How to create a Shiny Metal Text Effect in Photoshop CC 2015 with fully editable text. The first 10 minutes of this tutorial focuses on creating the background elements of the image, with the Shiny Metal Text tutorial beginning at the 10:55 mark. Click the link to skip ahead. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH0PpKGWMKY#t=10m55s).
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Repeating Mesh Pattern Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PukDPMx6Rq4
Custom Star Brush Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmH1W2i4omg
Font: Follies Let Plain - http://www.fontpalace.com/font-download/Follies+LET+Plain/
My apologies, but Youtube's 5,000 character limit in the video description field means I can't supply all of the written instructions for this image. I'm only going to include the instructions for the Shiny Metal Text Effect and NOT the background design elements. In order to create the background that I use, I'm afraid you'll just have to follow along with the video.
***Shiny Metal Text***
1. Create a new layer (SHIFT+CTRL+ALT=N)
2. Use the Text Tool (T), select your font and change the color to (989898). I’m using “Follies Let Plain” which you can find under "Resources" above, but any font will do.
3. Type your text and adjust the size and character spacing to your liking. In this example, I’m using 300pts. You can adjust the character spacing by placing your curser between the letters and holding down the ALT button as you press the left and/or right arrows on the keyboard.
4. Apply the following Layer Style to the text layer:
a. Bevel & Emboss
i. Style=Stroke Emboss, Technique=Smooth, Depth=300%, Direction=UP, Size =27, Soften=0
ii. Angle=85 over 26, Use Global Light=UNCHECKED, Gloss Contour=Ring-Double, Anti-Aliased=UNCHECKED,
iii. Highlight Mode=Linear Dodge (Add), Color=ffffff, Opacity=77%
iv. Shadow Mode=Linear Burn, Color=000000, Opacity=64%
b. Bevel & Emboss Contour
i. Contour=Ring, Anti-Aliased=CHECKED, Range=50%
i. Size=20, Position=Center, Blend Mode=Linear Dodge (Add), Opacity=100%, Overprint=UNCHECKED
ii. Fill Type=Gradient, Gradient=SILVER
iii. You’ll first need to add the “Metals” gradients to your gradient list by clicking the down arrow next to the gradient picker, then the sprocket/gear, and finally on “Metals”
iv. Reverse=UNCHECKED, Align with Layer=CHECKED, Style=Linear, Angle=92, Dither=UNCHECKED, Scale=124%
i. Blend Mode=Multiply, Opacity=25%, Angle=90, Distance=50, Size=18, Contour=Cone, Anti-Aliased=CHECKED, Invert=CHECKED
e. Color Overlay
i. Blend Mode=Color Burn, Color=d0e8ef, Opacity=100%
f. Gradient Overlay
i. Blend Mode=Screen, Dither=CHECKED, Opacity=75%, Gradient=Silver, Reverse=UNCHECKED, Align with Layer=UNCHECKED, Style=Angle, Angle=135, Scale=88%
g. Pattern Overlay
i. Blend Mode=Overlay, Opacity=64%, Pattern=Streaks
ii. You need to load Patterns 2 into your pattern presets. Click the little down arrow next to the pattern sample, then click the sprocket/gear, and finally on Patterns 2. You can choose to Append or Replace your current patterns.
iii. Scale=574%, Link with Layer=CHECKED
h. Drop Shadow
i. Blend Mode=Multiply, Opacity=76%, Angle=135, Use Global Light=UNCHECKED, Distance=32, Spread=0, Size=35
ii. Contour=Linear, Anti-Aliased=UNCHECKED, Noise=0%, Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow=CHECKED
5. Create a new layer (SHIFT+CTRL+ALT+N) named “Flare”
6. Fill the layer with Black (000000), Layer Mode=“Screen” and Layer Opacity=50%
7. Go to Filter – Render – Lens Flare and select the 50-300mm Zoom at 100% brightness. Click and drag the crosshairs in the preview window until the flare center point is approximately where you want it to be in your image, then click OK.
8. Transform the Flare (T) to fill the entire image by moving the brightest part to where you want on your image and then click and drag the center point to the center of the bright spot to make that the "center" before expanding the flare to fill the screen.
9. Create a new layer (SHIFT+CTRL+ALT+N) named “Bling”
10. Reset (D) and switch (X) Foreground and Background colors
11. Use the Brush Tool (B) many star brushes to add bling. If necessary, you can follow my tutorial for creating star brushes from the "Resources" link above.
Congratulations, you've created fully editable shiny, metallic text.