How to Create Furry Text in Photoshop

What you’ll be creating

Step 1

Open Photoshop and make a new document. I will setup mine at 1600 x 1050 px for the dimensions, but you can use any size you want depending on the text you will type.

Step 2

Set the Foreground color to Black.

Step 3

Go to Layer > New > Layer. Name this layer as “Fur Brush” and click OK.

Step 4

Select the Brush Tool (B) and from the Brush Preset Picker in the top toolbar, select the “Grass” one. Be sure to have the Opacity and Flow set to 100%.

Step 5

Go to Window > Brush. In the Brush window, be sure to uncheck all the default options of this brush.

Step 6

With the Brush Tool selected, click once over the canvas.

Step 7

Go to Edit > Transform > Rotate. Set the angle to -11º and hit the enter key on your keyboard to commit the changes.

Step 8

Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer. Name this layer as Fur Brush copy and click OK.

Step 9

Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical and position the new layer as shown.

Step 10

Go to Select > All and then to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Name the new brush as “Fur Brush” and click OK.

Step 11

Go to Select > Deselect and delete both “Fur Brush” layers.

Step 12

With the Brush Tool (B) selected go to Window > Brush. In the brush window, select the “Fur Brush” we just made and apply the following settings:

Step 13

Type your text in a new layer.

Step 14

Go to File > Place. Locate the “Cheetah fur texture” and click on Place. Position the image to cover the whole text and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to commit the changes.

Step 15

Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click over the “T” icon of the text layer.

Step 16

With the selection active, click on the Add Layer Mask icon in the layers panel.

Step 17

Hide the text layer and click the Layer Mask Thumbnail of the texture layer.

Step 18

Select the Brush Tool (B) and be sure that the foreground color is set to White. Now simply start brushing around the letters as shown:

Step 19

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Inner Shadow. Apply the following settings and click OK.

Step 20

Optionally, to give the text some final touches you can add some shadows in a layer below the texture or simply leave it as is.

A Final Tip

If you want to change the fur texture, simply place the new texture on top of the one we did and go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

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