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Typography Mania #25

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Book Suggestion Getting it Right with Type The Dos and Don'ts of Typography Typography is no longer the specialist domain of the typesetter: these days anyone who uses a computer has access to a wide range of typefaces and effects. This book offers an introduction to the basics of typography, including choosing which typeface to use; adjusting letter-, line-, and word-spacing for improved legibility; understanding kerning and leading; and mastering typographic details, such as italics, punctuation, and line endings. The book is illustrated throughout with practical examples demonstrating good and bad solutions. There are tips for specific design tasks, such as letters, charts, tables, and design for the screen, and a glossary explaining typographic terms. Images "Artistic Hebrew Type" p11 | by Yaronimus Maximus Vintage Poster | by OK Creative Fontaine Ferry Vintage Carnival Poster, Louisville | by pjchmiel Get Lost | by onpaperwings A Volta da Casa Rock | by Rodrigo Müller VM Blackthorne | by JTP Design Vintage typo | by afslag7 Like a Vapor | by j'ena sancartier makes art 1531 | by All-seeing Cuttlefish Line | by anitakhart Queens Consort | by Ginger Monkey - (Tom Lane) Clockwork Zoo Showreel Cover 2010 | by Bruce Mackay Get Up, Get Up | by not a second to waste; L.A. | by Ségozyme Spread from Pink Mince #1 | by ultrasparky Tiger Balm Print ad | by Mr. Matt Arnold Typography Poster | by SawyerHollenshead Sure Sign | by precinct 25 iphoneography. 2010 | by eyetwist Seneca Quote | by 3LambsStudio 5p | by One Little Bird Studio Vogue | by One Little Bird Studio Tiiiiiin Roof....Rusted | by red_dotdesign RCA | by Montague Projects

