Learn about creating a custom extruded shadow.
- [Instructor] Continuing with our decorative drop cap,…here is where we are,…and here is where we want to get to.…The next thing I'm going to do is add the extruded shadow.…Now, this is not the same as a regular drop shadow,…and for that reason, I'm not applying it…as a layer effect.…What I am going to do instead is duplicate my type layer.…So with my type layer selected,…I will press command or control J.…I'll just collapse my swatches so we can concentrate…on the layers panel.…
Now with the copy of the type layer that is below,…I will throw the effects away,…and if I were to hide the layer above,…we see that the type is black.…I'm going to now just offset this,…and what I want to do is extrude it.…To do this, I'm going to convert this layer…to a shape.…Now I'm going to come and choose my direct selection tool.…
And when I do that we see the anchor points indicated.…Actually, I'm going to use my pen tool,…because I need to add some anchor points.…So I'm going to add an anchor point right there,…and when I do so, it becomes a curve point.…
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
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