Add some zing to your typography in Photoshop

There are many ways to achieve a particular look, it just depends on what processes you are more comfortable with and find easier to execute. And although I’m using CS5 here, this tutorial isn’t looking at the latest additions to Photoshop and Illustrator – it simply takes the solid, basic functionality of some key tools to demonstrate how it is possible to create a relatively complex image using a series of fairly simple techniques

The image we’re going to create can almost serve as a Pen tool practice session, as half of the tutorial is done in Illustrator. We’ll be working with a single text character as a focal point, setting the scene in somewhat colourful, windy conditions. I hope you’ll take extra time and enjoy each step along the way, and modify the final outcome as you see fit.

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