Add more depth and texture to typographic compositions

Many designers (myself included) are very reluctant to work with type in Photoshop, mainly because of the way the type is rendered as an image and the limited control that you have over the type. Trying to set large passages of copy in Photoshop is a pretty foolish, thankless endeavour at the best of times. But with Photoshop CS6, working with type is no longer a chore – and it’s even possible to set up stylesheets much in the same way you can with InDesign.

Of course, the main reason you would want to work with type in Photoshop is so that you can treat it as an image and create some striking effects. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll run you through how to quickly and easily set type. Also, by duplicating some simple effects and blending modes, you will be able to achieve a very striking, graphic type piece.


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