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Adobe® Photoshop® CS3: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks by Lynette Kent

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Chapter 7. Designing with Text Effects

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture with words has even more persuasive powers. Although Photoshop CS3 is not a page-layout application, you can add text to photographs for added impact or to create an original design. You can also add special text effects to give personality to the words or even use the words alone to create the design.

With Photoshop, you can apply effects to text in more creative ways and more quickly than is possible using traditional tools. Not only can you see the end result instantly, but you also have complete creative freedom to make changes without wasting any paper or ink. By combining layer styles, patterns, colors, and fonts, you can create type with just the ...

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