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Create a Lighting Retro Text Effect
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
There are many text effects, retro text can be applied and suited for many different backgrounds. You can also adjust the style and color to suit for your topics and scenarios.
In this tutorial, it will show you the processes of creating an abstract style, shattered text effect with metal scraps in Photoshop. You will use just one scrap metal stock image and build the text effect based on it. Methods including image adjustments, selection, brush painting will be used in this tutorial.
To create a nice golden text effect, you need to choose right font to start with. You can develop your own text effect based on this easily as most of steps are done within blending options. You can also use the same idea to design different color such as silver.
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. Finally we duplicate the top lighting layer one more time and set it to opacity, then click the Add Layer Mask button on the layers palette again and draw a linear white to black gradient from top left to bottom right. This makes the extra lighting layer fade off as it goes down right.
This tutorial is a great exercise in using the dodge and burn tool as well as working with selections. Take a white to black gradient set to radial, and drag a gradient from the left side of the X where the reflection appears on the X to about 200 pixels past where the reflection leaves on other side of the X.
The tutorial will show you to create matrix effect. This effect could probably be improved by using more text layers, especially the smaller ones, and varying the spacing more but at the moment I don’t really care to go back and rewrite the tut for it.
To make some nice 3D words, you can choose to design the 3D words using 3DS max and then using Photoshop to do the effect adjustment and editing. This tutorial will bring you to next level to design the 3D words with using these softwares.