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Photoshop Text Effect - Giordan on Graphics

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Text Effects

OK, so the first thing you'll notice here is that I've switched things around a bit. Unlike my previous columns, I'm putting the text in a smaller column and the images in the larger left column. I was concerned that the example images were getting a bit small, and for this sort of column where the text will be light, I thought I'd give it a try. E-mail me and let me know what you think...

This tutorial looks at the Effects commands in the Photoshop Layers menu. These options allow you to apply drop shadow, bevel, and shadow effects to any Photoshop layer, including text layers. The beauty of using them with a text layer is that a Text layer contains live, editable text, so you can apply all sorts of effects like the example shown, and if the client wants it to say Ka-Blam rather than Ka-Boom, you can make the change on the fly.

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Created: Jan. 20, 1999
Revised: Jan. 20, 1999