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Elements isn’t just for photos! Learn how to create wonderful text effects, including 3-D.

TypePop

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8 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Your Type POP

By Michelle Stelling  ·  May 28th, 2014

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Some fun and creative ways to turn ordinary text into fabulous word art.

WarpText

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Warp Text

By Michelle Stelling  ·  May 21st, 2014

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Michelle shows you how easy it is to create warp text effects.

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Text on a Shape

By Michelle Stelling  ·  April 3rd, 2014

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Text on a shape is a fun and easy way to spruce up your layouts.

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Video: How to Find and Install Fonts

By Michelle Stelling  ·  February 27th, 2014

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This is an online companion video to Michelle Stelling’s “Make Your Type POP” article, found in the March/April 2014 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine.

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Get Your Neon On

By Larry Becker  ·  February 14th, 2014

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Create a neon text effect to add to your designs.

PhotoText

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Push a Photo Through Text

By Lesa Snider  ·  January 16th, 2014

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Lesa shows you a fun text effect, pushing a photo through text.

3DText

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3D Text Effect

By Larry Becker  ·  January 6th, 2014

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Take your 2-dimensional photo into the 3D world, with some creative text, shadows, and perspective adjustments.

PutYourStamp

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Put Your Own Stamp On It

By Diana Day  ·  December 4th, 2013

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Turn a photo into a typographic portrait with some creative brushing and custom text.

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Make a Scene With 3D Text

By Larry Becker  ·  November 18th, 2013

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Larry shows you how to create 3D text to add to your images.

WoodBrand

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Video: Bonus Text Effect! Branded Text Effect

By Larry Becker  ·  October 25th, 2013

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This “Bonus Video” is an online companion video to Larry Becker’s “Get Your Neon On” tutorial, found in the November/December 2013 issue of Photographic Elements Techniques magazine. Larry shows you how to do a Branded Wood Text Effect!

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How to Place Text Behind an Image

By Lesa Snider  ·  October 8th, 2013

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Lesa shows you how to place text behind an image for a more polished presentation.

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Chalk It Up Tips and Resources

By Diana Day  ·  March 7th, 2013

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Create your own digital chalkboard signs from scratch with this companion to Diana Day’s “Chalk It Up” tutorial in the March/April 2013 issue.

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Make a Scene with 3D Text

By Larry Becker  ·  January 23rd, 2013

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As a companion to Larry’s January/February article, he shows you how to manipulate perspective with a fantastic text effect.

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Put Your Stamp On It: Alternate Method

By Diana Day  ·  January 18th, 2013

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Diana details an alternate method for creating a typographic portrait, and includes links for text generation websites.

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Put Your Stamp On It: Adding Color to Your Portrait

By Diana Day  ·  January 18th, 2013

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Spice up your typographic portrait with a splash of color in this companion article to the “Put Your Stamp on It” tutorial in the January/February 2013 issue.

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Put Your Stamp On It: Pop Art Look

By Diana Day  ·  January 18th, 2013

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Get a Pop Art look for your typographic portrait with this companion article to the “Put Your Stamp on It” tutorial in the January/February 2013 issue.

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Adding Gold Metallic Trim and Glitter

By Karen Brockney  ·  October 17th, 2012

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If you love vintage stationary and boxes with glittery gold trim, Karen shows you how to create a similar, digital effect.

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Creating Distressed Type

By Dave Cross  ·  July 27th, 2012

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Dave demonstrates how to make type appear ‘distressed’ and grungy against a nice, brick background.

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Creating a Simple Wedding Announcement

By Liz Ness  ·  July 12th, 2012

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Since spring and summer are such big wedding seasons, Liz shows you how to create a simple wedding announcement postcard.

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Set Text on the Right Path

By Mike Rodriguez  ·  June 28th, 2012

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Feeling frustrated with the text-on-a-path tools in Elements 10? These tips will help get you back on course.

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