Design an Eye-Catching Cloud Text Effect in 3 Easy Steps with Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design an Interesting Cloud Text Effect in 3 Easy Steps in Photoshop. We will mainly use custom brushsets and utilise brush options to achieve this text effect. This is a beginner level tutorial, have a try :)

Elevate your design skills with our beginner-friendly tutorial on creating a captivating cloud text effect in just three simple steps. Learn how to use custom brush sets and brush options to achieve this striking result.

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Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

Cloud Brush

Smoke Brush

Hot Air Balloon

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1400px * 700px, grab the Gradient Tool and fill the background layer with a light blue gradient:

Click to enlarge the following screenshot to reveal the colour code:

Use the cloud brush set you downloaded, paint some white cloud on a new layer and we will use this as our background:

Step 2

We will type some texts onto our canvas, I used the “Lucida Handwriting” font that comes with Photoshop:

Load the smoke brush into Photoshop and use the following set:

Press “F5” to bring up the brush options window, apply the following setting:

Shape Dynamics

Make sure you tick the “Smoothing” and “Protect Texture” option.

Use the brush, gently paint over the text as shown below, adjust the brush size accordingly:

Turn off the original text layer, and you will have the following effect:

Then on this newly painted cloud layer, apply the following “Bevel and Emboss” layer blending effect:

and here is the effect so far:

Step 3

We will add some retouches to this effect. To make text slightly sharpen, we flatten the image and apply the following “Unsharpen Mask” filter (Filter > Sharpen > Unsharpen Mask):

We can paint some cloud under the text, just to make the text look like floating above the cloud:

Load the hot air balloon PSD File into Photoshop and add some hot air balloons into the image:

Finally we can use the same brush in step 2 to add some extra cloud texture around the text:

and here is my final effect: (click to enlarge)

That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! Till next time, have a great day!

  1. The Smoke Brush Link is Not Working..Pls Help…Alternate Link Or Any Help..:) Thanks.

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