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Blossom Text Effect

This tutorial explains how to create a soft blossoming text effect using Photoshop’s Layer Styles and a simple brush.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS5 Extended
  • Time : 0:20 – 0:35

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Step 1

Create a new 1024 x 768 px document. Set the Foreground color to #e8e8e8 and the Background color to #8e8e8e, then, create a Radial Gradient starting from the center of the document to one of its corners.

TE step 1

Create the text using the color #e085a5. The font used is LTZapfino Two, but you can use the Easy Street Alt EPS font as well, and the Size is 450 px.

TE step 1

Step 2

Double click the text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Drop Shadow

  • Color : #e085a5
  • Distance : 0
  • Size : 20
TE step 2

– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Overlay
  • Color : #f2d4de
  • Size : 10
TE step 2

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 735
  • Size : 7
  • Gloss Contour : Cove – Deep
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #e085a5
TE step 2

The text should look like this:

TE step 2

Step 3

Load the Leaves Brush into your Brush panel (Window > Brush), and modify its Settings as below:

Brush tip Shape.

TE step 3

Shape Dynamics

TE step 3

Scattering

TE step 3

Color Dynamics

TE step 3

Step 4

Create a new layer under the text layer and call it leaves.

TE step 4

Right click the text layer and choose Create Work Path. Make sure to select the leaves layer once again.

TE step 4

Set the Foreground color to #ffe3f2 and the Background color to #e90052. Then, right click the path and choose Stroke Path.

TE step 4

Choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu, and check the Simulate Pressure box.

TE step 4

Step 5

Change the leaves layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.

TE step 5

Duplicate the leaves layer.

TE step 5

With the leaves copy layer active, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, and change the Radius to 2.5.

TE step 5

The blur will make the leaves look softer, so you can increase or decrease the Radius value as you like.

TE step 5

And that’s it!


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