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How to engrave text into a Halloween pumpkin

In this simple tutorial I will show you how to chisel a text into a Halloween pumpkin using Photoshop.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 28th October 2012 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a picture of a pumpkin. 






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2.
 

Choose the Horizontal Type Tool.

 
 
3.
 

Choose a thick font and enter the text you want on your pumpkin.

 
 
4.
 

Right click the text layer and choose Create Work Path.

 
 
5.
 

Press Ctrl + T to enter free transform mode.

Right click the text and choose Warp.

 
 
6.
 

Now click and drag on the corners and levers to adjust the text to your pumpkin. Press Enter when done.

 
 
7.
 

Now delete the text layer and Create a new layer (button on the left of the Delete layer button).


 
 
8.
 

Choose the Pen Tool.

 
 
9.
 

Right click the text path and choose Fill Path...

Choose the Black fill color and click OK.

 
 
10.
 

Again right click the text path and choose Delete Path...

 
 
11.
 

In the menu click Filter, Distort and choose Ripple.

Set the amount to about -12 % and Size to Large.

Click OK.

 
 
12.
 

In the menu click Layer, Layer Style and choose Gradient Overlay...

Click the Gradient.

 
 
13.
 

Double-click the Color Stop slider (see picture) ...

 
 
14.
 

Enter the #f5780a color code for an orange color ...

 
 
15.
 

... double-click the slider on the right and enter #954e02 color code.

 
 
16.
 

Set Opacity to 100%, Style to Radial, Angle 0 and Scale it accordingly.

Don't close the Layer Style window yet.

 
 
17.
 

You can move the Gradient by clicking the document where your gradient is and moving it into any direction you want.

 
 
18.
 

Now choose the Inner Shadow in the left pane of the Layer Style window.

Set the Blend Mode to Color Burn, click to change the color next to it and set the color code to #71601e

Set the Angle to -90 and disable the Use Global Light option.

Set the Distance, Chose and Size options accordingly to your image and text size and don't close the Layer Style window yet.

 
 
19.
 

By now it should look similar to mine.

 
 
20.
 

Now choose the Bevel and Emboss in the left pane of the Layer Style window.

Choose the same Structure settings as I did (see picture) ...

 
 
21.
 

... and set the same Shading settings as I did as well.

Don't close the Layer Style window yet.

 
 
22.
 

Choose the Inner Glow in the left pane of the Layer Style window.

Choose the Linear Dodge (Add) as Blend Mode, and set the #2c2a26 color rest of the settings choose the same as I did.

 
 
23.
 

Choose the Outer Glow in the left pane of the Layer Style window.

Choose the Linear Dodge (Add) as Blend Mode, and set the #2c2a26 color rest of the settings choose the same as I did.

Click OK to confirm all the layer style changes you did.

 
 
24.
 

And we are done, happy Halloween!

 
 
 
   
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