When you are happy with your text, click OK or hit enter to go back to the main screen. Our text is now in the new layer you created earlier. NOTE: If you hadn’t crated the layer the text would have been put into the background layer, which wouldn’t have been good at all. Now we can still modify it. At the bottom of the layers panel you will see a little ‘f’ (circled red). This is the ‘Add a Layer Style’ icon. Click it and a drop down menu will appear. We’re going to add a Bevel to make it look as if the text is coming out of the wall, so click ‘Bevel and Emboss’. Now you get this screen popping up. It looks complicated but we don’t need all these options. Fist click the Style drop down menu and choose ‘Outer Bevel’. Make the Depth a little greater (I used 219% here) and the size of the Bevel. Don’t change these values too much or the results will become hideously bad. You can also see that I have clicked the ‘Color Overlay’ style. The default color is red but we’ll be changing this in a minute.
Let’s change a bit more on the Bevel. If you look closer at the top of the text, you will see that the highlight color is white. I don’t want white but a color similar to the wall. Now to do this, look down the Bevel and Emboss options. Where it says Highlight mode, you will see a white rectangle next to it. Clicking the rectangle brings up a color picker screen. Now if you click somewhere on the image the color changes. This is a very handy feature.
We can now very easily repeat this procedure for the shadow color. When the color picker screen pops up, click somewhere in the shadow of the window.
Now click the Color Overlay Style and then the red rectangle that you will find there. Up pops another color picker. All we need do now is select a color from the wall that is a little lighter than the highlight color. Just keep clicking different areas until you find a color you like.