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Clouds Text in Photoshop

Tutorials / Text Effects , June 24th, 2012

Learn how to create your own clouds text in Photoshop from this easy to follow tutorial. Anyone can do it, all you have to do is to apply some filters and your text written with clouds is ready. Use some clouds brushes for the final touches in less than 5 minutes you have a realistic looking Photoshop clouds text that I hope you like!

Clouds Text Effect in Photoshop

Let's take a quick look at the effect that we are about to create in Photoshop. The text will be transformed into a clouds text effect, better said a text that looks like it is made out of clouds. We will only need some simple Photoshop filters so nothing to complicated.

To create a clouds text in Photoshop we need a beautiful blue background to start with. This blue background will be our sky. So create a new layer, fill it with #4db0ff color and name it Sky Layer.

Add a new Text Layer and with the help of the Horizontal Type Tool write your text that you want. I will write "clouds" with Cooper Std font. You can choose whatever font you like, but I think it looks best on round fonts.

If you decide to use another font and you don't know how to install it check out this tutorial Install Font in Photoshop.

Right click on the Text Layer and Convert to Shape the text. Pick the Path Selection Tool, select the letters and move them up and down to look nicer.

Select the Sky Layer and the Text Layer and press CTRL+E to merge the two layers. Go to Filter, Distort and choose Ripple effect with the following settings.

Go to the Filter menu again, this time choose Brush Strokes and from that list pick Spatter effect. The settings are 10 for the Spray Radius and 4 for the Smoothness. You can of course play with this settings to obtain interesting results.

To make the text look more cloudy use the Gaussian Blur filter and you should obtain a similar result.

You can apply the Photoshop Filters that we've use in the previous steps one more time with different settings if you want to distort the text even more. You can also use some clouds brushes for the background to make it look more realistic. Remember that all this little details make the difference.

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7 comment(s) for "Clouds Text in Photoshop"

5:25 AM Wednesday, June 27, 2012
very nice tutorial thank you :-) reply
5:42 AM Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I am glad you like it! reply
3:24 AM Friday, June 29, 2012
Haha:) Nice
6 easy steps. In these days, with so many tutorials, everyone can be a designer....and I think this is a good thing. reply
3:30 AM Friday, June 29, 2012
I agree but I am not a prefessional graphic designer, my tutorials are mainly for Photoshop beginners :) reply
vibhor khera
2:25 AM Sunday, April 28, 2013
You know what, I see what you are saying, even though there is a slight gradient in it, you could make it a little noticable (darker gray) Or you could probably add a little noise to the clouds and lower the opacity a bit to give it a little texture. reply
1:47 AM Monday, May 13, 2013
This was a really practical and useful tutorial. THanks! reply
11:17 AM Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Here is a nice text effect for Valentine's Day with clouds writing. The clouds text effect was made using this tutorial. reply

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