A few weeks ago we posted a tutorial showing how to create a hipster text effect using Pixelmator. Now we decided to show you the same effect using Photoshop CS6. As we had said, we will be doing that in Fireworks and CSS as well. So stay tuned.

So in this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple text effect with a very trendy hipster look. We will use just basic filters and layer styles to achieve the effect. The whole process won't take you more than 30 minutes.

Step 1

Open Photoshop CS6 and create a new document. The one I created is 2560x1600 pixels. After that fill the background layer with #e4cba9.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 2

With the Horizontal Type Tool (T) add a text using the font Sulivan. You can download it at http://www.losttype.com/font/?name=sullivan. Use the same font as the background and use the fill type for the font.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 3

Duplicate the font layer and gange the Blend Mode to Overlay. Chage the font type to Sullivan Bevel.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 4

Duplicate the layer again and change the Blend Mode to Overlay and use the Sullivan Regular for the font.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 5

Select the text layer created on step 2. Duplicat the layer and change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Move it 1px down and 1 pixel left.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 6

Keep duplicating the layer and moving down and left to create a nice 3D effect.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 7

After you duplicate a few times will have an effect like the one in the image below.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 8

Group all layers used to create the 3D effect and then merge them into one layer only. After that go to Layer>Layer Styles>Color Overlay. Use #c66d33 for the Color with Multiply for the Blend Mode.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 9

Let's create another 3D effect but now going to the top right.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 10

Repeat the same process to merge the layers into one and apply the Color Overlay, then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 7.5 pixels for the Radius.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 11

Go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur. Use 45º for the Angle and 50 pixels for the Distance.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 12

With the Rectangle Tool (U), create a rectangle in the center of the document, below the texts and just above the background. Go to Layer>Layer Style>Patter Overlay. Use Graphy 80 by 80 pixels patter from Subtlepatterns.com. Change the Blend Mode to Linear Burn.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 13

Add a complement text using the font Mensch. You can download it at http://www.losttype.com/font/?name=mensch. Repeat the same process to create the little 3D effect.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 14

Add a new layer on top of the others and then fill it with anoter pattern from subtlepatterns.com. I am using Rcocky Wall. For the Blend Mode use Multiply at 50%.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Step 15

Go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter. Use Sepia at 60%

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Conclusion

You can duplicate all layers and merge them into one, then apply the Noise filter to add a nice texture on top of the design. The idea of this tutorial was just to show you how to create a simple vintage look typography effect using photoshop. We did that in Pixelmator before and now in Photoshop. The next one will be in CSS :) I hope you enjoy it and have fun trying to create your own.

Hipster Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Download Photoshop File

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.