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All of the Photoshop Typography tutorials you will ever need. And if that simply isn't good enough. Here are the 100 best Photoshop tutorials of 2009.
posted by jadayne (15 comments total) 129 users marked this as a favorite

 
So that's how they do that... times 100. Thanks!
posted by Marky at 9:03 AM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


I suspect you could build an entire internet out of Photoshop tutorials.
posted by schmod at 9:06 AM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


My kids' birthday party invitations this year will have lots of fire and shit!
posted by Mister_A at 9:12 AM on April 13, 2010 [6 favorites]


Looks like plenty of tutorials about how to apply all sorts of effects to type, but there's probably very little about typography in there.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 9:27 AM on April 13, 2010 [3 favorites]


Ooh, interesting. Bookmarked.
posted by immlass at 9:27 AM on April 13, 2010


My kids' birthday party invitations this year will have lots of fire and shit!

Hold off! I hear there is a dedicated 'shit' effect in CS5!
posted by dirtdirt at 9:28 AM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


You are correct, buriednexttoyou.

dirtdirt, is it a filter or what? Sounds really shitty! In the good way.
posted by Mister_A at 9:31 AM on April 13, 2010


It's a simple filter - one slider based on the Bristol scale.
posted by dirtdirt at 9:36 AM on April 13, 2010


Way too many of those Top 100 of 2009 seem to be about building icons of briefcases and stuff.
posted by saltykmurks at 9:44 AM on April 13, 2010


All of these seem to have a hidden Step 0: "If you do not have a great deal of talent and skill, shoo."
posted by adipocere at 9:58 AM on April 13, 2010


adipocere, instead of skill and talent, I think these type of tutorials require a critical eye and patience. For example, the milk text (which is too complex by half - why create text in Illustrator, when you can get a blocky font elsewhere with ease?) - the biggest difference between something that looks half-assed and something that looks sharp is how the various pieces of clip-art work together. Is the lighting source from the same direction or area? Can you blend the original glasses into your letters smoothly?

Way too many of those Top 100 of 2009 seem to be about building icons of briefcases and stuff.

Yeah, doesn't seem so much like 2009 as it does the glossy/glassy look of circa 2000/2001.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:19 AM on April 13, 2010


This isn't typography so much as special effects and I want to see the Mefi logo get all these treatments.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:29 AM on April 13, 2010 [2 favorites]


I wouldn't trust a list of tutorials compiled by someone who can cram that many grammar and spelling errors into a few sentences.
posted by fcummins at 11:17 AM on April 13, 2010


why create text in Illustrator, when you can get a blocky font elsewhere with ease?

Scratch that, reverse it.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:37 AM on April 13, 2010 [1 favorite]


fcummins: "I wouldn't trust a list of tutorials compiled by someone who can cram that many grammar and spelling errors into a few sentences."

Yeah! And I bet there's other completely unrelated stuff that he's bad at that would cause me to mistrust his graphic design skill!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 12:03 PM on April 13, 2010


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