Create a spring text in Photoshop

Spring is in the air! And in honor of this, we are going to create a spring-inspired text effect similar to text effects on the Envato Market, using some textures, brushes, layer styles and filters. Let’s start!

Final image:

1. Creating the background

Step 1

Create a new document with a size of 849 x 603 px, then place a wood texture image on top of the background layer and resize it to your liking.

Step 2

Go to menu Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur(Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) and set Radius (Radius) 0.5. This will smooth out the texture a bit.

Step 3

At the bottom of the palette Layers (Layers) click on the icon Createnewfilloradjustmentlayer (Create a new fill layer or adjustment layer) and select Hue / Saturation (Color background / saturation).

Step 4

Decrease Saturation (Saturation) to -15.

Step 5

Click the icon again. Createnewfilloradjustmentlayer (Create a new fill layer or adjustment layer) and select Levels (Levels), then change the value of the average slider to 0.95.

2. Creating and duplicating text

Step 1

Create capitalized text using Big Bottom Cartoon font. Resize to 120 pt and value Tracking (Letter spacing) up to 250.

Step 2

Duplicate the text layer, then go to the menu. Edit> Free Transform (Edit> Free Transform).

Press the down arrow and the right arrow once to move the duplicate text layer 1 px down and 1 px right.

Press Enter to accept the changes.

Step 3

Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T three times to create three new duplicate with the transformation applied.

3. Renaming and reorganizing text layers, creating other layers

Step 1

Rename text layers to Text with layer number from bottom to top.

Thus, the original text layer at the bottom should be renamed to Text 1, and the fifth duplicate of the text layer at the top should be renamed to Text 5.

Step 2

Now change the order of the text layers, so you should have Text 1, and at the bottom of the palette Text 5.

Step 3

Create five new layers on top of the text layers, and change their order in the same way.

Step 4

Duplicate layer Text 1, rename it to Upper layer and place on top of all the layers that you have.

Finally, create another new layer on top of all layers and name it. Grass stroke.

4. Stroke text layers

Step 1

Right click on the layer Text 1 and select Create Work Path (Create a work path).

Set the foreground color to # b6b567 and the background color # 425103, take the tool Brush tool (Brush) and select a brush Grass (Grass).

Step 2

Select layer Layer 1 and press the Enter key to circle this brush.

Step 3

Right click on the layer Text 2, select Create Work Path (Create Work Path), and then select Layer 2, and press the Enter key to circle the outline.

Repeat these steps for the remaining text layers. Be sure to create a work path for each text layer, and then select the layer with the appropriate number to circle the path.

Step 4

Create the work path for the layer again. Text 1, select layer Grass Stroke and circle the outline.

Step 5

Select layer Upper layer and click at the bottom of the palette Layers (Layers) on icon Add layer mask (Add layer mask).

Take Eraser tool (Eraser), select the grass brush and set the foreground color to white.

Make sure the layer mask is selected and press the Enter key to circle the work path of the layer. Text 1 last time.

Select Direct selection tool (Highlight node) (A) and press the Enter key to get rid of the work path.

5. Adding Herbal Texture

Step 1

Group text layers into a group and name it. Text layers.

Step 2

Place image Grass on top of the group Text layers and resize it to cover the contents of the group.

Step 3

Right-click on the grass texture layer and select Create Clipping Mask (Create clipping mask).

Duplicate the grass texture twice. Place one of the copies at the top of the layer. Upper layer, and the other at the top of the layer Grass stroke and create clipping masks for both.

6. Layer Styles Top Layer

Step 1

Double click on the layer Upper layer and use the following options to apply the effect. BevelEmboss (Embossed).

  • Size (Size): 13
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): 27
  • Altitude (Height): 42
  • Antialiased (Anti-aliasing) – tick
  • HighlightMode (Backlight mode): SoftLight (Soft light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Highlight color (Backlight color): # 286fb8
  • Shadow mode (shadow mode): Multiply (Multiplication)
  • Color (Shadow color): # 8b8e79
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%

This will add some volume to the text.

Step 2

Group all layers except for background layers and their adjustment layers. Then duplicate the group and go to the menu Layer> Merge Group (Layer> Merge group).

7. Group style

Double click on Group 1, to apply the following layer styles.

