Photoshop CS6: Fleuron Text Effect

In this tutorial, we'll be using Adobe Photoshop CS6 to design a text effect using fleurons. Fleurons are elegant floral ornaments often seen in vintage wallpaper designs. We'll be starting with a simple Arial font. The reasoning for this is that fleurons are extravagent and complex in style, and a fancy font will overdo it. Let's begin, shall we? Start by Filling the background #333 Dark Grey. Then, add an Inner Shadow from Layer » Layer Style with 100% Opacity, 0px Distance, 10% Choke and 250px Size. Also, Add Noise from Filter » Noise with 1% Amount, Guassian Distrubution and Monochromatic tones.Photoshop tutorial step 1 | adding the basic layers for an embossed effect

Fleurons & Emboss Effect

With the Text Tool, type out your text in Arial. Rasterize the layer with Right-Click » Rasterize and brush the ornamental fleurons elegantly around the text. The fleuron brush set is completely up to you. Then, add a White Colour Overlay from the Layer Style menu; make sure the Blending Mode is Soft Light and the Opacity is 15%. Finally, add a Bevel & Emboss with 0px Size, 0px Soften and 50% White/Black Opacity. The Angle is up to you. Finally, Duplicate (CTRL + J) the layer and remove all layer styles but the Bevel & Emboss. Now we're done! Try experimenting with different layer styles.Photoshop tutorial step 2 | beautifying with a floral fleuron design

About the author

I'm Daniel Schwarz. I'm the founder and editor of Airwalk Design as well as creative director and designer at Airwalk Studios. When I'm not designing for startups I write regularly about Adobe, Sketch App and other design-y things for Designmodo, Creative Market, SitePoint and Smashing Magazine. I'm 24 years of age and currently active in the digital nomad community. I love Sketch App, travel and writing.

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