In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vintage wooden text with a 3D effect using a 3D action game. You can combine different types of fonts, shapes, layer styles to create different images. You can also easily adjust the 3D effect, as it consists of smart objects, replace the texture of wood with others, such as rusty metal, concrete and others. Hope you enjoy this tutorial. Let’s start!
Create a new document and place an image of the room in it.
Duplicate the room layer (Ctrl + J) and flip vertically (Ctrl + T – Flip Vertical). Thus, using the floor, we will create a ceiling. Since the ceiling created closes the appearance of cracks on the wall, cut out this part of the wall with cracks, place below the ceiling and on the layer mask with a black soft brush, align it with the room image.
To copy a layer with a room (ceiling), add a layer mask. Tool Gradient Tool (G) (Gradient) on the mask, create a black – white gradient to get a smooth transition.
Above the ceiling layer create an adjustment layer. Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrast) as a clipping mask.
Activate adjustment mask and tool Gradient Tool (G) (Gradient) create a gradient as shown in the image below. Thus, only the ceiling will be lit.
Create a new document (Ctrl + N). In this document we will create the text. I will write the word Wood black color You can write any text you want.
But first install the font. Fortune Dot. In this lesson it is important to use this particular font.
You can add heart shapes or any other shapes to your document, use graphics / text and so on. But before you go to the next step, you will need to convert all layers into one smart object.
For a layer with text (or for a smart object) add a layer style. Stroke (Stroke). As a pattern – wood texture.
Convert the text layer to a smart object. Install the action file in Photoshop and apply it to the text. You should get this result.
Remove the background layer. In the folder “3D – Group” you will see a lot of layers. Select the first 33 layers and delete them. To do this, select the first one and with the Shift pressed, click on the last layer to remove it. Click delete.
At the very top layer in the layers panel, turn off the visibility of the styles by clicking on the eye next to Effects (Effects).
Go to menu Layer – Layer Style – Global Light (Layers – Layer Style – Global Lighting). Set the settings as shown below.
Open the style window of any layer and change the style settings. Bevel and Emboss (Embossed). Then copy the style of this layer (Copy Layer Style), select all other layers except the first one and insert a style (Paste Layer Style).
Select all layers except the top one and group them into a group. Group 1 (Ctrl + G). Move all text layers to a working document. Duplicate group Group 1 twice and rename to Group 2 and Group 3. Move the groups as shown below.
Above groups 1 and 2 add adjustment layer Brightness / Contrast (Brightness / Contrast).
Our wooden text with a 3D effect should look like this.
Duplicate group Group 1 and merge into one layer (Ctrl + E). Move the layer below all groups and change the color of the layer to black. Apply a filter to this layer. Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) to create a soft shadow on the wall from the text. Move the shadow as shown below.
Under the layers with groups create a new layer. Choose a soft black brush in black and draw a shadow under each letter. Vary the opacity of the brush. Also apply a filter to this layer. Gaussian Blur (Blur according to Gauss) to soften the shadow.
Now we will add another retro effect for our wooden text, using small retro illustrations.
Open the image of the rope. Reduce the rope (Ctrl + T) and the eraser Eraser Tool (M) remove the excess. By duplication and combining create a rope longer. Merge layers into one (Ctrl + E). Then duplicate the resulting layer with the rope and move as shown below.
Add layer style for each layer with rope Inner Shadow (Inner shadow).
Choose a tool Brush Tool (B) (Brush) color black hardness 100%. Create a new document below the layers with ropes and draw shadows from them.
Apply a filter to the shadow layer. Gaussian Blur (Blur according to Gauss), as well as reduce Opaity (Opacity) layer.
Finally add the effect of lighting and darkening the room. Above all layers create a new layer, take Brush Tool (B) (Brush) brush stiffness 0% color white and draw rays. Change the layer’s overlay mode to Overlay (Overlap). Play with Opaity (Opacity) layer.
You can also use brushes. sparkle brush (sparkle 4 brush) # f5ce6f color to create a light dust effect. Then apply a filter to this layer. Motion blur (Motion blur) and layer style Outer glow (External glow) with parameters – white color, blending mode Overlay (Overlap), Range (Range) 5.
Finally add texture to old paper. Change the layer’s overlay mode to Overlay (Overlap) with Opaity (Opacity) layer 70%.
The final result.
We are done! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.