Create a strict design for text in photoshop

While walking on the Internet, the author of this lesson came across a text design that seemed extremely simple to him, but at the same time interesting, stylish, and simply original. And he, armed with his skills on working with Photoshop, decided to repeat what he saw.

Final image:

Step 1 – Create a new document
Set the width to 540 pixels and the height to 340 pixels. We give the name of our document “avian studios. Click on OK.

Double click on the back layer – “background layer” to open it.

Step 2 – Create a Background
In each work, the background always enhances the impression of the elements in the foreground. But still, it should be simple and not cluttered. Now we will create one. Take the gradient from the set. You can also use the “g” key on the keyboard.

Then click on Choose background color.

which will open the Color Picker window. In this window, put the “RGB” parameters as R-215, G-204, B-179. Then click Ok.

Step 3 – Additional mesh and create new guides.
A “guide” is a “visible line” that can be moved vertically or horizontally in our image. This is an indispensable tool for a graphic designer if he wants to perfectly align various elements. But keep in mind that the “guide” cannot be printed; on your image it simply will not be.
“Ruler” shows the size of our canvas in pixels, inches, centimeters, etc. This is another helper with regards to leveling.
To begin, add Rulers to the image. Go to the View and select Rulers. If it is activated, then there must be a tick opposite.

Here’s what they look like:

Now add vertical and horizontal guides. Just first make sure that the Extras, Rulers and Snap snaps are checked. If not, then put. And, of course, the New Guide should also have a check mark. Guides can be activated in two ways.

We go to View “View and click New guide “NewGuide , is closer to the end of the list.

Now the “New Guide” window is open. Here you can choose an option Horizontal “Horizontal or Vertical “Vertical. You can also specify the exact location of the guide.

First insert the horizontal guide. In the New Guide open in the Orientation, select Horizontal, and in the position – 4.3 cm.

Click on OK.

This “blue” color line is our first horizontal guide. Add another, the position of which will now be 7.06 cm.

and proceed to the vertical guides.
Change the Orientation to Vertical and put 3.77 cm in position.

Add another vertical line with a position of 15.20 cm

Ok. Now we have prepared everything to align the elements.

We proceed to the next step, in which we insert the text between the Guides. But first, let me tell you about the second way to add them. We pull the horizontal ruler to make another one, and pull the vertical ruler to make a vertical guide.

We created a horizontal guideline by clicking and dragging the Horizontal ruler. You can do the same to create a vertical guide. Now you know two ways to add Guides to your work. Go to the next step.

Step 4 – Add Text
Now add the inscription “avain”. This is a long enough step, so you can drink a cup of tea for recharging.
Ok. First, select the tool Horizontal text HorizontalType in the toolbar.

In the options above, set the following parameters: change the headset to Dotum, point size 106 pt, smoothing method – smooth (smooth) and the text color is black.

Click “caps lock”, since all the letters in the text should be capitalized. Click anywhere near the vertical guide and write the letter “V”.

Take the tool Move Move (“V” key on the keyboard).

Right click on the new layer,

A new window is open and select there. Duplicate layer “DuplicateLayer.

In the window, change the name to “Ist A” and click OK.

Right click on the “Ist A” layer and click on duplicate layer.

Change the name to “2nd A” and press Ok.

While holding down the “Shift” on the keyboard, select the “Ist A” and “2nd A” layers in the layers panel. Shift is used when you need to select more than one layer.

Now press “Ctrl” and on the layer with the letter “t” on the keyboard together. This activates the Transform mode.

Right click on the Transform window and select Flip Vertical “FlipVertical.

The following will turn out.

Press “Enter” to complete the transformation. Then click on the “2nd A” layer in the layers palette. Press “V” to activate the Move tool. Click anywhere on the job and pull to the right. This will make the letter move to the right. It turns out like this.

Repeat the same with “Ist A” but press and pull to the left.

Now add the letter “I”. Press the “t” key on the keyboard and the “Type” text tool is activated, click somewhere next to the second letter “A”. Write the letter “I”.

