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Hello, I am trying to turn text into a wood carving on a tree and am having no luck with tuturials.

Jan 17, 2013 2:54 PM

Hello, I am trying to turn text into a wood carving on a tree and am having no luck with tuturials.

 
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  • 99jon
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    Jan 17, 2013 3:02 PM   in reply to darinlfikar

     

    Try using transparent text.

     

    1. Select the text tool and type on top of your tree image.

    2. Then click the hand tool to deselect the text tool.

    3. Make sure your text layer is selected (highlighted) in the layers pallet and on the menu click:

    Layer >> Layer Style >> Style Settings

    4. Check the stroke box and choose a color and size (something between 1 and 5 normally works best) then click OK.

    5. Using the dropdown menu at the top of the layers pallet change the blend mode from Normal to Multiply; then save.

     

     

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:32 PM   in reply to darinlfikar

    I do not have a picture of  tree bark, so I used brick for demonstration

     

    1. Open picture of tree
    2. Duplicate the background layer, shut off visibility of background layer by clicking on its eye icon, work on background copy layer.
    3. Use the Horizontal Type Mask Tool and type the text with a bold font
    4. Go to Select>Inverse
    5. Hit delete on keyboard
    6. Press CTRL+D to get rid of the marching ants
    7. Open a blank layer between the background and background copy layers, and fill with color or anything you want.

     

    bricks copy.jpg

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:36 PM   in reply to hatstead

    Further to above, if you want the text to follow the contour of rough tree bark, try the Displacement filter. Here is a detailed tutorial:

     

    http://www.alibony.com/pse/080708displace.html

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:45 AM   in reply to darinlfikar

     

    Try something with the Mattise text. Type straight on top of your tree image and choose a pale orange or light yellow color. Then change the blend mode of the text layer to Overlay.

     

    Click to view

     

    Wood-carving.png

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 8:51 PM   in reply to darinlfikar

    Here's another tutorial of the Displacement Map that hatstead mentioned.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/924420

     

    I used it to create this example:

     

    tree.jpg

     
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