In this tutorial, I will tell you how to create a stunning text effect using special brushes and a gradient map.
Below you can see the final result.
Materials for the lesson:
Step 1. Create a clean document with a size of 2400×1200 pixels with a resolution of 300 dpi. Fill the background with color # 191919. Choose a wide clear font and write any text in white.
Apply layer styles to text Layer – Layer Style (Layer – Layer Styles).
Outer glow (External glow)
Inner glow (Internal glow)
Gradient overlay (Gradient overlap)
Step 2. We press key D on the keyboard to reset colors to black and white. On the new layer, which should be located above the text layer, we generate some clouds. Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds).
Set the blending mode of this layer to Overlay (Overlap).
Step 3. Now load the brush Dust particles and import them into photoshop. On a new layer with a white brush, we start adding dust around the text. Change the size and use different brushes from the set to achieve an interesting result.
On a new layer, paint with another slightly larger brush and apply a filter. Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) to add a depth effect.
Such brushes allow you to simplify the process of drawing. It would take a long time to create every single speck of dust.
Step 4. Rasterize the text layer. Right click on the layer and select Rasterize type (Rasterize the text). Now we can use one of the brushes to remove part of the text and give it a grunge effect.
Step 5. Let’s add an adjustment layer Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Gradient Map (Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Gradient Map).
On the new layer, under the text, use a large soft brush (B) white with approximately opacity 10-20%. Use it to add some light effects behind the text. Set the layer blending mode to Linear dodge (Linear Dodge).
I hope that in this lesson you learned some new techniques and made sure that with simple brushes and a few mouse clicks, you can create impressive effects.
Author: Nathan Brown