by Roger Pring
Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia
New Riders, June, 2002.
Trade Paperback, 190 pages.
As exciting as animated graphics, flash and original artwork are, it is important not to overlook the importance of typography. Displaying your headings, topics or menus with good, clear visual effects can really make a section of a website or important elements of your sales brochure stand out and draw a reader's eye. This book helps show you how to create numerous professional-looking type effects using Photoshop, and teaches you the fundamentals so you create many more effects on your own. The book includes hundreds of stunning type effects such as Frosty, Into the Fire, Pond Life, Slippery When Wet, Warped Type, Genuine Antique and Polished Chrome. Each effects is explained through simple instructions and screen shots. The book also includes an introduction section which provides a quick overview of the fundamentals involved in creating type effects. The appendix includes information on all the built-in Photoshop filters, as well as some of the best third-party filters. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the effects shown in the book. The Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia is an excellent guide that no graphic designer, Photoshop user or web developer should do without.
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This review was published in the September, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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