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Adobe Photoshop Metallic Text
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 03/15/2007
 
fantasy art Adobe Photoshop Metallic Text
This tutorial we'll see how to create a metallic text that would be illuminated from behind.

Adobe Photoshop Metallic Text - Part 1
This new lesson we'll see how to create a metallic text that would be illuminated from behind.

All that we have to do now is opening a new file of the necessary sizes: File ? New (ctrl+n) and paint the background's layer in black, choosing the Paint Bucket Tool for this operation.

adobe photoshop metallic text

Select after that the Text Tool of grey-light color and write the words you have next picture:

adobe photoshop metallic text

Apply this combination on the layer: Layer ? Rasterize ? Type. Then make a copy of the layer: Layer ? Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Next step includes grouping the copies: Layer ? Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Finally we have to apply on the upper layer the here shown filter option: Filter ? Noise ? Add Noise.

adobe photoshop metallic text

Blur out the layer, choosing the next combination: Filter ? Blur ? Motion Blur.

adobe photoshop metallic text 


Adobe Photoshop Metallic Text - Part 2
Create a new layer and group it also with the previous one (ctrl+g). Then change the layer's Blending Mode on Linear Burn and dark out the lowest part of the words, using the usual Gradient Tool.

adobe photoshop metallic text

Select the same adjustments for the Gradient Tool and white color to make lighter the opposite words' edges. The operation should be executed on a new layer, also grouped out.

adobe photoshop metallic text

Merge down all grouped layers: Layer ? Merge Down (ctrl+e) and set the next shown adjustments in the window Layer ? Layer Style ? Blending Options.

adobe photoshop metallic text 


Adobe Photoshop Metallic Text - Part 3
If you wish, you may apply the next filter also: Filter ? Sharpen.

adobe photoshop metallic text

The text's operation is finished!

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