Baseball JERSEY Text Effect In Photoshop – Type Photoshop Tutorial


Welcome to the Photoshop Training Channel.
I have another awesome tutorial for you, guys, today. It’s a baseball jersey inspired effect.
And this effect is requested by one of our followers. In this tutorial, we’re going to be creating
a baseball poster from scratch, and I’ll be showing you how you can create the texture
found in the background and within the text. I will, also, show you how to create the stitching
effect by using a custom brush. So, let’s get started. Let’s start out by creating a
new document. So I’m going to press Ctrl N on my keyboard, that’s Command N on the Mac.
Then I’m going to set my Width to 1280, my Height to 720, change my Color Mode to RGB,
and my background contents, I want to set it to Transparent, then press OK. Now, before we go any further, we got to create
some guides that are going to help us place us the number and the name of our jersey.
So the first guide we’re going to create is a guide to divide everything in the center,
and right now, this is set to percentage. So 50 will always be the center, both horizontally
and vertically. So, I’m going to create my first guide to split the document down at
the middle, and you’ll notice that that snaps right at 50%. I’m going to change this into
pixels. And the next guide, I’m going to create, it’s going to be 50 pixels tall, which is
going to be the margin on top, and I can take that same marquee and snap it down at the
bottom, and create another guide to create the 50 pixels margin at the bottom. And, by
the way, if you don’t see the rulers, you can press Ctrl R or Command R on the Mac,
to show and hide the rulers. Now, let’s create the space where we’re going to have the number.
So, from the guide down here at the bottom, I’m going to create a selection. This is 415
pixels high, and by the way, you might not have Photoshop CS6, so you won’t be able to
use this selection to show you the number. In Photoshop CS6, you have that visual aid
that tells you how wide and high the selection is. But anyway, so this is 415 pixels high,
and I’m going to bring that down. So we’re going to have the number in this space and
the name in this space, here. And that is just going to help us place it better. So,
now that we created our guides, let’s move on into creating the background. So, we’re
going into the Adjustment Layer icon and create a solid color. I already have a blue predetermined
for this and I want to give you a number for that, that’s 0a356f. Press OK when you’re
done, and you can rename this layer “background.” But in reality, this is the texture to our
jersey. But that’s okay, “background” is a good name, and I’m going to go ahead and delete
the Layer Mask since we don’t really need it and it makes things a little cleaner. It’s
not really necessary. I just like doing it. I’m going to go ahead and double click on
the layer to open up the Layer Style Window, and we’re going to add a Pattern Overlay.
And the pattern that I’m going to use is this one here, titled “Woven Wide.” And, by the
way, if you don’t see these patterns, just go to the Fly out Menu and select Patterns,
and you should get the patterns you see here. And the Blending Mode for this pattern, I’m
going to set to Soft Light, and the Opacity is going to be 15%, and I’m going to change
the Scale of this all the way down to 5%, so you can barely see it. And, actually, from
this view you can’t really see it. So I’m going to press OK, and I’m going to Zoom In
so you can see the pattern we’ve created. So there you go. It looks a lot like the pattern
you’ll see on a modern jersey. So I’m going to go ahead and Zoom Out, and it’s time to
bring in our text. So I’m going to press T on the keyboard for the Type Tool, and I’m
going to type in the number 48. I’m going to press Ctrl Enter to accept the changes,
press Ctrl T to Transform, and fit this number right in the area that we created for it;
right in-between those guides. And, by the way, I’m using a font called Jersey M54. You
can download it from dafont.com, and you can just search for this font, and then click
on download. So, by the way, I’m going to have this link on my website PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com.
If you’re not there already, go there, find this tutorial, and you can find a direct link
to this font so you can download it. Anyway, so this is the font that I’m using.
