Photoshop Text Effects

How to Make a Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a metallic text effect in Photoshop using just a couple of layer styles. Here’s the effect we’ll be creating:

Metallic Text Effect

To create a metallic text effect, you’ll need:

Step 1

Create a new 1800 x 1300px document and fill it with the color #1f1f1f. Then, create a new layer, name it “texture” and click on the center of document a few times with the grunge brushes in white color. You can use different brushes to vary the texture.

Metallic Text Effect Texture

Step 2

Double-click on the texture layer to open the Layer Style dialog box and use the settings shown below.

Metallic Text Effect Texture Layer Style

Step 3

Next, click on the Add Layer Mask option at the bottom of the layers palette and press Cmd/Ctrl + I to invert the mask. Using a soft big brush (size: 950px and hardness: 0%), click on the center of the document to make the texture layer appear only in the center of the document, fading away towards the edges.

Metallic Text Effect Layer Mask

Step 4

Now, type your text with the Rothenburg Decorative font and using the settings shown below.

Metallic Text Effect Text

Step 5

Double-click on the text layer to open the Layer Style dialog box and use the settings shown below.

Metallic Text Effect Text Layer Style

Step 6

After applying the layer style, select your text with the Type Tool. Then, select all the letters except for the first one and set the Kerning value to -5.

Metallic Text Effect Kerning

Step 7

Duplicate the text layer, then right-click on the duplicate text layer and select Clear Layer Style.

Metallic Text Effect Duplicate Text Layer

Step 8

Double-click on the duplicate text layer to open the Layer Style dialog box, change the Fill value in Blending Options to 0, and use the settings shown below.

Metallic Text Effect Duplicate Text Layer Style

 

Metallic Text Effect Duplicate Text Layer Style Final

And we’re done! Remember that when you save the final metallic text effect, it will look clearer and sharper.

Metallic Text Effect

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