Photoshop Madness for Lovers

by Fred Showker

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Grab some of this madness, and create a colorful gift for your lover. It won't take long, and it will cost you nothing other than your time and the color print ... !!! This Madness includes: Colorful striped text * Sweet, Chocolate typography script * Amazing Animated Glitter Text * Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect * The Golden Heart-Shaped Box * Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements * Happy Valentine's Day Text * Type reflected on black background * Fill text characters with images in Elements ... This is part of a continuing series of Text Effect Madness!
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Happy Valentine's Day Text

Happy Valentine's Day Text

In this tutorial we will create a Happy Valentine's Day text decorated with a lot of hearts in Adobe Photoshop. Kind of cute, even though you can only use it once a year. Maybe you can try it with different icons! Flags for the 4th of July?
Happy Valentine's Day Text Happy Valentine's Day Text


The Golden Heart-Shaped Box

The Golden Heart-Shaped Box

This is a very good tutorial created by someone calling themselves "child monster" on psd.tutsplus.com. It demonstrates how to create an elegant, heart-shaped box using Photoshop. Flower texture, this Net Texture, and this Diagonal Texture
The Golden Heart-Shaped Box The Golden Heart-Shaped Box


Sweet, Chocolate typography script

Sweet, Chocolate typography script

This Photoshop tutorial will create a delicious chocolate-covered text effect. We will create some details on paper, then we will work with layer styles to achieve the nice result. This one created by Sebastiano Guerriero, a self taught graphic designer who loves to create amazing stuff using every kind of media.
Sweet, Chocolate typography script Sweet, Chocolate typography script


Amazing Animated Glitter Text

Amazing Animated Glitter Text

Bet your lover loves gifts that glitter! Glitter text has really become quite popular thanks to web sites like Myspace and Youtube. This tut is by Todd Klinger who has a MySpace page with so much blinking and glittering going on it barely loads at all. Don't worry though, the tutorial is at Show And Tell graphics which loads fairly well.
Amazing Animated Glitter Text Amazing Animated Glitter Text


Fill text characters with images in Elements

Fill text characters with images in Elements

Learn how to fill single characters in a word with different images in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Very similar to a tutorial I created a few years ago called : Filling Type With An Image, which also included a bunch of variations. (This one came AFTER mine, so they could have seen mine!)
Fill text characters with images in Elements Fill text characters with images in Elements


Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements

Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements

In this Photoshop Elements 7 video, learn how to add a title and text to a photo, then style the text to make a colorful postcard. Turn down the volume first, the music is kind of tacky. (IMHO) The actual tutorial is here
Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements Make a Colorful Postcard in Photoshop Elements


Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect

Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect

John Owen says this tutorial is for intermediate+ Photoshop users. I'm not sure I agree. If you're reading this, I believe you'll do fine. This tutorial uses the Sega Logo Font, a Grungy Texture, and some Floral Brushes
Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect Create A Powerful Solid Text Effect


Type reflected on black background

Type reflected on black background

In this Photoshop text effects tutorial, you will create a simple text reflection effect. This effect has been used everywhere in advertising, and you'll see, it's very easy to do. We did a Photoshop Mirror Reflections around the time the iPhone came out, and everyone and their brothers were doing "reflections" ad photos.
Type reflected on black background Type reflected on black background


Colorful striped text

Colorful striped text

This Photoshop tutorial is kind of fun ... it will show you how to create a colorful striped text effect -- like candy for your lover! Careful, pop-up advertising is rampant at this site!
Colorful striped text Colorful striped text


 

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