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Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Today we are going to practice advanced texturing using layer styles in Photoshop.


So create a new document, and a layer. I suggest to set 300 dpi pixel resolutions for better image quality.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Fill the layer with gradient.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Moreover I want you to overlay the gradient layer with some of layer styles.


Especially the texture part is important here.

So follow me.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Here is what we’ve got as a result.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Add a pattern overlay.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

That is it for our background. Let’s make a foreground element.


I will use text as a foreground element.

So here is our text. See the settings in the right cornet.


My text says solid.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

I will do another line that says rock, and the whole phrase will be rock solid.


The second word will be mush smaller. It will be a part of my design concept.


You can see the settings in the right upper corner too.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Now let’s texture those.


I will start from SOLID.


And here are my layer styles to SOLID.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Note the light source here. Moreover the highlight zone color is similar to our background color and has green tone.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

See the color here.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Choose the crackly pattern to be similar to a rock pattern.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

And see the result for your self.

Very mush alike a rock, don’t you thing so? And all this is made without tablet and hand painting styling.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Now for the rock part: I will make it made out of stone too, but the stone texture will be different this time.



So the layer styles settings will be a lot similar to Solid.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Change the pattern.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

Now a little bit transformation of the word rock to form some sort of design.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

And one more thing: I’m using the Photographic edges from AutoFX Photoshop plug-in to form these borders. It is very easy done in this plug-in.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles

And we are done here.



Practice advanced texturing using layer styles



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