In this Photoshop text effects tutorial, we'll learn how to create a popular, classic effect by giving text a perspective shadow as if a light source behind the text was casting a shadow onto the ground in front of it. I'll be using Photoshop CS5 throughout this tutorial, but any recent version will work.
Here's what the final result will look like:
In this Photoshop effects tutorial, we'll learn how to create a simple old paper texture, great for use as a scrapbooking background for displaying old, antique photos! I'll be using Photoshop CS5 here but any recent version of Photoshop will work.
Here's what our old paper texture will look like when we're done:
The final result.
And here's just one example of how it can be used as a background for a photo layout:
A scrapbooking-style photo layout with the paper texture as the background.
The first thing we will do is to draw a curve. Set the Fill color to None, and select the Pen Tool () by pressing P, and draw a smooth curve. You can hold down the Alt key while dragging anchor points to smooth parts of the curve, if you couldn't do it right the first time.
1. Start off with a new image of your size with a black background. Create a new layer (we're only going to use one layer in this tutorial so don't care to call it something). Create dots with the airbrush, use a 100px brush.