Design Eye-Catching Posters with Pop-Out Letter Effects in Photoshop

Create eye-popping 3D letter posters easily! Goosebumps guaranteed 🤯. Just type a bold letter over an image, add a stroke & drop shadow. Mask the image inside the letter & voila! A stunning effect! Your letter will pop out & cast a shadow on a gradient background. It’s like magic! Thanks for watching! 🎨

Uploading an Image for the Design

To start, you will need to make sure that you have the appropriate photo. For this example, we will be using the provided horn bill image. However, feel free to use your own image. Additionally, when selecting a font, make sure that it is thick enough to show the image through the letter and use the horizontal type tool to begin creating the first letter of your subject’s name.

Making the Letter Pop with Stroke and Drop Shadow Effects ✨

To bring the letter to life, adding a stroke and a drop shadow will enhance the effect. The stroke should be 15 pixels and the position set outside. For the drop shadow, the blend mode should be set to multiply and the color to black, with an opacity of 30% added to give the letter a 3D effect that stands out.

Clipping the Background Image and Resizing the Subject

To refine the design, unlock the background and clip it to the inside of the letter, adjusting the size to fit perfectly. Then, make a copy of the layer and begin separating the subject from the background. Select and mask the subject, then add a layer mask to create a smooth transition inside the letter.

Adding the Final Touches

To complete the poster design, mask out the drop shadow inside the letter, merge layers for a cohesive look, and create a soft radial gradient in the background. This will ensure the final design looks professional and polished.

This tutorial will provide you with all the information you need to create eye-catching pop-out letter poster designs using Photoshop. With the right combination of effects, your poster designs will stand out and make a lasting impression.

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Martin Geller has had a long career providing on-air and print work for the television and entertainment industries. Clients have included NBC, ABC, CBS, VH-1, advertising agencies, national magazines, recording labels, and major book publishers. His television work includes “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Dateline NBC”, “Today”, VH-1, and Paramount Television. Martin created a series of posters for The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Two of his Bauhaus posters are seen in the movie “Dream Scenario,” produced by A24, starring Nicolas Cage. In addition to Blue Lightning TV (1 million+ subscribers), Martin creates his own designs, compositions, and posters inspired by a variety of 20th century art genres. Martin has received New York Emmy Awards for his work in television and numerous major awards for his work in Print.
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