Deke's Techniques 577: Quick and Chalky Chalkboard Type
In this week's free episode of Deke's Techniques, Deke creates a quick and dirty (chalky) chalkboard text effect in Photoshop. Using some basic filters, a couple of blend modes, and an adjustment layer, he turns this boring text:
Into this slightly more exciting text (set in Flood Std) for your chalk-emulating needs:
And then adds some key filters as well as some actual chalk (courtesy of this image from our friends at Dreamstime):
To arrive at this quick and easy composite. (Chalkboard background also courtesy of Dreamstime.)
Chalk one up for Deke's Techniques! And facile puns! And making things less boring!