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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz up your typography!!
If you are stuck for ideas on how to make your type more interesting then this is the book for you. It starts with a brief introduction on entering text and explanations of what the different palattes can do. There is then a chapter on type manipulation to get you warmed up for the variety of styles which are presented later in the book. The illustrations are in full...
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I have had this book for quite some time now and am sorry to say that I haven't used it anywhere near as often as I thought I would. There are over 60 type effects explained from polished chrome to LCD effects and stitched leather and an appendix that covers Alien Skin and KPT plugins. The problem is that most of the effects are pretty nasty and it's unlikely that any...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Limited Usefulness, 16 Jan 2004
This review is from: The Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia (Voices) (Paperback)
I have had this book for quite some time now and am sorry to say that I haven't used it anywhere near as often as I thought I would. There are over 60 type effects explained from polished chrome to LCD effects and stitched leather and an appendix that covers Alien Skin and KPT plugins. The problem is that most of the effects are pretty nasty and it's unlikely that any serious typographer or graphic designer would dream of using the often cheesey, garishly coloured suggestions presented here.
In it's defence, the book is fabulously illustrated with colour examples and screenshots a plenty. The tutorial for each effect is well written and easy to follow, and there are frequent tips on how a particular effect can be modified to create something new.
All in all this is a beautiful book, but I strongly suspect that you could find net based tutorials for most of the effects covered. If you had the patience to work through the whole book then I think you would pick up plenty of useful photoshop knowledge and experience, but as an encyclopedia it's decidedly average!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz up your typography!!, 9 Nov 2002
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This review is from: The Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia (Voices) (Paperback)
If you are stuck for ideas on how to make your type more interesting then this is the book for you. It starts with a brief introduction on entering text and explanations of what the different palattes can do. There is then a chapter on type manipulation to get you warmed up for the variety of styles which are presented later in the book. The illustrations are in full colour which makes the book visually appealing and there are step by step instructions for how to reproduce the type effects covered in the book; reflective, atmospheric, lighting and simulations are just a few of the effects covered. The appendices summarise the effect produced by the standard photoshop filters but there is also material about other plugins which provide additional filter effects.
If you are already an accomplished designer skilled in the artistry of photoshop then you will probably already know how to create the effects covered by the book, but for the rest of us who are not yet there, this book will definately help to get the creative juices flowing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz up your typography!!, 9 Nov 2002
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This review is from: The Photoshop Type Effects Visual Encyclopedia (Voices) (Paperback)
If you are stuck for ideas on how to make your type more interesting then this is the book for you. It starts with a brief introduction on entering text and explanations of what the different palattes can do. There is then a chapter on type manipulation to get you warmed up for the variety of styles which are presented later in the book. The illustrations are in full colour which makes the book visually appealing and there are step by step instructions for how to reproduce the type effects covered in the book; reflective, atmospheric, lighting and simulations are just a few of the effects covered. The appendices summarise the effect produced by the standard photoshop filters but there is also material about other plugins which provide additional filter effects.
If you are already an accomplished designer skilled in the artistry of photoshop then you will probably already know how to create the effects covered by the book, but for the rest of us who are not yet there, this book will definately help to get the creative juices flowing!!
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