Clash of the Titans Text Effect in Photoshop

A few weeks ago watched Clash of the Titans. The movie was okay, I have to admit, I was expecting much more, but it was awesome to see some huge monsters and mythologic creatures battling in this epic movie. However in the end of the movie, when the credits started showing I was really impressed with the effect and I thought to myself that I had to do a Photoshop tutorial inspired by the movie. So, in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect inspired by the Clash of the Titans posters and artworks. We will use layer styles and basic filters to achieve the effect. It will not take you more than 45 minutes to achieve the effect, but the outcome is really cool. Step 1 Let's start our design in Illustrator, it's easier to get the text done in Illustrator, even though you can do that in Photoshop as well. When I saw the official Clash of the Titans poster I knew that font, it was the Bank Gothic, or the Bank Gothic is very similar. So with the Type Tool (T) add the word "clash", then "of the" in another independent object and then "titans", again in another object and line. All of the in uppercase. Step 2 Select the texts and go to Type>Create Outlines. With the Direct Selection Tool (A) start editing the text. First the A of "clash". then the F of "of" and the T and E of "the". After that edit the word "titans" by changing the T and A. Use the image below for reference. Basically you will be moving points, but be careful to keep the same alignments and angles as the original text. Step 3 Now open Photoshop and create a new document. Create a new layer and fill it with any color, then go to Layer>Layer Style>Gradient Overlay. Use a light beige #fee4c8 and a very dark brown #0f0802 for the gradient, use Radial for the Style and 100% opacity. Step 4 Add a new layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds. Make sure you have black and white for the colors. Step 5 Change the clouds' layer Blend Mode to Color Dodge. After that go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. Over the Layers Palette, click on the mask thumb of the layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds to apply the clouds to the layer mask, that will make the clouds less strong. Tip: play with masks and apply filter on the masks, you will be surprise with the possibilities and the results. Step 6 Go to Edit>Transform>Warp. Select the Fisheye warp type, then move the controller towards the center of the document. That will create a really nice blur effect, much faster than the zoom blur in Photoshop. Step 7 Copy the words "Clash of the " from Illustrator to Photoshop. We will do these words first because we will apply a different Layer Style preset for the Bevel and Emboss. Step 8 First thing here is to search for a old and rusty metal texture. I found the one I'm using on Google Images. Open the image in Photoshop and then go to Edit>Define Pattern. After that go back to our design and select the layer with the words "clash of the", the go to Layer>Layer Style>Pattern Overlay. Select the metal pattern you have just created. Step 9 After the Pattern Overlay, select Bevel and Emboss. For the Technique use Chisel Hard, for the Depth use 500%, for the Size use 120 pixels, for the Soften use 0 pixel. Over the Shading Options, use 95º for the Angle, 35º for the Altitude, then for the Highlight Mode use Color Dodge with white for the color and 65% for the Opacity. For the Shadow Mode use Color Burn with Black for the color, then 40% for the Opacity. Step 10 Now select Contour, then just change the Range to 50%. Step 11 Here you can see the effect you will have. Notice that the ligths are coming from the bottom, or the center of the document, and that is why we split the words. Step 12 Copy the word "titans" from Illustrator and paste it in Photoshop. On the layers palette select the layer we applied the layer styles in the previous steps and with the right button of the mouse click and select Copy Layer Styles. After that select the "titans" layer and click again with the right button of the mouse click and select Paste Layer Styles. Double click on the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box. Select Bevel and Emboss, then just change the Direction to Up. Step 13 This is the effect you wll have gotten so far, notice now that the light for the word "titans" is coming from the top while for the "clash of the" is coming from the bottom. Step 14 If you watched the movie you will know that the Pegasus was a black winged horse, so I got an image of a winged horse from Shutterstock, you can find it over here. It's a vector image, but that is fine, just place it as it is coming from the center. Step 15 To make the horse more realistic and less vector style go to Filter>Blur>Motion Blur. Use 35º for the Angle and 20 pixels for the Distance. Step 16 For the flares you can create them using different techniques, you can do that using the noise gradient, the lens flare filter (least recommended) and using an image. I have used a image that is really good for that on most of my projects, the only thing I do is to change the Hue and Saturation to make the colors match the design. You can find the image I used here. As you can se the background of the image is black so the only thing you have to do is to change the Blend Mode to Screen, so the black will be transparent. Step 17 Add more lens flares over some letters of the texts. Use the image below fore reference. Step 18 Select all layers and duplicate them, after that merge all the duplicated layers into one layer only. The keyboard shortcut to that is Command(mac)/Control(pc) + Alt + Shit + E. Select this layer and go to Filter>Blur>Radial Blur. Use 5 for the Amount, Zoom for the Blur Method and Best for the Quality. Conclusion The zoom blur will give that movement idea to our design, as the text is coming out of the page, exactly like the credits at the end of the movie. You can add some noise as well to give that movie style to the image. The technique on this tutorial is pretty simple, there's nothing that is difficult to be done, but the most important thing was that I wanted to show you that you can find inspiration everywhere, but it's important that you turn this inspiration into something real. The best way to do that is through personal projects ;) Click on the image for full preview. Download the Photoshop File Click here to download the Photoshop File used for this tutorial

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #44

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#44 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Comfortaa by Johan Aakerlund Download Comfortaa Cleopatra by fontex Download Cleopatra Giant Head by Blue Vinyl Fonts Download Giant Head Rocko by Casady & Greene Download Rocko

Typography Mania #24

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Book Designing with Type The Essential Guide to Typography | By James Craig, William Bevington, Irene Korol Scala Part textbook and part reference work, the fifth edition of a typographic classic begins with a thumbnail history of the development of written language and ends with a glossary; in between are in-depth looks at five classic typefaces, lessons on designing with text type, display type and color, and plenty of project assignments. Though Craig, the former design director for Watson-Guptill, touches on the way that type design can be akin to fine art, most of his focus is on the subtle ways in which typeface affects "mood," and letter shape and spacing influences readability, emphasis and even meaning. Even though technological advances have made innovative text design ever simpler, readers—of books, brochures, cereal boxes and subway advertisements—still tend to prefer their type to be "invisible"—in other words, "to serve as a quiet vehicle for enhancing the meaning of a text." While best suited for a beginning graphic design student, this clear, readable book should also intrigue those interested in how the look of a sentence has an impact on the way we read it. 100 color and 500+ b&w illus. by Amazon Images JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn JULY TYPEFACE | by Filip Lysyszyn Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Typography Text Book | by Jackson Cook Schmale antique | by 110/design Schmale antique | by 110/design Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik Typostruction Zine | by Chris Piascik RCAD Underground Coffeehouse | by Carina Tous RCAD Underground Coffeehouse | by Carina Tous RCAD Underground Coffeehouse | by Carina Tous RCAD Underground Coffeehouse | by Carina Tous RCAD Underground Coffeehouse | by Carina Tous Philosophers' Rally | by Mielo Pouwer Philosophers' Rally | by Mielo Pouwer Philosophers' Rally | by Mielo Pouwer Philosophers' Rally | by Mielo Pouwer

