How do I create a raised text effect similar to this photo in photoshop?:

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I've tried using a few of the different bevel effects but nothing comes close to looking that realistic. I think this may be a photo of something that was actually printed, but is there any way to replicate the same look in photoshop?

  • 1
    Looks like a 3D text to me. And I don't know why I feel similar have been asked a few months ago.
    – Vikas
    Jun 13, 2021 at 15:22
  • Anyone else remember?
    – Vikas
    Jun 13, 2021 at 15:29
  • @curious, sure it's not post-neomorphism 2.0? 😁
    – Wolff
    Jun 14, 2021 at 16:20
  • @Wolff I'm trying to make it more precise than simply "raised text" ^^
    – curious
    Jun 14, 2021 at 16:26

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I feel similar question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. I'm writing an answer any way:

  1. Create a text layer and apply a thin inner Bevel like this (Uncheck global light). Choose bright and dark green colors for highlights and shadow. Let's call it Layer 1.

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  1. Duplicate the layer and press Cntl + Click to make a selection of text. Contract the selection a bit by Select > Modify > Contract and then create a new solid layer with same fill color as text. Let's call it Layer 2 and it should be on to of Layer 1

  2. Apply the same Bevel to it, but increase the size a bit.

    Infact, experiment with the sizes of both of Layers' Bevels. You'll notice that you can get similar effect when you change settings like size and technique of Bevel (Chisel hard/soft) and colors of highlights/shadows.

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  1. Group both layers and convert to smart object and then apply a bright shadow in top right side of group and dark green shadow in bottom left side. Create layer styles (Layer > Layer Style > Create Layer) from the effects and mask unnecessary shadows if you have to.

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Layer panel screenshots:

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Note: In the step 2, when you create selection and contract it, some of the corners of the font can become a bit round. If you want, you can fix it by manually fixing the masked area and making those corners sharp.

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