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    Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    Hey, It's Dr. Shift. I'm here with a quick and easy tutorial to get you a nice 3D text look. *NOTE* You need Photoshop: LINK

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    OK, first open up a new document, and make it W: 350 x H: 150.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254678259.jpg[/img]

    Then make your background black.

    After that, pick a nice font. (You can go to http://www.dafont.com to get fonts) and then type something anywhere in the canvas, for example: Doctor.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254678518.jpg[/img]

    Then press Ctrl + T to go into transform mode. Then tilt the text until you have it in a nice spot.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254678665.jpg[/img]

    Now to make it 3D. Keep tapping Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key: UP until you have a nice 'tower' of text.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254678807.jpg[/img]

    You should have also noticed that some new layers appeared in your layers palette.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254678910.jpg[/img]

    Link every text layer together EXCEPT for the top one.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254679088.jpg[/img]

    Then go to "Layer>Merged Linked". After that, select the top layer of text (The one that DIDN'T get merged). And the highlight it using the text tool.

    [tn=380:3geqguec]http://**********.com/img/1254679278.jpg[/tn:3geqguec]

    Then go ahead and select another colour for the layer of text.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254679390.jpg[/img]

    Then delete the background layer, to make it transparent.

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254679468.jpg[/img]

    Save it, host it, etc. And then you should have this:

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254679548.png[/img]

    You can experiment with this techinique to come up with your own creation. Please tell me if there's anything I can do to improve this tutorial. I had to do this under 15 minutes because I have to go somewhere.
    See You Space Honkboy...

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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    this is a nice tutorial, ill probably use it in future notice. but nice job, its a really nifty way to make text look sweet.
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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254849967.png[/img]

    Well explained tutorial. Good job.

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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254858498.png[/img]
    thanks hsift again, this turned out great.
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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254929924.png[/img]
    I picked some bad text lol. Nice tut.

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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    i found it better to make the 3d part black for transparant backgrounds. just a suggestion.
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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    Or something like this. This tut is a bit too basic tho.
    [img]http://**********.com/img/1254952998.png[/img]
    [center:hn9zn80r][/center:hn9zn80r]

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    Re: Shift's Funky Text Tutorial

    Fabulous tutorial, thanks Dr.Shift.
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