Here’s a pretty easy way to get a chalkboard look in Photoshop (without getting the chalk dust everywhere).
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “It’s Impossible to Do that in Illustrator” from long-time users and novices alike. In this tutorial, I will be taking a look at using Graphic Styles to help solve some of these impossible problems in seconds, beginning with how to add a gradient fill to editable type.
By Corey Barker Excerpt from Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, vol. 2 Sometimes getting an accurate selection means going beyond using normal tools and methods and using more experimental techniques. I say experimental because these techniques are worth trying, but are not always effective. They may require some tweaking, depending on the image, [...]