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Wood and grass text
Tutorials Text Effects 35022 Views July 11th, 2010

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you a simple way to create a beautiful rustic text effect. First of all we will need grass texture and of course some wood texture to make this text effect.

So I hope you will enjoy reading this grass text effect or wood text effect it depends on how you want to call it. If you decide to practice it upload your result!


Step 1 - Start with a simple text layer

Open a new psd file. Use the Pen Tool to draw a simple vector shape like in the picture below. Be careful to choose Paths from the top bar; this way your shape will not be visible and the most important it will help you write a custom aligned text. Click on the shape to write the text following the path. If the text is perfect horizontal it is not good try again!

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After you've drawn the shape with the Horizontal Type Tool write a simple text "Welcome". The settings for the text are:

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The color is not important because we will apply a texture anyway.

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If you want to move the text along the path simply drag one of the points from the picture below and the entire text will follow the path. If you want to modify the shape than choose Convert Point Tool from the toolbar and click on the vector points and move them up /down/right/left. It works just like another vector shape. You can Add points, Delete Points, etc.

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Write the text "Home" with the same settings and follow the exact same steps. You don't have to make the exact shapes I did; you can do better! Mine for "Home" text is this:

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Step 2 - More work on the text effect!

Now we have two text layers Welcome and Home. Select this two layers and right click Rasterize Type and than right click Merge Layers. Call this new layer Text.

Duplicate Text layer and call it Text 1.

Select Text layer and right click and choose Blending Options and check stroke:

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You should obtain something similar to this.

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Step 3 - Transform the background text into Wood

Create a new layer above the Text layer. Set the Foreground color red. With the Brush Tool cover the white area between the 2 text. Merge the 2 layers : Text layer and Paint layer. Call this new layer Wood.

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10 comment(s) for "Wood and grass text"

Carlo Ruiz
Carlo Ruiz
7:00 AM Tuesday, December 01, 2009
muy buen trabajo!!!! excelente!! reply
7:00 AM Thursday, December 03, 2009
One of the best wood text tutorials!!!!! reply
7:00 AM Friday, December 04, 2009
it looks very good! good tehnique! reply
7:00 AM Monday, December 14, 2009
Thanks for your wood text tutorials. reply
3:19 PM Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Great tutorial, learnt a lot from that.

Thanks reply
3:22 PM Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I am glad that my tutorial was useful :) reply
7:13 AM Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I'm very glad! reply
richelle dacup
richelle dacup
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I learn more in this tutorial's
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
i'm too ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, reply
website Breda
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
clean but simple effect! love it:) reply

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