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Tutorial: 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 in 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.

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 > Import a Texture

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

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

Step 2 > Add Some 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.

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

Step 3 > Blending Options

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

Change Fill Opacity to 0%

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Bevel & Emboss

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Contour: Cove – Deep Element

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Texture: Metal Landscape Pattern

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Inner Shadow

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Inner Glow

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Color Overlay

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Gradient Overlay

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Pattern Overlay

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

 

Outer Glow

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop

Conclusion

Bevel & Emboss Shading is the most important part. You can change the overall look by changing the highlights and shadow settings.

The best about this technique is that you can save it in a Photoshop Action for later.

Tutorial: Wood Text Effect in Photoshop