Cool Metallic Effect on Text

Photoshop – effects enable the possibility of vast variety of text-appearances. This tutorial is about creating the cool metallic effect on text. The steps are quite easy. Let’s begin!

STEPS

1. Create a new-document of 1200x600px.
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2. Press ‘Ctrl Shift N’ to create a new-layer and fill it with grey color (Edit → Fill). Select the color from the color-picker.
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3. Apply ‘noise’ to this layer. (Filter → Noise → Add Noise) Set its value to 150 and select Gaussian and Mono-chromatic options.
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4. Now, apply the motion-blur filter. (Filter → Blur → Motion Blur) set the angle to around -10% and distance around 200.
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5. The pixel at edges are not blurred like the rest of the image, crop the edges with the crop tool as shown in the image
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6. Grab the text tool to insert some text in the image.
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7. Move the text layer below the layer1. Select the layer 1, press ‘Alt’ and click on the text-layer.
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8. Now, give style to the text layer. Double-click on the text-layer. A layer-style dialog box will open. Select ‘bevel-&-emboss’ from the left panel, set the settings as below snapshot:
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9. Select ‘Gradient-overlay’ from the left panel and set the settings as below:
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10. The text will now look like this:
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Author: Haseeb Khan

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