Typography has long been a vital part of promotional material and advertising. Designers often use typography to set a theme and mood in an advertisement; for example using bold, large text to convey a particular message to the reader. Type is often used to draw attention to a particular advertisement, combined with efficient use of color, shapes and images.
This week was nothing but searching for awesome inspirations for manipulating text. Typography emanates a lot of meaning in any kind of art or presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner or just a title; being able to inject creativity into it not only helps in delivering the message across, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer. Good typography design is not easy, but once mastered; it can be a very defying tool in the graphic design area.
Whenever Apple comes up with a new product, they also make sure that new dimensions of creativity is also enlightened upon us. It is such a pleasure to design wallpapers relating to Apple products. In this tutorial, we will be doing the Mac OS X (Leopard) campaign wallpaper which was introduced at the WWDC 2007.
In this tutorial we will be learning some original Photoshop techniques through the creation of a CD cover just like the one in Ministry of Sound Albums. Some useful methods of enhancing design-flow and efficiency are shown via using smart objects. The image we are creating will be in the style of the Electro House Sessions version of the CD. We will explore a creative use of the displace filter in order to distort some of the image and also we shall venture into the flexibility of smart objects.
In this tutorial, I will show the processes involved in designing and creating this really cool, Geometric Shaped Typography with Grungy Background in Photoshop. This is a simple tutorial yet the effect looks awesome, have a try!
The techniques involved in creating this typo include layer blending, filter effects, image adjustments and custom brushsets. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks to PSD Vault for this awesome tutorial. Here is my version of it 🙂
Now, I am going to show you how to create a colourful glowing text in Photoshop. It is a very simple process and can be done in a jiffy. This tutorial basically dives into the concept of blending modes and guassian blur effect and also migrates into a bit of shiny typography.