In this Photoshop tutorial, I will show you the process of creating this Rusted Metal Text Effect Inspired by “Mad Max” Movie. Have a go!
This is an intermediate level difficulty tutorial and some steps can be tricky.
Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6.
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:
Some particle Photoshop brushes (you should be able to find lots of these over the internet)
Create a new document sized 1200px * 800px with black background. We will prepare some background for our texts to reside on.
Load the desert stock image into Photoshop and select the following area:
Copy and paste your selection over to our document and use a soft eraser to fade the top edge as shown below:
Apply the following image adjustments to this desert layer:
Use a cloud brush or cloud filter, add some subtle cloud effect over on our document: (layer opacity should be around 20% for this cloud layer)
and here is the effect so far:
We will use the font download and type some texts onto our document:
Use the chalk brush as eraser:
Add a layer mask on this text layer, apply this eraser to the edge of the text to roughen up the edge:
and here is the effect so far:
Load the metal stock into Photoshop and select a piece of it:
Copy and paste your selection onto our document, right-click on the layer and make it a clipping mask to the text layer:
Here is the effect after making it a clipping mask:
We can add some particles effect over the texts in this step. We will use a black particle brush like this one below:
Simply paint over the text with this particle brush:
We can also add more metal texture onto our text by selecting another piece from the metal stock image:
Again we paste the selection of metal to our document, set it as clipping mask, and choose “Hard Light” blend mode for it:
You will have the following effect so far:
We will add some extra details for our texts in this step. Go to the metal stock image and select a piece of rusted metal like this:
Hint: use the Lasso tool (20px feather) to make the selection.
Copy and paste the selection to our document, add it around the texts as shown below:
Paint some extra particles around the text as shown below:
For final touches, I adjusted the colour of the texts with this following Selective Color adjustment layer:
and here is my final effect for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)
That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful. If you have any questions for this tutorial, please let me a comment below and I will try my best to answer it.
Till next time, have a great day!