Smashing Your Creative Block – Photoshop Tutorial

The question arises so much nowadays, How do you overcome your Creative Block? I made it simple for everyone today and created a Photoshop Tutorial to smash your creative block. I will use simple and easy techniques to create a smashing composition text tutorial. It won’t take you to long to finish and you will learn that it is pretty easy to create this effect. This effect could be used on a variety of design projects including, promotional calendars. You could also make use of a Business Printing Company to get your designs printed in the end.

Inspiration: Bradlet Castaneda –
Smashing Glass Image Owner: Ryann Cooley –

Final Preview:

Tutorial Requirements:

Time: 45mins
Difficulty: Beginner
Stocks: Smashed Glass by Ryann Cooley |
Texture: 24 High-Res Concrete Textures


Today we will creating a Text Effect Tutorial. In this Tutorial we will be smashing the Creative Block into pieces, Literally. I will be teaching you how to use the simple tools of photoshop to your advantage and create a striking text effect. We will be breaking apart the text with simple methods and bring across a message to everyone. Use a reliable private cloud solution to safely store and access your creative work.

Step 1:

Open up photoshop and create a new canvas with the sizes 1500 x 720px and fill it with Black #000000. Once you have that set up, grab your text tool (T) and choose a nice bold font. In this case I used MyriadBold, at a size of 70pt and Filled White #FFFFFF. I centered the text on the canvas and then rasterized the layer. To Rasterize make sure your text layer is selected and then go to Layer>Rasterize>Type – this will turn your text layer into a flat layer, ready for editing. Name the layer Creative. You should have something like this below.

Step 2:

Now that you have your Type setup on the canvas and your layer Rasterized. Its time to get editing. Grab your pen tool – make sure at the top that you have Paths option selected, we don’t want to work with Shape Layers in this tutorial. Make sure your Creative layer is selected, now use your pen tool and draw a line around the middle part of the C, then when you have closed your path make sure you right click and hit Make Selection, Make sure you choose 0 Radius when the box comes up – just hit OK. Then go to Edit>Cut (CTRL + X) Now go to Edit>Paste (CTRL + V) this should paste half the C into a new layer. By using the Move Tool (V) you are able to move the half C around and position it as you like. This is my outcome.

Pen Tool:


Step 3:

In this step I will show you have I made the R stretch up like that. Firstly Duplicate your Creative Layer by selecting the layer and going to Layer>Duplicate layer… Now hide that layer by clicking the Little Eye Icon next the the layer name on the left hand side. Now create a new layer below your Creative copy layer and grab your pen tool. Now create a Sharp Triangle Shape over the R and then fill it with Black #000000, be sure that you filled the layer in the New Layer you created below the Creative Copy Layer.

Now that you have your black filled shape covering your R unhide the Creative copy layer above it and then right click the layer and select Create Clipping Mask (CTRL + ALT + G). You shouldn’t see a change just yet, but grab your move tool (V) and move the Creative copy Layer down a bit, you will see it influences the feel of the R. Move the layer to a position that you are happy with.

Step 4:

Now that we have our R sorted out its time to move onto the next letters. Using the Same techniques as earlier let’s shift and delete and play around with the EATIVE text. A brief run through the steps are Make sure your Creative Layer is selected and grab your Pen tool, select the part of the letter you want to move and then Cut it, Edit>Cut (CTRL+X) and then Paste it Edit>Paste (CTRL+V) and then use the Move Tool (V) to shift the shapes around. I will give you some time now to run through the letters, I will show you the progress of my letters below.







Step 5:

Now that your Creative word is totaly sliced up and moved around its time to bring in our second word. “Block” Grab your type tool and Type BLOCK with the same font and a size of 40pt filled white #FFFFFF. Rasterize the layer by going to Layer>Rasterize>Type or Right Click>Rasterize. Now your word is setup and ready to go. Their is nothing fancy about cutting up the word block in this tutorial, play around and use your imagination. Select the parts and cut and paste them and move them around to create a sliced feel of the word. This was my outcome after I sliced up the word Block as well.

