Create a brilliant embossed text in Photoshop

Special effects can be used to hide the flaws of a poorly designed font, or, as in this case, emphasize a font that is so beautiful without any effects.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create brilliant text with extruded relief in Photoshop using layer styles and a few tricks.

OK. Let’s get started!

The final result:

Step 1

First, pick the brilliant texture you are going to use. In this lesson we use a blue texture, which can be downloaded from the link at the beginning of this lesson.

Open the shiny texture in Photoshop. Next, go Editing – Define a pattern (Edit – Define Pattern) and press the “OK” button. Close up image with shiny texture.

Step 2

Create a new working paper of 860 x 640 px. Open the Grain Paper texture. Move this texture to our working paper. Zoom the texture to about 2.300px in width, and then press the “Enter” button to apply the changes.

Step 3

Add text. Font size 150 px, font color # B3BEC1. Use any font you like. I used the font Vanilla Daisy.

Note: set all Vanilla Daisy font styles to access all additional characters.

Choose a font Vanilla Daisy SS 00 as your main font. Do not forget to create a new layer for each individual word, so you can shift them separately.

Step 4

Now select the first letters in each word to change the font to one of the additional styles.

Use font Vanilla Daisy SS 04 for the first letter t, font Vanilla Daisy SS 01 use for letter l, font Vanilla Daisy SS 03 use the second letter t.

Select all layers with text, then right-click on the selected layers and in the appeared window select the option Convert to Smart Object (Convert to Smart Object). This will allow us to save the text as a template, so we can easily go back and change the text at any point in the lesson.

Step 5

Double click on the layer with the smart object to apply the layer style. Stamping (Bevel and Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Method (Technique): Tough faceting (Chisel Hard)
  • The size (Size): 5
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Global Light)
  • Circuit gloss (Gloss Contour): Double ring (Ring – double)
  • Angle (Angle): 120
  • Height (Altitude): 30
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Bright light (Vivid Light) – Opacity (Opacity) 100%
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode) – Multiplication (Multiply) – Opacity (Opacity) 50%

Step 6

Apply layer style Circuit (Contour) with the following settings:

  • Circuit (Contour): Inverted cone (cone-inverted)
  • Put the tick in the window Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 7

Next, apply a layer style. Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): select the pattern you created in Step 1.

Step 8

Next, apply a layer style. Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay)

with the following settings:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Bright light (Vivid light)
  • Pattern (Pattern): select the pattern you created in Step 1.
  • Scale (Scale): 10%

Step 9

Next, apply a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow) with the following settings:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Bright light (Vivid light)
  • Colour (Color): #FFFFFF
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Bias (Distance): 2
  • The size (Size): 2
  • Noise (Noise): 5

Step 10

Right-click on the layer with the smart object and in the appeared window select the option Duplicate layer (Duplicate layer).

Once again, right-click on the duplicate layer and in the appeared window select the option Clear layer styles (Clear Layer Style).

Place the duplicate layer below the original layer. Next, double click on the duplicate layer to apply the layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow) with the following settings:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Multiplication (Multiply)
  • Colour (Color): # 000000
  • Opacity (Opacity): 20%
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): -45
  • Bias (Distance): 3
  • The size (Size): 8
  • Noise (Noise): 5

The result should be as in the screenshot below. He is already close to the final result.

Step 11

Create a new adjustment layer. Curves (Curves) on top of all other layers. Convert this adjustment layer to a clipping mask, to do this, right-click on the adjustment layer and in the appeared window select the option Create clipping mask (Create Clipping Mask), thus correcting the correction layer Curves (Curves) will only affect the bottom layer.

Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below. For the lower left point, set the values: entrance (Input): 0, Output (Output): 0. For the midpoint, set the values: entrance (Input): 125, Output (Output): 80. For the upper right point, set the values: entrance (Input): 225, Output (Output): 255.

And we have completed the lesson! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Since we previously converted our text into a Smart Object, now you can simply double-click on the smart object thumbnail in the layers panel and edit the content at any time. Changing the contents of one layer with a smart object, you automatically update the duplicate layer, including additional effects, such as layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow).

The final result:

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