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There are many methods to creating
rust in Photoshop. Here is one way to make rusted type. We can make
our text look weathered with a little effort.
- Layers - Styles and blending modes
- Quick Mask
- Difficulty - 5/10
with some test on a new layer.
Rasterize the type, by right clicking on the name on the layer
thumbnail and selecting "rasterize text" (Render type in
PS 5.0 and 5.5)
the text (Ctrl/Cmd+Click on layer thumbnail)
Select the linear gradient tool and choose the "copper
gradient" fill the text with the gradient.
the color of the text by using the Hue/Saturation option. Press
Crtl/Cmd+U to open the command and set it for a gray/blue
Duplicate the layer.
add the texture:
Shoose the settings as shown to the right.
to Difference mode and notice how the color begins to come out.
load the layer as a selection by Cmd/Ctrl+Clicking on the layer
Select>Modify Contract Choose 4 pixels.
the bottom of the toolbox click on the quickmask button, or press
the "Q" key
Choose the settings shown.
off the quickmask tool or press "Q" again.
Duplicate the layer
the Delete/backspace key to delete the selection.
to color dodge mode.
an inner bevel to the layer.
Also add a drop shadow to the original text layer for
Here is the effect with a shiny border, for a variation please
the mode to Saturation
Ctrl/Cmd+U for the Hue/Saturation
Change the color to suit
onto a colored background for effect.
There you have it... Rusted Text. Rust never sleeps! (And neither
does Colin these days :)
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