I wanted to add a good-looking title to my photo, but the text just ends up looking flat. Is there a way to make it look better?
Probably the easiest and fastest way to add impact to your words is to give it a drop shadow. When you're finished typing, highlight your layer in the Layers Palette. Then click the little f to add a Layer Style:
Use the sliders to customize the color, distance, and brightness of your shadow:
While you're in the Layer Style box, try playing around with other options. Use Bevel and Emboss o add dimension, or consider a Pattern Overlay to add texture.
Here's the "before," sans Layer Styles:
And here's the "after:"
Have fun, and good luck messing around,