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preppy text v11 tutorial
What you'll need:
What you'll be making:
The Steps1. Type out your text in a grey or black and kern it if you want. Duplicate the layer twice, so you have 3 text layers. I'm naming them to make this less confusing on you.
2. Hide #2 and #3's layers by clicking the little eye symbol next to them. Color your #1 text using this tutorial.
what I have so far:
3. Hide #1 and #3's layers. On layer #2 (make sure it's not hidden): Nudge it to the right 4 times and down 4 times by clicking on the move tool and using the arrows on your keyboard to move the text.
4. Right click on #2 and click "Blending Options." Click "Pattern Overlay" and match your settings to mine using your checker pattern that you can create here. You can change the scale of it if you want.
What I have so far:
5. Hide #1 and #2. Go to #3 and nudge it right 7 and down 7. Go to Blending Options and click "Pattern Overlay." Use the zebra pattern I provided.
What I have so far:
6. Click on layer #1. Go to Blending Options. You're going to add an Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, Bevel and Emboss, and a Pattern overlay if you want.
For the Pattern Overlay: Put what ever pattern and pattern setting that you want. I forgot to put one because I was half asleep. Oops.
This is what my text looks like now:
7. Right click on #1 and click "Rasterize Type." Do the same with #2 and #3. Create 3 new layers (Layer > New > Layer > ok). Drag one under #1 and one under #2 and one under #3. Right click on #1 and click Merge Down. Do the same with #2 and #3. I'll show what it looked like before and after Merging.
8. Right click on #1 and Merge Down to #2. Do it again to merge #2 and #3. Now there should be ONE layer.
9. Go to Blending Options and click "Stroke." Match your settings. I used white.
10. Create a new layer, drag it under the text layer, right click on the text layer and click "Merge Down."
11. Go to Blending Options and click "Stroke." Match your settings.
I have this so far
12. Repeat step 10. Go to Blending Options and click "Stroke." Match your settings, but using your gradient.
I have this so far:
13. Add a scanline pattern stroke at 1px if you choose to.
This next part is optional. If you don't want to add these pixels than stop here
14. Click the 'elliptical marquee tool' which is pretty much the circle tool. Match your settings to mine.
15. Make small circles in some areas that this pixel effect will look nice in. Mine looks like this:
16. Click Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic. Make the cell size 4.
17. Click Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen. Do this 2 more times, so it's been sharpened 3 times. You're done!!