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Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

By March 7, 2014Effects, Tutorials

Learn How to Create a Simple Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

In this quick Photoshop tutorial we’ll learn how to create a quick wood text effect in Photoshop. We are going to change only the blending option on our text. You can use the same technique for other textures. Keep in mind that you have to change the values for different image resolutions and textures. Scroll down to download the Photoshop action for this tutorial.

Tutorial Details and Resources

Difficulty: Beginner

Apps: Adobe Photoshop (CS6 or later)

Estimated Completion Time: 10-15′ Minutes

Resources: Wood Texture by SophieG*

Step 1 > Open the Image

First open the texture you want in Photoshop. For this tutorial, my image resolution is at 1024 x 683 pixels.


Step 2 > Text

Write anything you want over the texture. Just pick the Text Tool (T) on your toolbox. I used a Cooper Black font with 55pt font size. You can use any font you like but for wood textures a bold rounded font is recommended. Also the color of your text is not important.


Step 3 > Blending Options

The final step is to change the blending option of the text. If your image resolution is different then you have to experiment with higher or lower values to achieve exactly the same effect. To change the blending options go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and use the settings below:


1) Change Fill Opacity to 0%



2) Bevel & Emboss



3) Contour: Cove – Deep Element



4) Texture: Metal Landscape Pattern



5) Inner Shadow

wood-texture-text-effect---Inner-shadow 6


6) Inner Glow



7) Color Overlay



8) Gradient Overlay



9) Pattern Overlay



10) Outer Glow



Bevel & Emboss Shading is the most important part. You can change the overall look by changing the highlight and shadow settings. The best about this technique is that you can save it in a Photoshop Action. Here you can download the action and check the settings more carefully.




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