Create an Action

Resources:

Planet Benson Font from dafont.com

Background Image from stock.xchng

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This will be the finished result:

Create an Action

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Open a new file 800 x 800, 72px resolution, white background

Select the Text Tool and Planet Benson Font, size 150pt, foreground colour black

Type your first required letter

Open the Actions Palette and click on the small arrowhead in the top right corner for the drop-down menu.

Click on New Action

Give your new action a name and fill in any other fields you wish – you can assign a keyboard shortcut to the action if required.

Action Dialog

Click Record

NOTE: You do not have to rush anything you do here – you have no time limit. Getting it right first time makes your life easier!

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Rasterize Type

Filter>Pixelate>Fragment

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay, Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, Bevel & Emboss and Color Overlay settings:

Blending Options Settings

Click the Stop button on the Actions palette

*Select the Text Tool, settings as before

Type the next required letter

Your new action should be active in the Actions palette

Click the Run button**

Repeat from * to ** until you have all required letters with filter and style applied

Select the Move Tool and arrange the text as required

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

Double click on any visible layer and click Merge Visible

I then applied a background picture of a brick wall from stock.xchng

The text layer opacity was then reduced to 89%

Create an Action

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