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Embroidery text

lombergar Text Effects Dec 24, 2009

The first thing that we have to do for this tutorial is create a Paint bucket pattern fill for later on.

Make a new canvas 2 pixels x 5 pixels.

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Go to Select>All, then Edit>Define Pattern.. Give your pattern a name and click OK.

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Main Tutorial:

Next create a new canvas. (Size depends on you, different sizes will have different settings though the tutorial).

I created a quick background layer using a light grey then Filter>Texture>Texturizer with canvas option, and my Text layer.

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Then right clicking on the text layer select Rasterize type. This option will allow us to edit and use filters on the text.

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With the Text layer still selected go to Filter>Texture>Texturizer

Give it a Sandstone texture with slight scaling and relief.

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Next Duplicate your Text layer and Ctrl+Click on the text layer copy to make a selection (you should see marching-ants around your text now) and go to Select>Modify>Contract.

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The Size of the Contract will depend on your Font/Document size. Add just a slight Contract.

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It should look similar to this.

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Now go to Select>Inverse to inverse your selection and click Delete.

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After that select your layer options (small f on the bottom of your layer palette) and choose Bevel and Emboss.

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Make your Depth and Size a low percent and a higher Soften effect.

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Now back to your original text layer, Ctrl+Click on it so that its selected, then create a new layer.

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On the new layer go to Edit>Stroke

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Give your selection a Slight outside stroke

The stroke size will also depend on your Font/Document Size.

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After you have your stroke, go to Windows>Channels.

This is where the Pattern fill in the beginning of the tutorial comes in.

Create a new channel layer (alpha 1). and choose your Fill Paint Bucket, with a Pattern fill option, Select your Pattern selection that we created earlier. Fill the new Channel layer with this pattern.

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Then Ctrl+Click on the Alpha Channel to select it, and Switch back to your Layers Palette and click on the layer we added the stroke to, and Press Delete

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Your results should look similar like this.

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For thinner or thicker lines create a different size Fill Pattern.

For Vertical Lines Rotate your Fill Pattern then Define Pattern. And Create a 2nd layer Stroke with a new Alpha Channel.

For Logos/Borders Make sure each part of the logo is a different layer

Embroidery Text

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

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