Writing stamp style text on a wooden box
Today we have a quick tutorial about writing stamp style text on a wooden box using photoshop displacement map to give more realistic results. Keep on reading…
Find your wood texture, it would be better if it has more like sharpen edges,veins or cracks. You would try searcing “old wood texture”.
Duplicate your image.
Increase contrasts of your image.
Desaturate it. We only need its black and white info. Displacement Maps use this data; black or white.
Make your final adjustments. If you are familiar with 3d softwares it is the same thing with Bump Maps.
Save it to your harddisk, name it like displacement map.
Turn back to your original image and write something with text tool.
When you are finished writing select both background and text layer and merge them. (Be sure to hold original layers, because we are going to use them later on.)
Go to Filter > Displace.
At this time it really depends on how big your image is or how distorted you want to see your text on a wood.
For this project we used 1 px and 1 px for both horizantal scale and vertical scale.
Turn back to your original text layer and get its selection.
Then keeping your selection still select merged layers and do apply “layer via copy”.
Give it a little bit motion blur to get realistic ink effect.
Change its layer mode to multiply and decrease the opacity to %55. Merge it again merged layers. Make selection on your original text layer. Again apply “layer via copy” from merged layers.
Apply the layer styles above.
Give it a stroke in 1px with overlay mode %28. Change its fill type to gradient. Set angle to 90 degree and play with the colours of your gradient.
Now, here is the result. You have a realistic looking stamp text on a wooden box.