How to create a special text effect

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Barry_Koopersmith
May 26, 2005
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Can somebody please tell me how I can create the text effect like the example on the following webpage using Photoshop CS2 (block letters in one color dropping down in a second color to a single point)?

<http://www.lourdsmusic.com>

Somebody gave me that text which he created somehow in a Word document which I inserted into Photoshop as an image and placed it on that webpage. I want to recreate it in Photoshop and change the colors.

Thanks to anyone who can help me out.

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T_Mike_Hyndman
May 27, 2005
Barry,
looks to me like it was created in CorelDraw using the extrude option. HTH
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Kingdom
May 27, 2005
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Can somebody please tell me how I can create the text effect like the example on the following webpage using Photoshop CS2 (block letters in one color dropping down in a second color to a single point)?
<http://www.lourdsmusic.com>

Somebody gave me that text which he created somehow in a Word document which I inserted into Photoshop as an image and placed it on that webpage. I want to recreate it in Photoshop and change the colors.
Thanks to anyone who can help me out.

You really need a vector program for this, coral or illustrator maybe.


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Barry_Koopersmith
May 27, 2005
It may look like that it was created using CorelDraw but I was given that text in a Microsoft Word document and I was told that it was created using Microsoft Word. The text was still editable within that Word document so it was not an image that was created elsewhere and inserted into that document. I could not even figure out how that effect was created in Microsoft Word. I tried experimenting with various "WordArt" effects but could duplicate it.

In any case, can anyone tell me how to create that text effect using Photoshop?
BL
Bob Levine
May 27, 2005
There is a addin application called Word Art. Looks cheesy enough to have been done that way.

Bob
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Barry_Koopersmith
May 27, 2005
Why do you refer to that text effect as "cheesy"? Are you saying that you do not like that text effect?
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dave_milbut
May 27, 2005
sometimes cheesy is the effect you’re going for.

"It ain’t easy being cheesy!"
BL
Bob Levine
May 27, 2005
That’s exactly what I’m saying. It looks like it was designed in the late ’80s.

Bob
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Barry_Koopersmith
May 27, 2005
I liked the 1980’s.
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Bob Levine
May 27, 2005
I did, too. But that Superman look is very dated.

Bob
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Barry_Koopersmith
May 27, 2005
I liked Superman too. George Reeves was my favorite.
DM
dave_milbut
May 27, 2005
could be that’s the look he’s going for bob. isn’t it kind of rude to suggest something that subjective is "cheesy" – or any other negative conotating term you want to apply – when you don’t know what he’s doing or the audience he’s trying to reach or the mood he’s trying to convey?
BL
Bob Levine
May 27, 2005
Even it’s the look he’s going for, it’s still cheesy. Could it be right? Could be…it could also be wrong. How many times have people come here asking about page curl effects and been told not to do it?

Bob
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Patti Anderson
May 27, 2005
And the question is…How do you do this in Photoshop?

There is a plugin that can do this, but I don’t think there is an automatic tool or a filter that will extrude text (or anything else) like this in Photoshop.

These two tutorials are about using the Move tool and nudging to make 3-D lettering might help. You will end up with a gazillion layers, but you can merge them and then play with perspective using the Transform tool.

< http://www.photoshopgurus.com/intermediate/quick_3d_text.pdf> < http://www.photoshoptechniques.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11 8853>

If you figure out something that works, let us know!

Patti
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Bob Levine
May 27, 2005
I’d simply create a PDF in Word and place/open that in Photoshop.

Bob
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T_Mike_Hyndman
May 27, 2005
Barry,
I had a go in MS Word and it is merely Wordart with a 3D effect tacked on to it. The 3D effect in Word is grayed out until you create an image (Wordart/Autoshape etc.,) Then the 3D effect box becomes available. Still think it would be easier in CorelDraw/Illustrator.
BK
Barry_Koopersmith
May 27, 2005
Thank you for your response.

Please tell me the name and manufacturer of the Photoshop plug-in I need to get to create that extruding text effect.
PA
Patti Anderson
May 27, 2005
Xaotools Typecaster is the only one I know of:

<http://www.xaostools.com/products/tc/tc_ex.html>

You could do a google.com search for extrude or 3D plugins fr Photoshop.

Patti

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