Write In Wood
May 4, 2006 | 0 comments
|You’ll learn how to create a write in wood effect
|Open a wooden texture image, you can get ours here
|Ok, now create a text layer with Bold and rather big font and white color. Type the word SWEPT and then Rasterize the layer.
|Now hold-down Ctrl key and select the text layer (which we called “SWEPT”) in the Layer Panel by clicking on it. The text now should be selected – go to the Channels Panel and create a new channel, then fill the selection with white as the color. So, you can deselect the region.
|Ok, now choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur: 2 px; And then press Ctrl+L on your keyboard and enter the values like in the image below.
|Ok, now choose the RGB panel and go to the layer panel and select layer “SWEPT”.
|Choose Select > Load Selection and channel “Alpha 1”. Press Ctrl+Shift+I to inverse the selection and press Del.
|And our medium result is:
|Inverse the text by pressing Ctrl+I and then go to the Filter > Brush Strokes > Spatter and select settings like in the image.
|Now we have a black-white text, we need to get rid of the black regions. Hold-down Ctrl key and select layer “SWEPT” in the Layer Panel. Choose Select > Color Range and make seetings like in the image. (Note: zoom in to edit it easier).
|Then press delete. For a cool effect you can add a stroke with 1 px in the Blending Options of the layer “SWEPT”. Just double-click on it and change seetings. Then rotate “SWEPT” to the direction of the wood texture.
|And that’s it! You can add now some other elemets like rectangle with round edges and etc.