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  • Load selection for the created clouds text shape, then create Adjustment Levels layer. You should get Adjustment layer mask like on the screen shot below automatically.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Set adjustments layer using settings from screen shot below(play with levels settings if you use different background for the clouds):

  • Create a new empty layer again, make active text path as well.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Make active Brush Tool, choose another clouds brush "top_cloud" 150px size.
  • Then take "Direct Selection tool" to apply stroke to the path as previously. Right click to path, choose "Stroke Path".

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • You will get new clouds texture layer, little bit different then the previous one, because of brush settings.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Load selection for the original text layer(do not make it visible, just Ctrl + click text layer thumbnail).
  • Go to Select > Modify > Contract.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Go to Select again > Modify > Feather Radius (5px).

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Keep modified selection and add Layer Mask to the new clouds texture layer. This action should leave visible only inside clouds texture for the new clouds layer and as a result make clouds text more readable/prominent.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Load selection for the second clouds Layer Mask and create Levels Adjustment layer once again.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Here are the settings for the new levels adjustment layer.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • If you need, you may correct and improve clouds text effect.
  • Add a new empty layer.
  • Take second clouds brush(play with the brush size and other settings) and touch the new layer above the clouds layers where is needed to make text readable/prominent/volume/etc...
  • You may see selected and masked spots of the clouds brush after corrections on the screen shots below:

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Here is the additional way to correct clouds text effect:
    • Group all clouds text effect layers
    • Add Layer Mask to the group
    • And touch layer mask with the translucent(~50%) clouds brush to correct text silhouette.
  • You may see masked areas with the corrections below:

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • The clouds text effect is done, but you may add real clouds to the composition.
  • Open Clouds image.
  • Duplicate background layer, go to Image > Auto Contrast.
  • Duplicate corrected layer again.

Earth Day Clouds Text Effect. Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Make second duplicate Black&White, Image > Adjustments > Black and white.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Open Channels Tab. Duplicate one of the channel.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Correct levels for the duplicated channel.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Ctrl + Click corrected channel thumbnail to load selection for the white clouds. Make active RGB channel.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Return to the layers palette. Keep selection. Remove or make invisible black and white layer.
  • Make active auto contrasted layer and copy selected area.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Paste selected clouds to the "Earth day" composition. Apply Screen Blending Mode to it.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Select portions of clouds(just choose small croup of clouds and select it around with the Polygonal Lasso tool).

  • Paste them into the new layers, move them to get better position and composition, apply Screen Blending Mode to the parts of clouds as well.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Finally you may merge all layers.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Duplicate merged layer.
  • Go to Image > Adjustments > Variations
  • Pick marked options:

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

  • Apply "Color" Blending Mode and Opacity 40% to this layer.

Panda & Bamboo text effect Green Planet beatuful Photo Manipulation with the realistic clouds around.

And here is the result!

Earth Day and Realistic Clouds Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial plus Clouds Brushes.

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