Cut text from paper in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will create text with the effect of cut out paper with curved edges.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1

Create a document of size 1024×768, fill the background # 817d57 color, then switch the colors back to the default to white and black with the D key. Create a new layer, name it “Radial Gradient”. Select Gradient tool (G) (Gradient tool), from black to transparent, type Radial, check the Invert function box. Stretch the gradient from the center to any corner on the canvas.

Change the layer blend mode with gradient to Soft light (Soft light).

Step 2

Add a texture. Load the first texture from the list into our document. Name the layer “Background-1”. Open the window Image – Adjustment – Hue / Saturation (Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation), change Saturation (Saturation) at -100, Lightness (Brightness) at -20.

Change the layer’s overlay mode to Multiply (Multiplication), Opacity by 50%.

Load the second texture and place it in the Layers Palette above all the other layers, name it “Background-2”, change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication).

Step 3

Now we will create the texture of the lines as in a notebook. Create a document of 300×300 pixels. Fill the background # f7f4fb color. For base color, select # d0d5de. Select a soft brush in the Brush Palette, set the following settings: in the Brush tip shape (Form of brush prints) Size (Size) 3 pixels., Hardness (Stiffness) 0, Spacing (Intervals) 1%.

In section Shape dynamics (Dynamics of the form) Size jitter (Size fluctuation) 60%, Minimum Diameter (Minimum diameter) 0%, Roundness jitter (Form oscillation) 0%.

This setting will give the effect of lines in a notebook in line. Create a new layer, draw a flat horizontal line, then duplicate the layer to propagate to equidistant points.

As soon as you finish and place the lines so that the notebook sheet is in line, create a new pattern from the image. Edit – Define Pattern (Editing – Define a pattern).

Step 4

We return to our main document. Create text where each letter is on a separate layer! Font Arial Black, Size 286pt, Color # eceac9. Create a group of layers “Text”, move all the letters in this group.

Then make a duplicate of each letter, create a separate group for each letter and its duplicate, for example, the “G” group will contain a text layer of the letter G, as well as a layer with its duplicate, and so for each letter.

Step 5

Click on the duplicated right-click, select Rasterize type (Rasterize the text). To the left of the original layer (undubbed and unpainted) hide the visibility by clicking on the eye.

Step 6

Begin to create the fold of paper. Choose a tool Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle tool). Draw a rectangle on top of the letter. One of the corners will be changed using the tool Direct selection tool (A) (Arrow tool) Slide the angle as shown in the image below.

Step 7

When you follow the above steps, you need to delete unwanted areas. Select the letters in the layers palette using the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Polygonal Lasso tool) highlight an area and press the Delete.

For the letter “O” a separate effect will be needed, since the fold has an end, it is logical that the letter was cut using the same tool. Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Polygonal Lasso tool) Select the area as shown in the image below and delete it.

Step 8

Double click on the letter layer, select Drop Shadow (Shadow), change color # 7b7b7b.

Double click on the layer with the fold, so apply the Shadow, the color as above, change the size to 8 pixels.

Uncheck the function Use Global Light (Global Illumination), then use the mouse to start dragging a shadow directly on the image (with the Layer Style window open), as shown in the image below.

Next, select Inner shadow (Inner shadow) color #dbdacd, 18 pix. size

Move the shadow like last time.

Step 9

Create a new layer above the letter and under the fold layer, name it “Lines – letter”. Choose a tool Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) (Tool “Oval area”), create an oval area larger than the letter, so that it completely covers it. Select the next tool. Paint bucket tool (G) (Fill tool), in the tool settings, select Pattern (Regular), to the left, select a new pattern from the list. Fill the selected area, remove the selection, and change the blending mode to Luminosity (Glow).

Step 10

Click on the thumbnail of the letter layer with the Ctrl key pressed to create a selection. Invert selection Select – Inverse (Selection – Invert), press Delete to remove unwanted areas.

Step 11

Create a new “Lines – fold” layer above the fold layer. Draw a large circle using Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) (Tool “Oval area”), fill with a new pattern, remove the selection Ctrl + D. Change the layer’s overlay mode to Divide (Divide). Using Free Transform Ctrl + T unfold the layer so that the lines on the fold are parallel to the lines on the letter.

Create a selection based on a fold, invert the selection, delete unnecessary elements.

Ready sample.

Step 12

Repeat all previous steps with the remaining letters. When done, we will need to create a global selection of all parts. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on each thumbnail of the layers with duplicate letters and layers with folds, when the selection of all elements is ready, create a new adjustment layer on top of all Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new adjustment layer or fill layer), select Levels (Levels) parameter Shadows (Shadows) change to +75.

Move the “Background-2” layer on top of all letter layers, but under the Levels adjustment layer.

The finished result.

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