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Create Unlimited Fancy Placard Titles with Photoshop

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Use Photoshop to Customize a Placard Title Graphic
Customize a Placard Title Graphic
© Sandra Trainor

The title of your blog posts or scrapbook layouts can be enhanced with a decorative touch when placed inside a placard design. An eye-catching placard photo will make your titles grab attention on Pinterest, Facebook and other social sharing sites.

In this tutorial, I will choose a fancy placard title background — from a set of 20 that are free to download and come with instructions on how to install them for use in Photoshop — and customize it a few different ways so to make more than one version. I'll be using Photoshop CC, but any recent version should work. I'll show how to use customized shapes, add text, apply a pattern, a filter, and more!

To follow along, click on the below link for a set of free placard graphics with instructions on how to download them into your computer and install them for use in Photoshop.

Note: If you use Photoshop Elements, you'll want our tutorial on How to Create Fancy Placard Titles Using Photoshop Elements as the layer effects options are different in PSE.

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