This tutorial will explain a simple way to create a polished wood like text effect, using layer styles to give the beveled look, and a couple of filters to create the texture.
The Final Result:
* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
Double click on the text layer to apply the following styles:
- Drop Shadow: Change the Color to #664d24. Remove the check next to Use Global Light, and change the Angle to 7. Also, change the Distance to 16 and the Size to 10.
- Inner Shadow: Change the Color to #4c3a28 and the Size to 18.
- Bevel and Emboss: Change the Technique to Chisel Hard, the Depth to 320, and the Direction to Down and the Size to 20. Also, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode color to #c8b18c and the Shadow Mode color to #dfb99a.
- Contour: Change the Contour to Gaussian, and check the Anti-aliased box as well.
The text should look like this:
- Create a new layer on top of the text layer and call it “texture”.
- Press the Ctrl key and click on the text layer’s thumbnail (icon) to create a selection.
- Set the Foreground color to #ef9c00 and the Background color to #52443c. Make sure that the “texture” layer is active (selected), and fill the selection with the Foreground color (#ef9c00).
Press Ctrl + D to get rid of the selection.
- Go to Filter -> Render -> Fibers, set the Variance to 16, and the Strength to 4.
- Go to Filter -> Sketch -> Chalk and Charcoal, change the Charcoal Area value to 6, the Chalk Area to 6, and the Stroke Pressure to 1.
- Go to Filter -> Sketch -> Chrome, change the Detail value to 0, and the Smoothness to 10.
- Change the “texture” layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light.
- Go to Image -> Adjustment -> Levels, and change the Shadows value to 20.
- This will make the texture colors more vivid..
- This step is optional, but it helps set the colors of the final effect with the Background. So go ahead and create a new layer on top of all layers, and with the Foreground and Background colors are still as in Step 3, create a Radial Gradient form the center of the document to one of the corners.
- Change the layer’s Blend Mode to Multiply, and the Fill value to 10%.
And that’s it!