Simple Text Distort and Transform in Photoshop

    ●  Distort and Transform Text in Photoshop. ~

Learn About:

Transform Tool Linear Gradient Elliptical Marquee Tool

  •   This tutorial is part of the Shoe Repair and Drive Me Wild Projects.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

   ex                    text                      

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 +

selected text

… 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

drop shadow

… and adjust the angle of the Drop Shadow.

Step #7: Bevel and Emboss ~

Also try Bevel and Emboss

bevel 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.