Metal,Chrome and Jelly Text Effects
Today we are going to work on some text effect techniques, just that. I would like to start from creating several text lines and give them some effects. I suppose 1 is going to be Chrome like, metal like, and shall we say bubble or balloon like, maybe water; we’ll see as we start. I really don’t know how to create these, but I do know how metal looks like and I do also know how layer styles work, so let’s experiment together.
So first create a new Document, let’s say 1024x 768. Create 3 separate layers with words: metal chrome and jelly (the words are not really important here).
So our first layer is metal, let’s see what out layer styles can do.
So I have finished my work with Metal and here is the result (I have also changed the Font to match theme).
Remember that our effect is still incomplete; it will be post produced using Wacom tablet.
Now let’s take care of our second Specimen) ? Chrome. Now the most important here is to know Tonal Gamma OF Chrome. Its Tonal Gamma differs a lot from other for example matte surfaces. So let’s do it. Man. It’s very hard to do it using layer styles. So I just use my tablet to paint it by hand.
Rasterize the layer. Tap on the layer holding the ALT key to select the layer and begin to paint.
Step 1 ?black reflections
Then I suggest to use some blur (using the blur tool) (R) ?.. continue the painting.
Well here we have ? a have also used some layer styles on this one.
+ a have erased a little bit . (IMHO).
Now our final subject ? JELLY for this one I will use a lot of layer styles. So be careful I set the Overall layer fill to about 15%-18% and used these layer styles (Overall blending mode is lighten).
So this is nearly finished. Some Eraser manipulations on our METAL (rasterize layer), free background and we are Done.
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I?ve cropped the file for better composition.
Enjoy and Experiment!