Step 6:

Now we are past the hard part of the tutorial. Now we are going to use stock images to just spice up the piece a bit. Firstly get yourself a nice concrete texture, I used one out of my 24 High-Res Concrete Textures available here on Creativeoverflow. I placed the concrete texture above all my other layers and then set the Blending Mode to Darken. Now, this might take some concentration, you have to Hold down CTRL + SHIFT and click each individual Layer’s Tiny Window. This will highlight the Layer with the selection tool. Go down your layers list and be sure to select all of them. This is what your selected items should look like with the texture on top.

Now go to your Texture layer and select it by just clicking on it and then select the Add Vector Mask button on your layers pallett, its right next the the FX button at the bottom. Another alternative is to go to Layer>Vector Mask>Hide all and then use your brush with white to fill the highlighted areas.

Step 7:

I know that the piece doesn’t look very attractive at the moment, but we will change that. Go to your Textured layer and select your Burn Tool (O). Set the exposure to 50% and choose a medium sized soft brush. Burn the edges of the Letters to create a contrasting effect. I have pointed them out to you in the preview below.

Step 8:

Now go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Brightness and Contrast – Set the Brightness to +14 and the Contrast to +100. This should add some depth to your Lettering, but not enough. We are going to a layer style to the sliced pieces. Double click on one of the sliced pieces and choose a Drop Shadow and. Use the settings below. then hit OK.

Now right click on your layer that you just adding the Layer Style to and select Copy Layer Style. Now Select all the Sliced Layers, excluding your two word layers (Creative and Block), Your R layer and Textured Layer. You can select them by holding down CTRL and clicking on each layers name. Once you have them all selected right click on anyone of them and select Paste Layer Style. This should add a large amount of depth and diversity to your letters.

Step 9:

Now create a new layer by going to Layer>New>Layer (CTRL+SHIFT+N) and then fill it with Black #000000 now set the blending mode of the layer to Color Dodge and select your brush tool. Use a fairly large soft brush with striking colors, example orange, Green, Pink, Blue. I used Green and orange and vaguely touched the edges of the Text. Next I created another New Layer and filled it with Black #000000, I set the Blending Mode to Overlay and grabbed my Brush tool with the same soft brush and just selected White #FFFFFF as my foreground color. I brushed on the lettering to bring out some light and highlights in the text.

Step 10:

Our final step for this tutorial is pretty basic, we use the Smashed Glass by Ryan Cooley image and import it into our Composition. We set the blending mode of the layer to Linear Dodge and we erase some of the parts that we don’t want. Now you are done with the tutorial. Hopefully you have smashed your creative block into pieces. You are more than welcome to add on your own bits and pieces, but I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

  1. Reply Melody February 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    This is sooo sick! The glass shards are definitely the best part, it really brings the whole composition together…
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  2. Reply Mihai O. February 25, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Great tutorial! Nice final preview ;)
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  3. Reply Ben February 25, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Nice one like it alot Jacques simple but effective –
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  4. Reply toputop February 25, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Great tutorial….Nice explanation.

  5. Reply Richie February 25, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Like it????? I LOVED IT!!!…. Simple and stunning….

    Very cool… the glass shatter image brings a new dimension of realism into this….

    Keep up the good work, Jacques… Waiting for more…
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  6. Reply Vitaly February 25, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    It’s easy and beautiful, Jacques!

  7. Reply Liam Swift | Redesign February 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    One word – Brilliant!
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  8. Reply jared thompson February 25, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    brilliant tutorial! promoted and RT’d!
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  9. Reply retro sweets February 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Absolutely fantastic effect, just need the right project to come along so I can put into action! Nice tutorial too, perfect amount of detail!

