Using the cool ‘inner shadow’ we can achieve the beautiful text layouts and shapes. This tutorial focuses on how to use the inner shadows in a better way to achieve the nice cut through effect.
Here is sample which we are creating in this tutorial:
Quick Tip: While choosing the text color or the background color, to the effect look better make sure that the colors don’t have much contrast. (ex: if you are using a white background then use a grey or lighter grey(the color nearer to white) for the ‘text’)
Here are the steps to create the effect:
step 1: Open the Photoshop and create a new file with a name and size of your choice.
step 2: Drag the guides from the ruler one to center horizontal and another to center vertical. (leave the guide as it snaps when nearing the center)
step 3: Select the Text tool and set the font style to a bolder looking one and the size to maximum to fit in the canvas. Also make a lighter color to text as we are using a white background.
step 4: In the layers panel select the Text layer you just drawn and right click on it and select ‘Blending Options…’. In the window displayed check the ‘Inner Shadow’ and select the tab to get the inner shadow options. Make the changes by previewing the text. Here the inner shadow settings i used:
By this step you have a cool looking text effect. We can not only add this effect to text but to custom shapes.
Draw the shape you need using the pen tool and then fill it with the required color. Now select the layer with the shape alone and apply the the ‘Blending Options’. Here’s a video demo of how i created the effect with a text and some custom shape:
Note: The font i used is ‘Good times’.
Download it from here: http://www.1001fonts.com/good-times-font.html
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