Simple Text Distort and Transform in Photoshop
● Distort and Transform Text in Photoshop. ~
✓ Transform Tool ✓ Linear Gradient ✓ Elliptical Marquee Tool
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Step #1: Open your Project In PhotoShop ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in PhotoShop.
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: You May Already Have Text You Can Use ~
✗ You may ALREADY have some text you can use for this tutorial.
… (If you don't have any text yet, you may want to do this tutorial first: 18_Text_Ps.htm) …
✗ If you already have some text you can use for this tutorial, make a copy of the layer by Right-Clicking it and hitting "Duplicate."
✗ Turn the copy layer's Visibility OFF - for now.
Step #3: Convert to Shape ~
✗ Click on the visibile layer and go to: Type > Convert to Shape …
Step #4: Free Transform ~
✗ Go to: Edit > Free Transform or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘) +T + …
✗ … holding Cmd (⌘) grab the corner and pull it like this:
✗ Shrink one side and expand the other:
Step #5: Flatten the Top ~
✗ Grab the center anchor point …
✗ … and pull down, leveling the top of your text.
✗ Hit Enter or the Check Mark ✓ in the upper-right when you're done.
Step #6: Drop Shadow ~
✗ Lastly, click on the at the bottom of the Layers Palette to add a layer style …
✗ … and try adding Drop Shadow …
✗ … and adjust the angle of the Drop Shadow.
Step #7: Bevel and Emboss ~
✗ Also try Bevel and Emboss …
✗ … and adjust those too!
✗ There are may ways you can transform the text, Be Creative!
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save as … and save the image as a .psd file - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.psd
✗ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.