Strawberry text in photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how to create a delicious strawberry text effect. Layer styles will be used to achieve the main shape and texture. A brush will be created for the seeds, and using the image we will add the leaves.

Resources:

Note: You will need to download the contours used in the lesson, if you do not know how to do this, you can look here.

Step 1

Create a new document 1024 x 768 pixels. Set the foreground color to # f8cece and then using the tool Fill (Paint Bucket), fill the document with this color.

Write the text using the Janda Manatee font. Set the font color to # f12f2f, size up to 250 pixels, and the Tracking value to 20 to increase the spacing between letters.

Duplicate the text layer twice (Ctrl + J), now you have 2 more copies. Change value Fill (Fill) second layer copy to 0%.

Step 2

Double-click on the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style (Layer Style):

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss): Change the Style (Style) Contour Stamping (Stroke Emboss), Size (Size) to 10, check the checkbox Global Lighting (Use Global Light), change the Highlight Mode to Overlay, color Mode Shadow (Shadow Mode) at # b64a4a, and its Opacity (Opacity) up to 56%.

You will see the difference when you apply the effect.

Circuit (Contour): Select Half Round, and check the Anti-aliased box.

Stroke (Stroke): Change the Size to 3 and the color # f12f2f.

Inner shadow (Inner Shadow): Change the color to # 9b1a1a, Opacity (100%), Offset (Distance) to 0, and Size (Size) to 15.

Shadow (Drop Shadow): Change the color to # 5b5b5b, and the Offset (Distance) to 7.

This will add an outer stroke, which we are going to use to add volume, and some subtle shadows.

Activate the tool Move (Move Tool), then press the right arrow key twice, and the down arrow key twice to move the stroke two pixels to the right and two pixels down.

Step 3

Double-click on the first copy of the text layer and apply the following Layer Style (Layer Style):

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss): Change the Size to 21, uncheck the Use Global Light checkbox, change the Angle to 68, Altitude to 64, Contour – Report (Log), check Anti-aliasing (Anti -aliased), Opacity (Opacity) in Backlight Mode (Highlight Mode) up to 50%, color of Shadow Mode (Shadow Mode) # 742b2b, and its Opacity (Opacity) up to 25%.

Texture (Texture): Select Soft Wallpaper (you can download it at the beginning of the lesson), and change the Depth to 50%.

This will create the first layer of strawberry texturing.

Step 4

Double-click on the second copy of the text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss): Change the Size to 18, uncheck the Use Global Light checkbox, change the Angle to 77, Altitude to 42, check Anti-aliased, change the Backlight Mode (Highlight Mode) to Overlay, Opacity to 70%, and Opacity to Shadow Mode to 0%.

Texture (Texture): Select Soft Wallpaper (you can download it at the beginning of the lesson), and change the Depth to 20%.

This will create a second layer of strawberry texturing.

Step 5

Create a new document 100 by 100 pix.

Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) and select Figure (Shape) in the settings panel. Set the foreground color to black, and then click and drag to create an ellipse of 45 by 85 pixels.

Choose a tool Outline selection (Direct Selection Tool), then click on an ellipse shape to view the control points. Then click on the point at the bottom.

Move on Editing-> Free contour transformation (Edit-> Free Transform Points). Then hold and hold the Alt and Shift keys, click and drag the right side toward the center.

As we hold the Alt key, both sides will be converted together.
After you are happy with the result, press Enter to confirm the changes and exit the free transformation mode.

Make sure the tool Outline selection (Direct Selection Tool) is still active, click on the shape to select two points on the sides of the ellipse. Move on Editing-> Free contour transformation (Edit-> Free Transform Points), press and hold Alt + Shift, then click and drag points outside to expand this part. Press Enter, then press the up arrow key to move the points slightly up.

Continue changing seed shape until you are happy with the result.

When done, go Editing-> Define Brush (Edit-> Define Brush Preset) and enter a name for the brush.

You can save the file and then close it and return to the original document.

Step 6

Open the brushes panel Window-> Brush (Window-> Brush), then select Brush (Brush) which you just created and change the settings as shown below:

Brush Print Form (Brush Tip Shape):

Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics):

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) on top of all layers and name it Seeds, set the foreground color to # d9a907, and then start adding seeds inside the text.

Make sure the seeds are evenly spaced and that they are not very close to each other. Once you are done, duplicate the “Seeds” layer (Ctrl + J) and change its value. Fill (Fill) to 0%.

Step 7

Double-click on the “Seeds” layer to apply the following Layer Styles (layer style):

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss): Change Style (Style) – Emboss (Pillow Emboss), Size (Size) 15, uncheck the Use Global Light checkbox, change the Angle to 162, Altitude to 58, Check Anti-aliased, change the Highlight Mode to Vivid Light, its Opacity to 90%, and Opacity to Shadow Mode to 50%.

Circuit (Contour): Select the Contour (Rounded Steps) and check the Anti-aliased box.

Texture (Texture): Just select Subtle Freckles (you can download it at the beginning of the lesson).

This will create an area that surrounds the seed (bark).

