In this tutorial we will create a text surrounded by a beautiful ornament. This technique, the ornament on the board, was popular last year. Let’s try to transfer it to our time.
In this tutorial, the author uses a third-party Adobe Illustrator program, but if you confidently work with the Pen tool in Adobe Photoshop, then you need not worry. If this is not the case, then it is not too late to study here, as well as here and even here.
So, after you have mastered the pen, or are fluent in it, let’s see what we will deal with today.
It looks amazing, but in terms of implementation is a bit complicated. In fact, everything is simple, the main thing is to follow a clearly defined path.
To get started, but at will, download from the Internet and install this free font in Windows. Open Adobe Photoshop, select the tool Type tool (T) (The tool “Horizontal text”), write “2013”.
We begin to apply our imagination to the fullest! Using this resource stock images, the author found a suitable, but paid ornament.
Add a few elements to our text.
Continue adding ornament elements. Try to keep the transition between them smooth.
Duplicate the already created elements, change, rotate, connect, subordinate the ornament to your imagination.
Add details until you get a balanced composition – do not overdo it with the ornament.
Take a look at the work from the side where there are not enough hooks on the ends of the elements, add them to be more twisted.
Again, use the capabilities of your favorite search engine and find a suitable image of a black high-resolution school blackboard.
Translator’s note: It is not necessary to immediately plunge into the Internet, what you need can lie directly under your nose. I mean your favorite portal Photoshop Master. In PSD source you can find more than one school board, it is checked. Just use the search on the site in the upper right corner of any page.
Create a new layer, fill it with black. Place the white text with the ornament in the middle of the canvas, then duplicate it, hide it for a while. Combine the black layer and the ornament together.
Change the blending mode of the merged layer to Lighter color (Lighter).
Open the filter gallery, select Angled stroke (Oblique strokes), this filter is not difficult to find, only in CS6 it is in a different place, unlike previous versions. Options: Direction balance (Balance of Directions) 67,Stroke length (Length of stroke) 9, Sharpness (Sharpness) 5. Please note that these parameters are adjusted for a high resolution of the document of 2880×1800 pixels.
Create a layer mask. Using tool Brush Tool (B) (Brush tool), from the list of standard ones, select a textured brush, black color, 30% brush opacity, make the drawing less clear.
Activate the hidden layer with the ornament, make sure that it is located above all other layers. Apply layer style Layer – Layer Style – Outer Glow (Layer – Layer Style – Outer Glow). Parameters see below.
Next, impose Drop shadow (Shadow). Thus, the effect of drawing with chalk.
And last for this layer, change the blending mode to Dissolve (Attenuation).
Select all the layers and duplicate them, then merge them into one. Apply filter Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur), 5 pixel radius. Change the blending mode to Soft light (Soft light), Opacity at 50%. Duplicate the last layer, change the blending mode to Screen (Lightening).
The work is finished, but the possibilities of your imagination are not limited. You can add more elements, add adjustment layers, increasing the contrast. We are waiting for your work. Good luck.