Can anyone help me identify the font used for the heading of the following poster?
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It looks like Impact font to me judging by the long letters and somewhat condensed shapes. All they did was used a bevel or inside shadow effect and applied a warp or a text shape to the word. Check this link out and use show by its caps. http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/impact/%7CImpact
Here's my quick rendition -- you can tell those letters match distinctively.
We get a lot of font identification questions, you should check out this link.
However, I ran the header through WhatTheFont and some close matches were:
Though, the R doesn't have the curve on the bottom...
Though, the font isn't as heavy...
I hope this helps.
As for the "retro" effect, I would duplicate the font layer, and change it to black, and drag it down a little bit (creating this sharp shadow). Then, I would use the pen tool to create those lines you see on top of the letters. It also looks like all the letters have a stroke around them, so I would add a black stroke too.
This technique should be nearly identical in both photoshop and GIMP.
EDIT Mike's post includes the correct font, which is Impact.