This is a beginning lavel design tutorial. In this tutorial i’ll learn you how to create letterpress typography in photoshop. This is very simple and effective tutorial. I hope you will enjoy this tutorial.
This is what we gone do today
Open photoshop and create a new document, mine is 550×398px with a white background.
Step # 2
Styling the background layer, creat a new layer, name the layer Background gradient
Double-click on the Text layer’s thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box, we will apply a vertical gradiant effect for your background. Then click on the color gradient on the right of the Gradient option to open up the Color Gradient Editor.
Double-click on left-color-stop and enter the color value #a9a9a9, then double-click on right-color-stop and enter the color value #e1e1e1
Should look like this.
Step : 3
Select text tool and type text on front.
Now apply some effect
Double-click on the Text layer’s thumbnail in the Layers Panel to open up the Layer Styles dialog box. First we will apply color overlay, i choose #606060.
Next apply the inner shadow layer style. Keep the angle at 90o, than changing the values of opacity and Distance. I choose to set the opacity at 75% and distance at 1px.
Finally we will apply the drop shadow, first change the blending option to normal.
Change the shadow color from the default to #ffffff
Keep the angle at 90o, than changing the values of opacity and Distance. I choose to set the opacity at 47% and distance at 1px.
Finally we have done this tutorial.
Download the source file
If you’d like to check your work, you may download the PSD file for this tutorial
letterpress.rar (File size 22.3 kb)