Bamboo text

In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn how to create unusual text in the form of bamboo.

This is what you should get:

This effect looks great on the brochure of a travel agency! Is not it?

Attention: This lesson requires Adobe Photoshop version to be CS or CS2.

Step 1:

Create a new document, for example 400×400. Fill the background with black.

Step 2:

Create a new layer (click CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N).
Take the tool – a rectangular selection () and make the same selection as in the screenshot:

Fill the selection with black.

Click CTRL + D to remove the selection.

Double-click the wand layer to open the Add Styles window. Add the following styles with the options as below:

Bevel Emboss (Volume):

Fill texture:

Result:

Step 3:

Duplicate this layer by clicking CTRL + J.

Press a letter ‘V’ to trigger the move tool () and place the copied layer next to the old one, but move it down a bit (see screenshot):

Step 4:

Create a new layer (click CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N).
Select the Lasso Tool (), and make a selection as shown below.

Fill this selection with black.

Deselect (CTRL + D)

Step 5:

Double-click on the layer to open the Add Styles window. Fill it with a gradient with the parameters as shown below:

Result:

Step 6:

Click CTRL + J to duplicate the layer. Choose a travel tool and place the copied layer as shown below.

Repeat this process twice and place these two little rings on the other end of the sticks:

Select and merge all layers except background.

Step 7:

Click CTRL + J a couple of times to copy a bunch of bamboo and place using the displacement tool as shown in the screenshot.

Step 8:

Once again, merge all these layers together, as we did in step # 6.

One straight bundle of bamboo leave for further work and call it a “straight bundle”

Click CTRL + J to duplicate the layer.

Click CTRL + T to cause the tool to move freely.

Right-click on the frame and select ‘Warp’:

Users of older versions can achieve this effect by turning to the menu. Filter> Distort> Shear, there to experiment with the settings.

Move the nodes (small squares) so that the bamboo will bend as follows:

When the form suits you, click ENTER to complete the transformation.

Using the displacement tool, place the curved bamboo in its proper place:

Step 9:

Click CTRL + J to duplicate the layer. Refer to the menu Edit-> Transform-> Flip Horizontal.

Change layer blending mode to “Overlay”:

Put a new layer in the right place.

Step 10:

Duplicate the “direct bundle” layer – click on the layer window and click CTRL + J.

Refer to the menu Edit-> Transform-> Rotate 90 °

Change layer blending mode to “Linear Dodge”:

Place this layer at the top to get the shape of the letter “T”.

Step 11:

In the same way create the other letters of your word.
Just copy the “straight beam” and bend it as needed.

Step 12:

Select and merge all layers.

Click CTRL + U to open the color / saturation window HUE / SATURATION and apply these settings:
Make sure the checkbox is in the box Colorize

Result:

Step 13:

Double-click on the layer to open the Add Styles window. Apply the following styles:

Outer Glow:

Bevel Emboss (Volume):

Result:

Step 14 is the last one:

Duplicate this layer and change the layer blending mode to “Color Dodge”, to give the effect more depth:

Here’s what we got:

You may have to try over the first letter, but the next ones will surely go like clockwork.

Good luck!

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