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Hey everyone and welcome to another video tutorial from Robert’s Productions. Today, I’m going to be showing you how to create kind of a—well, a colorful type text effect. As you can see here on my desktop, we’re going to be creating that.
So let’s open up Photoshop and the first thing you can do is get this texture, get a new kind of texture. If you want this texture, I will post the link to it to the right of this video and the description, and then from there, you can use that texture.
Okay, and what we’re going to be—first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to go actually over here to the rectangular marquee tool. We’re going to select the rectangular marquee tool. We’re going to start from this edge of the photo pivot down here and then I’m just going to create a little rectangle like that big. It’s pretty good. And once you’ve got that done, we’re going to go over here to create a new layer and we’re going to come over here, hold down on the gradient tool or paint bucket tool and just select the paint bucket tool. Go over here to our foreground color and let’s change the foreground color to kind of a brownish color which—if you want the exact color brown I’m using, it’s 623812 and click OK. That number was 623812 and just paint right inside of that little rectangle.
Now that you have that done, we can just hit Ctrl-D to deselect everything and hit Ctrl-J to duplicate it. Now, we have our layer one copy, and bring that layer up. I like to just bring it up that far and we’re going to be changing the color of that to a blue. So I’m going to make sure my paper tool is selected. I’ll select my foreground color and I’m going to change it to a bluish. If you want to know the exact blue I’m using, that’s going to be 00406A, okay? Click OK and let’s just paint inside of that blue. Then use a down arrow key to align it to the right area. Now, we’re going to Ctrl-J that again, copy, and paste it, and we’re going to bring that up and we’re going to change the color of this to a green. I’m going to go over here to the foreground color. I’m going to set it to 005524, okay? And that’s a greenish color, click OK, and paint bucket tool green. Go back to the arrow tool, bring it down, align it up, and Ctrl-J. Bring that up, foreground color, it’s going to be red, the exact number is 750400. Click OK, paint bucket tool red. Align it up, Ctrl-J duplicate, bring this up, foreground color yellow FFBE02, click OK, paint bucket tool color. Bring it down and one more Ctrl-J duplicate that, bring that up, foreground color, gray, exact number C0C5BE, and there’s our gray color. Paint bucket tool, color that, bring it down.
Now, what I’m going to do is I’m just going to select all of these by holding Shift and I’m going to use arrow tool to bring it down towards the middle. It looks pretty good, and now I’m just going to merge all these together, so I’m going to hit Ctrl-E and that merges all of them together into their own layer.
Now, what we’re going to be doing is we’re going to add the text to this colored background. So we’re going to go over here to the text tool. We’re going to bring down the size of the—bring down the font size real quick. I’m going to type in Photoshop. It looks pretty good. Actually, I’m going to change the color to red just like that, and then I’m going to come over here and double click on the Photoshop layer to get the layer style, bring that up. And for the layer style, we’re going to add a stroke, white stroke. And for some reason, it moved up there, white stroke with the inner shadow and a drop shadow. We’re going to bring the size of the drop shadow just a little bit. Maybe bring to the distance, and that looks pretty good.
Now, I’m just going to hit OK and I’m going to create a new layer. I’m going to go over here to the brush tool and I’m going to select a brush, a different type of brush. I have a lot of different kinds of brushes. You could download this, but I used one the other day. Let’s see if I can find it. It’s kind of like this, it’s pretty good. Okay, so I’m just going to actually—I’m going to just kind of draw over my text like this and click—kind of brush the top edges of our text. It looks okay, it looks pretty good.
Now, we’re going to—I’m just going to select a different brush, kind of add to it some spots. And now, we’re going to go to that, make sure our layer one is selected. I’m going to actually rename it to Brush and we’re going to make sure our brush layer is selected. I’m going to hit Ctrl and select the Photoshop text layer so that it selects all of that. And then I’m going to hit Ctrl-Shift-I to invert it and I’m just going to hit Delete, and then Ctrl-D to deselect. What that does is that it deletes all of the brush markings that were on the outside of the text and then it keeps it in the inside. We could change the settings for that, bring it down. We could change color, color overlay, all the stuff, stroke, the whole thing.
Anyway, what else? Inner shadow, it kind of makes it look old and rusty. This outer shadow looks pretty good. And for our last step, I’m going to go over here to the rectangular marquee tool and I’m going to make sure I’m on the background layer. I’m going to select a good portion of this down here in the background. I’m going to hit Ctrl-J to bring that into a new layer and I’m going to bring that up here to our text. Actually, I’m going to bring this layer up above everything and bring this over our text. I’m actually going to resize it, Ctrl-T so that it fits over the whole thing. Hit Enter and set the blending mode to overlay just like that, and that looks pretty good.
One thing that we didn’t do, I’m going to move our brush or text real quick and on our layer with the colors, we’re going to come over here to the burn tool and I’m going to just kind of burn it right here. And I’m going to also burn the edges just like that, okay? And then, we can put our text back. And that’s all there is to creating that kind of effect in Photoshop. It’s a pretty cool text effect.
Thank you for watching. I’m Robert from Robert’s Productions, until next time, take care.