A computer with Photoshop installed on it Harry Potter Font downloaded and installed in the font folder of the computer.


Create your canvas or just copy the following canvas.

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Using the Text Tool write out Harry Potter using your new font. Adjust the size to fill the canvas.

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Adjust the spacing between the letters - as it stands now, most of them are too far apart when compared with the movie poster.Select the first two letters.

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Adjust the tracking until the letters H and a look sufficiently close together.

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Continue manually adjusting the other letters in the title using the movie poster for reference, squeezing in the spaces or expanding them where necessary.The next step is to add a bit of character to the text by raising some letters a hint.Drag the second r up - it's slightly raised in the movie poster. There's an easy way to shift this upwards without making a new text layer! Simply select the r:

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And set the baseline shift up a few pixels.

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This should push the r upwards!

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Baseline shifts also work with negative numbers. Try selecting the second t and shift it downwards a few pixels.

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Enter Layer Styles for your text layer.Select Bevel and Emboss and apply the following:

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You should get this effect after applying the Hard Chisel:

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Add a subtle Satin effect to bring even more depth to your text:

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Add a Gradient Overlay. Here I'm making silver text with a pinch of blue, but you can change this gradient to be whatever colour you want.

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And why not! A quick Drop Shadow.

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There you go! Silver Harry Potter Movie Text.

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You can easily add in a tagline as well, use the techniques described above to make small adjustments to the font so it's not so monotonous.You may also need to use a different blending style than the one described above since this text is so thin. Here are the two I've used:

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Optional Bronze Text
To change the gradient overlay to make bronze text sharp enough for any Ravenclaw:

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Optional Gold or Yellow Text
A Colour Overlay can also be applied, for that golden Gryffindor or yellow for the gentle Hufflepuff, if you prefer!

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Final Product

Harry Potter and the Deathly Photoshopper


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