Create cloud text effects in Photoshop with SaDesign

27/02/2024 196

Text with a fluffy cloud effect will help make your design more unique. You can absolutely create cloud text effects in Photoshop by combining many tools together. Join Sadesign to see how to implement this effect through the shares below.

Create cloud text effects in Photoshop with SaDesign

Text with a fluffy cloud effect will help make your design more unique. You can absolutely create cloud text effects in Photoshop by combining many tools together. Join Sadesign to see how to implement this effect through the shares below.

cloud text effects in Photoshop

1. Create a background 

To be able to create a cloud text effect in Photoshop, first we need to have a beautiful cloud background. 

Step 1: Create a new document with the appropriate size.

Create a new document with the appropriate size

Step 2: Create a new layer and add a sky image. Choose blue sky background images with a few clouds in the center because we will create a cloud text effect in Photoshop in the center. Let's name this layer “Clouds Background”.

Create a new layer and add a sky image

Step 3: Double click on Clouds Background, the Layer Style dialog box appears. Please choose Color Overlay. Set the Opacity to 70% and choose the color code #3dacfa.

choose Color Overlay

Step 4: To make the background brighter, click Create new fill or Adjustment layer (the divided circle icon in the bottom corner of the layers panel). Then select Level.

click Create new fill or Adjustment layer

In the Level panel, adjust the midtone and shadow parameters in the output a bit to brighten the image.

In the Level panel

At this point we will get a cloud background as shown.

At this point we will get a cloud background as shown.

 

2. Create a cloud brush 

To be able to create a cloud text effect in Photoshop, we first need to create a cloud brush using a Soft Round Brush. You can create a cloud brush through the following steps: 

Step 1: On the toolbar, select Brush Tool. Open the Brush panel and select Soft Round Brush from the list of brushes. On the Brush panel that appears, click Brush Tip Shape and set the parameters as shown.

select Brush Tool

On the Brush panel that appears, click Shape Dynamics and set the Size Jitter, Angle Jitter, Roundness Jitter and Minimin Roundness parameters as shown.

click Shape Dynamics

On the Brush panel that appears, click Scattering and set the parameters Scatter, Count Jitter and check Both Axes as shown.

click Scattering

Step 2: To save the brush, click on the top right corner menu of the brush panel and select New Brush Preset.

select New Brush Preset.

Name this new brush “Clouds brush” then click OK.

Name this new brush “Clouds brush”

3. Create cloud text 

To create cloud text effect in Photoshop, follow these steps: 

Step 1: Add a new layer and write the text that needs to create the cloud text effect in Photoshop. Then fill the text with color code #000000.

fill the text with color code #000000.

Step 2: On the toolbar, select Filter => Distort => Ripple.

Ripple

In the Ripple table that appears, set the Amount to about 55% then click OK.

set the Amount to about 55%

Step 3: Press Shift+Ctrl+N to create a new layer. Name this layer “Clouds Effect”.

Press Shift+Ctrl+N

On the toolbar select Brush => Clouds brush to add a cloud text effect in Photoshop around the text. Set the brush color to #000000, set Opacity 30% and paint over the same area multiple times.

set Opacity 30%

Use a brush to paint around the edges of the text. We will get the result as shown.

Use a brush to paint around the edges of the text

Step 4: Select the Sadesign text layer and the Clouds Effect layer. Then right-click and select Convert to Smart Object.

right-click and select Convert to Smart Object.

Set the blend mode of this Clouds Effect smart object to Overlay and Opacity to 90%.

Set the blend mode of this Clouds Effect smart object to Overlay and Opacity to 90%

Step 5: Double click on the Clouds Effect smart object to open the Layer style. Then add the parameters Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Outer Glow, Inner Glow, Bevel and Emboss and Satin as shown below.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Inner Shadow

 

Inner Shadow

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Bevel and Emboss 

Bevel and Emboss

Satin

Satin

 

4. Create cloud texture 

Step 1: Create a new layer and name it “Clouds”. Make its background color #ffffff.

 Create a new layer and name it “Clouds”

Step 2: Set Foreground Color to color #ffffff and Background Color to color #000000. Create cloud texture by selecting Filter => Render => Clouds.

Clouds

Step 3: Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the Clouds layer and then hide the new copied layer.

Press Ctrl+J

Right click on the Clouds layer and choose Create Clipping Mask. Set the Clouds blend mode to Lighter Color.

choose Create Clipping Mask

Step 4: On the menu bar, select Image => Adjustments => Levels and customize, click OK.

Levels and customize

Step 5: Open the Clouds layer and copy it, then set the blend mode to Screen. The result is as shown.

set the blend mode to Screen

Step 6: To adjust the contrast of the Clouds copy layer. Go to Image => Adjustments => Levels. Then adjust the appropriate parameters.

Levels

So we have created the cloud text effect in Photoshop.

So we have created the cloud text effect in Photoshop.

 

5. Adjust contrast and sharpness 

Step 1: In the bottom corner of the layers panel, select the divided circle icon - Create new fill or Adjustment layer. Select Solid Color… Then select color as #0096ec. Set the blend mode to Color, set the Opacity to 48%.

Create new fill or Adjustment layer

Step 2: Select Create new fill or Adjustment layer => Hue/Saturation if you want to change the blue tone, reduce color saturation, etc. Adjust the parameters as desired.

Hue/Saturation

Step 3: To increase contrast, select Create new fill or Adjustment layer => Level, then adjust appropriate parameters.

select Create new fill or Adjustment layer

Step 4: To perfect the photo, you can add a sharpening effect. Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E to create a copy of all layers. On this newl created layer, select Filter => Other => High Pass.

High Pass.

In the High Pass dialog box, set the Radius to 2 pixels and then click OK.

set the Radius to 2 pixels

Step 5: Set this layer's blend mode to Overlay. At this point we will get the result as shown.

Set this layer's blend mode to Overlay

Above is a summary of how to create cloud text effects in Photoshop. The method is not too difficult, try creating your own unique designs.

 
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