Step 8

Double-click on the “Seeds” copy layer to apply the following layer style:

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss): Change the Size to 2, uncheck the Use Global Light checkbox, change the Angle to 130, Altitude to 48, check Anti-aliased and change the Color Mode shadows (Shadow Mode) on # 68671c.

Circuit (Contour): Select Gaussian and check Anti-aliased.

Shadow (Drop Shadow): Change the color to # 771e1e, Distance (offset) to 0, Spread (to Spread) to 3, and Size (Size) to 3.

This will be a seed style.

Step 9

Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the original text layer to create a selection.

Navigate Select-> Modify-> Expand (Select-> Modify-> Expand) and enter a value of 3. This is the same stroke value we have on the original text layer. So we basically create a selection based on this stroke.

Create a new layer on top of all layers (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it Inner Shadow.

Fill the selection with white using the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool).

Change value Fill (Fill) the “Inner Shadow” layer to 0, and then double click on it to add an effect Inner shadow (Inner Shadow):

Change Opacity (Opacity) to 50%, Offset (Distance) to 0, and Size (Size) to 10.

This will add an internal shadow to the text, which will add depth and define edges a little clearer.

Step 10

This step is optional, as we are going to create some immature pieces at the top.

Create a new layer between two copies of the text layers (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it “Upper Gradient”, and then fill it with white using the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool).

Since the effect Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) will be used to create the immature part, different settings will be used for the capital letter and the rest of the letters. So it is better to separate the letters first.

Activate the tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool), and click Intersection with the selected area (Intersect with selection) in the settings panel. Click and drag to create a rectangle around the letters.

The capital letter will be cut off. Move on Editing-> Cut (Edit-> Cut) to cut letters.

Navigate Edit-> Paste Special-> Paste In Place, to paste the letters into their original position, but on a new layer called “Layer 1”.

Change value Fill (Fill) both layers at 0.

Step 11

Double-click on the “Top Gradient” layer to add Layer style (Layer Style):

Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay): Change the Opacity to 75%, Angle to 103, and check the checkbox for Align to layer (Reverse). Then click in the gradient box to create a gradient.

You can add and Opacity (Opacity) by clicking on the gradient bar, and color by clicking the button below.

We start by selecting the foreground color to transparent to the specified gradient, and then change it as shown below:

Colour:
# – Color – Location
1 – # bcbc5c – 0
2 – # fbe599 – 12

Transparency:
# – Transparency – Location
3 – 0 – 14
4 – 0 – 100

This will add a gradient to the capital letter. Note that the angle value is responsible for the slightly inclined gradient to the left. This is where we plan to add leaves later. This way, you can try different values ​​if you have different letters or want to place a sheet somewhere else.

Now right-click on the “Upper Gradient” layer, select Copy layer style (Copy Layer Style), then right-click on the Layer 1 layer and select Paste style layer (Paste Layer Style).

Double-click on the layer “Layer 1” and then change Opacity (Opacity) up to 35%, and Angle (Angle) up to 90. Click in the gradient field to change some values.

Change the location of # 1 to 8, and # 2 to 18.

This will apply a lighter gradient to the rest of the letters.

Step 12

Open the fruit image (you can download it at the beginning of the lesson), and then, using the tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool), select the first strawberry on the right (or any other one you like).

Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the selected strawberries on a separate layer. You can make the original image invisible by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer.

Choose a tool Magnetic Lasso (Magnetic Lasso Tool), then select the strawberries (this is much easier than selecting the leaves).

Just click once on the edge and then drag, and the points will be added automatically. If necessary, you can click to add points manually. Click at the starting point to create a selection.

Go to edit-> Copy (Edit-> Copy), then move back to the original document.

Move on Editing-> Paste (Edit-> Paste). You can see that there are some more strawberry pieces, just use Eraser (Eraser Tool) to remove them.

Navigate Editing-> Free Transform (Edit-> Free Transform), resize, rotate, and place the sheet on the first letter. Press Enter to accept the changes and exit free transform mode.

Double-click on the leaf layer and add Layer style (Layer Style) – Shadow (Drop Shadow): Change the Opacity to 23, deselect the Use Global Light checkbox, change the Angle to 106, and the Distance to 10.

This will add some leaf shadows.

Move on Image-> Correction-> Hue / Saturation (Image-> Adjustments-> Hue / Saturation), change the color tone to 20, and the saturation to 35.

Step 13

Create a new layer above the background layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it “Points”, activate the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool), select Regular (Pattern) in the options bar, and then fill the background with one of the Point patterns (you can download them at the beginning of the lesson).

Change Blend mode (Blend Mode) layer “Points” on Multiplication (Multiply) and Opacity up to 35%.

If you want, you can use Eraser (Eraser Tool) to remove points that touch the edges of the text. Do not delete a lot so as not to create a lot of empty areas.

Step 14

And finally, you can add the word “Straw” on top using different fonts. The lesson uses the font Clear Line. Color # de2d2d and Size 100 pix.

Double-click on the “Straw” text layer and apply Shadow (Drop Shadow): changing the color to # f8cece.

A pink shadow will look better than a dark one, since the font size is smaller compared to the main text.

You can erase dots around the word “Straw.”

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and the tips and tricks were helpful.

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