I’ll admit it, I’m a World of Warcraft junkie, and apparently, a few of my viewers are too! I’ve received a few questions asking how to create a similar effect using Layer Styles in Photoshop. Let me show you how!
The first thing that you need for this effect, is the font. The closest font I’ve found to the actual “Warcraft” text is Lifecraft, which can be found at DaFont.com. There are instructions on how to install fonts on your operating system on their website as well.
Once you have the font installed, hop into Photoshop and create a new document. The size is completely up to you. I create a 1000 x 500 document. Using your newly installed Lifecraft font, type out the word of your choice in a nice large font. I’m using a 300 pt font. If you have the Extended version of Photoshop, we’re going to add a little 3D effect later on. Because of this, I suggest you type your word in brown. It won’t make sense now, but it will later on.
Now that we have our word typed out, let’s add Layer Styles! We’re going to be adding a Bevel and Emboss and a Gradient Overlay. Head up to Layer > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay. The settings for all the Styles are below:
Like mentioned in the caption, depending on the size of your text, or even the font that you chose, you may have to tinker with the settings to get a nice effect. Here’s what our result looks like so far:
If you do not have the Extended version of Photoshop, with the 3D features, you can simply add a Drop Shadow and call it a day. If you DO have the Extended version, continue on!