Now that I have my text right where I want it, I’m, actually, inside the Text layer,
so to get out of it, I’m going to press Ctrl Enter, that’s Command Return on the Mac, and
we’re going to add some Layer Styles to this layer. So I’m going to double click on the
layer, and I’m going to move this to the side so that we can see the number just a little
bit better. And we’re going to add a Color Overlay. And the color we want for this is
bb0101, which is this dark red, here, and press OK. Then, we’re going to add a Stroke,
and this is going to be a white stroke. Press OK. And we’re going to make this into a 8-pixel
stroke, but we’re going to change the Position to Center. And that’s going to give 4 pixels
inside of the layer, and 4 pixels outside of the layer. Then, we’re going to change
the Fill type into Gradient, so we have a Gradient, but we’re going to change the Style
to Shape Burst. So the gradient follows the shape. So, as you can see, the dark is always
in the outside, and the light is always in the inside. So, we’re going to adjust how the gradient
looks. We’re going to add another black swatch to this, so you can create swatches by double
clicking on it and, double clicking on it, again, to select the color. I’m just going
to Click and Drag this one out to delete it. And the white is at 50%, which, it’s right
in the center of the gradient. So it creates this beveling effect around the Stroke. Now,
I don’t want to leave these at blacks since they’re a little bit too strong, so what I’m
going to do is I’m going to double click on the swatches and change the Brightness to
75%, and I’ll do the same thing for the other one, then I’ll press OK. So, now, it’s a much
more subtle effect, which is what we’re going for, and then, press OK. Now we’re going to add an Inner Glow. And
this glow is going to, actually, be a shadow. So we’re going to change the color to black,
and we’re going to change the Blending Mode to Normal. We’re, then, going to increase
the Size of this to 10 pixels, and you can kind of see the glow coming out of there,
and we’re going to change the Choke to 50%, and you can see how that’s looking there.
Now, this is a little too strong. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to bring
the Opacity to 15%, like so, and we’re going to do the same thing, but with an Outer Glow
this time. So, we’re going to click on Outer Glow, and we’re going to go to Normal. We’re
going to select a black color. We’re going to bring that Opacity to 15%, 10 pixels, and
for the Spread we’re going to go to 20. And now that I’m looking at it, the Opacity might
be a little too light, so let’s pump that up a little bit. Let’s leave it at 20. How
about that? I think that looks a little bit better. And, then, we’re going to give these numbers
a pattern as well. So we’re going to click on Pattern Overlay, but once we click on Pattern
Overlay, we can’t see the pattern because the Color Overlay is right above that. So
let’s hide it for a moment and we’re going to select this pattern here. It’s titled Herringbone
No. 2, Click on that, and we’re going to leave the Opacity to 100%, but this Scale is going
to go to 60%, like so. And we’re going to come back to our Color Overlay, and we’re
going to change the Opacity of our Color Overlay to 95%, so that way, the texture we just added,
the pattern, is barely visible, and you can’t see it here, but I’m going to Zoom In in a
moment so you can see it. So I’m going to press OK on that, and I’m going to Zoom In,
and now you can see what we did. There’s a very subtle shadow around the numbers. You
can see around here, on the side. The subtle texture and, obviously, what we did before
the pattern over our jersey. So I’m going to Zoom Out. And, by the way, I Zoom Out by
holding Alt and the mouse wheel, and that’s Option mouse wheel on the Mac. Actually, I’m
going to Zoom Out just a little bit more so we can see everything. Okay. Now that we have our numbers created,
it’s time to create the stitching that’s going to go around these numbers. So, if you’ve
seen baseball jerseys, sometimes they have a stitch that goes around the numbers. So
let’s create that and the easiest way to create this is actually in Illustrator. So we’re
going to go into Illustrator to quickly create this. If you don’t have Illustrator, you can
try creating it on your own in Photoshop, or you can just go to my website PhotoshopTrainingChannel.com.
Find this tutorial and I’ll have that file for you there to download. So, let’s go into
Illustrator first. Okay, so here we are in Illustrator, and I’m going to go into File,
New, to create a new document. And we’re going to create a document that’s 100 pixels wide
by 100 pixels tall. Then, I’m going to press OK. I’m going to select the Pen Tool and I’m
going to click on the corner here. I’m going to find the center of this document, and in
Illustrator, you have these guides that help you out. Do you see that green line there,
going from top to bottom? It’s telling me that this is the center of this image, so
I’m going to click on that. And then, I’m going to click on the other
corner, here, like so, to create this “V.” Then, I’m going to click on my Move Tool,
select my Path, and just remove the color—the white color—from the Fill, since I don’t
want any Fill, so, now, we have our red line through it. Then I’m going to change the Stroke
of my Path to 10 points, like so, so you get something much wider, and I’m going to click
on my Path, again, and I’m going to click on the handle here, and scale that in. I’m
going to hold Alt to Scale this from the center, like so. And, I’m going to bring the bottom
part up, so this point, here, is way at the bottom, right on the tip of the canvass there,
like so. Okay. So this is going to be our stitching, and I’m going to move that down
by using the arrow keys on the keyboard, just like you do in Photoshop. Then I’m going to
select it, and I’m going to go into Edit, Copy. I’m going to come back into Photoshop.
