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I am wanting to create text that looks like the following image:

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@all - This just looks like a go-to-my-blog question –  Wayne Nov 6 '11 at 8:14
    
I would have uploaded the picture I'm asking about but my reputation isn't high enough to. –  novicePrgrmr Nov 6 '11 at 8:25
    
Have fixed that for you :). Will retract my original comment and -1 –  Wayne Nov 6 '11 at 8:30
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This is one for the Graphic Design Stack Exchange - we only deal with Photoshop as it relates to photography here. However... <cough> Layer Styles </cough> –  ElendilTheTall Nov 6 '11 at 8:37
    
Haha, thank you for the <cough> hint </cough> –  novicePrgrmr Nov 6 '11 at 17:26
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There are lots of sites on the internet that offer tutorials on this. Beveled Text, Embossed Text, Watermarking (same concept just alpha transparency raised)...

These are just random Google/Bing searches:

Even youtube:

Or my best is Lynda.com. There is also Kelby Training & KelbyTV but these are more from a photographic point of view than the software perspective.

But expect this to get migrated as advised in the comments

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Fantastic, I didn't know what the technique was called or I would have googled it myself. Thank you!! –  novicePrgrmr Nov 6 '11 at 17:27
    
Would you happen to know what font was used in the above image? –  novicePrgrmr Nov 6 '11 at 17:28
    
@novicePrgrmr - Sorry, I cannot tell you the font type used. I think en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdana may come close –  Wayne Nov 6 '11 at 21:52
    
The typeface is Myriad. –  Alan Gilbertson Nov 7 '11 at 5:20
    
@AlanGilbertson - How do you verify that? Is it just experience? Or is that another question unto itself! –  Wayne Nov 7 '11 at 8:28
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if you want a simple way to do so and give it a little extra feel like this image:

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You can find the 6-step tutorial here: http://www.luukratief-design.nl/psd-files/creating-text-pressed-in-a-background/

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and you can download this psd as well –  Jack Jan 2 '12 at 12:25
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