Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Wood text effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a wood text effect in Photoshop. The wood effect is created by adding a pattern overlay on top of the text. You will need a wood texture for this tutorial. A list of free Photoshop texture can be found here.

Wood text effect

Step 1

Open a wooden texture in Photoshop.
Select Edit > Define Pattern then choose a name and click ok. This adds the texture to the library of patterns.

Step 2

Create a new Photoshop documents with the size 640 x 480. Select the text tool and type your message on the canvas like below. I have used impact font type, but you can use whatever font you wish. The wood text effect will work particularly well with chucky text.

Step 3

Select Layer > Layer Styles > Blending options. Check the pattern overlay checkbox then click the pattern drop down menu and select your wood texture.

Step 4

Now check the ‘Bevel and Emboss’ checkbox. Change the style to Outer bevel and the depth to 200% like below:

You should now have a wood text effect.


Darmawan 4 September 2009 at 02:26  

Great.. it's simple and easy to follow.. I'll try it as well

lunaticg 4 September 2009 at 18:56  

Its a long time I done use any photoshop. With so many more easy to master application out there, I don't need to use it anymore. Anyway, Photoshop is still the best for your photo.

Bruce 21 December 2009 at 08:16  

Very good simple and easy. Thanks

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