Two Toned Title

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Learn how to quickly create a title that adds some punch to your scrapbook page.

 

Step One: Prepare Your Workspace

  • Create a new 4×6 inch document (File > New > Blank File) at 300 ppi with a white background. (PS: Choose File > New.)
  • Press the letter D to reset the Color Chips to black over white.

 

Step Two: Create a Title

  • Get the Horizontal Type tool.
  • In the Tool Options, open the Font Picker and choose a font. Set the Size to 60 pts and the Align to Center.

Note: This technique works best with a font that has thicker letters. I’m using the Sea Salt font.

  • On the document, click once in the center and type a title.
  • Click the checkmark to commit.

 

 

Step Three: Add the Two Tone Style

Photoshop Elements Only:

  • In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Layer Style > Style Settings.
  • In the Style Settings dialog box:
    • Set the Lighting Angle to 120˚.
    • Click to check Drop Shadow.
    • Set the Size to 0 px.
    • Set the Distance to 14 px.
    • Set the Opacity to 100%.
    • Click on the Color Chip to open the Shadow Color Picker. Choose a color other than black and click OK to close the Color Picker. I’m using Hex #: 3ad0fb.
    • Click OK to close the Style Settings dialog box.

Photoshop Only:

  • In the Menu Bar, choose Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow.
  • In the Layer Style dialog box:
    • Set the Blend Mode to Normal.
    • Click on the Color Chip to open the Shadow Color Picker. Choose a color other than black and click OK to close the Color Picker. I’m using Hex #: 3ad0fb.
    • Set the Opacity to 100%.
    • Set the Angle to 120˚.
    • Set the Distance to 14 px.
    • Set the Spread to 0%.
    • Set the Size to 0 px.
    • Click OK to close the Layer Style dialog box.

Note: Make sure to keep the settings as I have them here. If you don’t, you may end up with a shadow that doesn’t work. This technique works best with a sharp shadow, not a soft one. The only setting you may need to adjust is the distance. Depending on the font you use, you may need more or less distance to get a similar look to the one I have.

 

 

Step Four: Use in a Project

Whether you want to use this title to make a card, word art, or other digital project, you’ll need to move it to another document. Here’s one way you can do that:

  • (Optional) Save this document (File > Save As) as a PSD file with a unique name.
  • Get the Move tool.
  • On the document, click directly on the title and drag it to a different document.

Feel free to change the color of both the type and the shadow so that the colors compliment your project. I used this title on a scrapbook page I made about my recent hair cut.

 

 

Credits:
Page & Photo: Jenifer Juris
Tutorial: Two Toned Title by Jenifer Juris
Kit: Mojave by Jennifer Ziegler
Fonts: Veteran Typewriter, Sea Salt

I hope this inspires you to have some fun with your title on your next scrapbook layout!

 

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13 Responses

  1. CrimsonCrow
    | Reply

    GREAT haircut. Fun Tutorial.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thanks!! 🙂

  2. zita B
    | Reply

    Thanks for the Quik tip. Liking the new cut 🙂

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. Roberta Corson
    | Reply

    What a cute haircut. Your face is beautiful no mater how you wear your hair, but this is just great fun and pretty. So is the page.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Wow! Thank you so much – you’re too sweet!!! 🙂

  4. JanRene Ashman
    | Reply

    Great tip and cute hair!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thank you much!! 🙂

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  5. June
    | Reply

    Hair looks great and the page does too. LOVE the title work!

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Aw, thank you so much! 🙂

  6. Barbara
    | Reply

    Hair looks GREAT Jenifer. Thanks for the info.

    • Jenifer Juris
      | Reply

      Thank you SO much!! 🙂

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