View Full Version : HALP! With CS4

08-31-2009, 09:19 AM
I am currently trying to design a company logo for the business me and a friend have been starting. It took me 4 hours to do the business cards yesterday in Photoshop (CS4) and I am slowly learning how to use it.

I am very artistically challenged, so the hardest issue for me is overcoming that gap.

What I am looking for is this. I found this image on google and I am trying to replicate the font style, but I am not sure how to do it without simply free hand drawing it. Is there any easier way any of you can think of to achieve this design without doing so?

http://rlv.zcache.com/accelerated_business_solutions_move_your_business_ tshirt-p235720746101433052y82o_400.jpg

Thanks much for the help!

08-31-2009, 06:17 PM
if you're just looking for a windy type of design like this (very basic):


Then you can easily achieve that with wind and motion blur filters. The first steps in this tutorial should give you a basic idea of the process.

Beginner Photoshop Tutorials : Photoshop Tutorial : Fire Text with a Reflection (http://boostranking.net/blogs/beginner_photoshop/archive/2006/10/04/Photoshop-Tutorial-_3A00_-Fire-Text-with-a-Reflection.aspx)

Other than that, just motion blur on an underlying copied font layer might be enough.

08-31-2009, 06:21 PM
Thats actually exactly what I was looking for. Thank you! Silly me, I spent all day editing font pixel by pixel to add an effect that looked terrible by the end of it >.>

09-01-2009, 02:33 AM
go here (www.good-tutorials.com). its a host for photoshop tutorials (as well as other programs) and networks to the sites they originate from. you can learn how to do just about anything through there. ive used it as a resource to learn new stuff for years and its only gotten bigger. should be useful for you too.

09-01-2009, 03:20 AM
You dont need tutorial and you can do it manualy, altho not needed pixel by pixel...

1) Type first
2) Rasterize type
3) Duplicate layer
4) Select bottom layer
5) Use 7th Tool from top on the left side of Tools Menu called Smudge tool (you might see at first Sharpen or Blur tool on that spot, but hold your mouse longer)
6) Using Smudge tool on the edges will let you drag edges and achieve your desired effect.

09-01-2009, 04:28 AM
technically thats a tutorial... besides, having the link to a collection and working knowledge will be good for future designs for his company.

09-04-2009, 03:40 AM
every thing has a tut mate you see something you like search youtube and just add the word tutorial :)

also instead of using a basic window font then adding effects try some custom fonts.

dafont.com (http://www.dafont.com)

when its downloaded:
extract the zip
right click and and install font :)

12-07-2009, 09:49 AM
select layer and motion blur as mentioned above.... job done