I’m going to open a New Document, press OK, and then, I’m going to paste it into my New
Document. Now, this Window is asking me what I want
to paste. I want to paste a Smart Object, a Pixel, a Path, or a Shape layer? Pixel is
fine, so just press OK and press Enter. Then, you can Zoom In, so you can see your shape
a little bit better, and everything’s looking pretty good. The only thing I’m going to do
is we’re just going to crop it, right here. I don’t want this space, here, at the bottom,
so I’m just going to go Image, Crop, and that’s going to crop that out. And what we’re going
to do is we’re going to create a new brush so we can create the stitching. So, then,
now that we have this, we can go into Edit, Define Brush Preset, and we’re just call this
Preset “stitching” and I’m going to press OK. Then, I’m going to open up a new window,
just so we can see what we’re working with, and the Width and Height, really, doesn’t
matter, but I want something that’s fairly big so we could see what’s going on. I’m going
to change the background color to white, press OK, and I’m going to select the Brush Tool,
and I’m going to find the Preset we just created. It should be way at the bottom, here, in the
corner, and if you hover over it, you’ll see the name and it’s called “stitching,” which
is exactly what we wanted. And, if we start painting, you kind of see
what we got, but it’s not exactly what we’re looking for. So, we’re going into the Brush
panel, and we’re going to change the Brush tip shape, and we’re going to change the spacing
first. So the spacing, we’re going to set to something like 82. We’ll see how that looks.
And that looks pretty good. So if I were to come back to my canvass and draw, you’ll see
that the stitching is looking pretty good. Now, the problem with that is if I go up and
down, the stitching doesn’t follow, so it’s not looking too good. I’m going to Undo those
changes. And I’m going to go to Shape Dynamics and turn that on. And I’m not going to change
any of the default, but I do have to make sure that the Control for the Angle Jitter
is set to Direction, so now, every time I paint with this brush, the stitching follows,
and this is more of what we want. So let’s test this out and see how this is
going to work on a shape. So I’m going to create a shape, and this is, again, just to
test that out. And I’m just going to select anyone of these shapes. It really doesn’t
matter, so we can select the heart, for example, and we have our heart. By the way, I’m going
to open up the Paths panel. We have our Paths panel here now. Now we have the work path
that we just created, and we’re going to stroke this with our brush. And, as you can see,
this is the result, but our brush is a little too big, so why don’t we press Ctrl Alt Z
to Undo those changes, and we’re going to make the brush a little bit smaller. So, let’s
make that about 30 and you can kind of paint on there and see if that works. That might
be a little too big, so let’s set it to 20, and 20 seems it will do a good job. So, I’m
just going to Undo all those changes, go back into my Path. Select Stroke Path. Select Brush
once again, and that looks much, much better, and this is exactly what we want for the stitching
in our jersey. So, I’m going to hide this panel for now,
and I’m going to close this document. I don’t need it. I don’t need to save it, so I’m just
going to close it and I’m going to come back into our jersey. So, now, we got to Stroke
the numbers using that brush. I’m going to go back into the Layers panel, and what I’m
going to do is I’m going to create a new layer, and I’m going to call this layer “stitching.”
Then, I’m going to come back into our Text layer, hold Ctrl, that’s Command on the Mac,
and click to make a selection out of that number, go back into our Paths panel, and
you can do one of two things. You can click on this icon, here, which is the Make Work
Path from Selection icon, or you can come into the fly out menu, here, and click on
Make Work Path. And the Tolerance for this, I’m going to leave it at this lowest possible
setting, which is 0.5, and then press OK. And this created a path that follows our selection;
in this case, the numbers. So, I’m going to go back into the Layers panel,
make sure that the stitching layer is selected. Go back into the Paths panel, and click on
Stroke Path with Brush, press OK. And it creates that path you see there. Now, I’m going to
Zoom In and this is what it created. Now, we’re going to go back into the Layers panel,
and in our stitching layer, I’m going to double click on that to create a new layer style.
I’m going to set the Color Overlay to white, and, actually, an off white, just right below
white, so something like 96% brightness or something like that. Then, press OK, and I’m
going to add a Drop Shadow, and we’re going to make this into a faint shadow, so I’m going
to bring in this size to 1 pixel, and bring the distance in to something very, very small
that you can barely see, maybe, like 2 pixels, and bring the Opacity down to something like
50%, maybe, even less. Let’s try 40%. That seems to be okay for now. We can come back
and make changes if need be a little later. And, you know what? I’m looking at it and
I still think we need less, so let’s just make it 35, and I think that’s good, and press
OK. And I’m going to Zoom Out so we can see the changes we have so far. And now that I’m
looking at this, it’s not looking the way that I wanted. The Stroke is a little too
strong. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to click on the Marquee Tool. And, by the
way, before I do that, I’m going to Deselect my Work Path so nothing is selected. Go back
into my Layers panel, and select the stitching we created and I’m going to hit Backspace
on my keyboard to delete the pixels. I didn’t delete the layers because I still want to
keep the same Drop Shadow and Color Overlay that we applied, but I don’t want those pixels.
