Carved Text in Photoshop
By Nick Ustinov This one is quite simple but you can play around with it for hours. Start a new RGB image with a black background and white foreground. Type in some text. Now if you are using Photoshop 4.0, you must merge this type layer down by pressing Ctrl-E (or Cmd-E on Mac).
| ||We will need one extra channel, so you should open the channel palette (Window >Show Channels) and drag any of the existing channels to the New Channel icon. |
Now remove the marque by clicking type tool once again (don't type anything). Then use gaussian blur (Filter /Blur /Gaussian Blur) with setting 1.0 or 2.0
Now Filter /Other /Offset... 2,2. You will play with those values later. Then Select/Load Selection.... Ok, now you just adjust levels of the selection. Go to Image /Adjust /Levels... and play with it (make it darker this time).
| ||This is nothing complex. But there are tons of variations you can do such as, inverting the image, inverting the selection, fill the type with a texture and so on. |
This article first appeared in November 1998.
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