Text with metal letters in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create the effect of stained metal using layer styles and filters. At the end of the lesson we will fix the result using a regular brush.

Lesson resources:

Step 1

Create a new document (File-Create / File-New) 1024 x 768 pixels in size. set the foreground color to (275255) and the background color to (312d2e) Select a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool (G), at the top, click on the “Radial Gradient” icon and draw a line from the center of the canvas to one of the corners.

Open the texture of “Shirts” (the download link is available in the resources of the lesson) and place it on our document. The “Shirt” texture layer should be placed above the background layer.

Slightly darken our texture, for this we go to Image-Correction-Hue / Saturation (Image-Adjustments-Hue / Saturation). And set the following parameters:
Color tone: -25 Saturation: 0 Brightness: 10

We go to Image-Correction-Levels (Image-Adjustments-Levels) and set the following parameters: Move the leftmost slider to the right to 10, leave the rest by default.

Set the blending mode for soybeans with texture to “Overlap” (Overlay).

Step 2

Using the tool Horizontal text Using the “Faktos” font (download link is available in the lesson resources) write any text using the color (75929c). To prevent your text from merging, you can adjust the “Tracking to 25” parameters.

And so, let’s begin to give our text the original “Stained Glass Effect”. To do this, standing on the layer with the text, double-click on it and you will see the “Layer Styles” panel, tick the necessary function and edit it.

Stamping: Style-Internal bevel, Hard Cut method, Depth-150%, Direction-Up, Size-27pix. Smooth-0px. We remove the checkbox for “Global illumination”, Angle 90grad, Height 30grad, Gloss Contour-According to Gauss, tick the “Smoothing”, Backlight-Overlapping, Color (ded9c6) Shadow-Multiplication Mode, Color (7b7b7b).

Texture: “Green Fibers” the rest is left by default. (Link to download textures available in the resources of the lesson).

Inner shadow: Blend-Multiply mode, Color (737373), Offset-0pix, Size-10pix. The remaining parameters are left by default.

Internal glow: Blend Mode-Overlap, Source-From Center, Size-24.

Activate the gradient and set the colors: Left (fee7c5) Right (443a30).

Shadow: Blend-Multiply, Color (686868). The remaining parameters are left by default.

And here we have given the initial “Stained-glass effect” for our text, then we will work with filters.

Step 3

We need to make a selection text. To do this, hold down the key (Ctrl) and click on the icon of the text layer.

After you have selected the text, create a new layer and name it “Texture” (the texture layer must be above all layers). Set the foreground color to (cbb99d) and the background color to (792815). Choose a tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool).

Fill the texture layer. To deselect text, press the key combination (Ctrl + D).

Step 4

And so we got to the filters, standing on a layer with a texture, go to Filter-Rendering-Fibers (Filter-Render-Fibers) and set the following values: Mismatch-40, Intensity-1.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

We go to Filter-Filter-Sketch-Chrome Gallery (Filter-Filter Gallery-Sketch-Chrome) and set the following values: Drill-0, Smooth-10.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

Go to Filter Gallery Filter-Sketch-Chalk and Coal (Filter-Filter Gallery-Sketch-Chalk and Charcoal) and set the following values: Coal-6, Chalk-6, Press-1.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

Go to Filter-Gallery Filter-Distortion-Glass (Filter-Filter Gallery-Distort-Glass) and set the following values: Distortion-5, Softening-3, Texture-Rime, Scale-100%.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

Go to Filter-Gallery Filter-Imitation-Pastel (Filter-Filter Gallery-Artistic-Rough Pastels) and set the following values: Hatch-6 Length, Detail-4, Texture-Canvas, Scale-100%, Reliev-20, Light-Bottom.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

And here is the last filter, go to Filter-Gallery Filter-Imitation-Oil Painting (Filter-Filter Gallery-Artistic-Paint Daubs) and set the following values: Brush size-8, Sharpness-7, Brush-Simple.

The result should look like the screenshot below.

All of these filters form a good mix of colors and shapes, after you have finished working with filters while standing on a texture layer, change it. Blend mode on Multiplication (Multiply).

Step 5

Standing on the text layer, right-click on it and select “Create Work Path”

Create a new layer and place it below the text layer and name it “Stroke” Select a tool Brush (Hard Brush) Size is 10px.

Set the foreground color (a4a29a) and select the tool Arrow (Direct Selection Tool) and right-click on the text and select Outline the contour.

Tool Brush (Brush tool) and make sure that you do not have a check mark on Simulate pressure.

And so we did the stroke, now we need to give the texture to our stroke.

Step 6

Go to the text layer and right-click and select Copy layer style (Copy Layer Style) stand on the stroke layer and right click and select Paste style layer (Paste Layer Style). Standing on the layer with a stroke, double-click on it and you will open the panel Layer style.

We need to change the texture, to do this, go to the “Texture” item, we need to replace our glued texture with a new “Beige paper” (download link is available in the lesson resources) and set up as shown in the screenshot below:

The result should look like the screenshot below.

Step 7

Stand on the “Texture” layer and create a new adjustment layer. Gradient Map (Gradient Map)

For now, let’s leave the base (any) colors and set them up later. For now, change the blending mode of our Gradient Cards on Soft light (Soft Light) and lower the opacity to 70%.

Standing on the gradient map adjustment layer, double click on the black square and adjust the colors: Left (35515c) Right (bcb086).

We completed this lesson, the text was created from scratches, but we brought to mind using filters and layer styles. I hope you enjoyed the lesson and its translation.

Author: Rose

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