I thought the stitching was a little too big. So I’m going to click on my Brush Tool once
again, and this time, I’m probably going to do 15, and that will be okay. Let me do a
test. So at 15 pixels, I think that’s much better. So, I’m going to Undo those changes,
make sure my stitching layer is selected. Go into Paths. Click on my Work Path and click
Stroke Path with the brush. And, now, we get a much better stitching look to our numbers.
I’m going to press Ctrl H to Hide all the extras, and I’m going to go back into my Layers
panel. And now that I have everything here, I’m going to select the stitching and the
Layer 1, which is, actually, an extra Text layer I created somehow, so I’m just going
to delete that. So I’m going to grab the stitching, grab the
number, press Ctrl G to make a group, and just title that group “number.” And now that
I have the number selected, I’m going to press Ctrl J to Duplicate it, and, by the way, Ctrl
J to duplicate groups only works in CS6, so, if you have CS5 or below, you’re going to
have to duplicate it by clicking and dragging it into the New Layer icon. Then, I’m going
to rename this layer to “name.” And I’m going to move that up, somewhere around there for
now. And, by the way, pressing Ctrl ; (semicolon), and that’s Command ; on the Mac, brings up
the guides. So that’s one way of bringing it back. Then I’m going to press Ctrl T, and
I’m going to Transform it so the number now fits in the space that I created for the name,
like so. I’m going to open up this group, and we’re going to have to redo the stitching,
so I’m just going to delete the pixels off of there, by doing what we did before—selecting
those pixels and hitting Backspace on the keyboard—and I’m going to have to adjust
the Stroke a little bit. So, right now, it’s set to 6 pixels. Let’s change that to 6. And
we’re going to bring in the Inner Glow just a little bit. It’s a little too strong and
press OK. Okay, so now, before we create the stitching,
we got to change the number to a name. So I’m going to double click on the text layer
thumbnail, and I’m going to change the number to a name. In this case, I’m going to use
JRFROMPTC, and I’m going to center this. So, I’m going to select FROM and change this to
the number 22, and, actually, it might still be a little too big. So, maybe, 20; let’s
do 18; yeah, 18. So JRFROMPTC, and, by the way, if you’re wondering, this is actually
a shameless plug, here. This is my Twitter name. So if you like to follow me, well, now,
you know what my Twitter name is. Feel free to send me a Tweet with any comment, message,
or anything else that you like. I’m going to press Ctrl Enter, that’s Command Enter
on the Mac, to accept the changes. I’m going to press V on the keyboard to bring the Move
Tool, and I’m going to center this Text layer. And now that I have the name, I’m going to
create an arc because that’s the names on jerseys are. They’re sort of in an arc, but
not in a straight line. So, to do that, I’m going to double click on the text layer thumbnail,
and I’m going to add a text warp. And in the Warp Text window, I’m going to select Arc,
and that arc is way too big, so I’m just going to bring that all the way down and, I think,
I’m going to have an arc of about 13 or 12; 12 seems okay, so I’ll leave that there. So now that I’ve created that, I’m going to
press Ctrl Enter, Command Enter once again. Press Ctrl T, Command T, to Transform. I’m
going to hold Shift and Alt, click on one of the corner handles, and scale that in so
it fits within the area we created for the name, like so. Okay. Now that we have the
name, it’s time to add the stitching, so we’ll Ctrl Click, Command Click on the text layer
thumbnail to create the selection around the text. We’ll go into Paths, Make Work Path
0.5 pixels, press OK. With the Work Path selected, make sure the stitching layer is selected,
and make sure that you select the entire path, and go into Stroke Path. And you’re going
to use the Brush Tool, of course. And it’s going to create the stitching for that layer.
So I’m going to press Ctrl H to Hide all the extras, Command H on the Mac. And, you know
what? The stitching, once again, looks a little too big. So I’m going to press Ctrl Z to Undo
that. We go into the Brush, and we’re going to make this into 12 pixels. We’ll see how
that works out. I’m going to make sure the path is selected, and then go into the Layers
panel, make sure “stitching” is selected; back into the Path panel, and click on Stroke
Path with our brush. And press Ctrl H to Hide the guides. Press it once more to hide everything.
