The steps for creating this pirate text effect start with converting a text layer into paths in order to reshape
Corey recreates a video game logo by building a grid background and circular target using the define pattern
Corey shows how to use the luminosity of an image to create a cool design effect and spice up your simple photos.
Use a clipping group to place an image inside of a background of text, with another layer of text placed in front to create depth.
Converting text into shapes allows you to distort the text as you like while retaining straight, clean edges.
Brushed metal is always a cool effect to pull off in Photoshop. And after you’ve created your steel texture, what better place to use it than to produce beveled steel type?
Make your text look like it’s been around the block… or two! Call it weathered, grungy, or distressed, or what have you
Photoshop’s Transform> Perspective command is grayed out when you have a type layer active in the Layers palette.