This lesson will tell you how to create three-dimensional text using some layer styles and some simple tricks and put it into gift wrapping.
1) The software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS6, but you can use versions of CS3 and higher.
2) You can visit these useful pages to learn some of the themes of working with the basics of Photoshop, such as loading textures and some hot key combinations.
How to install a new texture in Photoshop
Create a new document 1024 x 786 px. Set foreground color # 780500 and background color # 210100. Choosing a tool “Gradient \ Gradient Tool“. Activate the icon”Radial Gradient“. Next, draw a gradient line from the center of the document to any of the corners.
Create a new layer and write your text on it. Use the font “Kimberley”. Text settings:
size – 331 pt;
color – # ff221d.
Duplicate your text layer. For the copy layer, lower the “Opacity \ Opacity“up to 70%, but”Fill \ Fill“to 0%.
Double-click the left mouse button on the layer with the original text, open the panel “Layer Style \ Layer Style“. Set the following parameters:
Embossing \ Bevel and Emboss:
“Backlight mode – opacity = 10%”
“Shadow mode – set color # 4f4f4f”
Contour \ Contour:
Shadow \ Drop Shadow:
make sure you don’t check the option “Global Lighting \ Use Global Light“;
angle – 147;
offset – 10;
scope – 7:
size – 18;
Now your text looks like a box. But gift wrapping often looks more glossy and vibrant. We will add this effect in the next step.
Go to the layer with a copy of your text. Double-click the left mouse button on the layer, open the panel “Layer Style \ Layer Style“. Set these options in the image below:
Embossing \ Bevel and Emboss:
Contour \ Contour:
Thanks to these steps you have created smooth shiny edges:
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the layer with your text (to create a selection).
Create a new layer between the “Original Text” and “Text Copy” layers. Name the new layer “Texture \ Texture”. The blend mode for this layer is set to “Hard Light “,”Opacity \ Opacity “- 25%.
Download the wallpaper resource. On the toolbar, select the tool “Fill \ Fill“. In the top panel” Fill “change the value to”Regular \ Pattern“. From the resources gallery of the wallpaper, select“ CG_wallpaper11 ”. Fill the selection with the selected template. Then go Selection – Deselect Selection (or just press the key combination Ctrl + D).
Now we will create tapes. Set the foreground and background color to black and white respectively. From the toolbox choose the tool “Rectangle \ Rectangle” . Draw a rectangle on the first letter. Use the tape width so that it does not occupy more than 50% of the area of the selected portion of the letter.
Add “Layer Style \ Layer Style“:
Gradient Overlay \ Gradient Overlay: Use any gradient “Goldmedal” (from the resource “gradients”). The author used “Brass Bs 30”.
Shadow \ Drop Shadow: Change the parameter “Offset \ Distance” to “1”.
Now your tape looks more bright and realistic.
Use the tool “Add anchor point \ Add anchor point“to add two anchor points to the edge (beveled part) of the letter.
From the toolbar choose “Arrow \ Direct Selection” . Select the anchor points we created on the rectangle. Move these points using the keyboard arrows (keys on the right side).
Note that thanks to the added points you created a curve, although the original points were on a flat line.
To change angles to sharp, use the tool “Angle\Convert Point” , Click once on each reference point.
Do the same with the top of the ribbon.
Make a copy of the ribbon layer. Next, do: “Edit – Transform – Rotate 90 ° clockwise.” Note that this action also rotates the gradient.
Double-click on the duplicate tape layer, and then change the angle in the “Gradient Overlay \ Gradient Overlay“on” 0 “(in accordance with the angle of the new figure).
The right side of the tape looks good, and the left side needs correction.
Add anchor points on the left side, and move the points separately to cover the entire required surface on the letter.
As for the right side, simply select all the anchor points and move them to the edge.
The tapes still look a bit flat, so we’ll add some shadows and highlights to give them depth and dimension. Create a new layer on top of all layers and name it “Shadow \ Shadow”, and then change the blending mode to “Soft light\Soft Light“and opacity lower to 70%. Create a new layer on top of the layer” Shadow “, name it” Bright Light \ Highlight “, change the blending mode to”Overlap \Overlay“.
Make sure that these two layers lie on top of all layers of tape.
Ctrl + click on one of the ribbon layers to create a selection.
Take the tool “Polygonal Lasso” , and click “Intersection with the selected area \ Intersect with selection “(icon on the option bar). Then, draw a selection around the dark areas of the edge of the letter. Make sure the edges of the bevel fit exactly.
Take the tool “Gradient\Gradient Tool” , Click the linear gradient icon in the options bar; set the gradient value from foreground to transparent. Make sure that the Shadow layer is active, and that the foreground color is set to black, and then drag the gradient from the bottom edge of the selection to the top.
Click Ctrl + click on the ribbon layer to create a selection again ?? This time, use “Polygonal Lasso” , to draw a selection around the light area of the letter. Turn on the text and background colors, so the foreground color is white. Make sure the “Highlight \ Highlight” layer is now selected. Create a gradient from top to bottom.
Press the key combination Ctrl + D, to deselect when done.
As for the round corners of the letter, use the tool “Eraser \ Eraser Tool ” and a hard round brush to create shadows and light (unless you want to create complex selections).
Open the “Green Bow” image. Remove the background using the tool “Magic wand\Magic Wand Tool” . Place the bow on top of all layers, and then press Ctrl + T to enter the free transformation mode. Resize and rotate the bow as you like, and then press Enter to exit free transformation mode.
Place the green bow at the intersection of the two ribbons.
This step is optional. But you can add a ribbon in the upper left or right corner of some letters. To do this, create a new rectangle on the new layer, apply the “Ribbon” layer style to it. Rotate the rectangle, and change its angle.
Also, you need to change the angle in the “Gradient Overlay \ Gradient Overlay “. Try different values, select the angle corresponding to the corner of the ribbon.
As soon as you finish, add shadows and highlights just as we did before.
Another little tip: when changing “Gradient Overlay \ Gradient Overlay “, just click and drag the gradient inside the ribbon so you can easily change the appearance of the gradient.
Repeat the same steps for the remaining letters. This may be a little time consuming, but the final result will look amazing.
Set the “Fabric Texture”. Place the texture layer above the background layer. Then change the blending mode of the Fabric Texture layer toReplacing light \ Color Dodge“(translator’s note: You can also use the “Screen” mode), and the opacity set to about 30%. This will add a nice background texture.
Click the “Create a new adjustment layer” button (the icon at the bottom of the layers palette) and select “Gradient Map \Gradient Map“.
Place the adjustment layer between the text layer and the tape layers so that the tapes will not be affected. Choose a simple black and white gradient. Then change the blending mode of the adjustment layer to “Bright Light \ Pin Light“and opacity at 10%. This will help to show our texture a bit more.
Your gift is ready! Hope you enjoyed it :)!