And now our stitching is looking much better. So, let me Zoom Out a little bit so we can
see what we got so far. And really quick, I’m going to go back into the Layers panel,
and now, we’re going to create a vignette just to center this a little bit better. So,
I’m going to make sure that the path is not selected. I’m going to click on Layers. I’m
going to add a New Gradient Adjustment Layer. I’m going to set this to Radial, and click
on Reverse. And, by the way, make sure that you’re selecting the Transparent to Black
Fill, like so. Then, press OK, and you can change the scale of this as need be. So in
my case, it’s 278% or something like that. So the outside areas are dark, creating that
vignette, so then, press OK. And, I’m going to duplicate this, and the bottom one, I’m
going to double click on the Gradient icon. I’m going to uncheck Reverse; I’m going to
click on that. I’m going to click on this swatch, here, at the bottom. I’m going to
set that to white, and I’ll do the same thing for the other one, so they’re both set to
white. And I’m going to change the Scale. I’m going to bring that in. And, obviously,
this is going to be my highlight, and I’ll press OK. And the highlight, it’s going to
be set to 30% Opacity, and I’m going to change the Blending Mode to Overlay, to create that
highlight you see there. By the way, this is a little too strong, so I’m going to bring
that down, so, maybe, 85% or so. So, now, we have our vignette. We have our highlight.
And one cool thing about creating this highlight, if I double click on the Gradient again, I
can click and drag that around if you want to move your highlight to another area. But
I don’t want to do that. I’m just going to press Cancel. Okay, guys, that’s our tutorial right there.
And this is the final result. I’ll Zoom In a little bit just so you can see the detail
a little bit better, and there it is. Okay, so we were done with our tutorial, but then
I got an idea and tried it out. And it actually worked out pretty good. So, now, I want to
show you guys. And that’s kind of how I do things here at the Photoshop Training Channel.
I have my idea for a tutorial, and if something comes up as I’m doing it, I’ll show it to
you, guys. Anyway, that way, you, guys, can learn from different random ideas I have.
So, now that we’re done with this tutorial, I’m just going to click on all these layers,
press Ctrl G to group them, and I’m just going to call this “text” because, you know, essentially,
it’s the text. And, actually, these two layers, the highlight and vignette are not part of
that, so, only the text, here, which are the name and number. Okay. And I have an image of a shirt, here,
and I’ve already gone ahead and masked out everything around it. So, I’m going to grab
this shirt. I’m going to bring that into our composition, and I’m going to place it right
about here, like so. And I’m going to change the Blending Mode to Multiply, and I’m going
to create a New Adjustment Layer Curves, and I’m going to create a Clipping Mask by holding
Alt or Command in-between the two layers, and clicking, so you get this arrow right
next to the Adjustment Layer icon. So, now, with any changes I make, only apply to this
layer. So I want to bring out the darkness, the shadows of that jersey. And if I move
this around, you can kind of see the effect that I’m going for, like you see the shadow
affecting the text on the jersey. So it kind of looks as if the folds were on the jersey.
So, I can place that, maybe, here. And, again, you see the folds in the jersey, like so. So, I’m just going to place this, more or
less, where I want it; something like, somewhere there, so I get this nice fold here on the
J. Then, you know what? Actually, I’m going to grab this background layer and add it into
the text folder, and, actually, I want that at the bottom, like so. And now that I have
this in one layer, I’m going to convert it into a Smart Object. That way, it’s just nicely
tucked away and I can distort it non-destructively if I want to. I’m going to Ctrl Click on the
shirt Layer Mask, and I’m just going to click on the Layer Mask, here, to create exactly
the same mask. I’m going to add a Color Fill. Black is fine. I’m going to drag that all
the way to the bottom, like so. Now, I’m going to click above the Curves Adjustment Layer,
add a New Layer, click on the Brush, and just select a Soft Brush. And make it pretty big,
maybe, 400 might be a little too big, so somewhere around 300, 320. And, now, I can start painting
in some shadows in here. And, by the way, if you make a shadow that’s really strong,
like that one, you can always fade it by going into Edit, and Fade that down to something
that you want to work with. So, maybe, something like that. Okay. And if the shadows are too
strong, of course, you can bring the Opacity down, like that. We took the original name,
number and texture, and applied it to a jersey, which I think is a much cooler effect than
what I originally had in mind. So, I hope you enjoyed that little extra tip. I thought
about it after I was done with the tutorial, and I figured, we will take it one extra step. Well, guys, as always, I hope you enjoyed
this tutorial. If you have any questions, you can ask them down below. Don’t forget
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I hope you learned something from this tutorial. Thank you for watching, and I’ll talk to you,
guys, next time.

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