Lego text in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we will show you how to quickly create a LEGO effect using Photoshop.

This technique you can apply not only to the text, but also to different textures, shapes, or even photos!

If you want to use this technique often, or you want to achieve the effect in a shorter time, you can use the ready-made action “LEGO toybrick”. But the best result, of course, can be obtained only by working with each image individually!

Let’s start!

Step 1

Create a new document. Fill the background layer with a bright orange color – # f19900.
On top of the background layer, create a new layer that we will use for the text. Activate the tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool). From the list of your fonts, select the appropriate one. The lesson uses the “Intro” font.

If you are not familiar with how to install new fonts, then we recommend that you read this article – “How to install a new font in Photoshop.” You can also choose the color for the text of your choice, for example – # 007aa2.

Step 2

Note the distance between the letters. Switch to “Character and Paragraph Palette” and make sure the tracking is at least 50.

Step 3

Add to text layer Layer style (Layer style) – Stroke (Stroke). Color for stroke set – # 00509b.

Step 4

Select two layers – “Background” and “Text”, and convert them into a smart object.

Let’s start creating a pixelate effect. Switch to Filter – Design – Mosaic (Filter – Mosaic). In the filter settings, set the cell size so that the text remains readable. For example, for text size of 230 pixels. well fit a square cell size of 20 units.

Step 5

In this step we will create a cubic texture, which we will then apply to the text.
Create a new PSD file, size 20 x 20 pixels. Fill the background layer with color # 949494.

Add to background layer Layer Style – Stroke (Layer style – Stroke). The settings are shown in the image below.

Activate the tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) and add a circle in the middle of the canvas. Use color # afafaf.

Apply to circle with circle Layer style (Layer style):
– Shadow (Drop Shadow)

– Stamping (Bevel and Emboss).

From the resulting image create a texture. To do this, go to Editing – Define a pattern (Edit – Define Pattern).

Step 6

Close the auxiliary document in which we created the pattern. Navigate to the main working paper with text.

Make active the layer to which we added a mosaic effect. Go to menu Layer Style – Overlapping Pattern (Layer style – Pattern Overlay). From the list of patterns, select your new “Lego 20×20” pattern. Blend mode set to Overlap (Overlay). Scale pattern choose experimentally. You can also use ready-made lego-pattern.

After spending quite a bit of time, you created a very interesting text effect from scratch. Experiment with different forms and create your own unique work!

Step 7

The mosaic effect made the edge of the text fuzzy due to the addition of translucent pixels.

To make the picture clearer, activate the tool Pipette (Eyedropper Tool), select a yellow color from the working canvas. Then activate the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool), zoom in on the image and click on the fuzzy text outline area.

In order to make the above adjustments, you must first rasterize the layer.

Below you can see how this effect can be used for different vector images.
Also, you can achieve a similar result in just a few clicks using premium action. Additionally, you can use the 3D effect.

Clicking on the link you will be able to learn more about the capabilities of the action “3D Toy Bricks Photoshop Actions”.

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