Wood Carving Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a wood carving text effect in Photoshop. For faster results you can try this Carved Wood Sign Photoshop Action.

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Step 1 – Add the Wood Background

Add the Wood Texture in a new layer. Of course you can use any other background.

Here are some free Wood Textures that you might find useful for your graphic design projects. You can also check this list with over 100 Amazing Wood Textures that you can download for free.

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Step 2 – Add a Vignette

Add a Gradient Overlay layer style using this gradient: #000000 (location 0%, opacity 100%) and #ffffff (location 100%, opacity 0%)

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Step 3 – Add a Levels Adjustment

Add a Levels adjustment layer to enhance the wood texture colors.

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Step 4 – Add a Text layer

Add a text layer using the font Ar Darling . Make two copies like shown.

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Step 5 – Add a Stroke Layer Style

Add a Stroke layer style to the Wood Text 1 layer.

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Right click on this layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Step 6 – Add a Engraved Layer Style

Add this layer style to create the engraved wood effect.

Set the Fill of this layer to 0%.

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Step 7 – Add another Carved Layer Style

Add this layer style to the Wood Text 2 layer to create a carved wood effect.

Set the Fill of this layer to 0%.

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Step 8 – Add another Carved Layer Style

Add this layer style to the Wood Text 2 layer to create a carved wood effect.

Set the Fill of this layer to 0%.

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Step 9 – Duplicate the Wood Texture

Duplicate the Wood Texture layer and move it above the other layers. Set the blend mode to Soft Light, opacity 50%.

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Final Result for Carving Wood Text Effect

So here is the final result for the engraved wood text effect. You can also use this effect with custom shapes, vector shapes, etc.

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DOWNLOAD FREE WOOD LOGO MOCKUP

Download this wood logo mockup PSD for free and add your logo or your text inside the smart object.

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