In this lesson you will learn how using Photoshop to create text from skin. This text is perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday. You can also use it in the design of posters or flyers. We will use skin texture to work and add stitches and scars to our scary letters.
Create a new document with a black background.
Create a new layer on top of the background and place an image of the floor on it. Use the transformation function “Perspective (“Perspective Tool”) and convert the floor as shown in the screenshot below. Name this layer “Floor”.
Work on the color of the room. To do this, I use three adjustment layers: Color balance (Color Balance) Color tone \ Saturation (Hue / Saturation), Brightness \ Contrast (Brightness / Contrast). The settings for the layers are listed below. Also, note that these layers need to be applied as a clipping mask to the “Gender” layer.
Open and save the blood texture on your computer. Place this texture in your working paper on a new layer. Rotate the texture 90 degrees.
Let’s turn to scaling the texture. To do this, activate the tool Transform (Transform Tool) and reduce the value of the vertical scale (vertical scale) to 50%.
“Put” the texture on the floor. To do this, activate the tool Perspective (Perspective Tool) and transform the texture of blood, guided by the example below. Change the blend mode of the texture layer to Overlap (Overlay).
Continue to work on the layer with the texture of blood. Add a correction layer to it. Color tone \ Saturation (Hue / Saturation) (as a clipping mask).
Add a layer mask to the layer with the blood texture. Activate the tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool) and create two selections, as in the image below. Then set the foreground color to black and fill the created rectangular selections on the layer mask (vector mask).
Standing on the vector mask go to Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Gaussian Blur). This will help ease the transition from black to white.
Let’s start working with the text.
The Franklin Gothic font is well suited for this lesson. If you do not know how to install the font in Photoshop, you can use this manual.
2) set the font – create a new layer – write the selected word. The closest color to the selected author is # b58f7a.
Create a selection around the outline of the text, to do this, hold down the key CTRL with click on the thumbnail of the text layer. Then go to Selection – Modification – Feather (Select> Modify> Feather). Enter a radius of 10 pixels in order to give the text a rounded edge.
Turn off the visibility of the text layer without removing the selection. Create a new layer and fill the path with the color # c3917a. Then go to Filter – Sharpness – Smart Sharpen (Filter> Sharpen> Smart Sharpen). Name the new text layer “Text-skin”.
Standing on the layer “Text-skin” open the window Layer style (Layer style). For this text we will apply styles Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and Internal glow (Inner Glow). Settings are listed below.
Let’s add the horror style to our text.
To do this, open the texture of human skin with a scar. Transfer this image to the main working document.
The texture should be reflected on each of the letters. To do this, you need to make 2-3 copies of the layer with the skin and lowering their opacity (so that you can track the location) to place on the text. You can also use the transformation tools to achieve a more interesting result.
When done with the placement of the texture, you will need to apply skin layers as clipping masks to the Text-Skin layer. Your result should look similar:
Duplicate the blood texture layer and place it over all the layers. Right click on the layer and select Create clipping mask (Create Clipping Mask). Change its blending mode to Soft light (Soft Light), and reduce the opacity (opacity) to 50%. Name this layer “Blood” (“Blood Texture 1 Layer”).
Add a layer mask to the “Blood” layer.
Translator’s note: after adding a mask to a layer, create a selection along the outline of the text – invert the selection – fill the selection with black color on the mask layer.
Add some adjustments to our text using Layer Style. Stand on the “Blood” layer and go (double click on the layer) to the Layer Style parameters. I reuse styles Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) and Internal glow (Inner Glow). To adjust the parameters, you can take my values (which are listed below), or select them at your own discretion.
You can diversify your work by adding one of the grunge textures.
We are almost done. The final step is to add a shadow from the letters.
Everything is very simple! Create a new layer under the text layer. Draw oval highlights on it using the tool. Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool). Now just fill the selected areas with black.
To make the shadows look more natural and soft, apply a filter to the text with black ovals. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur). Now our text looks pretty awful :). This lesson is over!