In virtual reality

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will create a virtual reality, namely the “Matrix”.

Open a new document of any size.

Fill it with black.
Create a new layer. and select the tool – Text .

Now we are starting to create the incomprehensible text that flashes against the background of the word “Matrix”

How are we going to do this?
You can spend half a day typing strange combinations of icons on the keyboard. Or you can do this:

Open the folder with any photos, select there some image. Do not open before the picture! Just define and press the key. F4
You will see the so-called binary file! This is the kind of gibberish we need!

As you remember, the text in the Matrix, firstly, is located vertically, and secondly, it glows against a black background.

So, we will repeat.

Copy a piece of this text to later paste it into a Photoshop document.

So back to Photoshop.

Tool at your fingertips? Fine!

Select the type of text placement – vertical.

Then in the Settings palette of the Type tool (the line below the main menu) select this location (top align).

Then open the palette Character / Paragraph why click here also in the settings.

Choose a suitable computer font, for example Courier new.
The size – 6 px. Choose text color – green.

Duplicate the layer, then select the tool. , find the right arrow on the keyboard and 10 times click on it.
Copied text moved to 10 px.

Change the font size to a new layer with text on 8 px.

Change layer blending mode to Linear dodge.

Duplicate the text layer. Move it to 15 px to the right.

Change the font size to 10 px and leave a seat in 30 px.

OK Not tired?

And now let’s work on dishonesty.

Click on layer mask , which is at the bottom of the layers palette.
Set colors – white / black

Select from the menu Filter> Render> Clouds then Image> Adjustments> Brightness / Contrast.
Set the contrast value to +100%.

Apply another filter. Filter> Blur> Gaussian blur
Value approximately 20 px.

Do these actions with the three text layers and they will look much better, but we are not done yet.

It is necessary to add more gaps in the text.

For this we will use the mask again.
Create a new set by clicking on the icon with a folder in the layers palette.
Drag there three layers with text.
Make sure the set is active and click on the layer mask icon.

This time we will spend more time on the mask than last time.

Select the brush tool and set a hard, round brush sized to 6 px.

Make sure the black color stands as primary!

Start drawing along the text bars. Erasing the middle of some lines will give you the effect of breaking, as if the line itself falls down.

Try to wash the bottom more than the top.

Remember that if you erase too much, you can recover the loss by switching to white. This is the beauty of the layer mask!

Now add some glow to the text.
Duplicate each text layer.

After duplicating the layers – right-click on the layers and select the command “rasterize layer“(now they will turn into pictures), then right-click on the mask icon and select”apply layer mask“.

After rasterizing and adding masks to the 3rd layers, move them under the text layers and merge together (get up on the top layer of this series and click twice Ctrl + E).

Apply a filter to this layer.gaussian blur“with parameter in 1.5 px.

Once again click on the mask icon and apply the filter “render clouds“.

Almost done!

Create a new layer on top of the set with text layers.

Select the letters on the three text layers (Ctrl + click on each layer)
Click Engl. letter “H“to hide selection.

Set the white color as the main color and fill in those parts of the text that should be highlighted, for example, fragments of lines.

Deselect and apply filtergaussian blur” about 1.5 px, change blending mode on Color dodge and reduce transparency
(opacity) to 80%.

If the color and saturation of the letters does not suit you, then open the window hue / saturation and play with the settings.

And now it’s time for keywords!

Create a new layer at the top. Select the Text tool and set the appropriate font and size (here Palatino, 48 pixels)

Return the settings in the font palette to normal.

Write the text in white and duplicate the layer twice.

Rasterize all three text layers. Go to the bottom. And click on the lock in the form of transparent pixels.

Fill the layer with the color you used for the background letters and remove the lock.

Do the same for the middle layer.

Add a filter to the bottom layer Filter> Blur> Motion Blur, set the angle (angle) on 0 and blur it until you like the result.

On the middle layer, make sure the lock is disabled and apply a filter here. Filter> Other> Minimum with value 2 px (this parameter depends on the size of your letters).

Now give it a little blur – filter gaussian blur, about 2 or 3 px.

On the top (white) layer, select a rectangular selection and select the upper half of the letter, for example, “M“. Then take the move tool and 1 or 2 times click the keyboard arrow to the right or left.

You can repeat this with other letters.
Merge the layers together.
That’s it!

We hope that you have learned a lot from this lesson.

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