  10. Reply Franco February 25, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Excellent tutorial, very well explained. And a great effect!
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  11. Reply Josh February 25, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    Hey nice tutorial. Keep up the good work :)

    – Josh

  12. Reply Nikola Lazarevic February 25, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Stunning effect! Tutorial is written perfectly. Great job Jacques :)
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  13. Reply Maxime February 25, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Thanks for this great tutorial.
    Here is my version:

  14. Reply Gopal Raju February 26, 2010 at 4:43 AM

    Loved the glass effect!
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  15. Reply Matthew Heidenreich February 27, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    great looking results, nice work.
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  16. Reply pratik February 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    nice tuts
    i enjoy lot and learn lots more from this
    thank man.

  17. Reply ffarhann March 1, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Its extremely encouraging to see someone do so well..!

  18. Reply jeprie March 2, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    great work, so simple. i think it’ll be more interesting if you make the text 3d.
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  19. Reply Theo March 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Very good tutorial and great effect !

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  20. Reply marcdy March 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    HEY! i made it.thanks.but it is t the same as what you did.hehe!! but i had an idea..thanks! ;}

  21. Reply syed March 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    nice color selection.

    great work.


  22. Reply teuingsaha March 10, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    gila beneeeeeeeeeeer ………….ajiiib !

    thanks 4 sharing
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  23. Reply Jorge Berebichez March 10, 2010 at 7:38 AM

    Great tutorial! Thanks!
    Just a question though, how did you remove the blue-ish glare of the glass?

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden March 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM

      Select the Glass layer you set to Linear Dodge and press (CTRL+U) or go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and play around with the top slider. You will see it changes the color of the glass tinting.
      If you don’t manage with that then there is a button in the bottom right hand corner, COLOR select that and then use the sliders.

      Have emailed you the reply as well.

  24. Reply Ahmed March 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    could you please explain me how can i use the concrete texture on my layers please??

    just basically explain to me the 6th step thoroughly if you may :)

    thank you!!

  25. Reply sarah March 12, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    good instructions thanks

  26. Reply Tutorial Lounge March 14, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    excellent idea you sharing for creative blocked text effect.
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  27. Reply CHAITANYA March 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    wonderful project……. Smashing creation

    thanx for this tutorial

  28. Reply peter March 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM

    I really like this effect, I think it will come in handy, thanks for the great tutorial.

  29. Reply SIMRAN March 18, 2010 at 8:52 AM


  30. Reply yohanes March 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    hai Heerden, i;m yohanes, live Borneo, Indonesia, your posting was very2 good,

  31. Reply rhon March 27, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    This tutorial is the best…. (two thumbs Up)

  32. Reply Eric Shafer March 28, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    Don’t know why I didn’t comment on this earlier, but great tutorial Jacques…simple steps to a quality result!
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  33. Reply luke March 28, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    yeah, great one! keep it up.

  34. Reply arshad shahid April 3, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Awsome tutorial dude ,.JUST LOVED IT,.i prepared my college magazines section divider using ur effect ,.thnks :)

  35. Reply Haylie April 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    fantastic work and super easy to follow…. Here’s my version of it!

  36. Reply Johnson Koh April 19, 2010 at 6:56 AM

    It is an easy-to-do tutorial with awesome result. Great work and thanks for the share.
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  37. Reply frinley April 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    cool effect thank you for posting this effect

  38. Reply Abi April 19, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    this is a fantastic tutorial.. easy to follow.. really effective, thanks so much!

    i used it here:

    thanks again!

  39. Reply Nicklas Cortez April 19, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Yeah nice one!
    Realy easy, the broken glass is the finishing touch but never seen it this easy


  40. Reply Nicklas Cortez April 19, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    This is mine:

  41. Reply Jarvik April 20, 2010 at 4:54 AM

    It look great. When i tried it, i got stuck at 4th step. Can you please make a youtube video or something so that i can see how your do it! I really want to make this! It looks really great! PLEASE HELP!
    Thank you.

