In this Photoshop Tutorial we will learn how to create carved texts on a wood texture. Resources needed: Wood 1 LINK Heart Brushes 2 LINK Candle 3 LINK Fonts 4 LINK    

By Dek Wid, on February 09, 2013, under Photoshop Tutorials

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Step 1

Start by creating a main document (Ctrl+N) with size of 1280 pxl wide and 1024 pxl high.


Step 2

Open the wood texture image on the document. Arrange its size and position it where needed as we prefer. Use free transform tool to do this purpose (Ctrl+T). I created mine like the one illustrated below:


Step 3

Create a new single document white with the same size as the main one in step 1. Activate type tool and echoose Bradley Hand ITC font with which we are going to create texts. Make sure we have downloaded and installed the fonts.


Step 4

Then, start type the L for love with black color.


Step 5

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and activate the brush tool. Make sure the heart brush is already installed and choose one of the heart brushes in the brush preset picker. We will use the heart shape instead of the O in love:


Step 6

Finally, finish the love by adding the V and E, use the same font to do this purpose.


Step 7

With smaller size of the font, type more words to finish the text. Select all the text layers and hit Ctrl+E to merge them into a single layer.


Step 8

Go back to the main document and select the wood layer. Activate the channel beside the layer panel and create a new channel by clicking the icon in the bottom of the panel. When the icon is clicked, there will be a new channel called as alpha 1 filled with black.


Step 9

Select the alpha 1 channel and fill it with white:


Step 10

Go back to the text layer. Select the text layer and copy to be pasted on the alpha 1 channel. Make sure we have select the channel (Ctrl+A) before we paste the text. Now the wood will be filled with red texts: