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Create an Artistic Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Create this Artistic Text Effect with Metal Texture in Photoshop. We will practice some basic brush painting and learn how to manipulate texture into different shapes and angles. Have a try!

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

Font

Metal Texture

Step 1

Create a new document with white background (size doesn’t really matter here), use the gradient fill tool to fill it with the following settings (use the “Radial Gradient” setting from toolbar):

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Let’s paint some text base – use a 10px hard white brush, paint a letter as shown below:

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Use an equal-sized eraser (100% hardness), erase some parts of the text to create some break-apart, flowing effect:

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We will use this white painting as the basis for our text effect.

Step 2

Let’s add some metal texture onto the text. Load the metal image into Photoshop, select a piece from the image using the quick selection tool:

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Use the warp tool to warp the text as shown below: (Ctrl + T, then right-click and select “Warp”)

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Apply some liquify filter effect to the texture as well:

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Repeat the step above, add more metal texture onto the text:

Hint: Try using a different piece from the metal texture for more variety.

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and you will have the following effect so far:

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Step 3

Now let’s make an abstract pattern with some simple brush paint and liquify filter. Create a new layer and use a soft black brush to paint a dot like this one below:

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Create a new layer and paint a white dot (slightly smaller and to the top right of the black one):

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Use the liquify filter’s forward warp tool, warp this as shown below:

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and here is the effect you’re aiming to achieve:

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Duplicate this layer a few times, rotate, resize the duplicated layers, attach them to different positions as shown below:

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Step 4

We’re almost done! For some final retouches, we can flatten the image and duplicate the background layer, apply the following unsharp mask filter to give the texture a bit more details:

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You can also add some soft light effect with a soft white brush and paint over a new layer:

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and here is the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! Till next time, have a great day!