Chained text photo
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create text
wrapped in chains.
Start off by making a new Photoshop document with dimensions of 300x300, and a black
background. Create some large grey (575757) text in a new layer set called "Text", using
Arial Black/ 150pt /sharp. Apply the bevel and emboss layer style (image b) on the text,
using the settings shown when clicking on image b). If you'd like to view the PSD as we
go through this tutorial, you can download it from here,
a) Click Image to enlarge b) Click Image for Settings
Make a selection using the text (image a), contract it by 8 and feather (select > feather) it
This is the 2nd part of this Photoshop tutorial. Next, make a selection of the text
again expand (select > modify > expand) it by 3 pixels. Create a new layer below the
text and then fill the selection with a dark grey (474747)
Next, highlight the layer set, in the layers panel, and merge (layer > merge layer set)
the layer set into a single layer (image b).
Now we'er going to rotate each letter, so we need to split the text into 2. First, rasterize
the layer, by right clicking on it in the layers panel and then choosing "rasterize layer".
Then use the polygonal lasso tool to make a selection around one of the letters (image
a). You may want to zoom in to make sure not to create the selection over the other
letter. Once selected cut the layer into two, by right clicking on the layer in the layers
panel, and then choosing "layer via cut". You should now have each letter as a seperate
layer. Select the "G" layer and then rotate counter clockwise by 30 degrees, using the
transform tool (edit > transform > rotate).
Now rotate the "T" clockwise by 15
degrees. Then go to [ Part 3 ] of this