How to simulate letters carved into wood?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by - dave -, May 24, 2004.

  1. - dave -

    - dave - Guest

    Can some explain to me (in newbie terms) how I can simulate letters carved
    into wood?

    If there's an online tutorial that will fit the bill, even better.

    Thank you.

    - dave -, May 24, 2004
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  2. There are multiple ways to do it, but I'll try to explain this in the
    easiest way:

    1] create your image, and fill it with your wood texture.
    2] on a new layer, create your text
    3] control + click the text layer, so that each letter is selected.
    4] highlight the wood texture layer, and choose new layer via copy from the
    layers menu
    5] Add an inner shadow. This will give you a somewhat cut in effect. Play
    with the settings until you get it how you want it.
    6] define the edge opposite the shadow. This can be done two ways: through
    an inner glow, or if you want it less 'glaring', you can use the selection
    tool to move the text over and up/down by one or two pixels. This will
    offset the text from the rest of the texture, so even w/o a defined
    highlight, your mind draws an edge around the letters.

    Hope that helped!
    Fungusamungus, May 24, 2004
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  3. - dave -

    Voivod Guest

    Try the techniques discussed here:
    Voivod, May 24, 2004
  4. I think this may fit the bill....
    Richard Pattle, May 26, 2004
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