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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How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create gold text using one of the most powerful features of Photoshop: Layer Styles (read this guide on Layer Styles if you’re not familiar with this feature). Once we’re done, we’ll be able to save our layer style and apply it every time we need gold text in our designs.

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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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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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Make a Colorful Gooey Typographic Design in Photoshop

Make a Colorful Gooey Typographic Design in Photoshop

In this design tutorial, we’re going to create a colorful and liquid-like typographic piece in Photoshop. We will be using the Pen Tool (P) quite a bit, as well as covering some useful digital airbrushing techniques to achieve the final result. Let’s fire up Photoshop and get started!

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Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more.

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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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Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

This tutorial will show you how to create a conceptual vintage-themed poster of the Design Instruct South Expedition to Cape Horn in 1975. We will be mixing images, grunge brushes, textures and more to achieve the final design. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, trendy typography techniques as well as the use of Adobe Illustrator to create a stylish circular badge logo.

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Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

Design a Simple Textured Typographic Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will demonstrate how to design a simple, textured and clean typographic poster. Following the steps in this tutorial, you will find techniques for creating a beautiful textured background and working with type in Photoshop.

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How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

This step-by-step Photoshop graphic design tutorial involves designing a retro-inspired music poster for the hypothetical music event called "Get On That Funk Train," which was held in New Orleans at the Design Instruct Club, in July 1974. The process involves creating a vinyl record from scratch (which will be part of our centerpiece) and combining various images, textures, brushes and a bevy of Photoshop techniques to arrive at the final design.

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