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CS5 Styled Lettering

July 20, 2010

You’ve probably all seen the new Photoshop CS5 splash screen; it almost looks like bright folded blue paper with text overlayed onto it. In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to create a similar type of effect using a letter or number. You’ll learn some awesome techniques. Give it a go!
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Sparkling Text Wallpaper

July 13, 2010

This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create an amazing sparkling text effect using some really simple steps. You’ll learn how to decorate the text and add layer styles, layer masks and brushes to create this stunning wallpaper. Let’s go…
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Create Smoke Text

May 7, 2009

A big thing that you see in graphic design at the moment is the use of smoke stphotography, these photos look really good but look a lot better when you mess about with them in Photoshop. Here we’ll be mixing type and a smoke image to create a really nice abstract wallpaper. This is just a quick tutorial but hopefully you’ll learn some new techniques so give it a go.
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Stylish Floral Typography

September 17, 2008

This tutorial will teach you how to create a very appealing and slightly abstract text effect that looks like the text is made from plants and flowers; you really have to see it to know what I mean. We’ll be using a lot of floral brushes which look great and also learning a really useful technique for accurately hiding stuff behind other stuff.
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Spray Paint Text

September 6, 2008

It was time I wrote more of a beginner aimed tutorial so here you go, this tutorial will teach you how to make this spray paint style text effect which really stands out and would make a great wallpaper. The inspiration for this one comes from an image by Aleks Maksimow which you can check out here. The techniques here are pretty simple so give it a go.
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Scanline Text

August 12, 2008

I thought I’d write a tutorial aimed more at beginners, teaching you how to achieve the all important glowing effect which people can’t seem to get enough of. Here we will create a style I’ve named ‘Scanline Text’ which is basically text which glows like bright scanlines, with a smart reflection as well. So learn out how to create this amazing yet simple effect with this easy to follow tutorial.
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Retro Text and Video Layers

July 26, 2008

Retro text like this looks great but isn’t easy to create in Photoshop alone so here we use a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator, rastor and vector to create some unique text. The second part of this tutorial explains video layers, something which is relatively new to most people. The final result will be an animated image that could be used for a web header.
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Decorating Text

June 13, 2008

Keeping text simple but still having it stand out is not always easy. Here I’ll teach you lots of original techniques on decorating text like using textures, brushes and patterns. Using the ideas presented in this tutorial you should have no trouble making any text look good. Read on to discover how to start with a basic font and end up with a colorful image displaying your message.
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