In this Tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a funny “Milky” Text Effect in Photoshop. With this Method you can quickly create a 3D Text.
Note: It’s my first Tutorial. Would be great if you could comment, what stuff is cool, and wich things I could make better the next Time.
Important: I’m a 17 Year old Trainee. I work at a Advertising Agency in Switzerland. Maybe you noticed that my English isn’t the best… That’s because I normally talk German.. But I see this project as a chance to learn better English! So i started the Game with the title:“Correct spelling fails, so Chris can get better in English”. All fails are then listed up here.
What we’re going to create
Step One: Set-Up the File
Open Photoshop and create a new File with this settings:
Step Two: Background
Fill the Background with the “Fill” Tool (G). Use the this color RGB 45,36,18
Grab the Pen Tool (B) use a Big Pen and with 0px “hardness”. Color: R 121 G 74 B 27 , and paint a Big Point in the center of your Image:
Step Tree: The Text
Use the Text Tool (T) and write your Text. I used Rockwell BQ. Add some Layer Styles to the Text Layer: (Click on the Image for bigger Size)
Now comes the cool Part. Activate your Text Layer and press Alt + Command + ArrowUP. This “shortcut” duplicates your Layer. . Repeat this step 8 Times. And the result should be:
Create a new Folder and Drag all your Text Layers (should have eight of them) in there, so you have a good overview of all your Layers. If your a Photoshop Starter: It’s important that you always have a nice Layer overview because, when the File gets more and more Layers you quickly lose the overview
Step 4: The Milk
Now we create the Milk splatters. I used some Images from Deviantart. Drag the Image in your Milk File. (don’t forget to credit ~H-D-STOCK.)
Now we gonna cut the Milk Splatters out.
- Go to the Channels and click on the Green Channel.
- Duplicate the Green Channel.
- Press Command + L
- Drag these little arrows to the position i did. (Image Below)
- The Image should look now like this:
Now: (shortcuts Time
- Command + A - select all
- Command + C – Copy all
- Go back to the Layers and create a mask Layer on the Milk Splatter Layer.
- Click on the Mask Layer and hold alt
- Command + V – Paste all
Now go back to the normal Layers and it should look like that:
Now lighten the Milk a bit up. With Command + L. Then duplicate the Layer and drag the to Milk Splatter Layers behind the Milk Text Folder and voila.
If you have Problems please download the Photoshop File or comment.
Remember: It’s my first Tutorial would be awesome if you would comment witch things i could do better the next Time! – Thanks