CREATE A SPECTACULAR GRASS TEXT
EFFECT IN PHOTOSHOP
Compiled by <<coldbing>>
Ever wanted to make text out of grass? Well with Photoshop you can. In this tutorial we'll create
a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of
This tutorial is made up of three parts—the background, the text itself, and some final extra
effects. So first of all we're going to make a background. To do this we create a new document
in Photoshop. I made mine 1920 x 1200 because I want this image to sit on my laptop
We start by drawing a Radial Gradient with the Gradient Tool (G) going from a light yellow-
green (#adbf41) to a mid-range green (#328a26). I wonder if I've ever written a tutorial that
doesn't start with a radial gradient. :-)
Now for this image we want to create a really textured background, faintly resembling paper.
So the first thing we need is ... a paper texture!
Happily you can grab some really awesome grungy paper textures from Bittbox and they are
nice and large too, which is good because this is a huge canvas.
So I can't remember which texture I used first, but grab one, desaturate it (Ctrl+Shift+U) and
stretch it over the top to fit the canvas.
Now we set the layer to Overlay and 70 percent; Opacity to blend the texture with our nice
Now to get a really distressed look, I then copied this layer, spun it around 180' and set it to
20%. Then I brought in a few more layers of paper texture (using different textures,
mostly from Bittbox) and set them all to faint overlays, one on top of the other.
This was partly for the extra distress, but also because I realized that the textures looked a bit
grainy and not small and sharp. So by combining extra textures and then fading it all back, I can
get a nicer, sharper overall look. Anyhow as you can see in the screenshot there are six laye