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ANIME BEADS Photoshop Tutorial

How to make Anime beads in Photoshop

Step 1

Create a new document

Create some text. (I used Planet Kosmos at 50 points)

Ctrl/Cmd+Click on the texts’ layer thumbnail to load the selection


Enter 5 pixels and click ok


Step 2

The selection should now look like this


Step 3

With the selection still active create a new layer and name it beads


Step 4

Go to the Paths Palette


Click the top right arrow and choose “Make Work Path” from the fly out menu

Enter a setting of 0.5 (The minimum allowed)

Click ok

We have now made a path out of the selection

Step 5

Prepare the brush…


Choose White as your foreground color

Select the Brush tool from the Toolbox

Open the brushes panel

Turn off all the boxes on the left

Choose a 10 Pixel hard brush

Set the spacing to 105% (This will make a dotted line)

Step 6

Click on the Stroke path button as shown


The path will now be stroked with white dots.

Click in the blank area of the paths palette (Below the work path) to turn off the path

Step 7

Go back to the layers palette


You should now have something like this

Step 8

Click the little “f” at the bottom of the layers panel to add a layer style


Choose bevel and emboss and use the settings shown

Step 9

Choose inner shadow and use the shown settings


Click Ok to apply the style.

Step 10

At this point we have a problem. The text is a bit small for the beads (There is a gap showing)


Increase the size of the text to compensate, the edge of the text should line up with the beads

Step 11

Add a layer style to the text. Apply a default drop shadow and a Bevel as shown


Step 12

In this variation, I repeated the step and expanded by 10 pixels to create a second ring of beads. I also enhanced it a bit with some sparkles.

I hope you like this effect

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