Tutorial: Silver and Turquoise Text

  1. Create a new project
    ….File > New (Width: 1280 Height: 720)
  2. Choose your Text Tool and write out your text (I used Script MT Bold – 400 points)
  3. Write out your text
  4. Choose the Alignment Tool and click on the Text once
    ….Align Center of Target
    ….Align Middle of Target
  5. Right-click on the Text Layer and choose Layer to Image Size (this changed the Text Layer to match the size of the Background Layer)
  6. Right-click on the Text Layer and choose Alpha to Selection to choose the outline of the text
  7. Save this selection by going to Select > Save to Channel
  8. Click on the Layers Tab and select the Text Layer
  9. Go to Filters > Alpha to Logo > Chrome
    ….Offset Values: 20
  10. Right-click on the top Text Layer and select Merge Down to merge the Text Layers
  11. Click on the Channels Tab and make the selection of the text active
  12. Click on the Replace the selection with this Channel button (red button)
  13. Click on the Layers Tab
  14. Add a new layer
    ….Name: Turquoise
    ….Layer Fill Type: Transparency
  15. Go to Select > Shrink and shrink the selection by 10 pixels
  16. Make the Turquoise Layer active and choose the Bucket Fill Tool
  17. Choose black as the foreground color and choose Fill Whole Selection under the Affected Area in the Tool Options panel
  18. Click inside the active selection and fill it with black
  19. Go to Select > Shrink and shrink the selection by 3 pixels
  20. Choose the Bucket Fill Tool and choose Pattern Fill under the Fill Type of the Tool Options panel
  21. Choose Dried Mud 100×100 from the Pattern Options
  22. Click inside the active selection and fill it with the pattern
  23. Go to Colors > Hue Saturation
    ….Hue: 160
    ….Lightness: -40
    ….Saturation: 100
  24. Go to Colors > Brightness-Contrast
    ….Contrast: 20
  25. Add a new layer
    ….Name: Depth
    ….Layer Fill Type: Transparency
  26. Make the Depth Layer active and choose the Bucket Fill Tool
    ….Foreground color: Black
    ….Fill Type: FG Color Fill
    ….Affected Area: Fill Whole Selection
  27. Fill the selection with black
  28. Go to Select > None
  29. Go to Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur
    ….Horizontal: 10
    ….Vertical: 10
  30. Choose the Move Tool and move the black Depth Layer to the right
  31. Right-click on the Turquoise Layer and choose Alpha to Selection
  32. Go to Select > Invert
  33. Click on the Depth Layer to make it active
  34. Go to Edit > Clear
  35. Change the Opacity of the Depth Layer to 75
  36. Go to Select > None

Final Render:

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