Great tutorial on how to create a realistic emboss effect in Photoshop!

Creating an embossed effect

1. Open up your background texture image (in this case, a piece of textured paper) in Photoshop and create a new layer. Paste the logo, text or artwork that you want to emboss into the document using the “paste as pixels” option.

Creating an Embossed Effect in Photoshop - Step 1Pro tip: Use the CTRL+V shortcut to automatically paste as pixels.

2. Ensure that your logo/text/etc. is in the correct position and is the right size for the design.

Creating an Embossed Effect in Photoshop - Step 2

3. Select the pixels on this layer by right-clicking the layer’s thumbnail and clicking Select Pixels. Alternatively, you can hold the Ctrl button and left-click the layer thumbnail.

Creating an Embossed Effect in Photoshop - Step 3

4. Click the Background layer and then Copy by pressing Ctrl+C. Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N) and then paste the selection you copied into this new layer by hitting Ctrl+V. This will give you a copy of your logo that appears to be composed of the same…

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