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #43

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #43

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#43 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Print Clearly by Blue Vinyl Fonts Download Print Clearly Holla by Dieter Steffmann Download Holla Louisianne by Dieter Steffmann Download Louisianne Bodonitown by Manfred Klein Fonteria Download Bodonitown

Typography Mania #23

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Book Starting today I will make a book suggestion on every typography mania so you can take your typography love to the next level. Thinking with Type A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students (Design Briefs) By Ellen Lupton The organization of letters on a blank sheet -- or screen -- is the most basic challenge facing anyone who practices design. What type of font to use? How big? How should those letters, words, and paragraphs be aligned, spaced, ordered, shaped, and otherwise manipulated? In this groundbreaking new primer, leading design educator and historian Ellen Lupton provides clear and concise guidance for anyone learning or brushing up on their typographic skills. Thinking with Type is divided into three sections: letter, text, and grid. Each section begins with an easy-to-grasp essay that reviews historical, technological, and theoretical concepts, and is then followed by a set of practical exercises that bring the material covered to life. Sections conclude with examples of work by leading practitioners that demonstrate creative possibilities (along with some classic no-no's to avoid). Images CHAIRS! | by dan mogford Typographic Sanity | by Stewf Watch this Space | by andysmith No Hurries, No Worries | by RADROBOT NYC Type - Brooklyn | by ampersanderson H0PE | by boite-en-valise Williamsburg - Brooklyn | by ampersanderson b&b | by patrycja Long Island's Discount Cigarettes | by ampersanderson Avant Garde 8 | by Counter-Print ITALIA | by theonlyone Hot Pockets Ingredients | by getjustin BUTANTÃ EM FESTA +1 VEZ! | by Fulone! ART vs ADVERTISING | by abdull Mary, Mary... | by katiedaisy Depression Press | by k.james Lawrence Wright | by redfox500 I Am Thinking of You | by Reconstructing Ideas sip2 | by Kate_A Eagle Type 5 | by Depression Press Carousel | by redfox500 Mustard 03 | by Cristian Mantovani They go together like a horse and carriage | by sgoralnick

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #42

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #42

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#42 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Angel Tears by Billy Argel Download Angel Tears Charlie Brown by Mohammed Rahman Download Charlie Brown Black Knight by Michael Wright Download Black Knight Sorts Mill Goudy by The League of Moveable Type Download Sorts Mill Goudy

Typography Mania #22

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images The circus comes to town | by The National Archives UK Sticker Wall | by Tibor Gallery | by Ray Larabie Shortcut | by never fear the unexpected Vansa Posters | by Bruce Mackay Cover Design by Kandi Evans | by Tate Publishing Design House Industries | by Thibaut Ninove Cover Design by Kandi Evans | by Tate Publishing Design Cover Design by Jeff Fisher | by Tate Publishing Design Cover Design by Amber Gulilat | by Tate Publishing Design CF "B" Anatomy | by Corey Felter Make a Difference | by Predrag Milankovic Type Cover | by nonna.khismatullina Just be Creative | by Predrag Milankovic Glossário Tipográfico | by Gabriel Figueiredo Glossário Tipográfico | by Gabriel Figueiredo Eat at Joe's | by bryanscott dbg371.5 | by Montague Projects dbg371.4 | by Montague Projects dbg369.1 | by Montague Projects

