In this quick tip tutorial, we will explain how to create a crisp, metallic text effect using just a couple of layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
Tutorial AssetsThe following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.
Step 1Before opening Photoshop, install the font Rothenburg Decorative and these grunge brushes.
Open Photoshop and Create a New Document, 1800 x 1300 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI and finally then Fill the background with this dark grey color #1f1f1f.
Step 2Create a New Layer, name it ‘texture’ and using these Grunge Brushes click a couple of times in the center of the document using a white color. Use different brushes, try to cover the center of the document, varying the textures.
Step 3Double-click on the thumbnail of the Layer ‘texture’ to open the Layer Style panel. Into the ‘Blending Options’
Reduce the ‘Fill’ to 0, then apply a ‘Drop Shadow’ and an ‘Inner Shadow’ using these settings. This will give the texture a realistic embossed look.
Step 4Click on the ‘Add Layer Mask’ icon, then click Command/Ctrl + (I) to invert it.
Pick a big soft Brush (hardness: 0% – size: 950px) and click in the center of the document. This way the ‘texture’ Layer will be shown only in the center, fading on the edges of the document.