In this tutorial, we will create a volumetric letter in the form of a broken stone, using a 3D render, several third-party textures and special brushes.
Create a new document in Photoshop (Ctrl + N) 800×1120 pixels with black background. If you have a CS6 version or higher, create a letter using the extrusion function.
Or use the ready-made rendered at the beginning of the lesson.
Add a mask to the text layer. Chalk brush and brush with soft edges erase the edges, as shown in the screenshot.
Open the texture of concrete in Photoshop. Highlight crack tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) (M).
Copy it to our document. (Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V). In mode Free transform (Ctrl + T) resize the crack and tilt it so that it passes over the middle of the letter S. Create a clipping mask (Ctrl + Alt + G).
Chalk brush erase the edges of the texture on the mask.
Overlay other areas of stone texture on the letter.
Wipe the edges.
Open the grass image and select a small area.
Transfer the grass to the main document, reduce it and place it on a letter.
Use a soft eraser to connect the grass with the stone.
Add more grass to the stone.
Add fog and particles with special brushes.
You can stop at this stage. Next, we slightly change the color atmosphere with the help of a corrective layer.
Create an adjustment layer Selective color correction (Selective Color):
Without color correction:
Download the archive with materials for the lesson