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Help to recreate this image!


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Hi folks,

I want to recreate what is being done in this picture with the txt "The Problematics". But i can't really figure out how to do so, especially the shadows from the upper part of "PROBLEMATICS" is tricky in my mind :)


Hope you got some tips for a young Photoshopper :)
This is fairly simple.

Here's one way to do this.

First create a black BG layer.

Then on a new layer create your text.
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.13.50 PM.png

Duplicate your text layer.

Change the color of the lower layer to the color you would like to use, pink in this case.
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.14.07 PM.png

Add a layer mask to both text layers

Select/highlight the uppermost text layer.

Use the Pen Tool set to path to create the selection.
I like the Pen Tool for this process because you can adjust/move the points if needed.
Here is the path.....
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.19.00 PM.png

Here is the path made into a selection (right click and chose "make a selection").
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.19.12 PM.png

Click on the layer mask of the selected text layer (uppermost)
Fill the selection with black.
Will look like this....
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.19.32 PM.png

Repeat the process for the second (pink) text layer.
Will now look like this, but don't worry!
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.21.22 PM.png

Hit Cmd/Cntrl + D to deselect.

Then click on the the pink text layer mask and hit Cmd/Cntrl + I to invert the mask.
Should now look like this............
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.21.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.45.54 PM.png

Now select the top text layer.
Select your Move Tool.
Use the directional arrows to move the text 4 clicks to the left.
Move the pink layer text 4 clicks to the right.
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.22.48 PM.png

For the shadow, just add a layer style to the top (white) text layer.
Click the drop shadow and adjust to your liking.
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.23.21 PM.png

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 12.46.08 PM.png
No problem. If you have any questions, let us know!
All of the drop shadows properties are controlled by the layer style.

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 2.13.09 PM.png

Not sure what you mean by fade.
There are also other ways of adding shadowing to the effect, just depends on what you desire.

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 2.47.53 PM.png

In your original example, I'm not seeing any shadowing at all.

There may be a slight gradient in the original sample, but that's easy as well.
Just use the gradient overlay on the layer style on the pink text layer.
Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 2.51.23 PM.png

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 2.51.38 PM.png
Inkz said:
This would have been so much easier to recreate in Illustrator lol
Possibly, but I don't know if the OP has Illustrator or how familiar they are with it.

I just assumed that since it was posted here in the Photoshop Newbies section, that the OP wanted to know how to do this in Photoshop.