Leopard text in photoshop

This lesson describes a method for applying leopard wool to letters. With it, you can do the same with other materials. In the lesson process, we will use the basic tools of the program, but also consider a new feature of the CS6 version — applying styles to the entire group of layers.

Final result:

STEP 1

Create a new document in Photoshop (Ctrl + N) with a size of 2800×1800 pixels. Tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool) (T) write some word. I wrote “CS6”.

STEP 2

The skin of the leopard can be downloaded here. Insert it into our document and place it over the label.

STEP 3

Create a copy of the skin layer (Ctrl + J) and move it to the right.

STEP 4

Tool Eraser(Eraser Tool) erase the visible border between the layers.

STEP 5

Select a text layer, right-click on its thumbnail and select Select pixels (Select Pixels). A selection of the outline of the label appears on the canvas.

STEP 6

Select both layers with skins and go to the menu Layer> Group Layers (Layer> Group Layers). Select the resulting group and go to the menu. Layer> Mask Layer> Show Selection (Layer> Layer Mask> Reveal Selection).

STEP 7

Now we will create a brush for drawing furs. Create a new document (Ctrl + N) of small size. Draw the pattern shown below. Then go to menu Editing> Define Brush (Edit> Define Brush). Name the brush “Fur”.

STEP 8

Choose a tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B) and go to menu Window> Brush (Window> Brush). Select the “Fur” brush and set it up as shown below.

Brush Print Form (Brush Tip Shape):

Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics):

Scattering (Scattering):

Broadcast (Transfer):

STEP 9

Click on the group mask with wool and a customized brush. Paint the edges of the letters in white. They will become fluffy and more realistic.

STEP 10

Do the same for other letters.

Step 11

Select a group with layers of wool and go to the menu Layer > Styles layer > Internal shadow (Layer> Layer Styles> Inner Shadow). This is a new feature of the CS6 version. Now styles can be applied to a whole group of layers.

The next style is Casting a shadow (Drop Shadow).

STEP 12

Styles improved the depth of field (the letters became larger).

STEP 13

Create an adjustment layer Photo filter (Photo Filter) via the black and white circle icon at the bottom of the layers palette. Adjust it as shown below, then change the blending mode to Multiplication (Multiply).

STEP 14

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) under the letters and create a shadow. Use the oval selection fill and blur filter.

STEP 15

With the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool) (G) Fill the background with a beige color.

STEP 16

Big soft brush draw a white spot as shown below.

Tool Free transform (Ctrl + T) change the spot size to create the correct perspective.

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