This tutorial will teach you how to create a really interesting and unique typographic wallpaper in few easy steps. Even a beginner will be able to recreate this effect, and add their own style and thought in it;
This article should be one time stop for everyone that want’s to learn more about typography. Go trough table of contents and see what could interest you. But first the promised tutorial. Let’s get started!
[tip]Did you know after we created this tutorial DJ Khaled – Victory CD cover was created using this exact tutorial? There is no other explanation why it is so similar! Super cool![/tip]
Table of Contents:
- The Coolest Typography Wallpaper Tutorial
- 45 Great Typography Examples
- 50 Awesome Examples of Minimal Typography
Are You Ready To Get Started With The Coolest Typography Wallpaper Tutorial Ever?
I am sure you will enjoy and learn a lot from this tutorial! You will learn how to create good looking background, add lightning effects and work with fonts, sizes, colours to make the necessary places stand out!
Good, because we are!
Let’s dig in!
Step 1 – Creating background
First, open a blank document with size 1920×1200 pixels. Fill the background with color #242424. Duplicate the background layer and name it Film grain. Then go to Filter – Artistic – Film Grain. Apply settings shown below.
Set layer opacity to 50%. So far your wallpaper should look like this.
Step 2 – Lightning
Create a new layer and name it Lighting. Then select the Radial Gradient Tool with black and white color.
Draw the gradient as shown below.
Set layer to Overlay and opacity to 55%. You should have something like this.
Step 3 – Adding Brushes
Step 4 – Creating Main Text
Download BEBAS font, create a new layer and type your text. I chose 350 pt size with smooth mode. Color really doesn’t matter. Name layer PEACE.
Step 5 – Add Background Text – Important Step
Lower your text opacity to around 15%. Create a new group (Layer – New – Group) and name it Words. Create new type layers in this group and start typing. Try to use different fonts and sizes. Try to avoid large spaces between words. The fonts I used:
- Times New Roman
- And little bit more default fonts
- Some free fonts from dafont, Colaborate, Extravaganzza
Step 6 – Creating effect
When you’re done duplicate your Words group (Layer – Duplicate Group) and merge it (Ctrl+E). Make invisible your unmerged Words group. Find your large text layer (in my case it’s PEACE), hold CTRL (Command on mac) and click on layers thumbnail. That should load it’s selection.
Then click on your merged words layer and press Ctrl+J. If you make invisible your merged Words layer (and unmerged Words group is still invisible) you should get something like this.
Step 7 – Create Background Text Effect
Make merged Words layer visible again and apply following layer style.
Set layers opacity to 30%.
Then duplicate merged Words layer and place it under merged Words layer. Then go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur and apply following settings.
Set layer opacity to 15%.
Add text under your title if you want.
Step 8 – Final touches
Locate your PEACE text layer and lower its opacity to 4%.
Create new layer, go to Image – Apply Image, then go to Filter – Render – Lightning Effects and apply following settings.
Set layers opacity to 30%, and we’re done. I also added a gradient map to one of the letter layers. Here’s final result. Click to enlarge.
Download wallpaper (various sizes):
Now let’s look at some great typography examples to get more creative ideas!
45 Great Typography Examples To Inspire You!
This time we’re gonna show you some truly great typography examples. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces of typography design will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent.
Typography Examples To Get You Started On Your Next Design!
Typography can in today’s terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. It’s turned into a very inspiring form of art, and there are many great pieces out there. Many times they can be mixed with either other graphical elements or some sort of poem or saying. Here we’ve picked out 50 pieces that can inspire you and maybe give you some new ideas.
1. Burdened by ~dylanroscover
2. En Masse by ~clockblock
3. your type by ~O-nay
4. I Speak Alone by ~Gordorca
5. Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy
6. I am not myself by ~OrigamiSuicida
7. What Lies Within by ~um0p3pisdn
8. Got a Light by ~DesertViper
9. Typography by ~e-emoo
10. John Lennon in Type by ~Dencii
11. Come Back To Me_1600x1050 by ~Dmaghar
13. Steven Paul Jobs by ~dylanroscover
14. Instant by *Shinybinary
15. The Raven by ~swordfishll
16. DUB.TILL.DAWN by ~ICDP
17. Lion by ~rickystuffedpie
18. The Garamond Fox by ~StolenStars
19. Think Differently London 2 by *crymz
20. Martin Luther King Jr. in Type by ~Dencii
22. I love typography by =mindCollision
23. Triumph over Chaos by ~MasterC88
24. Big Yellow taxi by ~TonyFbaby
25. Love is an accidental gift by ~mujiri
27. Broken Stars by `shebid
28. The Fall of Sin – Extended by =Anton101
30. ARTRIBUTE header by ~H3AD3AD
31. science typo by =Mirousensei
32. Imagine by =blissart
33. Conceptual Art by ~AagaardDS
34. CMYK by ~TheSpinxSage
35. TYPOGRAPHY with Helvetica by ~sarakhanoom
36. Highway of Endless Dreams by ~Axytrix
37. Addiction by ~tokarnia
38. Typography by ~AilesdeMort
39. The Dark Knight by *Prain
40. love’ by ~
41. creativity is my thing by *razangraphics
42. love and knowledge by =CHIN2OFF
43. Doing it daily by ~northcoaster
44. Nothing Less Than Forever by ~jawalyfe
45. social networking by ~IigouthamiI
We hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from these great examples that show the diversity that can be found within typography. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe you’ve liked some and disliked others. We would also love to hear your opinions. Which is your favorite? If this is not enough, we have prepared some great examples of minimal typography design. Check it out!
50 Awesome Examples of Minimal Typography
Typography is an art, not just simple art but combination of different typefaces merged into graphics to provide a bewitching output, which is without any doubt an Art. When minimalistic designing approach is integrated with composition of type, output can be jaw-dropping. Today we are featuring 50 examples of minimalistic typography designs for inspiration, most probably they will make your jaw-drop.