How to Create a Letterpress Effect, the Easy Way

LetterpressMany people are adopting a new design trend where the letters are seemingly pressed into the background, better known as a letterpress effect. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you a quick, easy, and non-destructive way to achieve this effect. I’ll be using Photoshop here, but you may be able to adapt the techniques for use in any other image manipulator once you understand the two things that are required for a letterpress effect.

There are a few ways of doing this, but this way is by far my favourite because it’s so easy to modify the effect later on if needed.

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10 Unique Album Covers

iTunes Album ArtThe art on the cover of an album reflects the style of the artist and what their music sounds like. I don’t know if it’s coincidence, but I find that a lot of really great songs are accompanied by some equally great album art. Perhaps that’s because I’m totally anal about my album art (I can’t stand having placeholder covers in my library). Anyway, I just thought I’d share a few that always seem to pop out whenever I’m scrubbing through my library. Who knows, some of these might give you some ideas for a creative project.

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