How to Create Furry Text in Photoshop
A Simple Furry Text Photoshop Technique
In this tutorial, you will learn an easy and effective technique to transform any text to a furry one using only Photoshop native tools, very basic layer styles and one single texture which you can easily change later without making the whole process again.
But before we begin, and if you want to follow this tutorial exactly as described, please download the following image from Pixabay: Download
What you'll be creating
Open Photoshop and make a new document. I will setup mine at 1600 x 1050 px for the dimensions, but you can use any size you want depending on the text you will type.
Set the Foreground color to Black.
Go to Layer > New > Layer. Name this layer as “Fur Brush” and click OK.
Select the Brush Tool (B) and from the Brush Preset Picker in the top toolbar, select the “Grass” one. Be sure to have the Opacity and Flow set to 100%.
Go to Window > Brush. In the Brush window, be sure to uncheck all the default options of this brush.
With the Brush Tool selected, click once over the canvas.
Go to Edit > Transform > Rotate. Set the angle to -11º and hit the enter key on your keyboard to commit the changes.
Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer. Name this layer as Fur Brush copy and click OK.
Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical and position the new layer as shown.
Go to Select > All and then to Edit > Define Brush Preset. Name the new brush as “Fur Brush” and click OK.
Go to Select > Deselect and delete both “Fur Brush” layers.
With the Brush Tool (B) selected go to Window > Brush. In the brush window, select the “Fur Brush” we just made and apply the following settings:
Type your text in a new layer.
Go to File > Place. Locate the “Cheetah fur texture” and click on Place. Position the image to cover the whole text and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to commit the changes.
Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard and click over the “T” icon of the text layer.
With the selection active, click on the Add Layer Mask icon in the layers panel.
Hide the text layer and click the Layer Mask Thumbnail of the texture layer.
Select the Brush Tool (B) and be sure that the foreground color is set to White. Now simply start brushing around the letters as shown:
Go to Layer > Layer Style > Inner Shadow. Apply the following settings and click OK.
Optionally, to give the text some final touches you can add some shadows in a layer below the texture or simply leave it as is.
A Final Tip
If you want to change the fur texture, simply place the new texture on top of the one we did and go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask.