abyss_valkyrie (abyss_valkyrie) wrote,
abyss_valkyrie
abyss_valkyrie

Icon Tutorial-3 ways to do Background Text in Photoshop

Hey, guys!!I've never done a tutorial before so I hope I can get the idea across and it's not too difficult. Of course there are many ways people do fake BG+text and I personally use the Pen tool since it's easiest for me.But I was thinking of a way without the pen tool and I guess, the easiest way and hopefully the first one is just that. There are gifs for some parts to make it easier.
These are for photoshop,I use a very old (CS2,lol) version but it should work for any version.Perhaps GIMP too but I'll have to try that out before I can say it with surety.
Concrit is welcome and please ask any questions if you have. :D

1. BG text using polygonal lasso tool or eraser.


Started with this cap:


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With Eraser:


Extra bits:
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2.Using the Eraser to erase the background and add text behind.


Started with this cap:


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I did this twice and decided to keep both since you can see that being a little rough with the erasing isn't too much of an issue. Use a big eraser and then a small one to get into the small spaces.








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Once you set the layer on 'Soft light' or any other, you can save it or try out other things.

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3. Using the Pen tool and clipping mask


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