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Using Light & Shade to Bring Text to Life
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
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.
Text effect could be made from a tree or an animal. Have you even thought that the text can be based on the buildings or a city. This city based text effect is originated from the a famous movie – “Inception”. The idea can be suitably applied into some imaginative backgrounds.
Sometimes, to create excellent art text, you may need to use several art software apart from using photoshop. This sophisticated art text has been created using idea of high technology which can be applied to model cartoon or new technology product.
In this tutorial, it will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop. If you want to add some flat text to this image, make sure it’s going towards the perspective. Also, try to discover your own use for this 3D typography by experimenting with colors and lights.
To stand out your words, you usually would like to use your own design for your text rather than use the traditional font. Here is a nice text effect sample. You can further develop your own words based on change the color or adjust the settings.