Hello this is Jeff at Magical Fruit Tuts.
In this video I will show you how to make a word based design based on an animals characteristics.
For example, for a Rhino, I used the some words such as bold, audacious, undaunted,
etc. For other animals you could do a web search for animal characteristic and find
many interesting ideas. I also created an African background for you
to place your Rhino in if you desire. Load in the image. The link is in the description
area. I have left it at the default size and resolution but you may find it easier to reduce
the size. Start out by cutting out an animal from an
image. Try and get a good profile with most of the body parts showing.
Here I have made a selection to cut Rhino from the background I pressed ALT Control
J to copy the selection to a new layer and named it Rhino.
Don’t worry about grass or mud or other objects covering parts of the animal as they will
not be showing in the final resulting image. Make a new layer at the top of the layer stack
and name it “reference”. Make sure your foreground color is set to
white. With the reference layer active, control-click
the Rhino layer thumbnail. Then stroke a 10 pixel outline onto the reference
layer. Select a white hard-round brush at size 15.
Start laying out general areas where words might be placed. I tried to follow the contours
and flow of the body. Try and avoid sharp angles. Remember we can easily erase and redo
any lines as we go forward. After filling in all the lines, Here is the
preliminary setup of the reference lines that I came up with. In choosing the segments I
considered that I might use Gutty in the belly area,the T intrepid for the ear, and Focus
for the horn. I also modified the outline a little to smooth out the angles. Control-Click the new layer icon to place
a new layer below the reference layer.Fill it in with a dark blue color of 0C2D4E.
Press Alt + Backspace to fill the layer. Add a new layer to the top of the stack. Name
it Font Ref. Lock the reference layer. Go Back to the font ref layer and Change the
foreground color to 91d5f5 for the word Dauntless, Zoom in some,then With a round-hard brush
write “Dauntless” in the area you choose for it. When done, Start placing the other words with
the colors you choose in the remaining word areas.This is not final, just an organized
way of going forward. Here is the image after adding words and colors
to the reference map. ready to add words. Select the font ref layer
then Reduce its opacity to 25%. then Lock the layer. 6a. Next I’ll show you two different ways
of entering a word. Vary your fonts and colors to make the design
interesting. use bright rich colors. I used Hobo Standard Font with a color of
91D5F5 and the point size of 300 Type in the word in this case “BOLD”. Select the Transform Tool, Then stretch it
with the side handles to about the width of the space available. Place it near, but not on top of its destination. Next , rasterize the type layer. Zoom in on the “bold” text. Now use the polygonal
or rectangular selection tool to select the first letter. Once selected Control-T to change to the Transform
tool, drag it to the approximate position.(hold control while moving) You can turn it, enlarge
it or stretch it’ any way using the handles. Finally if you still need more fitting, while
it is still selected with the transform tool, select the warp tool and make your final adjustments.
You also can use the distort,skew, or scale tool on each individual letter if desired. Follow the same procedure on the rest of the
letters. Zoom Out, select the O,Control-T, shrink it,move
it,stretch it, adjust it Right-Click and go to warp tool. Fix the warp,
Control-D. Highlight the L,Control-T, shrink it, move
it down, stretch it and adjust it, right-click and go to the warp tool, put it where you
want it. Back to the D. Select it, Control-T, stretch
it, move it down, adjust it, strech it, shrink it. Go to the warp tool. and finalize where
you’re putting it. Control-D, and we’re done. Next I will show you the second method. This method works best when the shape being
filled is similar to the options found in the Warp dialog such as Arc and Bulge. Zoom in to the general area. In this example
we will be enterinng Gutty in tummy area of the Rhino. This area is roughly bulge shaped.
Make your foreground color 6EF396, the font Poplar Std, and the size 400. Enter the Text over the Gutty area. Center
it as best you can. Rasterize the type.
Press Control+T to choose the Transform Tool Right Click and choose Warp
Change the warp type in the transform options to Bulge
Drag it with the mouse Use the top handle to adjust it to its approximate
position. Click the checkbox or press enter to accept. Press Control T again to open up the transform
tool. right click and choose warp Continue adjusting the text to fit the area.
when done click the checkbox or enter to accept. Here is the image after I have added all the
words in their proper places. 8b. It would be a good idea to save your work
now. If you want to further enhance it, you can
replace the Dark Blue background layer with any image you like. I have made an Africa
Background image for this picture. It should work nicely for most African animals. You
can download it at my website, the link to it is in the description area it is named
AfricaBG. Select all the word layers. Right-Click and
convert them to a smart object. Rename the Smart Object Rhino To clean up, Unlock Dark Blue (Layer 1) then
remove all the other layers below the Rhino layer. At this point you can replace the Dark Blue
Background layer with any background you wish. To load the AfricaBG image or an image of
your choice. Select Layer 1, then Choose Place Embedded from the file menu. Then Place the
image. Rasterize the Rhino layer. In order to outline the Rhino better against
the background Add a Stroke layer effect to the Rhino layer. I used color 062B69 at 13 pixels size
Blend Mode Normal Outside
95% opacity, normal blend. At this point you may notice some rouge brush
spots. Use your eraser brush to remove them. Then with the Rhino layer active, Control-T
to Size and Move the rhino to an appropriate location. This concludes the video. Hope you can find
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l ROUGH AREAS FOR TEXT.
On new empty layer name segments 1. Stroke outside with white (6 px)
2. With white pencil mark in where words need to go.
3. Place words. Letters should not touch each other.