z” except with more than 2 zig zags. You want shades of gray. d. Make sure your foreground color is black. Take your “Move Tool” and move the selection down a few pixels.

You should be on the scratches layer. Now thay you've finished that.There you go. 6. 8. Go back to your scratch layer and hit delete.) Then go Layer > Merge Linked. Click the link area on the text layer on the layer palette (shown in the image below. go to your text layer and use the Magic wand selection tool to select your text like so: N-sane Staff Comments: Another way to select the text is to Ctrl-Click the text layer in the layer palette. And give the text a 2px black stroke on the outside. (Edit > Stroke) N-sane Staff Comments: You can merge the two layers in a very simple way. different technique. . just so we don't get any scratches outside our text. See? Same result. you have a simple grungy texture. Merge the two layers (text and scratches) together. Then go Select > Inverse. 7.

If you have a metal plate brush use it as well. it will look good! You can also use the dodge/burn tool to make bumps and some lighting effects! .Click to Enlarge 9. Now go to Layer > Layer Style > Bevel and Emboss with these settings: Inner Bevel Chisel Hard Depht: 400% Size: 1px Soften: 0px Click to Enlarge Optional – Background: Make your background a dark shade of gray and add some brushing scratches in the same way you did to the text.

Need For Speed Written by admin Saturday. For those who don't know what need for speed is. 22 January 2005 Howdy Photoshoppers . Once you've filled it. Create some text. I'm using the usual 720x540 which gives me a load of room to work with. but I will still explain anyway. First create your document.Today I'm going to hopefully teach you how to make a very stylish looking Need for Speed logo. It's well worth a look at actually! Ok. we should make the outline of the text. for this example I'm going to use Sconner as my text. before we start If you want the best possible looks (in my opinion) you should download the font below and use it throughout the tutorial. Download Font Now we have our font we can get the ball rolling. Before we actually make the text. it's a game. click on Layer Styles and set a Gradient Overlay with the following settings: Also you will need the gradient as it's a custom gradient. I'm using white as mine. For those who have read my Brushed Metal tutorial then you will know how to do this. a racing game with lot's of cool cars. which will be the metallic effect. If you don't know how to make gradients then now is about the time to be reading my Gradients Tutorial Anyway. Set your background color to #2B2B2B and any foreground color you want. Make a new layer above your background layer and name is Metal with this layer fill it with white. here's the colors so make the gradient: .

so go ahead and click Filter>Noise>Add Noise and set the following settings: . your document should be looking something like this: CLICK FOR PREVIEW Looks a bit wacky at the minute right? Now we need to add some Noise to our layer.Now we have this done.

although it's very faint. so using the font I've provided make your text. and we make some text. we now have some cool brushed metal. Now we move on. it can be changed by changing the Gradient Overlay opacity to something lower if you like.Now add some motion blur so go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur and add the following settings: Bingo. I'm going to use .

Ok. now we need to set the layer styles so set the following: . Make your font size about 72px so we have it nice and big.Sconner for my example.

Now for this pattern. Once you have the . you will notice it's not a normal pattern.PAT file you do the following: . you'll see it's a custom one.PAT file which is the pattern so you don't even have to make the pattern yourself. unzip it using Winzip or any other zip de compiler. I've kindly provided you with the . Download the pattern.

this should invert the layer and it'll look .Ok once you've done this you should be able to see the pattern in your patterns list. Your text should now be looking something like this: Looking like that? Brilliant! Now click on your Brushed Metal layer and press CTRL+SHIFT+I . If you can be sure to select it and you'll have some jazzy looking text like this: CLICK FOR PREVIEW Now we get into the nitty gritty of the tutorial with the "Hard Parts" CTRL+CLICK your text later. so it's got the pretty dashes going round and round and go to Select>Modify>Expand and set the expand value to 6px.

now we only need to add some finishing touches so fire ahead and add the following properties to your Brushed Metal Layer Looks awesome right? you can keep editing your logo until you are happy with what you have. Press CTRL+D to deselect the layer. here is how mine ended up! .something like this: CLICK FOR PREVIEW Now all we simply do is press the Delete key and it should delete everything around the text. It's starting to look good now huh? Here's how mine looks! woot.

Tutorials > Cigarette Add a cigarette without healthdamage :) · Open up a new document with a logo or a text in it on a seperate layer from the background. · Hide it and create with the retangular marquee-tool a cigarette-shape and fill it with the colors white and brown. . · Add these layer-styles to the whole cigarette.

.· It should look like this.

.· Select the cigarette and create a new layer. · Lower the opacity of the gradient-layer. · Select the reflected-gradient and make it "Black-Transparent-Black".

