Make a quick good-looking
beveled text in just a few easy steps. You'll need to know basic layer
manipulation to get through it easily.
a new document (Ctrl+N) whatever size you need (here it's 150
x 62 @ 72dpi).
Using the type tool (T), type your text...
a new layer and get the text layer's selection (Ctrl+click on the
Now using the gradient tool, fill your selection (here it's from top
to bottom). Hide your original text layer.
a new layer and get the previous layer's selection (Ctrl+click
on the layer).
Go to Selection > Modify... > Contract with a 2 pixel
Now using the gradient tool, fill your selection but this time do
it the other way around (bottom to top).
the arrow keys, move the layer up 2 pixels and left 1 pixel.
Basically, you're done.
In this last
pic, I added noise to the 2 gradient layers and added a drop shadow
set to "screen" (so it comes out on the black background).
E E D B A C K
was made for someone who asked me. please email
me to give me your thoughts, ways of improving and to tell me
how hard you found it so I can make a difficulty rating on future
tutorials. thanx a bunch :o)