How to create 3d bronze text effect in style of Fable 3 logo

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The Fable 3 logo makes use of texture, drop shadows, bevels and strokes. Here is a quick method of creating a similar 3D bronze text effect by using layer styles on a text layer.

Please note, some of the settings in this tutorial will be specific to the size of the text I am using, settings will need to vary to account for this. To follow this tutorial exactly you will need to use the font ‘Dumbledor 3 Wide’ available free at Dafont at 105pt in size.

Step 1.

Create a new document and create a new text layer with the wording you want to use (The text can be in any colour as this will be filled with a pattern in the next stage.

create a new text layer
create a new text layer

Step 2.

Double click the text layer in the layers palette to bring up the layer style panel.

Layer Style Panel
Layer Style Panel

Step 3.

Clicking on the pattern overlay button choose a pattern similar to the one below. If you don’t have any like this installed, right click the wood pattern below and save it to your computer before adding it to your patterns list in Photoshop (You can find a tutorial for how to do this here step 7 onwards).

Wood Pattern
Wood Pattern
pattern overlay
pattern overlay

Step 4.

Still using the layer style panel choose stroke and copy the settings below.

stroke settings
stroke settings

To change the gradient colour click on the colour bar and drag extra tabs onto the bottom of the bar. The settings for the colour tabs are:

colour 1: #682005 posistion 0
colour 2: #f07c00 posistion 39
colour 3: #b77e18 posistion 73
colour 4: #fefef6 posistion 100

stroke gradient settings
stroke gradient settings

Step 5.

Choose Bevel and Emboss and follow the settings below, the highlight colour is #b66c35 and shadow colour #000000.

bevel and emboss settings
bevel and emboss settings
contour settings
contour settings

Step 6.

Next activate the Inner Shadow layer style with the settings below.

Inner shadow settings
Inner shadow settings

Step 7.

And finally set the drop shadow settings to match the values below.

drop shadow settings
drop shadow settings

Step 8.

You should now have something that looks like the effect below.

text effect
text effect
layer styles active
layer styles active

Step 9.

Next you will need to duplicate the layer in the layers palette. To do this, select the type layer and press Apple J / Ctrl J.

Step 10.

Right click on the top layer and choose ‘clear layer styles from the menu. We will add different layer effects to the top layer.

clear layer styles on top layer
clear layer styles on top layer

Step 11.

Double click the top text layer to bring up the layer palette options and choose blending options from the left hand menu. Reduce the opacity of this layer so that the effects on the previous layer show through.

Blending options opacity
Blending options opacity

Step 12.

Next add a stroke effect and follow the settings below.

Stroke layer effect
Stroke layer effect

The gradient settings are:

colour 1: #4e1c09 posistion 0
colour 2: #261809 posistion 39
colour 3: #6c5731 posistion 73
colour 4: #fefef6 posistion 100

Stroke gradient settings
Stroke gradient settings

Step 13.

Next change the bevel and contour settings. The highlight colour is #e9d9ae.

Bevel settings
Bevel settings
contour settings
contour settings

Step 14.

You should now have a similar look to the final effect below. If you intend to move the text around a lot you can link the layers by selecting both text layers in the layers palette, right clicking and choosing link layers.

final text effect
final text effect
Actual Size
Actual Size

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