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Toybricks Lego Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial
Tutorials Text Effects 22757 Views January 31st, 2014

You can create a LEGO effect in Photoshop out of any shape, text, graphics or even photos using this quick tutorial. First we'll use a pixel effect to create the blocks and than we'll add a custom made toybrick pattern. If you are looking for a more professional result you can try our LEGO toybrick Photoshop actions and you obtain a similar, but better result with just 1-click!


Learn how to create a LEGO text effect in Photoshop using the Pixelate>Mosaic filter. Create a new layer and fill it with a bright orange color #f19900 . Add a text layer and type something. I will use the Intro font type for my text, but you can use any font you like. Learn how to install font in Photoshop if you want to use a new font type. Use color #007aa2 for the text.

Make sure you have some shape between the letters so you have to set the tracking for the selected characters to 50.

I will add a Stroke layer style, using a darker blue color #00509b

Select the two layers, the background and the text, and convert them into a smart object

Now we'll add a smart filter to create a pixelate effect. Go to Filter>Pixelate menu and choose Mosaic. Set the cell size so that the text to be still readable. I will set the mosaic to 20 pixels.

Now we have to create the toybricks patterns that we are going to use for the text effect. Create a new PSD file, with canvas 20x20 pixels. I will zoom in the image for the preview. Fill the background layer with #949494 color.

Add a Stroke layer style like shown in the image.

Add a circle in the middle of the canvas. Use the #afafaf color

Add these layer styles to the Circle Layer to create the lego toy block.

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12 comment(s) for "Toybricks Lego Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial"

11:58 AM Friday, January 31, 2014
Your LEGO toy blocks effect looks great! I see that your image edges are not blurry, I guess you used the Paint Bucket Tool to add the same color :) reply
3:10 AM Monday, February 03, 2014
My little five years old daughter is a fan of Minecraft Lego. I'd this for her. She likes it. Thanks for the tutorial reply
3:14 AM Monday, February 03, 2014
I am glad to hear that! The result looks great, love the colors :) reply
4:00 AM Thursday, February 06, 2014
Of course it is possible to use a font but it has to be a pixel perfect font type. It has to match perfectly with the toy brick pattern. I didn't find a pixel perfect font for this tutorial so I used this pixelate filter.
6:23 AM Thursday, March 06, 2014
Just a heads up. Don't use the paint bucket! turn on the grid under View and create rectangles for clean lines and opaque colors. reply
6:33 AM Thursday, March 06, 2014
That is a great tip to use rectangles to replace the pixels. It takes a little more time to add the rectangles but the result probably looks better. reply
shlomi aflalo
shlomi aflalo
11:11 AM Sunday, April 06, 2014
Thanks psd-dude
so fun to learn this. reply
shlomi aflalo
shlomi aflalo
3:13 AM Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Obama reply
12:49 AM Saturday, July 12, 2014
LEGO effect made in Photoshop by user Quijote ( reply
7:33 AM Sunday, July 13, 2014
Turn photo to LEGO effect in Photoshop.
artwork made by dali-333 reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I combined your pixel avatar tutorial with this cool LEGO effect and here is my result. reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
To create the pixel effect is it possible to use a pixel font type instead of using the Mosaic Filter? Can you recommend one? reply

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