Add the letter “N”. Take the tool Move Move»To do this. (do not try to activate it using the keyboard). You will get another letter “V” if you do this. Then press the letter “t” on the keyboard to activate the “Type” tool. We take this extra step of selecting the “Move” tool to get the letter “N” on the new layer. Happened?
Click anywhere near the letter “I” and write the letter “N”. Make sure caps-lock is on.

Step 5 – Text Alignment
So. Now we are going to perfect the text alignment with “Guides“. Click on the letter v“On the keyboard to activate the tool Move Move. In the options panel, click on the option AutoSelectLayer»Auto select to enable. This feature is very convenient for selecting any element in your workspace without switching to the layers palette. Just click on any visible element and as soon as you pull it, the element will move.

Ok. Use the Move tool to align all the elements inside. Guides “Guides“.

Now they are guides «Guides». But look at the letter “N”. It is slightly smaller than the others. Fix it. Click on the letter. Then Ctrl + t on the keyboard to transform it. A transformation grid will appear around the letter, using control points, change the size.

Press “Enter” to confirm the transformation. Now the width of the letter is suitable.

Now we will build all the letters exactly on the Guides. Select all layers except “Layer 0”. You can use the Shift key to select more than one layer.

Then Ctrl + t to activate the Transform. Transformational mesh appeared around the letters. Use the control point to move the letters to the right.

Until you touch Vertical rail “VerticalGuide.

You can also make some adjustments such as adjust the space between letters with the tool. Move Moveand letter width using Transform. And continue until all the letters are in harmony with each other. I also made some changes.

We aligned our text perfectly. In the next step, we will add subtext to the existing one.

Step 6 – Add Text “studios
Make sure Caps-Lock is on. Turn on the tool Text “Type tool” by pressing the “t” key, and in the functional panel Optionsbar Set the headset “Microsoft Yi Baiti”, size of the size 34.74 pt and smoothing method Smooth.

Type the word “STUDIOS” right below the word “AVAIN” and towards the right vertical guide.

Ok, now we can correct the word size and straighten it exactly. Just click on the “STUDIOS” layer in the layers palette and press “V” to activate the tool Move Move, then Ctrl + t, to trigger the Transform. A grid appeared around the word. Use the control points to change the width and height of the word. You can also use the counterpoint at the bottom of the grid to change the height.

We got the following …

Again take the tool Text Type, select the word studios using it, and then right-click inside the selection. A menu will open, from there select the option “FauxBold »Pseudopolymer.

Change the size of the text so that it balances with the main text. You can use the same Move tool “Move” for this if you want to move a word. I made some changes.

We understand the main text and additional. It is necessary now to give them the right color. Apply a beautiful gradient effect to the main text. Let’s go to the next step.

Step 7 – Create a gradient for text
In this step we are going to create a gradient for the main text. First select a tool Gradient GradientTool.

Make the base color white and the background color black.

In the gradient options bar, click where the gradient is being edited.

This will open the Gradient Editor window. Need to change the two color limiters. Here we see the gradient from white to black. Click on the white limiter. On the limiters you can see the selected current color, in our case, white. Click on the color of the color limiter.

A color picker window will open. Set the “RGB” parameters to R-65, G-51, B-43. Confirm.

Now we work with the second limiter.

RGB parameters here R-157, G-136, B-125

We created a new gradient. Change the name “brown gradient” and click “new”, which will save the new gradient. Ok.

And so, a beautiful gradient is created. At this point, we will add a gradient to our text.

Step 8 – Apply Gradient to Text
Double click on the “Ist A” layer

This will open the layer style window. layerstyle, Press on Gradient overlapgradientoverlay left. On the right will be displayed additional options for the gradient overlap. Click on the little arrow behind the gradient board, another small window will appear, on which different gradients will be displayed. At the bottom of the window there is a dark brown gradient. Choose it.

Change the other parameters as shown in the picture below.

We ended with the letter “A”

Step 9 – Copy the gradient to the other layers.
Right click on the “Ist A” layer and select CopyLayerStyle“(Copy layer style)

…now right click on the layer V“And”PasteLayerStyle»(Paste layer style)

This will set the gradient on the “V” layer.

Do the same for all remaining letters.

We dealt with the main text. Now let’s change the color of the additional text “studios”.

