2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2017 12:53 PM by Stefan Gruenwedel

    Creating a Wood Burned Effect with Text and Logo




      I am working on a logo design that incorporates a Logo that has been created with custom text and wood burning. Does anyone know of an effect or process to create Text that has been burned into the BG?


      Please see image below to get an idea of the design I am trying to simulate. The Knot would tie, so I had figured a mask path would be required or involved, but I cannot seem to find a way to make it work.



      Cohen3 Strand Logo.jpg

        • 1. Re: Creating a Wood Burned Effect with Text and Logo
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The real trick to this kind of thing is to use the Multiply blend mode and carefully design your artwork or maybe even layer it so that you simulate the depth by using darker edges on one side. The Multiply blend mode will make pixels darker, which would simulate the wood burning and dark edges would be darker simulating depth.


          There is no clever 3D way to do this in AE without 3rd party plug-ins or resorting to C4D-lite that comes with AE. If you go the 3D way you would have to create your artwork and then subtract it from a 3D model of the wood, then apply the appropriate texture maps and lighting.


          Here's a simple text example using AE's text tool, a wood texture, a copy of the text using stroke only for the edge shadow blur and another copy as a track matte. Fractal noise was applied to the original text layer to give it a little more texture. Colors were carefully chosen from the wood layer. I hope this helps. The wood texture comes from Adobe Stock. Pay attention to the layer order and position.

          Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 7.12.40 PM.png

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          • 2. Re: Creating a Wood Burned Effect with Text and Logo
            Stefan Gruenwedel Adobe Employee

            Cohen: Please let us know if Rick's answer helps you out.