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Dazzling Woven Text Effect

In this tutorial, we’ll create a dazzling woven-like text effect, using Photoshop’s Filters and Layer Styles. Because this effect is so busy and uses big bold fonts, it looks better when applied for 1 – 3 letters only.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS5 Extended
  • Time : 0:45 – 1:15

Resources

Step 1

Create a new 1024 x 768 px document. Fill the Background with the color #044476, then go to Filter > Texture > Patchwork, make sure that the Square Size is 4, and the Relief is set to 8.

Dazzling BG step 1

Go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects, and use the values below:

Dazzling BG step 2

Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Crosshatch, and change the Stroke Length to 9, the Sharpness to 6, and the Strength to 1.

Dazzling BG step 3

Step 2

Create the text using font Bevan, the Size 480 px, and the color #00a2e5.

Duplicate the text layer and make the original invisible (by clicking the eye icon next to it).

Right click the copy layer, and choose Rasterize Type.

Dazzling TE step 1

Step 3

With the rasterized copy layer selected, set the Foreground color to #00a2e5 and the Background color to #b2ebfc.

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Pointillize, and set the Cell Size to 5.

Dazzling TE step 1

Step 4

Double click the copy layer, and apply the following Layer Style:

– Inner Shadow

  • Color : #254e57
  • Distance : 0
  • Size : 49
Dazzling TE step 2

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 32
  • Highlight Mode : Hard Mix
  • Color : #7d93a0
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #164b7c
Dazzling TE step 2

– Texture

  • Pattern : Woven Pattern

This will create the texture that gives the woven-like appearance to the text.

Dazzling TE step 2

Step 5

Right click the original text layer, and choose Create Work Path.

Dazzling TE step 3

Step 6

Open the Brush panel (Window > Brush), choose the Chalk 17 pixels brush tip, then change the Spacing to 50%.

Dazzling TE step 3

Make sure that the Foreground and Background colors are still the same as in Step 3, and check the Color Dynamics box, then set the Foreground/Background Jitter to 100%.

Dazzling TE step 3

Step 7

Create a new layer and call it bottom, make sure that the Brush Tool is still active, then hit Enter/Return.

Dazzling TE step 3

Double clickthe bottom layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Drop Shadow

Use the default values.

Dazzling TE step 3

– Stroke

  • Size : 1
  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Color : #a2cae4
Dazzling TE step 3

You should get a result similar to this:

Dazzling TE step 3

Step 8

Don’t get rid of the Work Path yet.

Create a new layer on top of the bottom layer and call it middle. Choose a round hard brush and change its Size to 9 px.

Change the Foreground color to #5895c4, and uncheck the Color Dynamics box.

Hit Enter/Return key again to stroke the path with the new brush. Change the layer’s Blend Mode to Vivid Light.

Finally, pick the Pen Tool, then hit Enter/Return to get rid of the work path.

Dazzling TE step 4
Dazzling TE step 5

And this is the final result once again.


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