Create text from bricks in Photoshop

“It’s best to start from the very beginning – go on the yellow brick road.” In this tutorial, I will show you how using a brick texture, a simple brush and a couple of layer styles, create text from yellow bricks. So let’s get started!

Final result

1. Create text

Step 1

Create a new document 1000 x 700 px. Type in capital letters using the SansBlack font, font size (Size) 230 px, font color (Color) # f1cc4c.

Ask Leading (Leading) 200, Kerning (Kerning) Optic (Optical).

Step 2

Duplicate the text layer, decrease the value Fillings (Fill) to 0 to duplicate a layer, and then duplicate the duplicate layer.

2. Define the pattern

Step 1

Open the texture of the bricks, then go Image – Image Size (Image> Image Size), resize the image to 350 x 350 px.

Step 2

Now we go Editing – Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern) and click Ok.

Step 3

Open the Grass texture. Set the following dimensions for this texture: 320 x 320 px. In the same way as in the previous step, take an action to determine the pattern.

3. Apply styling to the original text layer.

Double click on the original text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss) with the following settings:

  • The size (Size): 1
  • Mode backlight (Highlight Mode): Soft shine (Soft Light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Mode the shadows (Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 10%

Step 2

Apply layer style Circuit (Contour) with default settings.

Step 3

Apply layer style Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): BrickLargePainted0050
  • Depth (Depth): 280%

Step 4

Apply layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay) with the following settings:

  • Mode overlay (Blend Mode): Blackout the basics (Color burn)
  • Pattern (Pattern): BrickLargePainted0050

So, we applied styling to the original text layer, adding a subtle texture effect.

4. Apply styling to duplicate text layer.

Double click on the first duplicate of the text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Method (Technique): Tough faceting (Chisel Hard)
  • The size (Size): 5
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Soft light (Soft Light)
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 45%

Step 2

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

  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 3

Apply layer style Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): BrickLargePainted0050
  • Scale (Scale): 50%
  • Depth (Depth): 200%

So, we added a texture, as well as details to the text.

5. Apply styling to the second duplicate of the text layer.

Double-click on the second duplicate of the text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Method (Technique): Smooth (Smooth)
  • The size (Size): 100
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): 18
  • Height (Altitude): 58
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Opacity (Opacity): 35%
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode): Opacity (Opacity): 27%

Step 2

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

  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 3

Apply layer style Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): BrickLargePainted0050
  • Scale (Scale): 50%
  • Depth (Depth): 45%
  • Tick ​​in the box Invert (Invert)

So, we had a little colorization, and also added details to the text.

6. Add a grunge texture

Step 1

Open the grunge texture, place this texture on top of all layers with text. Change the blending mode for the texture layer to Darkening basics (Color Burn).

Step 2

Using the Add New Adjustment Layer icon located at the bottom of the layers panel, add an adjustment layer Levels (Levels).

Step 3

When the adjustment layer settings window appears Levels (Levels) click icon Attach to layer (Clip to layer), and then change the value Gammas (Gamma) at 2.24.

7. Add grass texture

Step 1

Create a new layer on top of all the other layers, name this layer “Grass”.

Choose a tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool), in the top settings panel of this tool, set the fill type Pattern (Pattern). Use the Grass texture to fill the ‘Grass’ layer.

Step 2

To the grass layer, add an adjustment layer. Levels (Levels). When the adjustment layer settings window appears Levels (Levels) click icon Attach to layer (Clip to layer), and then change the value Gammas (Gamma) at 0.50.

Step 3

Now hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of any text layer to create an active selection, then go Selection – Inversion (Select> Inverse).

Step 4

On the grass layer, without removing the active selection, click Add layer mask (Add vector mask) at the bottom of the layers panel.

8. We process the edges of the text

Step 1

Right-click on any layer with text and in the appeared window select the option Create work path (Create Work Path), and then click on the thumbnail of the ‘Grass’ layer layer mask.

Step 2

Choose a tool Eraser (Eraser Tool), in the settings of this tool, select the brush with torn edges (Edges), set the foreground color to black, and then press Enter, to brush the edges with the selected brush

Alternative way to create this effect: select a tool Arrow (Direct Selection Tool), right-click on the work path and in the window that appears, select the option Outline the contour (Stroke Path), and then in the drop-down toolbar, select the tool Eraser (Eraser) and click Ok.

Without changing the tool Arrow (Direct Selection Tool), press Enter to get rid of the work path.

9. Add Shadow to Grass

Step 1

Double click on the ‘Grass’ layer to apply the layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Linear dimmer (Linear Burn)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 15%
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): 60
  • Bias (Distance): 8
  • Swipe (Spread): 5
  • The size (Size): 1

So we added subtle shadows to the grass layer.

10. We carry out the final correction

Step 1

Click icon Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the appeared window select the option Gradient (Gradient).

Select the gradient that is shown in the screenshot below. Install Angle (Angle) by about 26, and check the box Dithering (Dither)

Then, change the blending mode for the adjustment layer. Gradient (Gradient) on hard light (Hard Light) and also reduce the degree Opacity (Opacity) to 20%.

Step 2

Select all the layers you created, duplicate them, and then go Layer – Merge Layers (Layer> Merge Layers).

Name the new merged layer Colour contrast (High Pass). Let’s go Filter – Convert to Smart Object (Filter> Convert for Smart Filters).

Step 3

Next, go Filter – Other – Color Contrast (Filter> Other> High Pass), set Radius (Radius) on five.

Step 4

Change blending mode (Blend Mode) for a layer with color contrast on Spot light (Pin Light) and also reduce the degree Opacity (Opacity) to 50%.

Step 5

Finally, add an adjustment layer. Curves (Curves). Experiment with the curve until you are satisfied with the result.

You can play with the adjustment layer settings. Gradient (Gradient), as well as filter settings Colour contrast (High Pass) and / or adjustment layer settings Curves (Curves) to get the result you like.

Congratulations! We have completed the lesson.

In this tutorial, we created a couple of layers with text, applied layer styles to add bricks texture to the text.

Next, we added the grass texture and, using the working contour and a simple grass brush, created edges around the text from bricks.

Finally, we added a couple of adjustment layers, as well as a filter, to enhance the color shades and the look of the final result.

Final result

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