The 1 Layer Bubbly Text Effect!

In this tutorial I will show you guys how to do this:

bubbly_done.jpg

The best part about it, is that it is done using no more than 1 layer . You better believe it!
Let’s begin.

Step 1

Start by typing out any word you want using the Type Tool. I used a round thick looking font for this tutorial. Once the word is typed out – simply go over to the layers panel and double click on this layer. Or right click over it and select “Blending Options” . This will open the “Layer Style” window.

Step 2

First Select/check “Drop Shadow” and use the following values :

bubby_drop.jpg

Step 3

Now select/check “Gradient Overlay” make sure the Style is on linear and the other values are like this:
bubbly_gradient_overlay.gif

Now click on the Gradient bar in the middle – this will pop up another window so we can edit the colors for the gradient.
We want to use 3 colors. As shown in this screen-shot below:

bubby_grad_details.gif

Tips :
To add a “color square” just click anywhere below the gradient bar.
To remove it, just drag it downwards!
To change its color – click on it and than the color will show up below in the “Stops” area where you can change the color there.

Step 4

Now to finish it off….

Select/check “Stroke” and enter the following values :

bubby_stroke.gif

now you can click “OK”

and you are done! Awesome effect in 1 layer!

Perspective Text Effect- without rasterizing it.

In this quick and easy tutorial I will show you guys how to get a neato text perspective effect.
By the way – this can be done with shapes too. Feel free to experiment.
Kind of like this:
textpersp_done.jpg

Step 1:

Open a new document and Type any word you please. Use a thick font for this tutorial. You should have this.
textpersp_1.gif

Step 2:

Right click on that layer and select “CONVERT TO SHAPE” You should have this:

textpersp_2.gif

Step 3:

Go to the upper menu on your screen and select EDIT>TRANSFORM PATH>PERSPECTIVE
and now go over to the text on the stage and drag downward holding on to the corner of that text: like so:

textpersp_3.gif

That’s it!

your done! Good job…its that easy.
Now if you search my site for the “shiny floor effect” you can finish off that awesome look.

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The Big Phat Outline effect – so cool and easy.

po_phatoutline.jpg

You like this cool outline effect? So do I – and the fun part is that it takes about 2 seconds to do!

We will do it in 3 easy steps:

Step 1:

Using the Type tool – write whatever you want using a nice full font. ( no serifs please)

Step 2:

Double click on that layer to open up the Blending options. Select Stroke and do this:
po_outline.jpg

Step 3:

Now go select drop shadow and do this:
po_dropshadow.jpg

Look at what you did !

Way to go.

I hope you liked it.

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