Making text from smiles in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will tell you one of the approaches to creating a smiley, and then, using it to create a beautiful text effect.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. We will start by creating a document that we will use in the future to create text effects. 200 x 200 ft Document color is white.
Set foreground color to # ffee2e. Choose a tool Ellipse(Ellipse Tool).

Note: hereinafter in the lesson, when creating shapes, use the layer-layer mode.

Draw a small circle in the middle of the document while holding down the key. Shift, to get the perfect circle.

Change the foreground color to black, and then make two circles Elipsom for eyes.

Take the tool Arbitrary shape (Custom Shape Tool), then select a shape called – Thin round frame (Circle Thin Frame) create a circle that will be the smile of our smiley.

Take the tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), and click Subtract the figure area (Subtract From Shape Area) to remove the top of the frame. Before you do this, make sure you do it on the same layer as the frame.

Step 2 Double-click on the layer with the yellow circle and apply the layer styles:
Shadow: (Drop Shadow) The opacity of this layer is 50%

Stamping: (Bevel and Emboss)

Merge all the layers that belong to the created smiley in the group and name it “Smilies”

Create a duplicate groups. Then click Ctrl +T Move and rotate the smiley (duplicate group).

Repeat the previous step until you get the picture. Leave empty spaces between smiles, it will give a good effect when we use the pattern later.

Step 3. Create a new group, name it “Funny smilies.” Then, hold down the key Shift and select all the groups with smiles and move them to the newly created group.

Make a copy of the group “Funny smilies.” Click on the icon eyes next to the original group to make it invisible (a copy of the group should remain visible “Funny smilies”).

Now right-click on the copy of the “Funny Smilies” group, select Merge group. Groups unite in one layer (Smilies_Faces copy (“Funny copy smiles”)))

Take the tool Rectangular area (Rectangle Marquee Tool), and draw a rectangle that covers about 1/4 or 1/5 of the image with smilies. Click Ctrl + X, to cut this part, then Ctrl + V, to paste it on a new layer.

Move the original layer (Smilies_Faces copy (“Funny Smile copy”)) to the left to the very edge of the canvas, and the layer with the part you just inserted (Layer 1) will not move to the right until these two layers look like a single unit.

Select “Layer 1” and press Ctrl + E, to combine it with “Smilies_Faces copy”.
Then select the tool Rectangular area (Rectangle Marquee Tool) again, but this time, you need to select the bottom of the layer. Click Ctrl + X, to cut it and then Ctrl + V, to paste it on a new layer. (You can make the background layer invisible if you prefer a transparent background).

Move the original layer (Smilies_Faces copy (“Funny Smile copy”)) so that the bottom edge of the layer touched the bottom edge of the document. Move the layer with the part you just pasted (Layer 1 (Layer 1)) upward until the two layers look like a single whole.
Merge both layers when done.

Next, we need to get rid of the empty parts around the image. Make sure the background is transparent and go Picture->Trimming (Image -> Trim). Select transparent pixels, make sure that all checkboxes are in the specified position, as in the image.

The size of the document has become the size of the image without empty areas around the perimeter.

Step 4. Next, go to Images ->Correction ->Levels (Image -> Adjustment -> Levels, and set the settings as shown below.) This will make the picture more dynamic.

Finally go to Menu-> Editing ->Define pattern (Edit -> Define Pattern), and enter the name of the pattern.

Step 5. Now, it’s time to create text. Create a new document size 1024 * 768 and open our texture (link at the beginning of the lesson), or simply create a new document and fill the background with red or gradient, as you like.
Font you can download at the beginning of the lesson color # ffee2e, the size 175 pixels

Duplicate the text layer and then change Fill (Fill) for upper layer up to 0.

Double-click on the original (bottom) layer, and add a layer style. Overlapping pattern (Pattern Overlay) using the pattern you just created.

Step 6. Double-click on the copy of the layer (top) and apply the following styles:
Shadow: (Drop Shadow)

Stamping: (Bevel and Emboss)

That’s what you should get !!!


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Author: Textuts

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