How to Create a Grunge Text Effect: Photoshop Tutorial

Today, I am going to share with you that how to create a Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop. In this tutorial, I have used many techniques of Photoshop for creating this grunge effect. I hope this tutorial will help you to enhance your Photoshop skills. Never forget to share your opinions with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 40 Mins

Create a Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Text Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Brush Tool

Lets start to create our grunge lightning text effect in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create new document (Ctrl+N) 700×500 of size.

Grunge Text Effect in Photoshop

Step 2

Add Grunge Marble Texture in Photoshop to make a different new background.

Add Texture Image

Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient and set this sating that shown in preview.

Gradient Overlay

After applying gradient we get nice result.

Get This Result

Now set the Blend Mode to (Liner Burn) of this gradient layer.

Set Blend Mode

Step 3

Now select the Text Tool and write some text with any of font I am going to write text with using Gunplay font.

Write Text

When we write the text, go to Layer > Layer Style and applying some Blending Options on this text layer.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying blending options we get cool effect on text layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 4

Now add the Grunge Texture in Photoshop and hold Ctrl key and press on thumbnail of text layer to make selection of text as like in preview.

Add Texture

After make selection press (Shift+Ctrl+I) and hit the delete button then the outer area of text deleted.

Delete Outer Area

Set Blend Mode to (Hard Light) of this texture layer.

Set Blend Mode

When we set the blend mode we get new effect on texture layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 5

Create new layer select any Soft Brush with 40px and draw shapes with this color #c2f60c.

Create New Layer draw brush

Step 6

Set this brush layer down of text layer as like in picture below.

Set Down of Text Layer

Now down the Opacity of this brush layer (40%).

Minimize the Opacity

Step 7

Create new layer select Brush Tool and draw any design as you like. I create a design as like shown in preview.

Create a Design

Now I am going to applying some Blending Options of this brush shape layer.

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying these blending options we get new effect on brush shape layer.

After Applying Effect

Now minimize the Opacity of this brush shape layer (50%).

Minimize Opacity

Here we get an awesome grunge lightning text effect as like in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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