Step 10 – Tape
In this important step we will need to create a ribbon that will pass between the letters, which will greatly decorate our text “avain”. Particular attention should be paid to tape bends. They should be smooth and dynamic. Everything must be done perfectly. If the tape is perfectly beautiful, then everything will be fine. Let’s finally do the same.
Take the Oval area tool.

Draw an elongated oval around the center of the text.

To draw a ribbon neatly, we need to zoom in to a certain extent.
Put the value 300 in a small window located in the lower left corner of the window responsible for Zooming.

You need to move the slider to see a specific part.

Press “Ctrl + T” to transform the form. From the window, select the option warp“(Deformation).

The deformation has several control points on the left and right. Move the counter points to the left side down. The following image already shows one down moved point.

You will have the following ……

Do the same for the right side, but pull the point upwards. Here you do not need to move all points to the top guide, as you did on the left side of the tape.

That’s what we have ….

Press “Enter” to confirm the transformation, then double-click the zoom tool “zoom” to return to 100% mode.

Enter the size in a small scale window, with which you can better see the left side of our work.
And use the slider to change the view.

“Ctrl + T” and select warp“- Deformation.
Then pull the horizontal control lines up.

Using the sensitivity of the instrument, make the line smooth and identical.

Continue until you are satisfied with the result.
Do the same with the right side, only to the bottom.

Make the line smooth. You can use the vertical control line to monitor the movement process.

Keep track of the width of the form ……….

Move the right end of the form slightly to the center.

Try to get the perfect lines. If everything suits you, press “Enter” to apply the transform and double click on the scale for 100% of the view.

The hard part of the lesson is behind. In the next step, create an effect using a ribbon.

Step 11 – Add Gradient to Ribbon
Color the ribbon.
Choosing a tool Gradient gradienttool and click on the gradient board.

A color palette will open.
Ok. We have two color limiter. The first color limiter and its color are shown in red frames.

We need more color limiters. You can add them by clicking anywhere below the color scale.

Add 4 color limiters,

Click on the first one and change the color to r-191, g-223, b-249

Second: r-127, g-215, b-247
For the third: r-171, g-229, b-250
Fourth limiter: r-136, 204, 233
Fifth: 142, 216, 248
And the last: 195, 229, 250

Change the position of each point.
First click on the first point and change its position (location) to 80%

For the fourth – 63%
For the third – 50%
For the second – 36%

Change the name to “ribbon color” and click “new” and “OK”, which will save the gradient you just created.

We put a gradient on the ribbon. Select a layer with a shape (ribbon) and double click on it. Click on “gradient overlay” and select the gradient “ribbon color” from the gradients window.

Then change the settings as shown below ….. angle-0, scale-105 and OK …

Is done.

Step 12 – Add Shadow to Ribbon
Add some shadows in the necessary places on the ribbon …..
Click on the “v” layer and select the duplicate layer.

Also duplicate the layers “n” and “i”.
Now move the duplicated layers below their original one below the other.

Change the opacity of the native layers “v”, “n”, “i” to 10%

Now rasterize all duplicated layers by right-clicking on the layers and selecting rasterizetype“(Rastrirovat text).
Select Polygonal Lasso from the toolbox.

Click on the “v copy layer” layer and make a selection on the canvas, as shown below, using this tool.

Then just delete the selection …

Now the bottom ….

We need only that part of the letter that is adjacent to the tape. Repeat the same for the letters “n” and “i”.

Ok ..

Change the opacity for originals from 10% to 100%.

Ok ..

Double click on any duplicate (ncopy vcopy icopy) and click on the shadow effect. Change the settings as shown below ..

If everything is done, then click “OK”
Right click on the duplicate layer to which we added a shadow and from the blending options menu select “copy layer style”.
Right click on the other duplicates and select “paste layer style” from the menu.
You will have the following ….

Step 13 – Add Border
Double click on the back layer “layer 0”, from the window that appears, click on “Stroke” (Stroke) to activate the effect. Change the settings as in the image below. Colors R-91, G-75, B-66, click OK ….

Ok ….

Of course, you can make some of your own changes in the last step, such as adjusting the size, gradient color and ribbon direction. You can also come up with something different with the transformation option. That’s what happened with me.

Final result

Author: Michael Sam

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