Photoshop Text Effects

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to create a plasticine text effect in less than 15 minutes using the Layer Style and the Distort filter.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop Final

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner

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Step 1

Create a 600x 400px document, go to View > Show > Grid to enable the Grid and then go to View > Snap To > Grid to enable the Snap to Grid. Hit Control + K to open the Preferences window, go to Guides, Grid & Slices and enter the settings mentioned in the next image. Along the tutorial I turned off the grid ( Control + ‘ ) for you to have a better vision. The grid will make it easier for you to create/edit the shapes.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 1

Step 2

Focus on the Layers panel, select the Background layer and click on the padlock icon to unlock the layer.

Concentrate on your Toolbar, set the foreground color to #333F44, grab the Paint Bucket Tool and fill the canvas with the new color.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 2
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 2

Step 3

Open the Layer Style window for the existing layer and enter the settings mentioned below.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 3
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 3
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 3
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 3

Step 4

Pick the Horizontal Type Tool and use the Insaniburger font.

Move to your canvas, add the “SCHOOL” text with the size to 130px and the color to #000000.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 4
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 4

Step 5

Focus on the Layers panel, make sure that the text is selected, right click on it and go to Convert to Smart Object.

Go to Filter > Distort > Ripple, drag the Amount slider to 90% and set the Size to Medium and then click the OKbutton.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 5
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 5

Step 6

Open the Layer Style window for the text and enter the settings shown in the next images.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 6

Step 7

Focus on your Layers panel, hold the Control button from your keyboard and then click on the thumbnail icon that stands for the text to load a simple selection around it.

Go to Select > Modify > Contract and set the Contract by to 8px.

Focus on the bottom side of the Layers panel and click the Create a new layer button.

Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF, pick the Paint Bucket Tool and fill your selected zone.

Once you’re done, simply hit Control + D to clear your selection.

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Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 7
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 7

Step 8

Finally, open the Layer Style window for the layer made in the previous step and enter the settings shown in the following images.

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Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8
Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop 8

And We’re Done!

Here is how your final result should look.

Create a Plasticine Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop Final

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