  42. Reply Hawk Designs April 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Very nice tutorial, thanks!

  43. Reply dombus May 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Pls Help me ! Step6 I can’t put the texture on the words ! pls help !

  44. Reply Andromed May 3, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    I just love that tutoriel ! This is my version :

    I just change few details ! ^^

    I hope there will be more tuts like this one.
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  45. Reply Santosh May 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Nice and simle effect
    thanks for sharing

  46. Reply Yung Tsai May 25, 2010 at 3:45 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial here is my version : , meh.

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  48. Reply PsdDude June 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    It looks really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  49. Reply Tom Howlett June 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Very nice tutorial. Love the finish.

    I will have a go at my own version soon. Is there any way of animating it on photoshop do you know? Even if you just got a shine going through the middle, that would be nice.

    Well done

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden June 24, 2010 at 11:56 PM

      Hey Tom, I’m not sure that there is a way in Photoshop, but I think I can replicate it in Cinema 4D, will give it a go when I have some time.

  50. Reply Jackie McIntyre June 28, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    do you think this could work with bricks instead of glass?

  51. Reply toms June 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    im neewbie with photoshop, and i do not know how tu put texture in text, i know there is not in filter–>texture, what i must open to see the texturs i have put to photosthop folder??

  52. Reply flashmac July 25, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Awesome tut, was simple to follow, clear and worked a treat.

    I’ve added my own version, its a bit firey!

  53. Reply peter July 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    very good

  54. Reply Joey July 31, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    Wow thank you so much for this AMAZING tutorial!!!
    I am very happy with my results:

  55. Reply SEO San Diego August 24, 2010 at 4:31 AM

    I’ve never used the pen tool to alter text like that but it worked out well.

  56. Reply ixwebhosting review August 26, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    The smashed glass image used at the end really finishes off the effect. Thank you for this simple yet useful tutorial.

  57. Reply gadget September 2, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Smashing post
    Thanks fro your help
    but i need more info on step 9 – 10 breaking glass transition ?

  58. Reply Manik October 12, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    What a effect of smashed glass. Really nice outcome.
    Thanks for giving this well executed tutorial. This will definitely help out the visitors in creating such nice effect of glass.

  59. Reply rit October 17, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    can some body please upload the psd file who ever tried this …
    i am a newbee

  60. Reply coyote4727521 November 16, 2010 at 5:20 AM

    thanks for this tutorial really nice i
    just did this but with a different word for my cellphone and it turn out great thanks

  61. Reply Amr Boghdady November 26, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Wow, I love how the end-result looks!
    Awesome tutorial :)

  62. Reply alli January 3, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    too cool, will keep that in mind for future poster designs. thanks

  63. Reply Lara@ January 11, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Wow terrific guide! Awesome tutorial dude. It?s ridiculous how many spectacular tutorials you guys publish. Love your site. Warm regards!

  64. Reply Cgbaran January 22, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Great tutorial thanks

  65. Reply arber January 31, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    I have a problem with the step 1 the text …. im not a begginer and i know this sort of things but i think something is wrong with my photoshop cs4(extended). i cant work with the text. i did exactly what you have written but in the beggining when i write the text for example on 70 or 72 i cant even see it, while when i put the max number 1296 i can barely see it. Pleeeeeeeeeeese Help, im finished with this problem

  66. Reply RaYZoR March 2, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    This would be easier if it is was in video format.

  67. Reply KaleOtter March 2, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Nice but next time tell everything that you did and not a few things.

  68. Reply Megan March 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    I’m stuck on step 6.
    How do I add the concrete texture and make the text look like that?
    I’m confused :/

  69. Reply options binaires March 13, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    the result is really amazing. Thanks, I will work on it right now !

