How to create a embroidered text effects in Photoshop

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You can absolutely create embroidered text effects with Photoshop without spending too much time or effort. If you don't know how to do it, let's learn with SaDesign.

How to create a embroidered text effects in Photoshop

You can absolutely create embroidered text effects with Photoshop without spending too much time or effort. If you don't know how to do it, let's learn with SaDesign.

embroidered text effects in Photoshop

 

1. Instructions for creating background that look like jeans

To create a jeans background, follow these basic steps: 

- Step 1: Create a new document with dimensions of 1100 x 600px then create a new layer named “Jeans Background”. 

Copy and paste the Jeans texture above this layer. Note that you need to use large patterns (2000 x 1500 px).

Create a new document with dimensions of 1100 x 600px

- Step 2: Create a new layer named “Textured” and fill it with white. Make sure the Foreground Color is white and the Background Color is black. 

Then go to Filter => Render => Clouds.

Create a new layer named “Textured” and fill it with white

- Step 3: Filter => Brush Strokes => Crosshatch with the following settings:

  • Stroke Length: 15

  • Sharpness: 16

  • Strength: 2.

The above parameters are for reference only, you can completely change other parameters.

 Crosshatch with the following settings:

- Step 4: Set the Textured layer's blending mode to Soft Light and Opacity to about 50%. If you want, you can change the color of the jeans by adding a Color Overlay to the Textured layer with the Color blend mode and choosing the color you like.

Set the Textured layer's blending mode to Soft Light and Opacity to about 50%

2. Instructions on how to create a sewing brush 

To create a stitching brush, follow the following detailed instructions: 

- Step 1: To perfect the background of the jeans and create a realistic embroidery effect in Photoshop, we will create a set of stitching brushes from the beginning. 

First, you need to create a new PSD file with dimensions of 27 x 5px. Then fill the canvas with black. Then set the brush preset by going to Edit => Define Brush Preset. Set the brush name to "stitch" and click OK.

You close the new PSD file without saving, then return to the original PSD file (jeans background file).

create a set of stitching brushes from the beginning

- Step 2: Modify the newly created brush to create a custom brush by selecting the Brush Tool, then selecting the "stitch" brush from the Brush Preset Picker. Change the Brush Panel and make the following settings:

  • Angle: 90

  • Roundness 50% 

  • Spacing 87% 

  • Angle Jitter: Direction.

create a custom brush by selecting the Brush Tool

- Step 3: Click on the top right corner of the Brush Panel then select New Brush Preset, name the new brush "stitch1".

Click on the top right corner of the Brush Panel

- Step 4: Create a second brush by selecting the Brush Tool, then selecting the "stitch" brush from the Brush Preset Picker. Change the Brush Panel and make the following settings:

  • Spacing: 750% 

  • Angle Jitter: Direction.

Create a second brush by selecting the Brush Tool

- Step 5: Click on the top right corner of the Brush Panel then select New Brush Preset, name this new brush "stitch2".

select New Brush Preset

3. Instructions for adding sewing details 

- Step 1: We use the Rectangle Tool to draw a shape as shown in the preview image and name this layer “Jeans Border”.

use the Rectangle Tool

- Step 2: Go to Filter => Distort => Wave and set the parameters for Wavelength, Amplitude and Scale as shown to create a wavy border. Also, go to Filter => Blur => Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 0.7 pixels.

Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 0.7 pixels

- Step 3: Add this layer style to the Jeans Border layer:

  • Drop Shadow: (color #131e26)

  • Inner Shadow: (color #131e26)

  • Inner Glow: (color #ffffff)

  • Bevel and Emboss: (colors: #ffffff and color code #131e26)

Drop Shadow: (color #131e26)

Inner Shadow: (color #131e26)

Inner Glow: (color #ffffff)

Bevel and Emboss: (colors: #ffffff and color code #131e26)

- Step 4: Create a new layer called “Stitch”, then select the Brush Tool and select the "stitch2" brush. You set the size to about 13 px and the color to #ffffff. 

Hold down the Shift key to draw a straight line, then add another line at the bottom of the jeans background in the same way.

select the Brush Tool and select the "stitch2" brush

- Step 5: Select the following settings:

  • Drop Shadow: check

  • Inner Glow: check

  • Bevel and Emboss: check

  • Stroke: check

Drop Shadow: check

Inner Glow: check

Bevel and Emboss: check

Stroke: check

- Step 6: Go to Filter => Distort => Ripple and set Amount 30% and Size Small. And here is the result we get:

set Amount 30% and Size Small

- Step 7: Create a new layer and name it “Ripple Edge”, use the Brush Tool and select Soft Round Brush. 

