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Eraser Photoshop Text Effect
Tutorials Text Effects 29607 Views September 12th, 2013

This is a perfect Back to School inspired text effect tutorial that you might want to try. This is part of a series of tutorials dedicated to school theme. You might also want to check out my notebook text effect that I have recently posted. This text effect is very versatile and the easy 3D look is obtained only from styles. Easy to adapt, you can combine text with shapes and get something really creative.


Start with a simple background layer that goes well with the back to school theme of this tutorial. For that you can use this wood seamless pattern or you can choose a cork texture for example.

Use these torn paper vector shapes to create a paper sheet.

Open the layer style window of the torn paper shape and add a Pattern Overlay using these notebook pattern to create a math paper. Add also a Drop Shadow effect to make it look realistic.

To make the paper even more realistic like a math paper from a school notebook I will use these Photoshop brushes: math brushes and math formula brushes. Download the math brushes and install the brushes in Photoshop using the Preset Manager. Add these brushes in a new layer and create Clipping Mask to make sure that the text doesn't exceed the paper shape.

Adjust the formulas opacity level and you can even use the Eraser Tool to delete some area just to make it more credible looking. Because this layer is part of a background it doesn't have to be very visible.

Time to add the text. Write a simple text using the font that you like. I will use Franklin Gothic Medium; install font in Photoshop if you don't have it.

Toggle the Character and Paragraph panels and make these settings. You have to pay attention to these font text details in order to obtain a good result. Call this layer Text 1

Duplicate the Text Layer and call it Text 2. Make these settings for this new Text Layer.

Now let's add some layer styles for the Text 1 layer.

Your rubber text should now look like this:

Now let's add some layer styles for the Text 2 layer.

Your Eraser Rubber inspired text effect should now look like this:

If you want to make the text look more cool you can rasterize both text layers and simply cut and paste each letter in a new layer and move/rotate the letters like shown in the image.

You can use some grunge textures to add a distressed old look. You might want to add some stain vector shapes. Don't forget to adjust the Brightness/Contrst of the grunge textures and to apply a Multiply blend mode.

So here is the final result for this cool Photoshop text effect inspired by the new school year that is just about to begin. So Welcome back to school, hope you like this new text effect tutorial and decide to share your result with us!

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8 comment(s) for "Eraser Photoshop Text Effect"

9:28 AM Saturday, September 14, 2013
I have found this amazing Eraser Icon tutorial that comes with a fully layered PSD file: reply
12:34 AM Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Nice Back to School Photoshop text effect made after this Rubber Eraser Text Tutorial (source: reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
This eraser icon looks amazing, very realistic indeed, thank you! reply
3:38 AM Friday, December 26, 2014
Thank you for making this wonderful tutorial. I made this picture some time ago (see the date in the bottom right corner :))

P.S. The drawings are my own (I enjoy drawing stined glass-like patterns on checked paper). reply
3:39 AM Friday, December 26, 2014
Very cool looking text effect perfect for school projects! reply
Umer Iftikhar
2:17 AM Friday, July 10, 2015
It's really wonderful article You have shared. Do You have these files available in any download form?
Thanks reply
2:32 AM Friday, July 10, 2015
This Photoshop lesson doesn't have a downloadable PSD file attached, sorry :( reply
1:35 PM Saturday, March 19, 2016
You can create great school typography using this text effect. This work was made using Adobe Photoshop by Ann@bel . reply

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