· Now paste the layer-style you copier earlier. · Here comes the tricky part: Copy the layer-style of the cigarette. burn-marks and the actual cigarette) together. · Make the logo/text visible again and position the cigarette (NOTE: notice the shadow moves "with you" when you leave the layer-style intact). .· Add some burn-marks with the pencil-tool on the same layer as the cigarette. merge all the cigarette-layers (gradient.

· Select the WHOLE logo or text without their possible layer-styles. · Grab the polygonal-lassotool and hold down ALT and cut the parts you want to keep visible out of the selection. .

.· Press DELETE.

.· And you're done.. You can add some smoke if you want..

It should look similar to this: Click Edit->Transform->Distort Distort the image like this: Press enter. enjoy! My result: . I typed Text. Use your text tool to type something. Fill the background with White. Click Edit->Transform->Flip Vertical. Duplicate the layer. Your realistic dropshadow is done. Click Rasterize Layer on the vertically inverted layer. Press D to reset the colors.Create a new image. Drag the text right below the normal text. Lower the layer opacity to 60%. My image was 300x300 but yours can be different.

3) While your in the photograph window. Press enter after it asks you to name it.Photo Text Written by Mat Dwyer Created: October 10th. 2004 Heres what your making: 1) Open up a new photoshop document. Press CTRL+A to select all. 2) Open up the photograph that you want in your text. 600X300 would be good. Then Go Edit> Define Pattern. .

Use a thick font for best results. 5) Make the font stretch for your whole document. Then go to Pattern Overlay. Then adjust the scale so it fits the text. Choose your pattern from the drop down menu. 7) Your done! Add your own styles for best results! It can look really good if you put like a picture of money or something.4) Go into your new document and create text. try it out! . 6) Go into blending options on the text layer.


(based on the look of a text created by robouk.In this tutorial I will show you how to make that cool aqua text that is on my ) The fist step is to make your text. In the end you text will look like the O below. I chose the font : Times New Roman. and a light blue color. . with a size 450.mchost.

right click on your picture and choose "rasterize layer" Now duplicate your layer.With your text tool selected. Position your new layer so that the light colord O is like the one below . by pressing the arrow on the layers panel and selecting "duplicate layer" Set your new layer mode to screen.

and press delete. To make sure you did this part right. Now go to your top layer. What we just did was deleted the part of your duplicated that was sticking outside your original text's boundires. and press control + e to merge your two text layers together. hold control and click on your merged layer. and click on your original text's layer. Now go to select.Now set the opasity of this layer to around 30% Now. If you did it correctly you should have a perfect outline of your O. select the outline of the original O. . hold the control button. invers to inverse your selection. To do this. Now go to your top layer.

lighten the areas that are marked below. So. take out your doudge tool. . We are going to lighten some of your text to give it that aqua feel.Now. then lower the exposer of your douge tool to around 50% You should now have an image like this. If you are having trouble making it look right. with a total of 2 layers in your picture.

Now that we have that taken care of. you should still have an outline of your big O text. So. go to select> save selection and save it as whatever you want. this should give you an outline of your text again. we are going to save this selection for later use. If you did it correctly. load your selection. Now. with a color close to mine. On your new layer. Now that we have things situated. Use the settings below. while you have your text selected. go to edit> stroke. hold control and click on your top layer. You should now have an image like the one below: . while you have your text selected make a new layer. We are goin to outline our O with a nice dark blue.Now again.

Again. and make a selection like the one below. To do this. but this time choose a width of 2 px.Now. . we are going to erase the white outline from the parts that the light would not be hitting your text. take your polygon selection tool. go to edit> stroke. make another layer. and the color white. Sapose to the light is comming from the top left. And press delete. Use the settings below: Now that we have our white outline. in that case we are going to delete the white outline in left center of the O and the right outside.

. Now you should have an image like the one below. and again press delete.Now make a selection like the one below.

but it still looks a little chpy doesnt it? So. Do this to all end of the line. just slightly to the right. we are going to smooth out the edges. Move your outline. we are going to move the white outline. so it looks like mine below: Now we got it position right. Zoom in by press control & + Use your eraser tool to blend in the white outline like I have done in my selection below. .Now.

Most likely around the areas were we have deleted the white outlie. I just added some darkness were the light wouldnot be hitting the image.Now are text is starting to look good. You can do this as you see fit. . You should have something very similar to the text below: Now I went back down to the original text layer. and darken a few spots to add a little contrast.

but it does make a difference. It is barely noticible now. Load your saved selection once again and fill it with a dark blue. Now. Now position to like the picture below: . do give it just a little more life I have added a little reflection of white. make a new layer under your first layer. Load you saved selection and fill it with white. To do this.Now. Lower the opasit of your layer to 15% and moove it a ittle to the right. Just to make it a little more glossy. make a new layer above all your previous ones.