  70. Reply budic March 16, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    thank you for this tutorial, this is exactly what i’m looking for to upgrade my design touch

  71. Reply Simon March 18, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Hey nice tutorial.
    In the end i lost it a little though.
    and i cant get the final step right.
    I know this is a beginner issue,
    but how do you do the 10th step.

  72. Reply Tom@jojoba oil for hair March 31, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Very nice tutorial :) thank you for putting this up, really help me improving my ps skill

  73. Reply Christine April 28, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Wow. Really amazing tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. I really suck at Photoshop and I am just getting to know it. Although my results were not as fine (and awesome) as yours, I must admit it was a fun experience. :D Keep it up.

  74. Reply Cheryl@Kitchen chair cushions May 7, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Very brief explanation, making it easy to follow, you really did great work. Thank you very much

  75. Reply chong tham June 1, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    up. Amazing post !
    Your tutorial gave me alot of experiences in learning PSD.
    Thank alot for sharing, just keep it

  76. Reply Mike at Autoblogging Software June 10, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Hey this is going to be real helpful in my next sales ad. TY, Mike

  77. Reply Bianca August 8, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    Wow! This is so niiiice!!! I <3

  78. Reply decoracion August 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    A simple explanation and a perfect result. Very nice!!

  79. Reply Omo August 16, 2011 at 3:36 AM

    thanks so much

    helped a lot and easy to understand

  80. Reply Anna August 18, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    I am really stuck on step three with the R….So I duplicate the writing layer and create a new layer under it filled with black? SO the layer order should be Creative copy>>Black blank layer>>Creative original……that doesn’t make sense because the blank layer covers everything of my original creative layer….T.T I am really confused so if someone could help it would be really appreciated. Just explain the step to me in more detail if you can.

  81. Reply Brianna September 5, 2011 at 12:41 AM

    i couldn’t find the pictures or i just couldn’t right click them do you happen to have them somewhere else. i need it for my senior class design. Thanks in advance.

  82. Reply Vadim September 11, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    great tutorial!
    i have been messing with mine and changed a lot but i’m not tottaly happy, i want another sort of texture but i really don’t know what to use instead of concrete or space..
    this is my outcome till now (hope you’ll check ^^)

    Thanks for the tut

    • Reply Jacques van Heerden September 11, 2011 at 10:05 PM

      Looks quite cool. The gradient effect looks nice on the text, but it needs a bit of depth.

      Going to look great when you are done.


  83. Reply Vadim September 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    ok thank you ;)thats what i need
    i haven’t finished it yet, i’ll try blurring some parts and maybe darken the corners.

    (btw: ben je nederlandstalig?)

  84. Reply Anon October 11, 2011 at 2:40 AM

    I can’t do the R the triangle made by the pen tool creates an edge around the triangle that doesn’t disappear, so you can always see the path that I created. I will keep trying – maybe I will delete the path??

    • Reply Creativeoverflow October 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      Yes, delete the path once you are finished with it. However, to select the path right-click and then Make selection. This should remove the path in anyway. Hope you manage.

  85. Reply webdesign October 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Is a great resource for all who love webdesign

  86. Reply Yasmine October 12, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Thanks for the tutorial … Very cool.

  87. Reply Diego ManQui November 21, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Muy Copadooo!! 

  88. Reply Miadeo December 13, 2011 at 7:21 AM

    Amazing photoshop tutorial. Thanks a lot guys for that. You were always a big help for me. Please keep up with the good work.miadeo

  89. Reply Website Breda December 16, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    wow! awsome effect! going to try this one!

  90. Reply Smokingches January 7, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    very good, i like me  

  91. Reply Florin Farcal January 7, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    very nice, thanks for sharing

  92. Reply Anonymous January 7, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Fab tutorial keep them coming! 

  93. Reply VaLdEiR PsR January 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    very, very good.

    thank you!!

  94. Reply TheOutlaw January 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    wow.. thanks a lot man..i just tried it out, & i can’t believe it! Its simply beautiful!

