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Car Name in Chrome

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4. Add Text

Select the Horizontal Type Tool Horizontal Type Toolin the tool bar (the Photoshop shortcut is the letter T on your keyboard).

Select your font family (A) (Ferro Rosso if you want to use the Ferrari font), font style Regular (B), font size 126 (C), anti-aliasing method Smooth (D), Left align text (E) and click on the color box (F) and select the color EFFAFE and click OK.

Type Options

We selected a light blue color to 'reflect' the color of a blue sky.

Now click somewhere on the left side of our image and type the word Ferrari or any other text that fits neatly inside the canvas.
Now select the Move Tool Move Tooland select the text and center it inside the canvas:

Ferrari Text

 

Tip: Instead of selecting the Move Tool in the tool bar, you can also hold down the Ctrl key (Command key on the Mac) while the Horizontal Type Tool is active; this will make the Move Tool temporary active (works with other tools too).

5. Add Layer Styles

We're going to add layer styles. Make sure that you check the following original screenshots very carefully.

Go to the layers palette and click on the Add a Layer Style iconAdd Layer Styleand use the following settings (make sure that you take the time to check every setting carefully!):

Drop Shadow:

Drop Shadow Layer Style

 

Inner Glow (Note: the color red that was used has the value E40000)

Inner Glow

 

Bevel and Emboss (make sure you deselect the option Global Light first before you enter values for Angle and Altitude!)

Bevel and Emboss Layer Style

 

Part of Bevel and Emboss is the option called Contour (A). Please select it.
Now click on the default contour by clicking on the area marked with B.

Contour

 

The Contour Editor window will appear:

Contour Editor

 

Click once one the diagonal line to create a point and move it to the exact area marked in red.
When done click OK in this window and click OK in the main layer style window.

Contour Editor

 

Here's the final result (after some slight sharpening):

Final result

Final Comments for beginners

In this Photoshop tutorial I have mentioned a few Photoshop shortcuts. Too many shortcuts can be very overwhelming for beginners and that's the reason why I tend to show readers how to achieve most things without the use of shortcuts. It's my experience that most users will use them anyway when the time is right, meaning when they're fed up going through the same mouse clicks again.

If you want to know more about Photoshop shortcuts, then visit the site of Trevor Morris, who has put a lot of effort into it to document and categorize these different shortcuts. You can find that particular page on his site here.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

For more help with Photoshop check out ourPhotoshop Trainingsection.

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