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Typography Posters for Photographers

TYPOGRAPHY POSTERS TO PORTRAY A PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE

For a photographer, having good typography skills is a must. Here are some ways which will help you to get a clear idea on how to portray typography posters.

It is a little bit tricky to find them all in the same place, unless you find this article where you have almost all the necessary and useful Photoshop typography tutorials.

So follow the rules as mentioned below which will help you to learn the tips and tricks about creating good typography.

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1. Let’s get started with type art. There are a whole lot of reasons for which type art is popular. This, in fact, is a highly versatile skill to have. You can make a great technique by using illustrated lettering in projects ranging from posters to brochures. But be careful enough, type art is highly popular at this moment and there is a lot of crud out there. Learn the basics carefully and then be original.

2. The greatest technique followed is the Photoshop text tutorials. This technique creates a great looking text effect in Photoshop.

3. The new feature seen in Adobe Photoshop CC is The Flame Generator filter.  This is designed to support realistic flames on user defined paths. By learning this tutorial you can create cool Photoshop text effects by styling and texturing a rusty text. After this, using the filter, you can add some flames and smoke along with some sparks textures to create a pulsating flaming text effect.

4. You can achieve some detailed and 3D looking effect using multiple layer styles. In this tutorial you will learn how to use layer styles, textures, filters, brushes, and adjust the layers to create a clean, lustrous plastic text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

5.  Although Photoshop helps us a lot in creating new things, yet, often, the final outcome we are looking for cannot be accomplished by simply using Photoshop. A very good thing about Photoshop is that it almost always has a crucial role to play in modern design workflows, particularly in 3D.

6. You can use the glossy candy cane text effect which looks very cute. You can fully edit this effect and can change the text anytime without recreating the effect itself.

7. The sparkling iron effect helps you to create a vivid sparkling iron effect. This includes a number of elements like, Layer Styles, Brushes, Filters, layer adjustment and some images also.

8. You can create an awesome ice cream text effect! For any level Photoshop lover, this process is just way too simple.

9.  Often simple objects can inspire creative type treatments. Just like the previous process, this process is simple enough for any level Photoshop lover. Learn some illustration techniques and then explore the power of layer styles applied to custom brushes.

10.  In this technique, you will learn how to create a folded paper text effect from scratch in Photoshop. What you have to do first is to create the background using a couple of patterns. Then we will pay attention on the type treatment using the layer masks, pen tool and some other useful techniques related to burn, dodge and the transform tool.

What is the value of photography in 2017?

What is the value of photography?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? I know that I never did until years into being a full-time photographer. I had no idea what my time was worth or how much value people put on my work. I never sat down and thought about the true meaning behind what we do.

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Our work has real meaning.

The service we offer is very unique. Eventually, years down the road, our clients won’t remember the day we capture. They won’t remember what they were feeling that morning, what they had for breakfast, who they talked to, what was going on with their schedule, etc. They won’t remember exactly how the felt in those moments.

All they will have is the images that we create. Those images will override their actual memories at some point. They will remember the day only though those frames. The meaning in our work comes from this, we’re creating people’s memories. We’re dictating what they will feel about their future past.

How do you put a price on memories?

I can tell you that I would pay infinite money for almost every single one of my early life memories. If I could have better images from my childhood? Or my parents’ childhood? Priceless. We’re providing those photographs for our clients. The photographs that they’ll cherish their entire life and could end up at their funerals. That is major value. We must realize this.

Don’t be afraid to treat your images as the important objects they are. Don’t think that you have to treat them as a commodity. There is really no reason to bargain with clients on the price of a priceless memory.

Trust in your own value.

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Have confidence in yourself. Your photography is worth every penny you ask for. You have no reason to discount. Your clients will value your work for years to come. Don’t worry about the competition. They can charge whatever they want, it doesn’t mean you’re forced to match their price. You have a business to run and you’re going to last longterm. They probably won’t.

Don’t do something because everyone else is.

Think for yourself. If everyone else is selling their digital files, cool, but figure out if it works for you. If everyone else is afraid to give the client their RAW files, cool, but again.. figure out what works best for you. There is no right way to run a business, just your way. Do what keeps your clients happy, makes you money, and keeps your business moving forward.

Never forget. The day you stop moving forward is the day you fall back. Alway be hungry. Don’t let yourself fall into a rhythm. You can always find a way to be a better photographer, market yourself better, make your clients happier, or make more money. Always.

Let’s sum this up.

Our work has incredible meaning, we’re creating peoples’ memories. That meaning is priceless. Charge what you need to in order to stay in business longterm and support yourself. Don’t follow trends blindly. Always keep moving forward! -Cherry