Toggle the Brush panel to customize the brush and make the following settings:

  • Size: 50px

  • Angle: 90  

  • Roundness: 45% 

  • Spacing: 150%. 

use the Brush Tool and select Soft Round Brush.

- Step 8: Draw two lines using this custom brush and fill it with white. 

Set the blending mode of Ripple Edge layer to Overlay, Opacity 40%. 

Next, add the Drop Shadow layer style (color #0f1114).

Set the blending mode of Ripple Edge layer to Overlay

 

4. Instructions for creating an embroidery effect in Photoshop 

Now will be the final step to complete the embroidery letter design. Specifically, the process of creating an embroidery effect in Photoshop will take place in the following steps: 

- Step 1: Create new text layers and name them “Embroidered Texture”. Enter text using False Positive font. Click the Toggle the Character and Paragraph Panels button and set the Font Size to 230 px, and the Vertically/Horizontally Scale as shown in the preview.

Create new text layers and name them “Embroidered Texture”.

- Step 2: Add Stroke to the Embroidered Texture layer to make the text thinner. Right click on the layer and Convert to Smart Object.

Add Stroke to the Embroidered Texture layer

- Step 3: Add Embroidered Texture layer and the following settings:

  • Drop Shadow (color code #000000)

  • Inner Shadow (color code #000000)

  • Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and code #000000)

  • Bevel and Emboss - Texture (Pattern "pixel-pattern-diagonal")

  • Color Overlay (color #686565)

Drop Shadow (color code #000000)

Inner Shadow (color code #000000)

Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and code #000000)

Bevel and Emboss - Texture (Pattern "pixel-pattern-diagonal")

Color Overlay (color #686565)

- Step 4: Convert this layer into a smart object so that we can add another type of layer without having to create effects. Press Ctrl-T to convert the smart object while scaling it to 130% in both horizontal and vertical scale.

Convert this layer into a smart object

- Step 5: Duplicate the Embroidered Text smart objects and set them as Shadow. Move this layer below the Embroidered Texture smart object. 

- Step 6: Add layer styles for each of these two layers. Start with the Embroidered Texture object. Add Inner Shadow (color #000000), Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and #000000), Color Overlay (color #ffc000), and Gradient Overlay (color #ffffff and #ffffff). 

You can choose any Color Overlay you like just make sure to adjust the Gradient Overlay opacity if you want the tone darker or lighter.

Inner Shadow (color #000000)

Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and #000000)

Color Overlay (color #ffc000)

Gradient Overlay (color #ffffff and #ffffff).

- Step 7: To make the effect more realistic, add Filter => Distort => Ripple and Filter => Distort => Noise effect. 

These two effects are added as Smart Filters, so you can make edits to them at any time by double-clicking the Filter name.

Noise effect

- Step 8: Go to Shadow Layer and set Fill to 0%, then add layer style Bevel and Emboss (colors #ffffff and #000000). 

And this is the result we got:

add layer style Bevel and Emboss (colors #ffffff and #000000)

- Step 9: Create a new layer right below the Shadow layer and name it “Stitched Border”. 

Hold down the Ctrl key and click the Embroidered Texture layer thumbnail to create a selection. 

Go to Select => Modify => Expand and expand it by 5 pixels.

Select => Modify => Expand and expand it by 5 pixels.

- Step 10: Go to Paths and select Make Work Path.

Go to Paths and select Make Work Path.

- Step 11: Select the Brush Tool, fill it with color #ffffff and select the "stitch1" brush. Continue on the Paths tab and select Stroke Path. Click Delete to delete the working path.

Select the Brush Tool

- Step 12: Add the Drop Shadow layer style (color #000000) to the Stitched Border layer. Perform a conversion of this layer into a smart object.

Add the Drop Shadow layer style (color #000000)

- Step 13: Finally, add a layer style to the Stitched Border smart object with the following color coding settings:

  • Drop Shadow: #161616

  • Inner Shadow: #161616

  • Bevel and Emboss: #ffffff and #161616

  • Color Overlay: #f5f5f5

You can choose any color you want for the stitching.

Drop Shadow: #161616

Inner Shadow: #161616

Bevel and Emboss: #ffffff and #161616

Color Overlay: #f5f5f5

So, we have completed how to create realistic embroidered text effects in Photoshop. The final result we get will be as follows:

The final result we get will be as follows:

Hopefully, the detailed instructions we provide above will help readers successfully create realistic embroidered text effects in Photoshop. Don't forget to follow SaDesign for more interesting information about photoshop!

 
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