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Creating a Letter Press Text Effect (Part 2)

This is a follow up to the first tutorial on creating a letter press effect with text. Here we’ll cover how to do the same effect, but using a dark background.


  1. Select a dark background color or texture option for your background.
  2. Highlight your text, and change it to a lighter color that creates a nice contrast with the background.
  3. Go into your drop shadow option in the WYSIWYG toolbar.
  4. Select a color that’s darker than the background, and make the vertical distance -2; adjust the options as needed.