How to add Underwater Effect to Text in Photoshop!
Ever wanted to give your text more depth, or spice up a video title?
Follow these quick and easy steps to add an underwater effect to your text with photoshop!
- Find the photograph you want to use and soften the water, by adding a gaussian blur (playing with saturation can also help) and resave this as a new photoshop file.
- Type your text using thick font, or heavy font weight, then right-click on your text layer and choose convert to smart object.
- With your text layer selected click filter > distort > displace and adjust until you can start to see your bubbles or water coming through the text. Make sure you have stretch to fit, wrap around and embed file data in smart object ticked. When prompted select the document you saved earlier to use as the displacement map.
- You can duplicate the water layer and right-click to make a clipping mask to increase the underwater feel. Try even changing the blend mode and fill percentage to get your desired effect.
Sit back and bask in your genius and capturing your text underwater!
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