No announcement yet.

Photoshop effect

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Photoshop effect

    Hi everyone

    I came across a photoshop effect on the internet and I have no idea how they created it. Don't know if it has a certain name so googling it wasn't really succesfull either. Hope you guys can help me out! This is the effect:

    Big thanks!

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum Sander. We ask all new members to read the forum rules posted here and here. They will give you all the info you need on how the forum runs, the rules and regs, and give you some background info on our long running, inside jokes

    There are two major effects going on, emboss/deboss and a textured background.
    This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."


    • #3
      They look like printed pieces... do you have a link to these?

      "May your hats fly as high as your dreams"Michael Scott


      • #4
        Originally posted by garricks View Post
        There are two major effects going on, emboss/deboss and a textured background.
        Just to expand on what gar said...

        The texture in the first one is "Canvas" with emboss, the second one looks like it's just set to multiply with pillow emboss/deboss.
        Design is not decoration.


        • #5
          Thanks for the welcome and the info about the rules guys. You think emboss/deboss is everything it is? I'm gonna give it a try as soon as I get home.

          @eugenetyson, they look like printed pieces, but I'm sure they're not. That's why I like them so much. I will not put a link to the images on the board out of respect for the owner of the website.

          Big thanks!


          • #6
            There's also planar distortion, lens blur with some lighting tweaks. Nicely done, I might add.


            • #7
              I've been trying to get the same effect, but getting the texture on the logo itself is really hard. Cutting the texture of the background in the same shape and putting it on top of the logo in overlay or something, just makes it cheesy
              and fake. Anybody suggestions?


              • #8
                You could convert your logo to B&W and use it as a distort filter on the texture layer. Then set the logo (as pure color, no texture) to overlay on top of that.

                In this specific case, they used two linen textures, the logo has a different one, with layer effects Bevel & Emboss and a subtle drop shadow.


                • #9
                  You don't have to cut the texture out. If your logo is already cut out, you can place the texture layer directly above it and option click on the line between layers to create a layer mask that is always determined by the layer below it (or alt click I assume on the PC).
                  I like to beat up pacifists, because they don't fight back ...

                  N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."


                  • #10
                    The way I see it:

                    → Flat logo on white background (2 layers)

                    → Using the transform controls, right-click and choose "perspective" to transform. Skew accordingly.

                    → Add Emboss + canvas texture to logo

                    → Use either a built-in texture or a texture photo for the background

                    → Create vignette blur (on your own or otherwise) over the whole image

                    Most of what gives it that nice shine is the attention to detail, light source, perspective, and textures. It's wonderfully done.
                    ♪ Butterfly in the sky,
                    I can go twice as high.
                    Take a look,
                    It's in a book,
                    A Reading Rainbow ♫

                    Reading Rainbow...


                    • #11
                      Ok, are you sure that this is a photoshop effect? because it looks like a picture.

                      Assuming this is photoshop work their's more that meets the eye to reach that quality of work.
                      >soft brushing
                      >for the logo is concerned you MIGHT have to remake draw it in that direction it's really hard to get that level of quality with the transform tool in PS, they probably did it in illy.
                      >then obviously blurring probably used the blur brush
                      >levels to bring out the the blacks and highlights

                      I feel like this is a photo that's simply been edited but it's not impossible to do that it's just many different techniques that are used to create it because of the orientation of text and logo.

                      If you want me to give it a go i could try and show you how if you want. just let me know.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ankz View Post
                        Ok, are you sure that this is a photoshop effect? because it looks like a picture.
                        I'm positive that, at the very least, the "embroidered" style is a texture in Photoshop (maybe Illy, but I don't know if Illy has layer texture overlays).

                        How can I tell? The way the 'grain' of the embroidery doesn't follow the shape of the logo. If it were actual embroidery the grain would be horizontal to the logo. Also, there are only a few variations in the shades of the 'embroidery,' (light, medium, dark) whereas in a normal embroidery photo, there would quite a few shade variations. Also in such a closeup high-def photo, we should see small fibers sticking out, which there are none. The whole image is just too perfect to be real.
                        ♪ Butterfly in the sky,
                        I can go twice as high.
                        Take a look,
                        It's in a book,
                        A Reading Rainbow ♫

                        Reading Rainbow...


                        • #13
                          I don't buy it...there are a lot of very small inconsistencies for those to be shopped. the printed looking one has a bunch of random little flecks of black throughout the entire thing. Different sizes, shapes, etc. for it to be a computer generated texture. It's a photo of something that has been printed/embossed. It's not a render.

                          As for the embroidered one...the 'grain' (as marcella) called it is following the the texture of the background. meets up where where the spaces between the fibers would be (Audi is an avid stitcher, and I see all of her projects, so I'm fairly well versed in what to look for in terms of fabric and threads). Also, the threads have random little pulls, pills and other such things that you typically find in threads. Again, I'd bet that it's something that was actually embroidered, then photographed.
                          Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.
                          | Karl Marx |

                          A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.
                          | Guy Fawkes |

                          | flickr |


                          • #14
                            I would bet 100% they are not real. All the little details you expect to see are there, because they're hi-res textures being used. I'm certain it's not actual embroidery because the letters are PERFECTLY smooth. You should start to see the outline of threads on the edge of each letter, but it's not the case.


                            EDIT: I found this website showing it's part of somebody's portfolio. I don't think the graphic designer did 7 color embroidery work for an identity proposal. There are hi-res versions there showing my above point more clearly. Also the lens blur effect on the letters and background diverge, it looks like the "t" has a fuzzy shadow around it which is not natural.
                            Last edited by VDM; 02-13-2012, 03:35 PM.


                            • #15

                              ^^^^ the texture is probably grabbed from an image not made from scratch.
                              I see what you mean.
                              Maybe combining these two tutorials along with some illy manipulation for the text and logo you can come up with the effect your looking for .
                              (for this video, what i would do instead of using photoshop's shadows and stuff, i would just draw it in with a white hard brush and a black hard brush then erase when necessary and add soft brushing when necessary also)
                     texture like they did here)

                              I doubt everything is completely made from scratch in PS like the texture but then again i could be wrong.

                              Hope this helps.






                              Incredible Stock

                              Latest Topics


                              • SpeccialK
                                Feedback Appreciated
                                I created my first signature in 12 years of not touching Photoshop or any graphics program in general. What do you guys think?
                                Yesterday, 08:08 PM
                              • SpeccialK
                                Reply to Help with Photoshop
                                Thank you for the help, I appreciate it!
                                Yesterday, 04:32 PM
                              • PrintDriver
                                Comment on Need a little help on getting set up with a job.
                                Oh, I wouldn't go so far as to say ''never use it for wide format.''
                                It gets used all the time for some very very large things. I recently did a 16' x 87' backdrop built in Photoshop. It was printed...
                                Yesterday, 03:03 PM
                              • praxis11
                                Reply to Would like critique of my site.
                                Generally like it a lot. Pretty different and that's cool.

                                Was thinking that I might like it better if I didn't have to click on the icons, that content would appear as you scroll down....
                                Yesterday, 02:45 PM
                              • Sbower
                                Comment on COLOR ISSUES!
                                Yeah, I have noticed they aren't as rich as I would like them to be. Luckily it seems like most of her stuff is going to be about online anyway. Thanks for the advice!
                                Yesterday, 02:29 PM
                              GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings