Eroded Text Effect

Resources:

Curly Joe Font from dafont.com

Dirty Brushes by Keren-R from deviantart.com

_________________________________________________________

Eroded Text Effect

Click on the image for full size view

_________________________________________________________

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

Create a new layer and fill it with red #7F1616

Select the Text Tool and Curly Joe Font, size 150pt, foreground colour black

Type the first required word

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

Repeat for all required words

Ctrl + Click on one of the text layers to select the pixels

Select>Modify>Contract – set to 1px, Click OK

Set the foreground colour to red #C53C3C

Edit>Fill – Foreground Color, click OK

Repeat for all words

Filter>Artistic>Underpainting – apply the following settings:

Underpainting Settings

Apply the Underpainting filter to all text layers

Double click on any of the text layers to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Move the text layers into the required position

Turn off the visibility of the 2 background layers

Right click on any visible layer and click Merge Visible

Restore Visibility to all layers

Fill the backround layer with red #7F1616

Select the Eraser Tool and Dirty Brushes

Select the brush of your choice

Erase roughly around the text and to the edges of the canvas a shown below:

Erased Background

Select the Magic Wand Tool and click on the middle, red part

Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Bevel & Emboss settings:

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Create a new layer above this layer

Fill wih red #7F1616

Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag out a rectangle somewhat larger than the text:

Rectangular Selection

Hit the Delete Key

Select the Eraser Tool and Dirty Brushes

Using either the same brush as before, or the brush of your choice, erase the edges of the rectangle (from inside the rectangle) until you are happy with the result

Eroded Text Effect

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view

One Response to “Eroded Text Effect”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Carol, Carol Francis. Carol Francis said: Photoshop Tutorial: Eroded Text Effect – http://bit.ly/a19eZ2 […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: