Letterpress In Photoshop - A Smart Effect

Jon Brommet, Graphic Designer

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Intro

      1:24
    • Overview And Textures Files

      2:53
    • The Letterpress Effect

      7:01
    • Adding Texture

      3:35
    • Other Examples

      3:30
    • Outro

      1:35

About This Class

Letterpress is a printing technique created by Johannes Gutenberg in the mid 15th century. By using wood, metal, or linoleum, you can press a design into paper giving it an indentation and unrivalled quality.

This method is a specialty printing technique still used today. Often, still on a Gutenberg press. But, there is one problem, letterpress is EXPENSIVE! So, if you don't have hundreds, or thousands of dollars to get some custom letterpress prints made, this is the next best thing.

In this class I will show you how to easily re-create this effect with a couple blend modes in Photoshop. This effect is extremely easy and fast to make. I take this a step further by making it a smart effect. So you can easily swap out your design without having to re-create the effect every time. I will also show you how to use texture, and how to experiment with this effect.

This class is great for students of all skill levels. You do not need to be a designer, illustrator, etc as I will show you where to download images you can use, or you can simply use typography. If you are intermediate or advanced, you will likely already know how to use the effects this class covers, but you may pick up a few new ideas along the way. For example, how to get a texture to be more consistent in terms of lighting, to make it easier to edit and piece together.

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108 of 108 students recommendSee All

It's always nice to have a short and sweet video of a popular effect explained. Thanks, Jon.
Linda Smith

I love art.

Great class! Simple but this techniques helps you add that little extra to your design. It's a super quick class so watch it!
Jonathan Albarado

Looking for inspiration

Super, super, super cool effect - thanks a lot for sharing this pearl, Jon :-)
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