Snake Skin Text Effect in Photoshop
Today we are going to create a beautiful snake-like skin text effect in our Photoshop. This tutorial is suitable for beginners even with the most basic skills, however, I am sure that advanced users will love the effect and find it useful for themselves. You can use practically any version of Photoshop CS2+ to create this effect,
Step 1. Create a new Canvas
You are free to work with any size of canvas you want, it’s easy since both text and canvas could be resized at any time. We filled it with dark purple hue and made a little lighter spot in the middle, to give our background more depth.
Step 2. Type the text.
Using your desired font, type the words you want using any color. We used “Bickham Script Pro” front, and #000000 color.
Step 3. Start Applying Layer Styles.
Go to your layer styles panel, while the text is still selected, and start applying the following layer styles settings:
We want to have a very detailed and deep shadow that will add curve to our text…
Inner shadow will help to create the 3D illusion of snake body, in our case.
Bevel and emboss settings further make our text bold and 3D. Since we used a slim font (which is the only recommended type of fonts for this kind of effects), it’s necessary to further refine the illusion of 3d by applying the settings below..
The most important part of the tutorial is obviously the pattern, which creates the “snake skin” effect. You probably don’t have this parrten as we custom made it — use the example below to first create it, it has to be very small, only a few pixels wide (the lines you see are actually 1px, enlarged).
And filly the very important, last but not least, part of this tutorial is the gradient. Here is one of the default gradients that come pre-installed with your photoshop, use the one below:
Step 4. Done!
If you carefully applied all the settings specified in the previous step, you should be done by now, and this is what your text is supposed to look like…
Thrilling and Inspiring Fantasy Art Photoshop Tutorials
I must admit that fantasy art tutorials are perhaps my best and most beloved choice of photoshop lessons. This teaches not only the techniques and how to apply particular filters to a certain layer, but also inspires and gives the artist, even if he is still a beginner — a lot of inspiration, ideas and new way of looking at the same standard photoshop tools that are available to all of us. I believe we all have a little artist living inside us, and weather will we unleash it or not, depends entirely on us. However, it’s no sin to draw inspiration from other sources and learn from other’s experience, so here we gathered a list of all the best, all-time-favorite fantasy art tutorials that will help to turn your photoshop into an art making machine…
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As we offer a great deal of high resolution professional photos on our blog, we are also aware that some people are not using these pictures for mere web design purposes, but print them to add original and unique decor to their homes or offices. We have been contacted several times and asked if we can recommend a high quality printing services that offer giclee prints at affordable prices.
So we have done a little researched and compared the prices of all the local provides, searching for the perfect balance between price and quality.
Eventually, we decided to make a whole new post about it, which is something we don’t normally do, only because we have ordered prints ourselves from point101.com recently and were so impressed with the professional service and the end result, that we couldn’t keep it a secret… We printed one of the photos we offer on sale here on PSwish.com, and it arrived printed at 1440 dpi, using an 8-colour pigment ink system, on a Hahnemuhle (Baryta – 320 gsm) paper. This was not a surprise since at the checkout we could customize every aspect of our order, but we didn’t expect such a perfect color match to reality, such a fast processing and shipping. Starting from only £6 inc. delivery in mere 1-3 working days. For a small additional fee the shipping can be expedited within 48 hours.
I would say that if you have your own photos waiting to be printed, ranging from ordinary family pictures, to professional photographer’s exhibition, giclee prints offered at point101.com will not fail your expectations.
Do be aware of the size limit, however. The maximum number of megapixels that they can accept within a single file is 200 (which is roughly a 14,000 x 14,000 px photo). Nonetheless, it should be more than sufficient for the vast majority of online customers and photographers.
We hope you found this post to be helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or head directly to Print101 for more details. You can also call them at +44 (0)20 7241 1113 with any questions you have.