Pop-Out Text Tutorial

Start with the photo of your choice, and resize it to the required finished size (mine is 450 x 683)

Go to Image – Adjustments – Desaturate to make the picture black and white

Duplicate the picture layer by right-clicking on the layer in the layers pallette and selecting Duplicate Layer.

Go to Filter – Render – Lighting effects and use the following settings.

Obviously, you can play around with these settings to get your preferred results.

Lighting Effects

Change the layer mode to Overlay to lighten the picture.

Before applying overlay

Before applying overlay

After applying overlay

After applying overlay

Select the text tool and choose a bold font – I used Boulder at 72px.

Type your required text and then place it exactly where it is required, then select the text: Ctrl + left click on the thumbnail on the layers pallette. Go to Select – Inverse

Make a duplicate of your original picture layer and with this layer selected, hit the delete key.

Now delete the text layer (or turn off visibility if you prefer).

With your new text layer as the active layer, double click on it to bring up the Layer Style box and add Inner Shadow, Outer Glow, Inner Glow and Bevel and Emboss settings as follows:

Inner Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Now make sure this layer is between the two picture layers.

To improve the final result, go to Images – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast and set the brightness to the maximum – click ok, then repeat that step again.

Finally, set this layer mode to overlay, and you are done!

Finished Project

Finished Project

More tutorials by cazcastalla:  Retro DesignRetro Dirty Text

2 Responses to “Pop-Out Text Tutorial”

  1. Very good, Carol.
    Terry xx

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