Now go to filter> blur> gausian blur and set it to 4 You should now have an image like the one below. Now I just added a little to the background to make it moreinteresting and we are all done! .


Move on. Make the background layer a dark grey so we can see what we are doing. You will have something that looks like this for the moment.. go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and select Stroke. We will now add the little tiny effects that will make it stand out more.Adobe Photoshop Tutorials > Plastic Gold Text Written by: Aaron Step 1 Make a new document 500x500 pixels. We called ours "Hard Metal" but you can call it what ever you like. You will have something that looks like this for the moment. Step 3 Now select the Gradient Overlay setting and enter in THESE SETTINGS. Step 4 Now select the Bevel and Emboss option and enter in THESE SETTINGS. Step 5 Now select the Inner Shadow option and enter in THESE SETTINGS. You will then need to enter in THESE SETTINGS. The image below shows what it looks like at the moment. As you can see it now looks like a nice gold effect. Step 2 Now for the good effects! While still selected with the text layer. Do not close the window and move on to Step 3. Once you've done that select the Text Tool and enter in you'd like we used Arial Black size 36pt. .

. This is how it looks for the moment.Step 6 Now select the Drop Shadow option and enter in THESE SETTINGS.

Now make a new layer. Change the gradient setting to "Fore-ground to transparent" . Use the square selection tool to make a rectangular selection like the one below. about 200x200 ppx depending on how big you want your nav to be.In this tutorial I will show you how to make an easy but effective plastic style navigation bar like the image below: The first step is to make a new image. Now get out your gradient tool. Change your forground color to a very light gray.

Duplicated your layer by selecting "duplicate layer" on the layer drop down menue. Now make a new layer and use the same method to make a small white gradient starting from the dop and fading out in about the middle section of the button. Now. So. Your image should look similar to mine: Now I added a nice grey rectangle behind my buttons to help seporate it from the rest of my page. Make the size 1px the color a medium grey the layer style normal and make it stroke on the inside Your image should look like mine. Now that we have our gradients all done we are going to give our button a nice border. . merge your layers except for your bg layer. Keep duplicating your layer and positioning your buttons until you have enough to satisfy you. keeping the same selection go to edit>stroke.Now use your gradient tool to make a grey gradient making sure that the grey starts from the top and fades out to the bottum.

to add your text. And latly.And just to make it a little more interesting I add a slightly lighter rectangle behind the last one. The nest step is to add a small medium gray box at the top for a title bar. .

Now you are all done. . You have learned a simple and effective way to make a nice professional navigation bar.

you should go to Then move the flipped text layer to where you want it.Ok First have the text layer on your document selected. with the duplicated layer selected. Duplicate your Text layer. and set the opacity of the duplicated layer anywhere from 10-20 Then. and set the opacity of the duplicated layer to around 15 .

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go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. tool: Photoshop 6. Go to File > New.0. . 2. Click the Move tool (top right of the tool palette) and center text. Follow settings below. 3.) Now.) Let's begin by creating a new file. In this Tutorial. 4. Make it 200 X 100 pixels on a white background. (Rasterize text when dialog box appears).) Type something large to fill the space.Rock text by Metamorphosis posted on 13 May 2002.) Select the Text tool from the tool palette. level: Advanced. I will show you how easy it is to create rock texture for text. 11:57. 1. Be sure to set to Uniform and Monochromatic.

) .) Next. Follow settings below.Text should now look similar to this: 5. go to Filter > Distort > Ocean Ripple. or use your own (just don't add too much effect to where the text begins to dissolve.

Text should begin to be looking pretty good by now. Follow settings below.Text will look like this now. . now hit OK. 6. Go to Layer > Layer Styles > Bevel and Emboss. let's add some Bevel.) Next. go to the panel to the left and click Texture. Before you click OK.

) To finish text.7. Follow settings below. Finished text with new background color added. go to Layer > Layer Styles > Drop Shadow. .

.Tutorials > Shadow/Shade Add realism to a picture by adding a shade! · Get an image with a figure ALL CUT OUT on a different layer then the background. · Duplicate that layer. placeit beneath the original and make it totally black by pressing CTRL+U and change the lightness.

(NOTE: You must now a thing or two about shades) .· Press EDIT>TRANSFOR>DISORT and place the shadow in the way YOU want it to be.

. 2-4 pixels. · And lower the opacity and you're done. Tutorial baru sampai 0071 .· Give it a Gaussian Blur of let's say..

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