How to Create a Grungy Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Here I will show you how to make a grunge metal text quickly in Photoshop. Grunge, dirty, gritty, slimy, rusty, shattered, dripping, torn, worn, and whatever you think that you may frown upon in real life, is an awesome resource for creativity. I hope you will learn new Photoshop tricks and techniques in this tutorial. Feel free to share your suggestions with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 Mins

Create a Grungy Metal Text Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Text Tool
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool

External Resources

Lets start to create our grungy metal text effect in photoshop.

Step 1

Create new document (Ctrl+N) 1100×800 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Add the Grungy Image in photoshop to start our grungy text effect.

Add Grunge Image

Step 3

Now select Text Tool and type some text with using any of font, here I am using Gunpaly Font.

Type Some Text

Step 4

After type text go to Layer > Layer Style and applying some Blending Options on this text layer.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Outer Glow

Outer Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

Satin

Satin

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

Gradient Overlay

Gradient Overlay

After applying these blending options we get awesome effect on text layer.

Get Awesome Effect

Step 5

Create new layer name it layer Scratches, select soft brush which is already default save in brush panel.

Select Brush Tool

Hold the Ctrl key and click thumbnail of the text layer, a selection created now apply with brush on scratches layer as like in preview.

Paint With Brush

Step 6

Press (Ctrl+D) to deselect the selection then go to the Blending Options and applying some Layer Styles to the scratches layer.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

Color Overlay

Color Overlay

When we applying these layer styles we get nice effect on scratches layer.

Get Nice Result

Step 7

Select Eraser Tool and erase the scratches from dark and light effect sides of the whole text layer.

Erase from Dark and Light Side

After erasing the unneeded area of scratches layer we get beautiful final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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