Text Effect: Wet Paint or Melting Chocolate?
Many creations that we can make in typography. Various ideas and creativity have graced this art. Among them are the effects of wet paint or maybe melting chocolate which we will practice on Photoshop tutorial this time. Here we will use brush, layer style and our creativity to create realistic effects on the text manipulation.
Final Image Preview
Before we started up the steps to make it, take a look at the image We’ll be created. For more details see the image at actual size.
Ready? Let’s get started!!!!
As always, make a photoshop document size of 1920 x 1200 pixels with a resolution of 300dpi and select Transparent background. After that search for wood texture images that we will make it as background. You can use wood textures that I made on photoshop tutorial some time ago, You can also use your own photos (I mean the wood surface photos) or up to you from anywhere. Images that I use here is a wood texture that I found from the stock exchange.
Open your image in Photoshop, press Ctrl + A to select all, copy with Ctrl + C and press Ctrl + V to paste the wood texture in our document. Adjust the size to a document if the size of the image is too large.
Type your word in whatever font you want, I found Arial to work out nicely. Here I use the word ‘PT’ with the letter T upside down and add a little decoration on the corners of the text. For the font color, I chose the dark red #370c0b, you can see the text that I made in the following figure.
Press Ctrl + T and then enlarge the text size and turn it slightly counterclockwise.
In your layers palette, Ctrl+click on the text layer thumbnail to load selection. Activate Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), right-click on the canvas and select Make Work Path, set 1 pixel for the Tolerance and press OK.
Hide your text layer and create a new ‘strokepath’ layer. Download Blackmekemeke’s wet paint brush and install to your Photoshop, then find the ‘WetPaintBrush’ preset this added to your brush list. Go to your Paths palette and select Stroke Path from the flyout menu. Make sure the Simulate Pressure option is enabled. Change the brush diameter until you get good result.
Create a ‘fill’ layer under strokepath layer. Using the same brush and color from before, manually paint in the interior of the letters. Make the paint coverage thick but not uniform. The paint will appear more realistic if it’s slightly uneven.
Create a ‘texture’ layer at the top of the stack and open the Layer Styles window for that layer. The images below will give you the exact information you need.
Use your Brush Tool (B) to paint in the wetness style on the letters. Notice the layer Fill is at 0%, so your brush is only applying the layer style.
Would be more cool if we give drips to our text. The step that we need to do this, first make a new layer above all layers with the name ‘drips’. With the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) make a several round selections in the areas where the paint seems heaviest.
Then use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the selection area, make sure the foreground color remains as previously, dark red # 370c0b. Press Ctrl + D to remove the selection. Go to Filter > Liquify, use the Forward Warp Tool (W) to push the paint into elongated shapes. Then use the Bloat Tool (B) to create the drop at the bottom of each drip.
Click OK and we will get a picture like the following.
Open the Layer Styles for the drips layer and do the same as step 7. Add a layer mask and, using a soft black brush on the mask, blend the top of the paint drips into the underlying paint.
This is the final result of our text effect this time. What do you think? This is wet paint text or melting chocolate? share your thoughts in the comment form. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, please subscribe to Grafisia RSS feed or simply share this tutorial to your friends.