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I like the appearance on a button used by this site. Here is an example:

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Is this effect achieved graphically or are there fonts available? If there are fonts like this, what search terms should I use to find them?

What are the tips & tricks for creating objects with a similar sense of depth?

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I think it would be helpful to clarify what a "depth perception" font is, or show an example. – e100 May 9 '12 at 16:52
See text "Download" on top-right of this website. It has a feeling of depth. – jitendra111 May 9 '12 at 17:15
"Where can I search them?" I'd start with Google. – DA01 May 9 '12 at 18:30
That's not a "depth perception" font.. That's an image effect which can be applied to any font. – Scott May 9 '12 at 18:58
The style is called "letterpressed" or just "letterpress" - use "letterpressed font photoshop" if you want to google for more info. But Scott's excellent answer tells you all you need. – user4485 May 10 '12 at 9:45
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Using Photoshop, you can create this sense of depth easily with a drop shadow and inner shadow.

drop shadow inner shadow

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Based on your comment above (please edit the original question rather than a comment, as it makes it easier for us to answer) I think you are simply asking where you can find fonts with built in 3-D looks.

For the record, your example link likely wasn't a font with that effect, but, rather, it was a font set in PhotoShop (or the like) and then various bevel/emboss/shadow/gradient effects were used to emulate the particular 3D effect they were after.

If you want a font with that effect already designed into the font, simply search for fonts with particular keywords such as '3d'. Example:

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