Create a convex text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a cool, unusual text effect.
Preview:

Start by creating a new document. I chose a small size of 500×300 pixels. Fill the background with green # 74a103:

After that create a new layer, select the tool EllipticalMarqueeTool (Oval area) and make a selection, fill the selected area with color #b6e100.

Deselect with Ctrl+D and add blur Filter > Blur> GaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with the following settings:

The result should be something like this:

Now you need to add text. For this we use the tool Horizontal Type Tool (Horizontal text) and write text. The author uses the Futura font, but you can use any font you like.

Now let’s start creating an unusual effect for our text. Rasterize the text layer Layer > Rasterize > Type (Layer – Rasterize – Text), or PCM on the text layer – Rasterize type. Duplicate the text layer using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+J. Hide the lower original text layer by clicking on the eye in the layers palette. Apply the following style to the top duplicated layer:
Gradient Overlay (gradient overlay) on color #fffca6 to #cce80d:

This is what should happen:

We proceed to the transformation of the upper text layer. Edit > Transform > Skew (Editing – Transformation – Tilt), it should make something similar as in my picture:

Now we need to add highlights to the letters. Create a new layer, make a selection on it using the tool Rectangular Marquee Tool (Rectangular selection). Fill the selection with white.

We press Ctrl+D to deselect. Apply blur Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with the following settings:

You can see the result in the picture below:

After that create a new layer using the tool Rectangular Marquee Tool (Rectangular selection) make a selection and fill it with white color as shown in the picture.

Deselect (Ctrl+D) and apply the filter Filter > Blur > GaussianBlur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) with the following settings:

Your image should look something like this:

Merge these two layers with stripes into one (Ctrl + E) and rotate as shown in the picture with Edit> Transform> Skew (Editing – Transformation- Tilt)

Duplicate this layer several times and place stripes on each of the letters.

Merge all layers with stripes into one. Holding the key Ctrl left-click on the text layer to get the selection. Then click Ctrl + Shift + I, to invert the selection. While on a layer with stripes, click Delete, to remove the excess.

Deselect with Ctrl+D.
We return to the hidden layer with the text, make it visible by clicking on the eye in the layers palette. Next we apply a transformation to the text. Edit > Transform > Skew (Editing – Transformation – Tilt) as in the picture below.

We press Enter, to apply the transformation. Now you need to reduce the height of the letters with Edit > Transform > Scale (Editing – Transformation – Scaling).

Apply the Color Overlay layer style to this text. # 689106.

It should turn out as in the picture below:

Create a new layer on it using the tool Polygonal Lasso Tool (Polygonal Lasso), create a selection as shown in the picture. Fill the selection with color # 689106.

Do the same with the rest of the letters. It should look like this:

We merge this layer with the previous layer with green letters.
Now you need to add letters volume. Use again Polygonal LassoTool (Polygonal Lasso) to create a selection. Apply the tool DodgeTool (Clarifier) ​​with these settings:
Brush (Brush): 45 pix.,Range (Range): Midtones (Mid Tones), Exposure (Exposure): thirty%.

After that we press Ctrl+Shift+I, to invert the selection. Use the same tool. Dodge Tool (Clarifier) ​​with the same settings, only this time we lighten the lower part of the shadow from the letter, focusing on the picture.

Now use the tool BurnTool (Dimmer) with the following settings:
Brush (Brush): 45 pix.,Range (Range): Midtones (Mid Tones), Exposure (Exposure): thirty%.
Add some dark spots on the sides of the letter. Remove selection with keys Ctrl+D.

We perform the same actions with other letters.

It turned out quite an interesting and unusual effect. Thank you for your attention, I hope you enjoyed the lesson. Good luck!

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