Photoshop Madness : Celebrating Summer 2016 3D Technique without PSD 3D!

by Annabelle Yeoh from 123RF

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Step Two: Summer Font

Next, we will be creating the "face" of our font, otherwise known as the "front". Think of this as the 2D version of our soon to be 3D text.

  1. In a Large think font, I am using "Bebas", type out the word "Summer".
  2. Take your original beach background image and clip it into the font.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Create a new layer and clip it above your beach image. Set it to "Soft Light".
  2. With a large, soft, round brush paint the bottom of your text black to darken the sand.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Clip a new layer above that and set it to "Soft Light".
  2. Paint a light blue (#0090ff) on the sky and water to make it more vibrant. Set the opacity to 70%
  3. Clip a new layer above the last layer and with a large, soft, round brush paint white in the sky of the beach to brighten it. Set the opacity to 56%

PSD Summer 2016

  1. To finish the coloring, create a clip a Color adjustment layer and set it to Red -31, Green -48, and Blue -100.
  2. One the layer adjustment’s layer mask, mask out the top half of the mask so that it is only coloring the sand.

PSD Summer 2016

Now we are going to create our text "indent" effect using layer effect.

  1. Copy your "Summer" text layer and clip it into the original text, above all other clipped layers.
  2. Set the layer fill to 0%.
  3. Hold down the Ctrl key and click on the text layer in your layer panel to create a selection of of the text.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Go to Select > Modify > Contract and set it somewhere between 3-6 pixels (possibly more). This will depend on the size of your image and personal taste.

PSD Summer 2016

  1. With the the selection still active, create a layer mask on the clipped "Summer" text layer.
  2. Add an "Inner Shadow" layer effect. Here are the settings:

PSD Summer 2016

  1. Add a "Drop Shadow" next with these settings:

PSD Summer 2016

PSD Summer 2016

Group all the Summer text layers together and name it "Summer Front"

Click here to see the suggested layer layout!

 

NEXT : Making the Summer Font 3D

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