Create Black Metal Text Effect

Photoshop, Typography | October 24th, 2010 1 Comment

Metal effect is one of the most well-known effect in text art. Many ways can be used to create it, one of them is that I will show in this typography tutorial. We will be using some Layer Style to the text to create realistic metal effect.

Making Shiny Calligraphy

Photoshop | September 1st, 2010 3 Comments

In this photoshop tutorial we’ll use shapes, gradient, and some layer styles to create a sparkling and shiny Arabic calligraphy. You know what’s calligraphy?

Text Effect: Wet Paint or Melting Chocolate?

Photoshop, Typography | July 21st, 2010 15 Comments

Many creations that we can make in typography. Various ideas and creativity have graced this art. Among them are the effects of wet paint or maybe melting chocolate which we will practice on Photoshop tutorial this time. Here we will use brush, layer style and our creativity to create realistic effects on the text manipulation.

Quick Tips: Create Image Curl in Photoshop

Photoshop | July 18th, 2010 3 Comments

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll use a Fill layer, a Gradient Layer Mask and a Warp to produce curly effect on the image. You can apply this effect to an existing image or you could apply it to a block of color that you might use on a sidebar on a web site for example.

Quick Tips: Create Gel Button for Website

Photoshop | July 11th, 2010 1 Comment

In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create the gel effect in button from absolute scratch. Gel button or also known as glass button is style of button or graphic that used by some websites, and then it has been made extremely popular with the introduction and rise of the Macintosh OS X system and the Windows Vista system. Lets learn how to create it!

Create Realistic Wood Texture in 7 Steps

Photoshop | May 28th, 2010 12 Comments

Creating your own personalized textures makes working in Photoshop so much easier, because you have fuller texture library that you can refer to similar projects in the future. The advantage of making your own textures rather than downloading or purchasing them is that you can customize them more, and because you’re using random filters you can experiment and apply them as many times as you like until you’re happy with the result.