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Writing stamp style text on a wooden box

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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…

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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”.

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Duplicate your image.

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Increase contrasts of your image.

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Desaturate it. We only need its black and white info. Displacement Maps use this data; black or white.

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Make your final adjustments. If you are familiar with 3d softwares it is the same thing with Bump Maps.

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Save it to your harddisk, name it like displacement map.

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Turn back to your original image and write something with text tool.

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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.)

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Go to Filter > Displace.

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At this time it really depends on how big your image is or how distorted you want to see your text on a wood.

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For this project we used 1 px and 1 px for both horizantal scale and vertical scale.

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Turn back to your original text layer and get its selection.

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Then keeping your selection still select merged layers and do apply “layer via copy”.

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Give it a little bit motion blur to get realistic ink effect.

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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.

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Apply the layer styles above.

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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.

 

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