How to create a Candy Stars text effect in Adobe Photoshop
8 patterns of wood.
Grungy Cracked Wall.
Open the hetedeik.png image from a set of 8 tree patterns. Then go to Edit> Define Pattern.
After that, create a new document sized 1024 by 768 px and fill the background with a tree pattern.
Place the Grungy Cracked Wall texture on top of the background and change the blending mode to Soft Light.
Use the Horizontal Text tool to write black text. The example used the font Hobo Std, size 200 pt.
Go to Edit> Transform> Warp. Select “Arch” from the “Warp” drop-down list and set the “Bend” value to 30%. Press Enter to apply the changes.
Duplicate the text layer and make the original background invisible (by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer).
Right-click on a copy of the text layer and select “Rasterize text”.
After that, you will not be able to change the text. Therefore, once again check the spelling of it.
Use the Lasso tool to select the first letter. Make sure the copy of the text layer (rasterized) is selected.
Press Ctrl / Cmd + J to copy the letter to a separate layer. Then rename the duplicate layer using the selected letter as the new name.
Do the same with the rest of the letters.
Place the Sweet Stars texture on top of all layers. Rename this layer to Texture and make the rasterized text layer invisible. After that, only individual layers with letters will be visible.
Duplicate the Texture layer and make it invisible. Resize (Edit> Transform> Scale) the texture (in the Copy Texture layer) so that it overlaps a single letter.
Press Ctrl / Cmd and click on the thumbnail of the first letter layer to select it.
Use the Straight Lasso or Magnetic Lasso tool to add the missing pieces of stars around the edges
You can also remove excess parts from the selected area using the “Add to the selected area” or “Subtract from the selected area” options, which are located on the top panel.
Take your time and try to capture as many stars as possible.
Once done, click the Refine Edge button on the settings panel.
Change the Smooth and Contrast values until the edges soften. Then click “OK.”
Press Ctrl / Cmd + J to duplicate the selected texture on a separate layer.
Move the texture so that it covers the next letter. You can rotate it (Edit> Transform> Rotate). When everything is ready, do not forget to press Enter to save the changes.
Repeat the same process with the texture for all letters (each letter should be on a separate layer).
Then use any of the Lasso tools to select a few stars from the texture. Select whole stars in different colors and at different angles to add them to the letters.
Refine the edges of the selection. Then press Ctrl / Cmd + J to duplicate the stars on a separate layer. Rename it to Stars. Once done, make the “Copy Texture” layer invisible.
Select an asterisk using the Lasso tool, duplicate it on a separate layer (Ctrl / Cmd + J). Then move it to fill the empty edges with it. You can make as many copies of each star as you need. At the same time, they can be rotated and scaled. Try to fill in all the empty spaces on the letters texture.
The Eraser tool will help get rid of unwanted details.
This step may take some time. It is important to fill in all the empty spaces.
When done, select all the star layers and press Ctrl / Cmd + E (Layer> Merge Layers) to place the texture in one layer. Rename the merged layer to “Stars-Final Version.”
Make all other layers invisible.
If you notice areas that need to be erased, do so.
Create a duplicate of the “Stars – Final Variant” layer.
Set the foreground and background colors to black and white. After that, go to Filter> Noise> Add Noise and change the values as shown below:
Change the blending mode of the “Stars-Final Version – Copy” layer to “Soft Light”.
Go to Image> Correction> Hue / Saturation (Ctrl / Cmd + U) and set “Saturation” to -80.
Go to Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur and set the radius to 5. This will soften the texture.
Double-click on the “Stars-Final Version” layer to add styles. Start with the Shadow option and use the default values.
Then add “Inner Shadow”. Change the color to # a7a7a7, and the “Offset” to 0.
This will add texture to the depth.
Click on the “Create a new fill layer or adjustment layer” icon, which is located at the bottom of the layers panel. In the list, select the Photo Filter option.
Select the Sepia filter.