2MPT #36 – Text Shadows

June 5th, 2006

show 36 iconA look at how to create a text shadow complete with fades, blurs, and perspective.

This trick include tips on:

  • Text tools
  • Gradients
  • Layer effects
  • Layer transformations

Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download.

Thanks to the Hijiyama Project for our closing theme.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Steve  |  November 2nd, 2006 at 8:50 am

    I was wondering if you knew how to make a jpeg. out of text but with no background. I need to insert it into a web page and I need the current background to come through (around) the text. Thanks Steve

  • 2. David ZW  |  November 3rd, 2006 at 3:11 am

    You can’t do that I’m afraid. not with standard jpeg anyway. I can’t remember off hand if jped2000 can but that can’t really be used on the web anyway. Your best bet if gif (256 colour limit though) or png.

    If you use png which is your best bet you will need to use some browser transparency hack for older versions of ie. you can google these quite easily. you can see this effect in action on my old site that is still up http://www.80110x.com/modules/news/ the logo is png (as are the menus)

  • 3. Joan’s Jewels &raqu&hellip  |  February 5th, 2007 at 4:50 am

    [...] 2 Minute Photoshop Tricks » Text Shadows [...]

  • 4. Mike Elliott  |  March 18th, 2007 at 2:10 am

    Be sure to make copies of your original files and just play around to get the effect you want

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