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Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers by Corey Barker

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2. 26-Piece Tool Set: Type Effects

Of all the tool sets available to the modern designer today, one of them remains the most important: those 26 characters we call the alphabet. Every designer will use text at some level in their design work, whether it is a simple paragraph of formatted text or a full logo effect with graphics and images. Using text effectively is, in and of itself, an art form. In this chapter, we will explore ways to use the strengths of Photoshop to create effects that will help you see text more as a design element. Pay close attention to more than what the text represents, to each letter’s physical appearance and shape. Even observe the negative space inside and around the text, and see what emerges. With 26 letters and ...

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