In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create an abstract text effect in Photoshop. The effect is very simple and easy to create using just a layer style and a few filters.
To create an abstract text effect, you’ll need:
- A recent version of Photoshop
- Dan font
Create a new 1024 x 768px document, and set #002741 as the Foreground color and #040022 as the Background color. Then, grab the Gradient Tool, select the Foreground to Background gradient, choose the Radial Gradient option in the Options Bar, and click and drag from the center of the document to one of the corners.
Now, write your text with white color, Dan font and 220pt size. If your text is long, adjust the Leading value so that there is less space between the lines.
Create a selection of the text by cmd/ctrl-clicking on the text layer’s thumbnail.
Set #00f6ff as the foreground color and #201948 as the background color. Then, create a new layer above all the other layers, name it “Texture” and hide the text layer.
We will now create the abstract texture by applying a few filters. Firstly, go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then, press Cmd/Ctrl + D to get rid of the selection.
Go to Filter > Render > Fibers and use the settings shown below.
You can change the zoom value so that you can see the whole text and see whether you like the color distribution. If you don’t, just keep on clicking on the Randomize button until you like it, then click OK.
Now, go to Filter > Artistic > Palette Knife and use the settings shown below.
So, we have created the texture. All that’s left to do now is to add a layer style to add a little depth to the text. Double-click on the Texture layer and apply the layer styles shown below.
And that’s all you need to do to create an abstract text effect! You can experiment with different colors too.