In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a lovely gold text effect. It’s made using a combination of Photoshop layer styles, plus a couple of my own secret ingredients that really brings the effect to life with a nice shiny finish. What really makes this gold effect look so realistic compared to some other basic gold text effects is the layering of Photoshop’s layer styles. By applying multiple effects such as Bevel and Emboss over two layers, it enhances the result with much more depth than could be achieved with just one layer.
In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you some simple steps to create an animal fur text effect. The process makes use of a real animal fur texture for maximum realism. In my example, I’m using Leopard spots to create the wording ‘Wild Cats’, but a variety of results can be achieved by using source photos of different furry animal skins. The fur photograph will take care of the realistic furry effect in the centre of the text, but I’ll also show you how to create a custom Photoshop brush to apply the soft hairs around the edges of the text to eliminate the hard letter edges. Depending on the animal your source texture is from, the result can depict a variety of colours and common animal prints to create a range of safari or zoo themed text styles.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colourful extruded isometric text effect. It has a 3D appearance with hollowed out letters, finished off with a vivid spectrum of hues and a subtle glowing appearance. It’s a relatively simple effect to create that makes use of a combination of must-know Illustrator tools.
A couple of months ago I showed you how to create vintage designs the easy way using a brilliant new tool called Kittl. Today we’re going to use those powerful tools and features again to easily construct this retro logo design for Merchant Trading Company. It combines a variety of retro-style design aesthetics, such as lettering layouts, engraved line effects and angled text shapes, all of which are easily done in Kittl.
Over the years I’ve shared several tutorials showing how to create retro text effects mostly using Adobe Illustrator, so today I thought I’d mix things up and show some techniques for creating retro striped text effects with a 70s vibe using tools in Photoshop. Photoshop’s Layer Style tools are the natural place to start, but as we’ll discover they don’t quite cut it. Instead, we’ll make use of the ‘Step and Repeat’ trick to generate an extended drop shadow effect that can then be divided up into coloured stripes. This kind of retro text effect is ideal for creating T-shirt designs, so stick around until the end to see how my ‘Washed & Worn’ textures pack can easily make your artwork look like an old cracked T-shirt print.
In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create detailed pixel effects just using Photoshop’s Bitmap conversion tool. By configuring a few simple settings, you can easily create retro-style artwork just like old 8-Bit game screens. I’ll first show you how this effect can be applied to photographs, but stick around until the end to also see how this effect helps to create some really cool digital text effects.