Today, I’m offline on a personal adventure. And yet, I still manage to offer you a kind of adventure as well. In the form of Adventure Type in Photoshop.
Here’s the official description from lynda.com:
If you’re craving real Photoshop adventure, this week’s Deke’s Technique is just what you seek. In this free-to-all video, Deke creates a classic Indiana Jones-style logo. Start with whatever text you like and use Deke’s process to turn it into this multicolored, Saturday-matinee, cliffhanger effect. Just like the one below.
Grab your bullwhip and hat and set out on the adventure that Deke has in store. Your quest begins with downloading the Fedora font from Shy Foundry. Then you’ll load a special Deke-created “Indiana” gradient so that you have just the right mix of orange-to-yellow-to-white traveling intrepidly down your text. (If you aren’t a member of lynda.com, you can still roll your own gradient based on the info in this video.) After applying few careful transformations and a clipping mask, you’ll suddenly find that you’ve turned your ordinary text into the stuff of treasure-seeking legend.
If you’re on a search for the elusive sharp corners and you’re a member of lynda.com, then this week’s exclusive Online Training Library video shows you how to take your logo into Illustrator, square off the corners of your type, and re-import the results into Photoshop for a pristine replication of this classic effect.
And of course, for further Photoshop adventure, join us next week for another free Deke’s Technique.
(Cue the music.) Ba-ba-ba-bah! Ba-ba-bah! Ba-ba-ba-bah. Ba-ba-ba- (music grinds to a halt) . . . oh, for the love of John Rhys-Davies, just watch the video.