I want to be able to get a ascending/descending size ( 3D ) effect with CS5 Photoshop text. Like this.
I've tried make each letter a different size and
edit -> transform -> scale and am very limited.
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I can't directly reference CS5. I no longer have it available to work in. However...
You can't do this easily with Live Type.
But you can create a smart object of the type (or rasterize the type) then transform. Converting type to a shape layer would also allow the transformation to work. Really, using a smart object with live type may be best because you can edit the content of the text later if needed.
Just highlight the layer and choose
Edit > Free Transform
Hold down the Command-Option-Shift keys (Mac) or the Ctrl-Alt-Shift keys (Win) and click a handle and drag it...
I created a smart object of a standard type layer so that the free transform was possible.
In newer versions of Photoshop, you can also utilize the
Perspective Warp feature in the
This was the easiest solution. Up to step 8.
Essentially you convert the text to a shape -> transform path -> pull bottom right anchor down ( or left depending which side you want warped )