Creating a "yarn" text effect in photoshop or illustrator

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by jrm27, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    Weird question, and hoping for some guidance.

    Ihave built a light box and put a big pile of unspooled yarn in it. In the picture, the pile of yarn is off to the left, and there is a single strand (leading to the end of the yarn) stretched horizontally across the front of the picture. I'm trying to figure out a way to either:
    a. transform the straight line of yarn and manipulate it into text shapes (probably something cursive-like), so I can make it spell something.
    b. create a "yarn" text effect that I can drop into the area.

    I'm basically trying to make the single strand of yarn spell a word. I'm halfway decent with this kind of stuff, but still trying to figure out how I might accomplish something like this.

    Not even sure if this makes any sense! Heck, if there's even a "yarn" font out there that anyone knows of, I'd even use that and blend it in with the photo. Thanks for any direction or advice!

    -jon
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I'd take a single strand of yarn, use it to spell out a word, then photograph it.

    Am I missing something here?
     
  3. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

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  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Perhaps you could create the text you want, turn it into a shape (a path outlining the letters), and then paste a photo of the yarn into that shape.
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Don't know why people avoid the obvious. I've actually needed burned paper for a texture and I just lit a wad of paper on fire in the office.
     
  6. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thans guys,

    I tried spellign out with yarn (first thought before I created this thread), and that avenue didn't work out so great. I ended up hand drawing everything (ball of yarn and the needed text), and that turned out well. Thanks for the rope brushes!
     

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