How To Create a Furry Text Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to create a furry text effect by combining a real fur texture image with type, then we’ll use a clever Photoshop Brush trick to eliminate the hard edges from the type to give it a fuzzy appearance with lots of tiny hairs. My example uses the fur of a tabby cat, but you can use the same process with any animal pattern, such as Cheetahs, Zebras and Tigers for a cool safari themed type style.

► Cat Fur Texture –

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  1. You saved the best for last! I’ve sat in front of photoshop for over twenty years and picked up something new about brushes in this. I’m amazed. Thanks Chris

  2. Always impressive how you figure out all the steps needed to do the complete effect. I too, would like to see it put together slower and be able to see the tools you use much closer, Thanks for unique tutorials!!

  3. Chris, great tutorial but I’m having some problem with creating the stoke path at 3:41 in the tut. Stoke Path is greyed out so I can’t add my fur brush effect :( . Any clues on what I’m doing wrong?

  4. This is great Chris. Pretty amazing the effects a few simple techniques can accomplish. I’ve really enjoyed your tutorials and always pick up a few good tips and tricks. Thank you!

    • Annette…you can click on settings, bottom right, and slow
      down the video.
      It will also give you an idea of what Chris sounds like
      after a few pints at his local pub. :~)

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