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Easy Way to Work on a Great Text Art
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
In this tutorial, this tutorial demonstrates how to create elegant 3D type without using a CG suite such as Cinema 4D or Maya. Instead, it uses the 3D tools in the Extended version of Photoshop CS6.
In this tutorial, it will show you how to design “Killer Metallic Text” as shown on the thumbnail. To create it nicely in a quick way, you have to be familiar with using layer blend mode to color burn to adjust the text effect.
To a successful art work, the word art is an important element. Therefore, many designers are working on the design for the word art. Different design and combination could yield different nice results. Here is a nice one for your reference.
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. Finally we duplicate the top lighting layer one more time and set it to opacity, then click the Add Layer Mask button on the layers palette again and draw a linear white to black gradient from top left to bottom right. This makes the extra lighting layer fade off as it goes down right.
It uses a little Illustrator for the text and a lot of Photoshop to burn up the screen! Although it looks complicated the process is actually very straight forward. I used only three or four filters, brushes and of course the Layer Styles. As always, the idea is to play around with Photoshop to get your own unique results.