Tutorial written by Liza Kliko ( Lorelei).
Note: ALL images are hosted on our server, only because this blog was put on a top level domain later, some URLs still point to the previous location. This it the first tutorial I am writing especially for TopTut.com, and just like with the forum, I decided to start from easy tutorials such as text effects.
Today we will make this herringbone metallic effect:
- Make a new canvas, 500*200 pixels.
- Fill it with a light grey color, we used #6b6b6b.
- Type the word you want in a middle, preferably using a bold, big font. On the example above we took one of the default Windows fonts – Impact.
- Go to Layer >> Layer Styles >> Options, and apply the following settings:
- For the Inner Glow settings we used a dark olive colour (#54532d) to transperant.
- Bevel and Emboss is an important step that you shouldn’t miss. It gives the text it’s depth… Use the #e5d266 colour for Highlight Mode and #5a3015 for Shadow Mode.
- Texture Fill is the leitmotif of this tutorial. This Texture is called ‘Herringbone’ and comes default in Photoshop CS2.
- Use medium dark green colour for Satin – #254e46.
Any pattern that immitates wood, marble or any other natural texture will be good. If you can’t find anything good enough, you can download the image we used as a .pat file
- For “Stroke” gradient, use #000000 … #FFFFFF … #000000 colours.
This is it, 12 Very very simple steps for making this rather stylish text effect. We also made a new layer, made a “frame” using the brush tool and applied same Layer Effects to it, to give the image a more finished touch.
Don’t forget that if you are Lorelei Web Forum member, you can download the .PSD file for free.