Sometimes you’ll want to make your text look like it was written with a marker on real paper (or some other surface), and the fonts that look like handwriting are not accurate enough for you. Fortunately, Photoshop has a few tools that will help give your text a nice, somewhat distressed inky effect for a realistic ‘marker’ effect.
In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to make a Yahoo!™ type smiley figure. Each step is accompanied by a screenshot, so jump in and start creating your own Photoshop style smiley characters. Feel free to manipulate the smileys here as needed to complete the lesson.