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Tutorial: Supertext!

July 31, 2015

Looking for that classic “Superman” logo look from the comic book covers?  Photoshop has a bunch of 3D capabilities now, but I always hate taking the time to render things when I’m in a hurry.  In this tutorial we use some simple techniques to “extrude” our text just by using layer styles and Photoshop’s “Transform Again” functionality.

Grab the font I used and download the PSD file to inspect things further.  You’ll find useful layer styles and can poke around on your own!


Check it out:

Posted by: Doug Keeling

  • Dec 9, 2015 — Eatmemaybe:

    Thank you for sharing your tutorials.

  • Mar 29, 2016 — Johen Redman:

    Thank you for this great tutorial!

  • Apr 1, 2016 — Morten Hansen:

    What a awesome psd file! – Thanks!

  • Apr 19, 2016 — Seblan:

    Hi ! thanks for this great tutorial 🙂 Do you have another tutorial (or link) that explains the vintage / “grain” effect added at the beginning and end of the tutorial ? Thx

  • Sep 16, 2016 — grifin:

    thanks for this great tutorial very helping GBU

  • Nov 18, 2016 — Perico:

    Hi Doug! Great tutorial! thanks. BTW, the .psd file is not downloading. Maybe it’s just me.

  • May 8, 2017 — Muktitika:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Really helping!

  • Aug 23, 2017 — Andrea:

    Great Tutorial!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Aug 23, 2017 — Johen:

    I rewatch this video again, a good reminder for the technique! thank you!

  • Jan 17, 2018 — Valeria Rangel:

    So grateful for sharing everything needed to create my own work. Great video! I’ll subscribe

  • Jan 18, 2018 — Doug Keeling:

    Thank you!

  • Mar 21, 2018 — j.m.RATKOS:

    it’s funny that you did this over 3 years ago and I just found it. I know just enough photoshop to be dangerous, but your tutorials are very informative and easy to follow.

    this was exactly the tutorial that I needed for an animated font that I needed to create for a portion of a pinball mod that I’m working on. thank you very much!

  • Jan 6, 2019 — hassan:

    thanks for sharing. you are good

  • Mar 4, 2019 — Abby:

    Hey Doug! Thanks so much for this simple and thorough tutorial. I haven’t used Photoshop for a couple of years, but I was done with this tutorial and creating my own stuff in under an hour. 🙂

  • Aug 11, 2019 — Chinedu okam:

    Thanks for the tutorial, Doug. Can’t seem to download the PSD file, I think there might be a problem with the link.

  • Oct 15, 2019 — kkant:

    Can I use it when making YouTube thumbnails?

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