Learning Photoshop: Day 20 – Embossed metal text

For today’s lesson, I decided to return to various font options.  This particular tutorial also involves use of the bevel, shadow, pattern overlay, and drop shadow layer effects, as well as fiddling with fill options to improve the bevel/emboss look.

The tutorial provided the stock images, making this one very easy.  My results?


For this, I followed the tutorial exactly.  After looking at the results, however, I decided to play with the export features to resize the image.


Now, you’ll note it is the correct size for one of my blog headers, and still looks acceptable.  If anything, I like the squishy version a little better.

Overall, I don’t care for the emboss on the shield, and think it could stand some improvement.  Next time.


Learning Photoshop: Day 8 – Text Effects

I am primarily a writer, thus it seems like learning how to do things with text in Photoshop would probably be a good idea on my part.  I happen at the moment to have a fondness for metal, so I went with this tutorial.   Warning where it is due – the tutorial is useful, but poorly created and without sound.


My results?


I didn’t do anywhere near the amount of flares the guy in the tutorial did, mostly because I don’t happen to keep a library of lens flares handy.

I used the same process for my nephew’s name and tried printing it out for him, and while this looks okay on the screen it does NOT translate well to print even when you do have glossy paper and a decent printer.