Step 1

Add a Inner shadow (Inner shadow) with settings:

  • BlendMode (Overlay mode): ColorBurn (Blackout Basics)
  • Color (Color): # 5d6625
  • Opacity (Opacity): 35%
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): -104
  • Distance (Offset): 8
  • Size (Size): 9

Step 2

Add a DropShadow (Shadow) with the following settings (1):

  • Opacity (Opacity): 43%
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): -41
  • Distance (Offset): 10
  • Size (Size): 27
  • Noise (Noise): 5

Step 3

Add more DropShadow (Shadow) with the following settings (2):

  • Opacity (Opacity): 25%
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): 41
  • Distance (Offset): 45
  • Size (Size): 27
  • Noise (Noise): 5

Step 4

Add more DropShadow (Shadow) with the following settings (3):

  • BlendMode (Overlay mode): Linear burn (Linear dimmer)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 35%
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): 126
  • Distance (Offset): 15
  • Size (Size): 27
  • Noise (Noise): 5

Step 5

Add more DropShadow (Shadow) with the following settings (4):

  • BlendMode (Overlay mode): Vivid Light (Bright light)
  • Color (Color): #ffffff
  • Opacity (Opacity): 10%
  • Distance (Offset): 15
  • Spread (Swipe): 27
  • Size (Size): 27
  • Noise (Noise): 5

This will improve the extrusion of the layers and add shadow.

8. Style of the merged layer group

Double click on the layer Group 1 copy, to apply the following layer styles.

Step 1

Add a BevelEmboss (Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Size (Size): 29
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): 61
  • Altitude (Height): 37
  • Antialiased (Anti-aliasing) – tick
  • HighlightMode (Backlight mode): SoftLight (Soft light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • ShadowMode (shadow mode): Multiply (Multiplication)
  • Color (Shadow color): # 8b8e79
  • Opacity (Opacity): 70%

Step 2

Add a Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Black mamba (Black Mamba)

This will add realistic texturing to the grass.

9. Adding colors

Step 1

Select the flowers you want to add from the archive Flowers png, and add one of these on top of all the layers.

Via FreeTransformation (Free Transform) (Ctrl + T) resize, rotate and place it where you want, and then press Enter to accept the changes.

Step 2

Double click on the flower layer and add an effect. DropShadow (Shadow) using the following parameters:

  • Opacity (Opacity): 55%
  • UseGlobalLight (Global Illumination) – uncheck
  • Angle (Angle): 90
  • Distance (Offset): 6
  • Size (Size): 9

Step 3

Right click on the layer with the flower and select Copy Layer Style (Copy layer style).

Step 4

Add the rest of the flowers as you like, duplicate and transform them until you like the result.

After you finish, select all the layers with colors, right-click on any of them and select Paste Layer Style (Paste Layer Style).

Step 5

Group all layers with colors in a group Flowers.

Add adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) as a clipping mask for the group, change the value Saturation (Saturation) to -15.

10. Applying High Pass Filter

Step 1

Duplicate all layers and groups with the exception of background layers and their adjustment layers.

Expand the list of effects Group 1 copy 2, click and drag effects DropShadow (Shadow) on the icon Delete (Delete) at the bottom of the palette Layers (Layers) to remove them.

Step 2

Select duplicate layers and go to menu Layer> Merge Layers (Layer> Merge Layers) and then in the menu Filter> Convert for Smart Filters (Filter> Convert to Smart Object) and rename the layer to Filters.

Step 3

Go to menu Filter> Other> High Pass (Filter> Other> Color Contrast) and change Radius (Radius) by 5.

Step 4

Change the layer Filters overlay mode SoftLight (Soft Light) and Opacity (Opacity) by 50%.

Step 5

Duplicate layer Filters, change u copy Opacity (Opacity) at 35%.

Congratulations! You are done!

In this tutorial, we used a wood texture for the background and added some adjustment layers to improve the color.

Then they created and duplicated the text, as well as several other layers, to start working on the effects.

After that, we created a grass stroke, added grass texture and added styles to various layers to give texture and volume. We also placed and added style to flower layers throughout the text.

Finally, we merged and changed the layers, applied the filter High pass (Color Contrast), which made the details sharper and the effect created, ended there.

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