Grunge Style Text Wallpapers

In this tutorial, I’ll show you the process of creating really interesting wallpaper with a pattern of a geometric shape in Photoshop. This is a fairly simple lesson, but the effect looks impressive!

In the course of the lesson, I will also show you some tricks that you can use to create amazing lighting and smoke effects in your works.
Here is a preview of the final effect: (click to enlarge)

So let’s get started!

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Create a new document sized 1200 * 1700px, fill the background layer with black color. Create a new layer on top of it and use brushes, which we just downloaded to create a rough texture, as shown below:

The trick here is that you need to properly adjust the density (flow) and opacity (brush), that is, you need to set the level to about 30% – 40%, and change the size of the brush, during use.
Also, do not dwell on the same brush, try mixing different ones together and see that you like the result.

Now we want to create the basis for our text and give some depth to the image.
To do this, add a new adjustment layer. Curves (Curves adjustment layer) on top of all previous layers:

Thus, the mask of the adjustment layer should look like:

and here is the effect at the moment:

Step 2. Using the font that we downloaded before, we print and place the text as shown below (use dark gray for the font):

Hint: print each letter on a new layer; use free transformation (Free Transform Tool) (Ctrl + T) to rotate and move each letter.

Once you determine the position, rasterize and merge all the layers with text. Apply the following layer styles to the merged layer:

Shadow (Drop Shadow)

Bevel and relief (Bevel and Emboss)

Gradient (Gradient Overlay)

and you should have the following effect:

Now we come to the most interesting part of this lesson.
Duplicate the text layer five times. Set the transparency of each layer as shown below:

Now we need to move each layer to visually separate them from each other. Making sure the tool is active Move (Move) Use the up and right keys on the keyboard. Repeat with each layer until you reach the result shown below:

Step 3. Load the selection of the last text layer (CTRL + left-click on the icon of the layer image on the layers palette). Navigate Select – Refine Edge (Selection – Refine Edge) and apply the following settings:

Without removing the selection, create a new layer, name the “Clouds”, and add some clouds using Clouds filter: (Black and white color)

Duplicate this layer three times, and move the last text layer over the duplicated Cloud layer, you will have the following effect:

Duplicate the Cloud layer twice, and drag the two layers on top of the text layer. Change blending mode on Overlap (Overlay). The result is the following effect:

Step 4. Now we can add the desired colors to the image in order to revive it a bit. To do this, I simply create a new layer on top of the previous layers, call “color 1 ?, and paint a large soft round brush in my own discretion:

Change the blending mode of this layer to Overlap (overlay).
I also want to show the roughness of the background, so I create a new layer, call it “color 2 ?, and paint a soft brown round brush over the edges:

Set the blending mode of this layer to Lightening basics (Color Dodge).
You can also focus on the text, simply create another layer, name it “highlight”, and use a large white soft brush and paint over the areas you need:

Change the blending mode of this layer to Soft light (soft light).
For final processing, I added two adjustment layers on top of all previous layers:


Color balance

So the mask should look like on the color balance adjustment layer:

You will end up with the following effect:

That ended our lesson. Of course, you can add a bit of creativity and make the drawing more interesting!

I added some lines and using brushes.
Here is my final result (click to enlarge):

Hope you enjoyed our tutorial! Thank.

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