In this lesson, you will learn how to create hot text from a stone using two layers, using the vanishing point in perspective. So let’s get started!
1. Create a background
Set the Concrete texture by double clicking on the concrete01.pat file.
Create a new document, go File – New (File> New). Set the value Widths (Width) 600 px, and the value Heights (Height) 500 px. Resolution (Resolution) should be 72 dots per inch (ppi).
On the layer with the Background, duplicate it, for this we go Layer- Duplicate Layer (Layer> Duplicate Layer). Click OK. Rename duplicate layer, name new layer Texture of the Back Background (Background Pattern).
Next, we will add a concrete texture to the layer Texture of the Back Background (Background Pattern). Double click on this layer to apply the layer style. Overlapping pattern (Pattern Overlay box), in the pattern palette, select the concrete texture ‘concrete01.pat’, and then click OK.
Next, add a layer style. Color overlay (Color Overlay). Apply the following settings.
Next, we add a red glow to create a reflective effect in the background. So apply a layer style. Stamping(Bevel Emboss). Apply the following settings:
2. Add text
Type the word ‘Saint’ or any other word of your choice using the Stonecross font. Set the font size to 130 pt, Leading (Leading) set to Auto (Auto), and the value Tracking (Tracking) 20 pt. For best quality, change the mode Smoothing (anti-aliasing) on Sharp (Sharp). Name the text layer ‘SAINT a’.
Duplicate the text layer, name the duplicate ‘SAINT b’ layer, as shown in the screenshot below. Turn off the visibility of the duplicate layer with the text ‘SAINT b’ to make it easier for you to work, because until we are going to use this layer.
Next, select the tool Move (Move Tool), select both the layers with the text and the layer with the background, and then apply the commands Horizontal alignment (Align Horizontal Center) and Alignment centers vertically (Align Vertical Center), which are located in the top settings panel for center alignment.
3. Apply styling to the base layer.
On the ‘SAINT a’ layer, go Layer – Layer Style – Pattern Overlap (Layer> Layer Style> Pattern Overlay). In the pattern palette, select the concrete texture ‘concrete01.pat’, we use the same concrete texture that we applied to the background. Install Scale (Scale) 50%. So, our text has acquired a small stylization of this stone.
To get a stone hem, we’ll apply a layer style. Stamping (Bevel Emboss) and modified Circuit (Contour), as shown in the screenshot below.
We will need to create two contours to get a volume effect. Pay attention to the screenshots to apply the appropriate values.
To add a glow to the letters, we use the layer style. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay). Set the gradient colors shown in the screenshot below.
Hint: to add a color reference point to create a gradient, you need to click below the gradient scale. Clicking on each color control point will allow you to edit Position (Location) and Colour (Color) control point.
Next, add a layer style. Gloss (Satin). Apply the following settings to brighten the text. Set the standard contour from the contour set, the name of the contour ve Cove – Deep ’.
Next, we will enhance the effect by adding a bright glow. So apply a layer style. Internal glow (Inner Glow). Set the following settings for this layer style.
Next, we need to add shadows to separate the text from the background. To do this, apply a layer style. External glow (Outer Glow). Set the following settings for this layer style.
4. Apply styling to duplicate text layer.
Now we will apply styling to the second layer with the text ‘SAINT b’, so do not forget to include the appearance of a duplicate of the layer with the text! In this step, we need to create a perspective with a central vanishing point. Go to the settings window Symbol (Character) and change Horizontal scale (Horizontally Scale) by 97%, as shown in the screenshot below.
On the ‘SAINT b’ layer, go Layer – Style layer – overlap pattern(Layer> Layer Style> Pattern Overlay). In the pattern palette, select the concrete texture ‘concrete01.pat’ to match the textures of both layers. Install Scale(Scale) by 50%.
To add color to the edge of the text and create a glowing edge effect, we must apply a layer style. Color overlay (Color Overlay). Apply the following settings for this layer style.
Next, select a layer style. Stroke (Stroke). Install Position (Position) stroke Outside (Outside), Stroke Type (Fill Type) Colour (Color) with the following settings.
Next, we add shadows to separate the text from the background. Let’s go Layer – Style layer – Shadow(Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow). Apply the values that are shown in the screenshot below.
In this final step, we accentuate the hot edges with the layer style External glow (Outer Glow). Let’s go Layer – Layer Style – Outer Glow (Layer> Layer Style> Outer Glow). Apply the values that are shown in the screenshot below. Set the standard contour, contour name ‘Cone’.
Great job, we have completed the lesson!
In this tutorial, I showed you how to create red-hot text from stone, using the texture of concrete, as well as two layers to create a center vanishing point.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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