Learn about adding a custom pattern overlay to type.
- [Instructor] Let me show you how to make…this decorative drop cap.…First of all, I'd just like to break down…the finished version for you.…So in a group, I have all of the elements,…and then behind the group I have…a layer of paper.…And I'll just now open up the group,…and we start out with our letter,…and I've chosen a slab serif Clarendon Text Pro.…And this is available on Typekit.…To this, I have applied a couple of effects,…most noticeably the pattern overlay,…but also I am applying a stroke, a white stroke,…which we only see,…when we place behind the image,…a duplicate of the type layer,…which serves as its drop shadow.…
And I'm creating the shadow in this way…rather than using a layer effect for reasons…that I'll explain as we go along.…And then on top of this we have our leaves.…Now our leaves are derived from a piece…of clip art, taken from an old clip art book.…This was scanned and then the images…were prepared so that we start…out with two different leaves and then basically…rotate copies of these around the letter shape.…
- 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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