It doesn't get any downer or dirtier than this! This is a quick way to create an interesting type effect, where the type remains very readable, but has three levels of depth thanks to the shadows inside and outside the letters. It's that depth that helps it work so well, especially when created on a white background.
Quick Tip: Nudging layers
You can nudge layers around pixel-by-pixel by switching to the Move tool (press the letter “v”) then using the Arrow keys on your keyboard to nudge (slowly move) your layer either up, down, left, or right.
Open a new document in RGB mode at 72 ppi. Click on the Foreground Color Swatch in the Toolbox and choose a light gray in the Color Picker as your Foreground color. ...