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #41

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #41

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#41 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Alexandria by Casady & Greene Download Alexandria Snickles by Tup Wanders Download Snickles Super Mario Bros by Clay Cooper Download Super Mario Bros Prociono by The League of Moveable Type Download Prociono

Typography Mania #21

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images Le grand cirque des lettres | by Lavínia Carvalho Wedding Invite | by RazorBrown Jubilee Club - 31/10/09 - Special Guest Alex Neri | by checcco|design Two Left Shoes - November and December Tour | by checcco|design Jubilee Club - 07/11/09 - Nuova Sala & Tabacchi | by checcco|design firm | by j.vb Sam's Town : Music, Money & Mudbugs | by Thoughtbrain Uragano e Arcobaleno - Carmina Burana Concert | by checcco|design ??????? | by okpyx Hits & Kids | by arnaud de conti Skull Print | by Scharwath ubilee Club - 23/01/10 - We Want White | by checcco|design Karel Teige a typografie p. 104 | by oliver.tomas I Do Belive It's Closing Down | by marky1969 Sushi Homework, Fusion | by hey kyle Detail of Typesetter Box 2 | by Angie Naron Tisza 2010 summer | by mil3n revelation | by alshepmcr Denmark Christmas seal: bird | by karen horton Street Typo | by sinister pictures intuitiva | by khamuslestat One Day Project - "Alphabet" | by ~ aidan United States postage stamp: energy conservation | by karen horton Thank You | by RazorBrown Época São Paulo #24 Covers | by Rodolfo França

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #40

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #40

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#40 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Hattori Hanzo by Roman-Shamin Download Hattori Hanzo Raleway by The League of Moveable Type Download Raleway Creampuff by Nick's Fonts Download Creampuff Learning Curve Pro by Blue Vinyl Fonts Download Learning Curve Pro

Typography Mania #20

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images Keep Feet & Hands Off Wall | by Florian Hardwig London Transport - Officers' visit to USA in 1946 | by mikeyashworth Vitamin Express | by solzy Obras Selectas: Poesía | by flor.O Surf Liquor. Santa Monica, CA. 2010. | by eyetwist Sparklehorse | by Neil Leonard Alt Fiction Identity | by jimexplore No Kissing | by shock.value Boost Your Health | by wackystuff Japan | by Reanimagic Switzerland Railway Leaflet 1933 | by mikeyashworth Save Me | by dancing-doll TOT - Train, Omnibus, Tram - Underground Group of London, staff magazine cover - February, 1931 | by mikeyashworth R-ogério | by tmnflor Nome | by author Diamonds are forever | by Raid71 Comedy Night - Center Street Pub - Oct. 23rd, 2009 | by Simon's Flickr junkyard Design for chile - Help Chile - A3 | by Simon's Flickr junkyard A Dream That Became A Reality | by Garrett DeRossett Can You Show Me: Day 9 | by ihorizontal dinojr | by Dave Kriebel Bus | by Sold for Parts Emb | by EYE—Q

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #39

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #39

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#39 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Cicle by La Tipomatika Download Cicle Good Dog by Fonthead Design Fonts Download Good Dog BlackJack by Typadelic Fonts Download BlackJack Surface by Bruno Herfst Download Surface

Typography Mania #19

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Helvetica is an independent movie about typography, graphic design, and visual culture. The movie is an exploration of urban spaces on important cities and also a fluid discussion with good designers about the options and the aesthetics behind the typo. Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication. "This movie is a lesson about typography" Images Vote for Me | by Dominic Clifford Know Your Limits | by Dominic Clifford Maples Too Motel | by Dane Royer Don't Worry | by Orignaux Moose From the Type Project Series | by astrodub Prcssd. Santa Monica, CA. 2010 | by eyetwist Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs | by Skeptical Beowulf Hand - Drawn Four | by garytherough Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble | by Annie Matronic It's an Hold Up | by Renato Pequito Read | by Bradguy Not Far | by Bradguy Ready Set Type | by D McArdel Holograms | by Vincent Viriot Illustrated Type | by David Maclennan Illustrated Type | by David Maclennan Illustrated Type | by David Maclennan Illustrated Type | by David Maclennan Give Me What I Want | by Robert Missen SubTone | by Jarr Geerligs CMYK | by Markie Darkie RGB | by Markie Darkie CK | by Markie Darkie I will honor the spirit of the text | by Jeremy Rojas

