This is a fairly long tutorial. But, there’s a reason for that. I’d seen several other tutorials out there on Embroidered text, and they just weren’t as detailed or realistic as I would have liked to see them. So, I created this one. With it, you should be able to create some fairly realistic “embroidery” in Photoshop.
While this tutorial should be followable by beginners, to get the full effects from it (knowing how to “play around” with the different settings that I suggest in the end to get your desired effect, for instance), you should know some of the basics of Photoshop. Like, what multiply does versus screen, etc. Even if you’re a beginner, however, you should still be able to follow my more precise instructions and get a good result.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments. Enjoy!