Halloween Chalkboard Art Printable

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Sep 27, 2021
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How do you make chalkboard art?

Halloween is in the house! Start to make Halloween content for your social media! Here’s how to create a Halloween chalkboard art sign with chalk text in Adobe Photoshop.

Tutorial assets

During the development of this tutorial, the following assets were used: BD Cartoon Shout font

All of the textures we will be using in this tutorial (wood and chalk) were created using Photoshop filters.

  1. How to Create a Background

Create a new 1000 x 1000 px document. Create a new layer and press Shift-F5 to fill it with color # 62c3c9 or any other color you like.

  1. How to Make a Speech Bubble Shape Using the Pen Tool

Select the Pen Tool (P) and draw a speech bubble shape.

Draw a Vector Shape in Photoshop Using the Pen Tool

To make a curved line, click and hold the mouse and drag.

To change the smooth anchor to a sharp point, keep Alt-Clicking the anchor point.

  1. Create a Chalkboard Texture

Step 1

Set the foreground color to # 1a1a1a and # ffffff for the background color.

Create a new layer and name it Chalkboard Texture. Press Shift-F5 to fill it with color # 1a1a1a.

Fill Layer with Color

Step 2

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, and set the number to 50%.

Noise Filter in Photoshop

Step 3

Go to Filter> Blur> Motion Blur and set the Angle to 50 and Distance to 19 pixels.

Step 4

Use these settings and go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels.

Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop

Step 5

Right-click and choose Merge Layers to pick the Chalkboard Texture layer and Level Adjustment. Rename the new layer Chalkboard Texture.

Merge Layers in Photoshop

Step 6

Press Control-J to duplicate the Chalkboard Texture layer and name it Chalkboard Text Texture.

Duplicate Layer in Photoshop

  1. Create a Chalkboard Shape

Step 1

Hide the Chalkboard Text texture layer.

Right-click and choose Build Clipping Mask on the Chalkboard Texture sheet.

Create Clipping Mask in Photoshop

Clipping Mask in Photoshop

Step 2

To repeat the Speech Bubble Form sheet, press Control-J and name it Chalkboard. Rename the initial layer Wooden Frame.

Duplicate Layers in Photoshop

Step 3

Set the Wooden Frame layer's Fill to 0% and add a Stroke layer style, color # 000000.

Stroke Layer Style

Right-click and select Convert to Smart Object on the layer.

Convert to Smart Object

  1. Create Wooden Texture

Step 1

Press Shift-Control-N to create a new layer. Name the layer Wooden Texture.

To fill the layer with color # 1a1a1a, click Shift-F5.

Fill Layer with Color

Step 2

Go to Filter> Render> Fibers to create a wood texture.

Fibers Filter in Photoshop

Step 3

Right-click and choose Build Clipping Mask on the Wooden Texture sheet.

Create Clipping Mask

Step 4

Select the Wooden Frame and the Wooden Texture layer and move them above all the other layers.

Move Layers in Photoshop

Step 5

Add this layer style to the Wooden Frame layer:

Drop Shadow (color # 000000)

Inner Shadow (color # 000000)

Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and # 000000)

Color Overlay (color # c86800)

Add Layer Styles in Photoshop

Wooden Frame

  1. Make a Chalkboard With a Wooden Frame

Add this layer style to the Chalkboard layer:

Drop Shadow (color # 000000)

Inner Shadow (color # 000000)

Inner Glow (color #ffffff)

Color Overlay (color # 393838)

Add Layer Styles in Photoshop

Chalkboard with Wooden Frame

  1. Add a Chalk Text Effect

Step 1

Add a Happy Halloween text layer using the color #ffffff.

Text Layer in Photoshop

Step 2

Add this layer style for the Happy Halloween text layer:

Inner Shadow (color # 000000)

Outer Glow (color #ffffff)

Inner Glow (color # 000000)

Stroke (color # 000000)

Add Layer Style in Photoshop

Step 3

Also, add a Color Overlay, blend mode Normal, opacity 100%, using the color you like. I'll be using a green color tone # d1ff6e.

You can also change the Stroke color to use any color you like.

Chalk Effect Text Style

Step 4

Right-click on the Happy Halloween text layer and choose to Convert to Smart Object. Set the blend mode to Screen.

Chalk Effect Text Style in Photoshop

Step 5

Make your Chalkboard Text Texture layer transparent to create a more realistic chalk effect. Right-click on the layer and choose Create Clipping Mask for the Happy Halloween text layer.

Also, set the blend mode to Multiply.

Chalk Texture Text Effect

Step 6

To make the colors more vivid, add a Levels setting. Right-click and select Build Clipping Mask on the adjustment sheet.

Add Levels Adjustments in Photoshop

  1. Add the chalk pieces

Step 1

Use the Pen Tool to make chalk strips.

Chalk Piece Shape

Step 2

Add these layer styles to create a realistic chalk strip:

Drop Shadow (color # 000000)

Inner Shadow (color # 000000)

Bevel and Emboss (color #ffffff and # 000000)

Color Overlay (color # f2f2f2 for white chalk and # c1e053 for green chalk)

Chalk Piece Layer Style

Congratulations! You are done!

You've learned in this tutorial how to create a chalk effect in Photoshop from scratch using filters.

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What do you use for chalkboard art?

If you want to make Halloween chalkboard art for your Halloween decoration, make sure at least you have these materials: Chalk and blackboard/chalkboard. Making chalkboard art itself quite difficult especially for people who don’t usually do handwriting.

How do you write neatly on a chalkboard?

One Halloween decoration that is interesting is the Halloween chalkboard art. Not many people know that writing on the blackboard and turning it into artistic writing is not without technique. Not just writing or drawing on a blackboard. Usually, we have to measure the board first, then decide what concept to make, then sketch it on paper, then do it on the chalkboard.

Can smart blackboard paint replace current chalkboards as a means of writing?

Seeking for something comparable but not specifically for chalkboards? Check out Blackboard Paint.

You can produce a matte black chalkboard surface. It is simple to use and may be used to make menus, notice boards, and calendars on any non-porous surface.

But there's more than that. If you could get a magnetic chalkboard wall instead of just a regular blackboard wall. It is really practical and can help you clear up mess by letting you put up all of your papers rather than stacking them on your desk.

Surfaces of magnetic blackboards are effortlessly modified with colorful images, photos, or written letters and notes in a wide range of colors. All without regard to size, and normal chalkboards cannot accomplish that.

What to use on the chalkboard beside the chalk?

Where your blackboard formerly was, paint a smooth black wall to replace it so that it won't discharge dust into the air. Markers, which are significantly more eco-friendly than chalk, will be used in place of it.

However, you are not required to have a black surface. Have a surface that can be written on in any color.

The benefit of selecting a clear whiteboard paint is that. You may create it exactly the size you want it to be and in whatever color you like.

When sketching on a chalkboard, how may ghosting be prevented?

When you draw on a chalkboard, the ghosting effect occurs when you sketch on a chalkboard and then erase it; the images remain visible but are in black. You should scrub the blackboard to prevent this.

Then, rub the entire chalkboard with a whole piece of chalk that has been laid flat on the surface. From left to right and top to bottom, rub it.

Once the board has been totally covered, soak the provided cloth, wring out most of the water, and then totally wipe the chalk away from the surface.

Can you draw on a chalkboard with wet chalk?

Before painting on the chalkboard, dampen the chalk in water to create a highlight effect and stronger colors. Continue dipping the chalk in water as you work to keep it moist.

The chalk lines will appear faded at first. It will be dazzling white or the color of the chalk you are using once it has dried. Additionally, a wet board also can be used for drawing.


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