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #38

Friday Fresh Free Fonts #38

I will be posting some fresh free fonts every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on the FFFF#38 and make sure to comeback for more next week. Click here to view all Friday Fresh Free Fonts Charis Sil by SIL International Download Charis Sil BallPark by Mikey Rossi Download BallPark BEBAS by Flat-it Download BEBAS Disco by TypoGrafski Download Disco

Typography Mania #18

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography work on the web, from videos to images everything is full of great design and inspiration. Check out this weeks Mania and comeback in 7 days for more. Make sure to click on each image to go to original location where you can check out more work from each artist and designer. Videos Images New Sketches | by José Azevedo New Sketches | by José Azevedo New Sketches | by José Azevedo New Sketches | by José Azevedo New Sketches | by José Azevedo Vogue | by SHCH Graphics Group Em busca del primer europeo | by m00mi Mind Annihilation | by Pixel Junglist What are you looking for? | by Fabio Has Typography | by Jasper Willemsen Typography | by Jasper Willemsen Felix's bon mots | by Jamie Bennett Felix's bon mots | by Jamie Bennett Have a Nice Day | by Lugu Gumilar Turn Off the Lights | by Steven Medina BBS/Alive Objets Series.Part 3/Anthony N. & Dâm F. | by Vicente García Morillo Poster | by Alexandre Rivaux Tizio Lamp | by Josh Lambert Tire Manual | by Josh Lambert Tire Manual | by Josh Lambert Comme des Garcons | by Lauren Goldblum Audiobook CD | by Erin Semple Day Eleven | by Brian Jaramillo

Creating a Typographic Portrait in Pixelmator

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a typographic portrait using only Pixelmator. But what does that mean? A typographic portrait is a portrait composed of text. The technique is pretty simple. We will also play with Blending and basic filters. Step 1 Open Pixelmator and create a new document (The size I used was 1440×900 pixels). Then fill the background layer with black. Step 2 Import the photo you want to use (The one I selected was courtesy of Shutterstock. You can get it at http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-46756228/stock-photo-sweet-girl.html). Step 3 Duplicate the layer image and go to Image>Desaturate. Then go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 15 for the radius. After that, go to Image>Invert. We will use this image later on, so you need to export it. Go to File>Export and export a JPG version of it. Step 4 With the Type Tool (T), add text until the whole screen is filled (For the font, I used Georgia Italic, size 18). After that, duplicate the layer and change the text color to black. Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and use 4 pixels for the radius. Move this layer down 2 pixels; that will create a shadow. You will not see it because the background is currently black, but it will will be visible as we start adding more layers. The shadow is important because it will give a nice depth to the composition. Step 5 Add more text, changing font sizes. Always create shadows, as we did in the previous step. Step 6 Now below all the other text layers, add more text. Fill the screen with text, but using a smaller font, such as size 13. After that, go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and use 3 pixels for the radius. Step 7 Put the photo layer on top of the other layers and change Blending to Linear Burn. Step 8 Select all text layers and go to Layer>Merge Layers. After that, go to Filter>Distortion>Displacement. The filter box will open. Here, you will need to use the image we exported in step 2. Just drag it from where you saved it to the filter box. Increase the scale to 120. Step 9 The Displace filter will make the text look weird, especially the edges, so go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 6 for the radius. Step 10 Duplicate the photo layer and change Blending to Multiply and the opacity to 50%. You can also group all layers and duplicate them. After that, merge them into one layer and go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 15 pixels for the radius and then change Blending to Screen and the opacity to 60%. That will add a little glow to your typographic image. Conclusion This is a very handy technique. You can even try it using different shapes instead of text. The technique is quite simple. However, it might take a little time to add text and find the right position for big keywords. Such little details will make all the difference, giving more style to your design. Download Pixelmator File Click here to download the Pixelmator file.