Leopard text has become the new “hot trend” all over Etsy and apparel shops. I know you’ve seen it at least a billion times in your searches whether it be on Google or Etsy. This new fad is everywhere and cannot be avoided.
That being said, I’m going to teach you how to create this look with 3 easy steps!
First, you gotta open up Photoshop. If you don’t already have Photoshop, you can grab it here!
- Create a new document 12×12 inches in size
I always start with a 12×12 inch document when preparing an image for apparel/accessory printing. This ensure the document is HQ and can easily be resized without distortion.
- Choose your font (I used Bebas – grab it here!) It’s important that you use a bulky sans font so you can evenly split the letters.
Now that you have made your new document and wrote out your text, here is where the 3 easy steps come in:
- Type your word + add some color(s) to your text. (#e89088, #e8cf85, #93c4b2, #ebb4a0) My text is 1,500 in size.
- Duplicate your text and double click the copy to add a “pattern overlay” select your leopard print pattern. Play around a little bit to ensure the pattern evenly fits over the text with no overlapping and select okay.
- Grab your “Rectangle Marquee” tool and begin to select over the areas you want the leopard pattern to appear. Like so:
You will notice in the video I am able to have all selections stay on my document at one time. This can be accomplished by holding down shift as you create each selection following the first.
- Go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection
You should now have your finished product and it should look something like this:
Save your new design (I prefer to save these designs as HQ PNG inside PS and then convert them to an SVG using Illustrator – tutorial here) and start sharing it with the world! Don’t forget to comment below and show off your creations.