Today we will create an interesting effect of dirty rusty text.
Materials for the lesson:
Step 1. Create a new document (Ctrl + N), sizes 400×400 pix and 72 ppi.
Fill it with gray (454545) Alt + backspace. Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + Alt + N). Take the tool “Horizontal text” (Horizontal Type Tool (T)) and write the text in white. The author used the font Base 02.
Step 2. Create a selection around the text.
Selection \ Load Selection (Select \ Load Selection),
go in Select \ Modify \ Expand (Select \ Modify \ Expand), radius 5 px.
Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + Alt + N), and place it under the “AB” layer,
Fill it with gray (# 454545) Alt + Backspace. Deselect (Ctrl + D).
Now apply a layer style. We go Layer \ Layer Style \ Emboss (Layer \ Layer Style \ Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings:
Step 3. Open the texture with a stone and transfer it to our document.
Create New adjustment layer \ Levels (New Adjustment Layer \ Levels):
Step 4. Open the texture of rusty metal:
Transfer the texture to our document and put this layer above the rest, name this layer “Rust”. Now change this layer Overlay Mode on “Multiplication” ( Multiply).
Step 5. Now create shadows for realism. Go to the text layer “AB”. Create a selection Selection \ Load Selection (Select \ Load Selection).
Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + Alt + N), place the layer above the rest,
fill it with brown (#380f04) Alt + Backspace.
Press the key combination Alt + Ctrl + D, shading radius 5 px
go in Select \ Modify \ Squeeze (Select \ Modify \ Contract) on 5 px
and delete the selection Delete.
Deselect (Ctrl +D).
Step 6. Now we lighten some areas on the letters. Take the tool Eraser (Eraser) (“E”),
Settings: Brush – 25, Hardness – 0, Mode (Mode) – brush, opacity (40-50%). Walk slightly to spell:
Step 7. Add sharpness to our image. Perform the following:
Layer \ Flatten (Layer \ Flatten Image). Duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J), and go to Filter \ Sharpness \ Sharpness (Filter \ Sharpen), weaken the effect of sharpness Editing \ Loosen (Edit \ Fade), opacity(Opacity) 50%.
Choosing a tool Gradient(GradientTool), radial (radial), bleaching transparent (foreground to transparent).
Step 8. Choosing a tool Oval area (Elliptical Marquee Tool) and create a selection. Take the tool Gradient (GradientTool) color from white to transparent, create a new layer and draw a gradient from the center to the edges of the selected area.
Change layer blending mode to “Overlap” (Overlay).
Step 9. You can duplicate a layer several times. “Radial gradient” and at its discretion to place on letters.
Here is the result: