Step 47

Now we will make a shadow for the leaves.

Create a new layer below Leaves Layer. Name it LEAF SHADOW. Then set it to Multiply blending mode.

Choose Brush tool, set opacity to 11%, use black color.

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Step 48

Use your imagination here to draw shadow for the leaves. We pretend that light source come from above, so the shadow will cast below.

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Step 49

Just like this. It will need some drawing skills here.

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Step 50

After adding shadow, your graphic will looks like this.

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Step 51

I hide the leaves layers for you to see the shadow layer clearly. It will looks like this.

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Step 52

Now time for some brushes.

Open grass6_alegion-stock.png file. Name its layer GRASS.

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Step 53

Right click on GRASS, if your layer is in smart object mode, you will see Rasterize Layer, click it. If you don’t see, Its ok , your layer is already in Rasterize mode.

I will explain about Smart Object and Rasterize a little. Smart Object is just like a vector, you can scale it in and out without losing any detail, but you can’t do anything to Smart Object but transform them.

Otherwise, Rasterize is a normal layer that we usually meet in Photoshop. When you scale it into smaller size then scale it again to bigger size, it will lose some detail.

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Step 54

Now with rasterize Grass layer, press CTRL + L ( Levels ) and setting like this.

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Step 55

Now right click again in Grass layer then Convert to Smart Object. You don’t need to adjust this layer anymore, just transform it.

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Step 56

Drag your Grass layer below of PROTECT layer, then transform it ( CTRL + T ) like this.

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Step 57

Duplicate your Grass layer ( CTRL + J ) to make some other brushes, I put them in like this. I also hide PROTECT layer for you to see them clearly.

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Step 58

If you did it right, we will have this.

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Step 59

Now time for some nice splashes.

Open Splash_I_by_BestStock.jpg in new window. CTRL+A > CTRL+ X > CTRL + V. And you will have this.

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Step 60

Time for a little magic! Pick Magic Eraser Tool and delete all the back ground, we just need a splash.

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Step 61

Use Eraser tool to make it clean and nice. Don’t worry about how it looks like, we will only need a splash.

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Step 62

Open Splash_V_by_BestStock.jpg file and do the same thing.

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Step 63

Now paste this two images to our file. Name it SPLASH1 and SPLASH2.

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Step 64

Pick Splash2 layer, press CTRL + U ( Hue/Saturation ) and setting like this.

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Step 65

Next, press Ctrl + L ( Levels ) with this setting.

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Step 66

Pick SPLASH1 layer and CTRL+L for Levels adjustment

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Step 67

Still SPLASH 1, now for Hue/Saturation Adjustment ( CTRL + U )

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Step 68

Okay. Now just like step 40, just like what we did with the leaves, now we did with the splashes!

Make lots of back ups for Splash1 and Splash2 , then one by one transform them to their position.

You can see that water come from above, so the splash could be anywhere especially at the bottom of the texts.

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6 thoughts on “Create a Nature Text Effect Poster in Photoshop”

  1. Hello There,

    Thanks for taking out your time and create this awesome step by step tutorial of Natural Poster.
    Definitely good to use your tips in my new poster design

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