Grunge Metal Text Effect

Preview

STEP 1
First, you will need to download the two textures below and convert them into Photoshop patterns later. To do this simply open each image then go to EDIT >> DEFINE PATTERN in the menu.

grunge-metal

metal-hull

STEP 2
Create a new transparent document 670px * 400px at 72dpi as seen below.

STEP 3
To keep our psd file organized first click on the folder icon in the layer pallet 3 times to create three folders and name them FRAME, TEXT, and BACKGROUND respectively.

STEP 4
This step up to step 6 involves with the making of a frame with a footer-like signature of your website resembling a watermark.Let’s proceed…

Create a new layer within the FRAME folder and name it frame. Activate the shape tool by typing U, make sure the rectangular shape tool is selected, then draw out a square similar to the one below, leaving a little room on the top and bottom.

STEP 5
Activate the layer styles dialog box on your shape layer by double clicking on it or by going to LAYER >> LAYER STYLE >> BLENDING OPTIONS in the menu. Then enter the settings below.

STEP 6
Create a new layer above the frame layer by going to LAYER >> NEW >> LAYER in the menu, activate the text tool by typing T, then type in your title using the settings below:

STEP 7
Within the BACKGROUND folder create a new pattern fill layer by going to LAYER >> NEW FILL LAYER >> PATTERN in the menu and choose the grungy corrugated metal texture you either installed or created in step #1 as seen below.

STEP 8
Open the layer styles dialog box by going to LAYER >> LAYER STYLE >> BLENDING OPTIONS in the menu and enter the settings you see below:

STEP 9
Above the grungy corrugated metal texture layer create a gradient fill layer by going to LAYER >> NEW FILL LAYER >> GRADIENT in the menu with the settings seen below.

STEP 10
Open the layer styles dialog box on the gradient layer you just created and enter the settings you see below.

STEP 11
Within the TEXT folder now activate the text tool by typing T then open the character pallet and choose Arial Black at 310pt with a vertical stretch of 110% as seen below and then type in some text.

STEP 12
Duplicate the text layer you just created by going to LAYER >> DUPLICATE LAYER . Then activate the layer styles pallet on the top text layer and enter the settings you see below.

STEP 13
Open the layer styles dialog box on the bottom text layer now and enter the settings you see below.

STEP 14
Duplicate the background layer, click the fx icon and select Pattern Overlay. Select the pattern shown here or any metal texture you’ve downloaded earlier to your lists of patterns.

That’s it!

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