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Preppy Text Tutorial One

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This tutorial will show you how to make this style of preppy text.

Things you will need: this (click) scanline pattern & this (click) grunge pattern

Step One: open your document, or if you're making a text, get the text tool and type out your text. Choose your font, and size, and if you don't know how to smooth and kern your text, we have a tutorial for it! :)

Step Two: Colorize your text, if you don't know how to get your colors/gradient for your text such as this, (you guessed it) we have a tutorial for it!

Step Three: Duplicate your text layer three times.

Step Four: Go to your very first layer, such as below...

Step Five: When you are on your first text layer, go to layer style, color overlay, and set the color to #333333.

Step Six: Go to your middle layer now.

Step Seven: When you are on your middle text layer, go to layer style, gradient overlay, select the gradient that you used for your text from your color scheme, and set the blending option to linear burn.

Step Eight: Now, go to the very top layer.

Step Nine: Go to layer styles, and go to bevel and emboss and follow my settings. (You can alter this however you want!)

Step Ten: Go to inner glow and set your settings to mine. (You can alter this however you want!)

Step Eleven: Go to inner shadow and set your settings to mine. (You can alter this however you want!)

Step Twelve: Go to pattern overlay and use the grunge pattern provided above.
Set your settings to mine. (You can alter this however you want!)

Step Thirteen: Now, move your layers around until you have them staggered something like this.

Step Fourteen: merge all of your text layers onto one editable layer, such as this.

Step Fifteen: Go to layer styles, stroke, and stroke your layer 2px and the color #464646.

Step Sixteen: Rasterize your layer, and go to layer styles again, stroke, 2px and your gradient.

Step Seventeen: Rasterize your layer again, and go to layer styles, stroke, and do a 1px scanline stroke.

Final Result: Now you have your text ready for all the extra fancy things you might like! Here I reflected my text, added a cursive subtext, and put some sparkles behind it. You can customize it however you want at this point. :)