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Polished Wood Text Effect

I came across this font and thought that it had great possibilities for a text effect. It reminds me very much of branches of a tree, so I worked on that thought, and this beautiful polished wood text effect was the end result.

Polished Wood Text Effect

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

This is a cool see-through text effect that would look good over gradient backgrounds or images – you could, of course, use one very large letter with an image behind it – there are myriad uses for it! There are only 2 free resources used in this effect.

Photoshop Tutorial: Mesh Text Effect

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect

This very easy tutorial will show you how to make a realistic chain text effect from scratch, using only Photoshop’s built-in tools. We will be creating a custom brush and using paths and layer styles – once you have mastered this technique, you can make any kind of chains and not necessarily stick to text effects.

Photoshop Tutorial: Chain Text Effect

Quick Tip: How to Use Transparent Halftone Patterns

Earlier this week I offered a set of Transparent Halftone Patterns, and today I am going to explain a couple of ways you can use them. They are simply an alternative to a solid black transparency, and add a little texture and interest while on the practical side, they enhance the visibility of text over an image.

Quick Tip: How to Use Transparent Halftone Patterns

Free Font Friday

Across the Road

Free for personal use.

Across the Road

From Dafont | Download

Sharpening Images in Photoshop with the High Pass Filter

Although Photoshop does have a Sharpen filter, better results can be obtained using the High Pass filter, and you have the control over how much or how little you sharpen your image. In this quick tip I will show you how to sharpen all or some of your image.

Sharpening Images in Photoshop with the High Pass Filter

Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

This is an easy tutorial using a free font, gradient set, brush set and Photoshop’s built-in tools to get a real-looking rusty text effect. There are quite a few steps to this tutorial, but I think the end result justifies the time needed to complete it.

Rusty Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop Tutorial: Denim Patchwork Text Effect

This is an easy tutorial, you need no more knowledge than knowing your way around Photoshop to complete this text effect, and it uses a free font and a canvas texture. All other effects are generated by Photoshop’s built-in tools. However, be warned, it is quite time-consuming!

Denim Patchwork Text Effect