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How to Create a Hama Perler Beads Text in Photoshop
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Learn how to create perler beads art in Photoshop from this quick tutorial. The perler beads are small, colorful, fusible plastic beads that can be placed on a solid plastic-backed peg array to form designs and then melted together with a clothes iron. From perler beads you can create necklaces, bracelets, keychains, etc. Here are some popular beads brands: Nabbi, Hama, Perler, and Pyssla.


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How to Create Perler Beads in Photoshop

perler beads photoshop text tutorial

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a hama beads text effect in Adobe Photoshop from scratch.

Add the Corkboard Background

First we have to create a background for our perler beads text effect. For a text style to look good, you have to choose a background that works well. For example the hama beads text would look good on wood texture or on paper texture (so here are some examples to choose from).

For this tutorial I will use this Corkboard Background that you can download for free.

Add the Dotted Font

Now I will show you how to make a perler beads font from any dotted font. This technique can also be applied to shapes with dotted outline. Here is a quick tutorial on how to create a dotted outline in Photoshop for shapes.

So, create a new Text Layer and use any dotted font that you like (I will use a font called "Fortuna Dot"). This is a free font type that you can find on many font websites. Here is how you can Install New Font in Photoshop if you don't already have it.

Add this layer style to the dotted font: Fill 0%, Stroke and Inner Glow optional depending on the font type that you have.

Right click on the layer and choose Conver to Smart Object. You can use the same technique for shapes that have a dotted outline made with Photoshop dotted brushes like shown in the screenshot.

Perler Bead Font Type

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