Retro Ornamental Text

Resources:

Wolf’s Bane Font from 1001freefonts.com

Nymphette Font from DaFont.com

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This is the finished project:

Retro Ornamental Text

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

Create a new layer and fill with light orange #F3D47F

Create a new layer and make the foreground colour #8C7588

Select the pen tool, and apply the following settings:

Pen Tool Settings

Set the weight at 12px, Mode: Normal, Opacity 100%.

Draw a few lines across the canvas randomly, holding the shift key to keep the lines straight.

Reduce the weight to 10px and draw more lines, continue reducing the size by 2px and drawing lines until you have the canvas striped to your liking:

Lines

Make white the foreground colour and Ctrl+Click on the lines layer to select the pixels

Select>Modify>Expand – set to 1px, click OK.

Create a new layer below the lines layer, Edit>Fill>Foreground Colour. Ctrl+D to deselect.

Merge the 2 line layers together.

Set the layer mode to Vivid Light.

Merge the pale orange and the stiped layers together.

Select the Type Tool, Wolf’s Bane font, size around 200px.

Type each letter required on a separate layer and Rasterize each layer by right clicking on it in the layers palette and selecting Rasterize Type.

Using Transform (Ctrl+T), move and rotate each letter as required.

Merge together the letters of each word (keeping each individual word as a separate layer).

*Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail of one of the words to select the pixels.

Make the striped background layer active, Ctrl + C to copy the selection.

Create a new layer above the text layer, Ctrl + V to paste the selection.

Ctrl + D to deselect, and delete the text layer (it is a good idea to rename the new layer at this point)

Make 10 copies of the new layer – right click on the layer and select duplicate layer or Ctrl+J.

Starting with the 2nd layer from the top, select the Move Tool, and use the arrow keys to move the text up one pixel and right one pixel.

Continue down the layers, adding one pixel each time, so the last layer you move 9 pixels up and 9 pixels to the right.

Merge all of these layers together except the top one.

Double click on the merged layer to bring up the blending options, and select Color Overlay. Set the colour to #907D8D, click OK.

Double click on the top layer to bring up the blending options, and apply the following Stroke settings:

Color Overlay Settings

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Repeat from * to ** for each word.

Merge the text and shadow layers by turning off the visibility of all other layers, right click on the layer and select Merge Visible.

Do this for each individual word.

Select the Text Tool, Nymphette font, foreground colour black.

Select the designs required, and using Transform (Ctrl + T), move and rotate the designs to fit the letters.

Make the text layer active, select the Magic Wand Tool, click on the shadow around the letter, making sure you have all of it for that letter (doesn’t matter if some shadow on the other letters is also selected), make the ornament layer active and hit the delete key. Ctrl + D to deselect.

Continue doing this until each letter has an ornament.

Apply the following Drop Shadow, Inner Glow, Bevel and Emboss and Gradient Overlay to all ornaments:

Drop Shadow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Gradient Overlay Settings

Make one of the words the active layer, and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Repeat this for each word.

Turn off the visibility of all layers that aren’t part of the text and ornaments, then right click on one of the visible layers and select Merge Visible.

Create a new layer below the text layers and using the pen tool draw a random shape smaller than the text, right click anywhere within the shape and select Make Selection (no feathering).

Fill the selection with red: #DB1F1F

Red Shape

Apply the following Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and Inner Glow settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Inner Shadow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Duplicate the layer and using Transform, Ctrl + T, move and resize it to go under the other word. Do this for as many words as you are using.

Turn off the visibility of all layers except everything that makes up one word, including the blur, then right click on one of the visible layers and select Merge Visible.

Do this for all words.

Select the Text Tool, Wolf’s Bane font, size around 72px, foreground colour #A10D0D

Type in your smaller word.

The ornaments I used for this word were Nymphette, numerals 1 and 2.

Make sure the ornaments are behind the text, and merge them together.

With the text layer active, select the Lasso Tool, and select the part of the text where you want the ornament to be in front. Ctrl + C to copy the selection.

Ctrl + V to paste the selection, drag the layer below the text layer. Make the text layer active and select the Eraser Tool. Erase the text, leaving the copy behind it.

Repeat this for all parts of the text where the ornament is to be at the front.

Apply the following Bevel and Emboss and Gradient Overlay settings to the ornament:

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Gradient Overlay Settings

Turn off the visibility of all layers that don’t make up the small word and ornament, right click on one of the visible layers and select Merge Visible.

Add a drop shadow, default settings.

Reduce the opacity of the large words to around 70%.

Retro Ornamental Text

The finished project

 

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