Content for Today’s Tutorial
- Create Metal Texture
This tutorial is about creating a stainless steel texture with a brushed surface (similar to the image above) and apply it to a line of text.
Create a new document (Ctrl+N) and use these settings:
- Preset: Web
- Size: 1280 x 1024 px (h)
- Resolution: 72 ppi
Use the Type Tool (T) and using capitals, type a word that relates to metal (the material) or signifies strength. You could even choose the name of a Metal band. I choose the word: ROYAL.
- Font: Pick a Sans Serif, eg Century Gothic
- Dimensions: something that fills the page, eg 280 pt, or use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to adjust the size.
Select the shape of your word, create a new layer and fill the selection with 50% Grey, then with Noise.
- Hold Ctrl and click on the thumbnail of the Text layer (in the layer panel) to select the shape of the text
- Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N)
- Fill the selection with 50% Grey – Press Shift+F5, Select Grey at 50%
- Fill the selection with Noise: Filter>Noise>Add Noise
Amount: 100%, Distribution: Gaussian, tick Monochromatic
Apply Motion Blur
- Apply Motion Blur Filter>Blur>Motion Blur
- pick an angle that appeals to you (eg horizontal = angle:0)
- Distance: pick a distance that creates long lines (I used 48 px)
Fill the text with 50% Grey. The edge of the text has become a bit see through.
- Press Shift+F5
- Select Grey at 50%
- Select Behind for the Blending Mode
Use Curves to lighten the image up a bit.
- Ctrl+M or Image>Adjustments>Curves
- Manually adjust the curve
Use Bevel&Emboss to add depth to the text.
- Double-click on you Type layer (around the title, not on the title – this should open the Layer Style/Blending Options.
- Select Bevel/Emboss and change the settings
Save it as a PNG and try the same with a variety of (=5) different fonts.
When complete combine all the fonts on a page for presentation.