Cracked Texture Aligned with Font Direction? - how to?

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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 13, 2022

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Hi,

  I have a close up picture of a coffee mug from IHOP (International House of Pancakes). As you can see in the photo here, the ink of the IHOP letters have a cracked texture. But the 'cracking' aligns or flows in the direction of the font or letters. (Look at the photo at 100%)

 

ANY THOUGHTS on how to reproduce this effect?

I am making or mimicking this font with other text - but I want the same cracked ink look.

 

THANKS!!

AJ

 

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In Photoshop that seems difficult and may ultimately need pretty much manual painting. 

But you could certainly create a Brush (or several) with scraggly lines. 

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I am not entirely sure what you are after but you've mentioned a directional texture, so see if this helps.

 

Make your Type layer and go Type > Create Work Path

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Now you need your texture to be in the form of a brush preset.  I am going to use this Aaron Blaise hair preset

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It's Angle Jitter is already set to Direction but that doesn't work for our purpose so I have roated the brush 90°

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Now add a layer above the type layer, and clip it to the Type layer.

Note I have made the text a lighter colour to better contrast the texture.

Select the clipped layer.

Select a contrasting colour.

Right click the work path and chose Stroke Path

When the dialog box appears choose Brush, and makes sure Simulate Pressure is not checked.

I played with brush size and spacing for best effect, but I think you'll get the idea

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Just to clarify, the brush follows the path which outlines the text, so if we unclip the layer we can the full effect of the stroked path.  

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There are all sorts of options you can use from here.  Turn off the Type layer, but use it to create a layer mask for the layer with the stroked path, and invert the layer mask for instance.

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