Any ideas on how I can recreate this lettering?

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I want to make a logo with a similar effect that the "FL" in this graphic has. The orange block lettering, blue 3D/drop shadow effect, and white outline. Please let me know if you can help.

 

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Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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Hi @Kirsten5E23 

 

Make multiple copies of the FL, each one pixel down and one pixel right from the original. Make the top copy Orange.

 

Since this appears to be vector artwork, I would do the entire project in Adobe Illustrator.

 

~ Jane

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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In Photoshop:

  • Type letters and format for the shadow color
  • Make multiple copies, 1 px down and 1 px right
    Press and hold Cmd+Option, then tap and release the left and up arrow keys at the same time 50-60 or so times
    Hint: don't let go of Cmd+Option and make sure you use the arrow keys simultaneously)
  • Make the top layer orange
  • Hide all layers except type layers and stamp the layer (Option + Merge Visible from panel menu)
  • Add a white stroke on the stamped layer
  • Change the Tracking value to squish the letters closer together

I put the 60 text layers in a group, leaving one out for demonstration purposes.

 

~ Jane

 

 

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The problem is its no longer text or vector layers so you can no longer scale the FL well. With 3D and Shape layers you can.

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The picture shows 2 different fonts,

it is much easier to use the pen tool to draw the white outline.

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Guide Lines, Pen Tool Snap To, Shapes, and Vector Editing Tools  can be used to create that "FL".

Step by Step Download FL.zip 

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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Hi

You can make it in 3D by making a 3D extrusion from the type layer

Set the 3D camera to orthographic and adjust the view so you see the sides

Set the Scene surface style to "Unlit texture"

Set the extrusion material to match the background

Render - which with unlit texture is instant

Add a layer stlye with a white stroke to the rendered 3D layer

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The 3D layer remains editable so you can go in and edit the text

The only issue is that Photoshop's layer styles round the outer corners of the white surround

 

Dave

 

 

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Just between you and me, I think that entire graphic was created in Illustrator, not Photoshop 😉

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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I agree Nancy and that is also where I would do it. But if Illustrator is not an option, then sometimes there is a close way in Photoshop

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In Photoshop its simply three links shape layer and shape are editable with Photoshop vector tools.   I do not install  Illustrator however I'm sure in Illustrator you would need to use at least three vector layer also.  I'm sure Illustrator has better vector tools than Photoshop. Photoshop can edit images better then Illustrator.

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You can Edit mistakes you made creating a shape.

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Hey everyone,

 

 

Thank you all for your super helpful responses!!

 

I decided to take the illustrator route and it is working much better, although I am still having trouble finding a way to apply a similar white outline - stroke does not seem to do the trick.

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Hi @Kirsten5E23 

 

Here are the directions for Illustrator:

 

  • Start with the initial letter with a fill of the shadow.

  • Selection tool: Go to Object > Transform Each > Set the Move to -1 for H and V. Click "Copy" not Okay to close the dialog.
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  • Cmd+D (Ctrl+D) a bunch of times to Duplicate the Transformation (make multiple copies).

  • Select the top object and make it orange.
     
  • When you look at the artwork, it is clear that the white stroke is applied to all objects.
     
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  • Group everything and use the Appearance panel to add a stroke to the Group, not to individual objects. Move the Stroke from the top of the stack to below the line that says Contents.
     
    jane-e_2-1614861587880.png

 

Because it's Illustrator, it's vector.

 

~ Jane

 

 

 

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