Tutorial: How to write or design in chalk with this two technique

1. Fire up your photoshop and open up a workspace, change the background to a color where it fit the color of a blackboard(#33463a)

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2. Create a new layer and mess up the blackboard so that it look like one! This can be done by using the smudge tool and some line drawn on the board. I used 1 line with a Smudge strength of 89% and a large enough pixel for me to swing continuously on the board to create a nice effect as shown below.

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3. Use the Horizontal Type Tools with color (#d7d7d7) and write something on the blackboard. Next, Rasterize it.

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4. Now, use the Smudge tool and rub the text until you get an effect which feel like a chalk.

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5. Finally, add some blur to it by doing this, Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur, 2.5 Radius.

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OR

if you would like a nice drawing that looks like a chalk drawn you can do this,

1. Create a new layer and draw a bubble shape in the same color as shown above and contract it by 10px then color it with the blackboard color as shown below,

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2. Next, take the Eraser tool and adjust its opacity to 50% and start erasing the shape until you get something like this. You can duplicate this image before applying Eraser tool to retry again for a better effect.

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Done!

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