Stroke effect for text

In this tutorial, I want to show you one very interesting way how to create text with a sketch effect. This lesson will take only a few minutes.

First of all, create a new document in Photoshop. Did I create a 1000 document? 500 pixels with all default settings, RGB, 72 dpi. Then fill it with color # d7c7a8.

Then write your text in the middle of the image, for example, “Draft” of any color and size.

In the image above, I used a font called Hall Fetica (350 pt, Sharp), which is free. You can download this font from here.
After that, lower the opacity of the text layer to 0% and apply a layer style Bevel and Emboss (Embossed):

Duplicate current layer Ctrl + J and move it 5 pixels up and left. Go to the Emboss layer style and change its options as in the image below.

The result should be the same as mine:

We are done with the text, now we need to add a few lines to achieve the desired effect. At first, I would like to add only vertical lines. Select Line tool (Line) (Weight (Thickness): 1px) and add lines of different lengths in black:

Then merge it all into one layer and apply Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur) with the following parameters:

You should have something like this:

Then create a new layer and add horizontal lines. Line tool (Weight: 1px) by the same principle:

Merge all the horizontal lines in one layer again and apply again Filter> Blur> Motion Blur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur) with the settings:

The result should be the following:

Ok, now merge all the layers together and apply Filter> Brush Strokes> Spatter (Filter> Strokes> Spraying).

Now you can see the difference after using this filter:

Apply another Filter> Texture> Texturizer (Filter> Texture> Texturing):

The result should be the following:

One last thing: one filter we need to apply is Filter> Noise> Add Noise (Filter> noise> add noise):

That’s all! We got a very nice and very simple text effect.

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