Star Wars text effect

22
Aug'10
Cpotorac
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In this tutorial we will be working on a Star Wars text effect.

NOTE: for alternate texture on step 17, use the following:
http://www.bittbox.com/freebies/free-texture-tuesday-blue-grunge

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Start with a new black document. Mine is 1024×768.
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Before you can do anything you will need the Star Wars Font. I found it on http://www.dafont.com/. Now write you text. What I have in mind is to make a nice grunge text to use for a Clone Wars Poster.
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Double click on the layer to enter the Blending Options menu. Here use my settings:
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Next you need to duplicate the layer by clicking Ctrl + J. In the Blending Options Menu use these settings:
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Set the Fill of the layer to 0%.
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Next I will add some more text and place it on the bottom of the Clone Wars text. Also I will use some different settings:
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In the next step I will use the Rectangle Tool to make some simple shapes.
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Now for all these 3 shapes add my settings for the Blending Options.
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Make a new layer over all the layers and name it Gold. Ctrl + Click on all the layer thumbnails to make a selection.
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Next go to Select – Modify – Expand and use 3 pixels.
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Create a new layer called gold by pressing ctrl+shift+n (for PC) or command+shift+n (for mac) Make sure you have the Gold layer selected. Set the foreground color to #fcff00 and fill the Gold layer with this color.
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Set the layer to Soft Light and Opacity to 35%.
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Make a new layer and name it texture. Fill the layer with #7e4f2f. Next go to Filter – Noise – Add noise and use my settings.
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Next go to Filter – Blur – Motion Blur and again use my settings:
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Next you need to add one more effect to this texture. Go to Filter – Sharpen – Unsharp Mask and again use my settings:
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Ctrl + Click on the Gold layer thumbnail to make a selection. Now that the text is selected make sure you have the texture layer selected and Add a layer Mask. Last set the layer to Overlay.
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Next I will bring in a texture that I found on this link: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=599574 I have imported the texture to the document and resized it so it will fit into my image size. Next you need to go to Image – Adjustments – Desaturate to make the image Black and White.
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Again as we did with the first texture we need to make a selection of the text and Add a Mask to the layer. So please do that right now. Basically you will repeat Step 16 but this time for a different layer.
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The last thing we will do for this second texture is to set it to 63% Opacity and Overlay.
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You are finished. If you want you can add some more lights or shadows to the text.

Comments

Comments

09
Feb'12
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

how did you go from step 19 to 20?

12
Sep'11
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

it would also be nice if you said what kind of light and shadow effects you used to go from step 19 to 20.

02
Aug'11
ericv1331

Re: Star Wars text effect

I found a picture very very similar to step #17.

http://designm.ag/images/arch/stone/stone-8.jpg

your welcome :)

01
Jun'11
Gwen

Re: Star Wars text effect

Hello, very nice effect. It has already been said that the link for the second texture is broken. Could you please add another link or upload a hi-res copy of the texture ? Thanks.

19
Apr'11
Ambala.Sureshbabu

Re: Star Wars text effect

this is awesome, i really like clean bold on this effect becouse i like this kind of effects, i really thanks to all designers

18
Apr'11
Vesemir22

Re: Star Wars text effect

Okey, i've done...nice tut :)

15
Apr'11
backrufcaturny

Re: Star Wars text effect

this is great article!! thanks for sharing this

11
Apr'11
SCOTT

Re: Star Wars text effect

I am stuck on 9. Cannot seem to select multiple layers with selection wand or if I do i can't get the Modify>Expand option to be available. Really really love th elook and would appreciate an idiot's guide to overcomeing steps 9-11

12
Feb'11
ice

Re: Star Wars text effect

After step 10,
create a new layer called gold by pressing ctrl+shift+n(PC) or command+shift+n(Mac).

12
Feb'11
kungfuwoot

Re: Star Wars text effect

Step 10 & 11 I just don't get how to do it bro? if you could give more info on how to merge layers before Step 10 and make them the Gold Layer, that would be great!

12
Feb'11
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

Step 10 & 11 I just don't get how to do it bro? if you could give more info on how to merge layers before Step 10 and make them the Gold Layer, that would be great!

12
Feb'11
TTAR

Re: Star Wars text effect

pretty sweet effect..

10
Feb'11
whoosher

asitig ilove it :-)

08
Feb'11
johnaldous

Re: Star Wars text effect

thanks

05
Feb'11
Justin

Re: Star Wars text effect

Step 17's link doesn't work, I'd appreciate it if was a valid link was replaced, thank you. Also, very good tutorial, I love the look of it.

03
Feb'11
Gijs

Re: Star Wars text effect

When I do Ctrl + Click on all the layer thumbnails (step 9) it select only the one i clicked last.. help?!

01
Feb'11
Milan

Re: Star Wars text effect

Tutorial seems well covered but unfortunately pictures with settings are too small and details, especially numerical ones, can't be read at all. You might want to link images to higher res pictures.

22
Jan'11
cyncImmadia

Jeg er enig

ma sjekke:)

09
Jan'11
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

in step 4 i have the same blendig options but another effect
maybe i tipes wrong. can you wrote the blending settings angain please?

26
Dec'10
S3bY

Re: Star Wars text effect

Very nice! Congrats..

18
Nov'10
Lzkim

Re: Star Wars text effect

Amazing... Great Tutorials. I found this useful... I did a perfect star wars effect:-) Good Job.

05
Oct'10
bryan furry

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I really love to read articles that have good information and ideas to share to each reader. I hope to read more from you guys and continue that good work that is really inspiring to us.

03
Oct'10
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

Wow you people say this tutorial is awesome. but really it's not. You have to know what you are doing in photoshop to follow some of these parts of the tutorial. It is ridiculous. "use my settings" ummmm yeah I am on a 42'' plasma and I cant follow your settings cause I can not see them. You need to be more detailed with your explanation on certain parts.

13
Sep'10
admin

Texture Added for download

Hi guys,
I just added the second texture for download.

13
Sep'10
Anonymous

Re: Star Wars text effect

Hello, very nice effect. However, the link for the second texture is broken. If I try to copy directly from your step, it's very blurry. Please add another link or upload a hi-res copy of the texture. Thanks.