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Hey designers, here's my first Photoshop Tutorial on rnel.net it will teach you how to create a Texture and Text Based Rusty Poster using some rust textures. You'll also learn some new tricks using the Wave Filter that will create the text drip effect and also the blending mode technique that will make a text and background texture correspond to each other.

By Supercolor, on September 21, 2010, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Hey designers, here's my first Photoshop Tutorial on rnel.net it will teach you how to create a Texture and Text Based Rusty Poster using some rust textures. You'll also learn some new tricks using the Wave Filter that will create the text drip effect and also the blending mode technique that will make a text and background texture correspond to each other.

  • Resources needed:
  • Rust Texture Experiments_with_Light_by_tExTuReMaTtIc LINK
 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1: The new document

 

Open photoshop and create a new document, mine is A4 format.

 
 
 

Step 2: Background Texture

 

For the background I used a rust texture that I found on deviantART made by tExTuReMaTtic called Experiments_with_Light_by_tExTuReMaTtIc when you've downloaded it, open it in photoshop and drag it into your document.

To resize or rotate it, use the Free Transform Tool (Ctrl+T) and rename the layer Rust Texture.

 
 

Step 3: Enhance the Texture

 

Duplicate the texture layer then on the new layer press Ctrl+Shift+U to desaturate it then press Ctrl+Shift+F and change the value to 50%.

To finish change the blending mode to Screen. Rename the layer Rust Texture Highlights.

 
 

Step 4: Gradient

 

In this step we'll add a gradient, create a new layer, select the Gradient Tool (G), for the colours I used two purple colours, #358dc0 and #822986.

 

Create the gradient from left to right then change the blending mode to Color, the opacity to 10% and rename the layer Gradient.

 
 

Step 5: Text

 

Now we're going to create the text, select the Text Tool (T) and select a font, I picked Arial Black, 72 for the size and wrote RNELdotNET in black.

Next add a Gradient Overlay layer style on the text layer, I choose the same gradient colours than in Step 4.