Tutorial: Create a realistic chalkboard using photoshop
In this Tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic Chalkboard using photoshop.
Let’s start out by creating a new file. I used a 600×400 pixels canvas set at 72dpi, and I filled my background with black color. Now make a new layer then draw a lighter brown rectangle with #451008 color shade and 346 x 179 px dimensions.
Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, Satin and Pattern Overlay blending options to your lighter brown rectangle layer as below.
Now you will have something like this.
In a new layer draw a large dark rectangle with #0A0607 color shade and 328 x 163 px dimensions.
Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Outer Glow, Inner Glow and Gradient Overlay blending options to your dark rectangle layer from step three.
Now you have glass effect to your board
Now create a new layer then draw a smaller black rectangle with 289 x 123 px dimensions on the center of the chalkboard design.
Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Glow and Pattern Overlay blending options to your smaller black rectangle layer. Then set the layer’s blending mode to Lighten at 93% opacity level.
Create a new layer, with your rounded rectangle tool draw a small white rounded rectangle with 16 x 3 px dimensions just below the chalkboard design – this will be the chalk.
Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Shadow and Gradient Overlay blending options to your small white rounded rectangle layer.
Now if you want to add more chalk with different look just duplicate the first chalk design then use the eraser tool to make it unique.
In a new text layer type your name or whatever text you want to add on the chalkboard.
Under Layer Style(Layer > Layer Style) add an Inner Glow blending option to your text layer.
Here is the final result of Chalkboard Design.