As they say, “a picture is worth thousand words”. But when a picture and words are merged together, the outcome is truly ballistic. The outcome is a perfect mix of two different ways of expressing ones emotions.
In this tutorial we will learn how to convert a Live Photo into artistic text effect.
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- Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3
- Skill: Semi Advance
- Time: 1/2 – 1hr
Image : Source
STEP 1: Open Image
Open an image in Photoshop and go to color range in select menu as below:
STEP 2: Modify Color Range
In Color Range window, choose shadows option in select as below and click ok.
STEP 3: Shadow
Copy and paste (Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) shadow information in a new layer named Shadows as shown below.
STEP 4: Color Range
Again open Color Range window from Select Menu for Layer 1 but this time choose Midtones and click ok.
STEP 5: Midtones
Copy and Paste Midtones information like Step 3 to a New Layer named Midtones as shown below
STEP 6: Shadow Fill
Go to Shadows layer by hiding all other layers and go to Fill Effect through Edit Menu.
STEP 7: Black Fill
Choose Black option in Fill Window as below.
STEP 8: Final Shadow
Your Shadows Layer should look like as shown here
STEP 9: 50% Gray Fill
Like shadows, open Fill Window for Midtones but unlike shadows this time choose 50% Gray option.
STEP 10: Final Midtones
Your Midtones should look like image shown below:
STEP 11: Merge Layers
Now Merge both Shadows and Midtones layers by right clicking on them.
STEP 12: Font Style
Choose Text Tool and choose Font Style of your choice, like I have chosen below:
STEP 13: Text
Write some text or you can copy paste some text in a new layer.
STEP 14: Brush Preset
With that Text Layer selected choose define Brush Preset to use that Text as a Brush in Photoshop
STEP 15: Paint
In a new Layer Paint that text with the Brush Tool as below:
STEP 16: Copy Tones
Make a new layer below text painted layer and fill that layer with white color but hide all layers except midtones layer and ctrl+click midtones.
STEP 17: Layer Mask
Add Vector Mask to text painted layer by hiding all other layers.
STEP 18: Paint Face
Click on the layer 2 and Paint the face with the Soft Brush with low opacity as shown below
STEP 19: Layer Style
Apply Gradient Overlay Layer Style to layer 2 as shown below:
STEP 20: Text Paint
For some extra effects, Paint Text in a new layer named paint with the text brush selected which we had made earlier, after doing some changes in brush settings as shown below.
STEP 21: Final Output
Finally make a copy of the white layer above all and decrease it’s opacity as shown below: