Okay, here it is! My MDNA font Photoshop tutorial. Like I have mentioned in my MDNA album cover tutorial, I am very bad at writing a tutorial, so I hope this will make sense and that it is a bit clear. A bit of Photoshop knowledge is required. Okay, let’s get started!
The font use on the MDNA cover is called Didot LH RomanOsF. Click here to download it!
First of all, we need a ‘stripes’ pattern. Create a new template of 200px wide and 10px high with a black background. Yes, it is very small, but you can zoom out to the max in order to create the pattern. Create the stripes, just like the image below. Just like the MDNA cover the stripes are narrow and a bit wider, as well as the space between the stripes. The width of the spaces and stripes is all up to you. You can always scale the final pattern afterwards.
The original MDNA logo is white striped. Use the select tool to select the white parts of the pattern. Be sure to have the ‘Add to selection’ button selected, so you can select more than one area of the pattern. When the white parts are selected copy it and create a new template with a transparent background. Then paste the copied selected in the new template.
And then, go to And now you need to define the pattern. Go to ‘Edit’ and select ‘Define Pattern’. Name the pattern to anything you like and press ‘Ok’. So now you have the stripes pattern.
We’re getting close. Open a new template or an existing image where you want the MDNA font to appear. Select the ‘Horizontal Type Mask Tool’. When you click on your image before you add the text, you see a red mask layer. Type in your text using the Didot LH RomanOsF font. After you will see the text you typed in is selected.
Go to ‘Layer’ > ‘New Fill Layer’ > ‘Pattern’ and then press ‘Ok’. Select the pattern you created and adjust the scale. you can play around and see whatever suits your liking. For my example I scaled the pattern to 25%.
And voila! That’s all there is to it! You can experiment yourself with the scale and even with creating the striped pattern. I hope this tutorial was easy to understand. If you have any other tips or suggestions on how to create the MDNA font style, feel free to drop a line in the comments! I’d love to know about it.