How to Make Translucent 3D Text

How to Make Translucent 3D Text

In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you my technique for creating text that has a semi-transparent, three-dimensional appearance. We’ll use Illustrator and Photoshop to achieve our desired results.

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How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

How to Make a Split-Flap Text Display in Photoshop

While in the real world split-flap displays are becoming obsolete in favor of digital displays in places like airports, train stations, bus stations, and so forth, they still live on as a symbol of travel. Whether you use them in app interfaces or a vintage-inspired design, I’m sure that you’ll find this tutorial interesting and useful. In this tutorial, we will use Photoshop to create a split-flap display.

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Create a 3D Coffee Cup with Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a 3D Coffee Cup with Illustrator and Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a three-dimensional coffee cup. You’ll learn to create the coffee cup and its basic shapes in Illustrator. Then we’ll bring it into Photoshop to give it some finishing touches and to place it in a poster layout just so you can get an idea of how the cup can be used as part of a design project.

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Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to apply a simple vintage photo effect using Photoshop. We’re going to use image adjustments, adjustment layers and layer styles to apply the vintage effect on a regular photo so that we can keep our work easily editable.

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Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

Create Metal Text Effect Using Photoshop Actions

What if you could create a great looking metal text effect quickly and repeat the process even quicker? Well, with the magic of Photoshop Actions we can recreate a metal effect using a logo or text in just moments with the push of a button. In this tutorial, we are going to add a metal effect to our text while recording the commands with Photoshop Actions. When we’re done, you can recreate the metal effect by simply pressing ‘Play’ in the Actions panel.

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Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop

Candy Cane Text Effect Using Illustrator and Photoshop

In this graphic design tutorial, we’re going to use Illustrator and Photoshop together in order to create a candy cane text effect. This tutorial will show you how to use various vector-drawing tools in Illustrator to create a custom pattern brush and how to refine your vector work by finishing it off in Photoshop.

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Create a Rockin’ Grungy Poster in Photoshop

Create a Rockin’ Grungy Poster in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to create a grungy fictional concert poster in Photoshop. We will be using a variety of layer masks as well as other effects to create a grunge-themed poster that features a masked-out guitar player as a central design element.

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Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

Superimpose a Car onto Another Image in Photoshop

A lot of times, you aren’t going to find the perfect photo. Sometimes the subject needs to be retouched or its background isn’t suitable. The objective of this Photoshop tutorial is to show you how to combine and blend different objects to create your perfect photo composition. We’ll discuss how to find the right images to use, how to match colors and some techniques for seamless photo blending.

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Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

Make a Vintage Planetary Landscape Poster in Photoshop

When working with an outer space theme, the possibilities are endless — there are plenty of elements you can incorporate and photo manipulate into your composition. With the popularity and abundance of science fiction movies and books, there’s no shortage of inspiration either. In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to take some different space elements, as well as some earthly landscape elements, and put them all together to create a faded, vintage-like poster.

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Design a Retro Postcard with 3D Text

Design a Retro Postcard with 3D Text

Postcards from the past have an idealistic view of vacation spots they are trying to promote that you can’t seem to find anymore nowadays; perhaps because we no longer send post cards, but rather rely on email. In this graphic design tutorial, we are going to take a popular retro style of having text with different images within each letter and recreate it. We will use Illustrator and Photoshop in concert to come up with an awesome retro postcard.

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Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

Create Stunning 3D Text in a Grungy Landscape

The more you can learn about blending images and different elements together in Photoshop, the more freedom you will have in creating whatever pops up in your imagination. In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to go over different digital-image-editing techniques in order to create a beautiful grungy and grainy composition that has 3D text (that we will make in Illustrator) as its centerpiece.

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Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

Create a Dark Grunge 3D Text Scene in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create some 3D text using only Photoshop. The mood we will strive to incorporate in our piece is dark and grungy. We are going to use consistent lighting, layer styles to create shadows for our type, Photoshop filters, and more. We will finish off our scene by adding a dark textured background that seems to fade out as it approaches the edge of the canvas — a popular design technique.

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