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16 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. 3D Lettering Effect in Photoshop

      1:33
    • 2. Set Up Your File

      2:43
    • 3. Add Your Lettering

      5:12
    • 4. Use A Font Instead

      1:38
    • 5. Import or Create Swatches

      3:46
    • 6. Run A Stepping Action

      5:20
    • 7. Apply Dimension Effects

      7:29
    • 8. Create The First Drop Shadow

      2:42
    • 9. Add A Gradient Overlay

      2:07
    • 10. Create The Long Drop Shadow

      6:59
    • 11. Center & Transform Your Text

      0:31
    • 12. Make A Grain Layer

      2:07
    • 13. Add A Vignette

      2:22
    • 14. Adjust Contrast

      1:23
    • 15. Change The Colors

      1:55
    • 16. Swap Out Your Artwork

      3:00
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About This Class

Learn to make a beautiful, 3-dimensional text effect in Photoshop. I'll show you how to use your own hand lettering or any digital typeface. You will learn to use smart objects and non-destructive layer styles to create a design that is fully customizable and a stunning effect. 

After making this one time, you can use your Photoshop file over and over again to create different artwork. I'll teach you how to swap out the lettering while maintaining the dimensional effects, so that, like magic, any new design you place in the file will take on the same appearance. 

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Required software:

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop is helpful but not mandatory. I cover each step in detail, and even show my keyboard shortcuts on the screen, so a Photoshop newbie can still follow along! In fact, this class makes a good introduction to some of Photoshop's most powerful tools.

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Useful Links:

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My Calligraphy Books:

  1. *NEW* Mastering Modern Calligraphy: Beyond the Basics: 2,700+ Pointed Pen Exemplars and Exercises for Developing Your Style

  2. Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

  3. The Calligrapher's Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists

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