  95. Reply Alj2409 January 15, 2012 at 3:55 AM

    Is that photo an open stock photo? 

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  101. Reply marcer January 22, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    hi, just tried it.. great tutorial. i wonder if the glass photo is free to use? 

    • Reply Ogur Guner December 16, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      dont be a cheapskate and just buy the photo

  102. Reply Kim Jun Hong January 27, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Great tutorial!!! here’s what I’ve created by following your tutorial:

  103. Reply Kadin February 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    Excellent tutorial,I love this! thanks the file.

  104. Reply Graphic Designers February 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    This is a really good tutorial. Thanks for sharing such useful information with us.

  105. Reply Zeosladerocks February 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks man, was a great help to me! :D

  106. Reply Solidart08 February 14, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    just did it. its awesome thank so much.. check it out… also you can check out my designs on fb

    • Reply Ella March 30, 2012 at 6:48 AM

      yours looks awesome! (:

  107. Reply Niall Madhoo February 21, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    This is awesome! Loving this one!

  108. Reply Veronique March 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    You are a genious!!! Really nice photoshop effects :D

  109. Reply Danprice_05 March 7, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Loving the tutorial, could use some help though. In section 6 when it says “CTRL + SHIFT and click each individual Layer’s Tiny Window.” Im unsure what you mean by the Layers tiny window? Can anyone help?

  110. Reply Danpice_05 March 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Loving the tutorial bit stuck on section 6 where it says “CTRL + SHIFT and click each individual Layer’s Tiny Window.” I unsure what you mean by click each individual “Layer’s Tiny Window” If anyone can help, i would greatly appreciate it? 

    • Reply Furqan Mkhan June 25, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      I have a better way…. select your main  “CREATIVE” layer then link all the layers that have got pieces of the text and merge them all. Now it will be easier to select the whole thing

  111. Reply Dhon001 March 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    thanks… very good tutorieals….

  112. Reply Dhn001 March 8, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    nice tutorieals….

  113. Reply Pete March 25, 2012 at 4:47 AM

    Wow, spectacular, very much appreciated, will be checking back, for sure, thanks Pete.

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  115. Reply Jeremy Lokey March 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    This was the PERFECT effect for a project I have! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  116. Reply logo design contest April 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    wow what a nice and useful tutorial! It looks really easy to make!! thanks for sharing, gonna to make.

  117. Reply web design solution May 14, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Wow! this is fantastic. Also excellent explanation. Thank you

  118. Reply Asdfa July 3, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Thank you so much!

  119. Reply Verena July 10, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    love this tutorial! Dankeschön!

  120. Reply Lior Potashnikov August 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    what is the name of the font ?

    • Reply rei October 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      myriad bold. It was mentioned on the tutorial. :)

  121. Reply Tz September 22, 2012 at 3:07 AM


  122. Reply Rei October 19, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    It’s hard for me but I manage to make my own. thanks. this is awesome. :)

  123. Reply Barbara Karnes October 27, 2012 at 2:00 AM

    Thank you so much! I had a client who wanted the title text on the cover of their book to appear broken or shattered. This worked perfectly! So very grateful.

  124. Reply Cool Kev October 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    nice tutorial..

  125. Reply daniel November 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    why i open no have?

  126. Reply johnThomas January 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    not bad but to be honest things don’t really look broken . And i don’t get the bit with the ‘R’ thing, what’s it supposed to resemble again !? Anyway thanks for your effort . Cheers

  127. Reply BaffaJones January 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Fantastic! Where are you from Jacque? Name sounds South African

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  129. Reply John Deo Escarez October 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    i tried it and made it my cover photo. thanks man! really nice!

  130. Reply zahran April 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM

    brilliant tutorial.

    cheers mate!

  131. Reply knj April 10, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    I hope you can teach me more :)

  132. Reply jinoe May 12, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    I could definitely use this for one of my projects. Thanks for the tutorial.

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