Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Mosaic displaced Text Effect
Open a new document, I made it 400*400px.
Use Filter --> Render --> Clouds.
Then use Filter --> Pixalate --> Mosaic and use settings similar to this:
Now go to Image --> Adjustments --> Auto Levels.
This is about what you will get:
Save this image as a .psd
Hide the layer.
Make a copy of your mosaic background layer, go to the original background, fill it with white and type your text in it:
Merge the text layer with the white background (CTRL-E)
Apply Filter --> Distort --> Displace..
Horizontal and Vertical Scale = 50
From the file menu that comes up chosse your mosaic image you saved in Step 1.
Un-Hide the mosaic layer.
Go to Blend Mode and choose Multiply.
Create a copy of the mosaic layer.
Select that layer, apply Filter --> Stylize --> Find Edges.
Merge all layers.
It will look something like this now:
Hit CTRL-U and pick a color for your mosaic (don't forget to check the Colorize-Checkbox):