Create a new document. Set the width and height to 700 pixels and a resolution of 72 ppi. Document Name: Angel Text
Insert the concrete texture into the document.
Merge the texture layer and the background layer into one.
Go to menu Image> Adjustments> Hue /Saturation (Image> Correction> Hue / Saturation) and set the values as shown below.
Apply sharpness twice: Go to menu Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen (Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen).
Add noise: Go to menu Filter> Noise> Add Noise (Filter> Noise> Add Noise) and set the values as shown in the pop-up window on the left side of the image below.
Create a new blank layer above the background, fill it with color # 252829. Apply blend mode “Color”, as shown on the right side of the image below. Now merge it with the background layer (Ctrl + E).
Type the word “Angel” using the font “Argel” font size 310 pt., Tracking 0. Select the letter “A” and set the tracking 40. All values are shown in the figure below.
Using the tool Move Tool (Move), select the text layer and the background layer, and then click the alignment commands: “Align centers horizontally” and “Align centers vertically” in the top center menu.
Apply a layer style on a layer with text (right-click on the layer Blending Options)). Set the parameters as shown in the figure below and click OK.
Note: to edit Gloss Contour (gloss contour) in Embossing: click on the sketch outline to open the Contour Editor> click in the contour grid, add points and enter the input and output values.
Stamping / bevel:
Copy the image “Palace on the balls” in the browser, paste it above the layer with the text “Angel” and rename the layer to “Reflection01.” Using the tool Move Tool (Move), Select the “Reflection01” layer and the background layer, and then click the alignment commands: “Bottom Edge Alignment” and “Left Alignment” in the top menu, as shown in the figure below.
Select the “Reflection01” layer using Rectangular marquee tool (Rectangular area), then right-click on the image and select Free Transform. Fix the proportions, to do this, click on the “Save aspect ratio” loop icon in the top menu, as shown in the figure below and reduce the width and height by 70%, set the horizontal position to 1099.2 pixels. and set the vertical position to 7.8 pixels. and press enter.
Apply layer styles on the “Reflection01” layer (right-click on the layer Blending Options (overlay options)) and apply Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay) with the values as shown below and click OK to get the metallic copper tone.
Apply sharpness three times: Go to menu> Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen(Filter> Sharpen> Sharpen). Remember to repeat this step three times.
Reduce noise: go to menu Filter> Noise> Reduce Noise (Filter> Noise> Reduce Noise). Use the values as shown below.
Duplicate the “Reflection01” layer and rename it. After renaming the layer to “Reflection02”, change the blending mode to Lighten and set the opacity to 50% as shown below.
To achieve the reflection effect, select the “Reflection02” layer using Rectangular marquee tool (Rectangular area), Right-click on the image and select: Free Transform> Flip Horizontal (Transform> Flip Horizontal) and reduce the width to -90%, and the height to 90%, set the horizontal value to 513 pixels. and the vertical to 108 pixels., as shown below and press enter.
Select two image layers and go to menu Layer> Create Clipping Mask (Layer> Create Clipping Mask), to put reflections inside the font layer. Finally, select two images and text layers to link them by clicking on the icon “Link Layers” (Link layers) at the bottom of the layers palette in order to have a finished text effect.
Lesson author: Enrique Elicabe