Today in this tutorial we will show you that how to create a grungy rusted metal text effect in Photoshop CS5. We’re going to use a Metal Texture and Slant Font in this tutorial. I hope you will not face any problem to create your own design to follow these techniques. So let’s start to create a rusted metal text effect in Photoshop. Enjoy!

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Tutorial details:

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

Create a Grungy Rusted Metal Text Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Text Tool
  • Gradient Overlay

Lets start to create our rusted metal text effect in Photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 800×500 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

Start with adding Rusted Metal Texture in photoshop.

Add Texture Image

Step 3

Go to Edit > Free Transform or press (Ctrl+T) to transform it and set it to the whole canvas.

Transform Texture

After transform texture image we get this new result.

Get New Result

Step 4

Select Text Tool from tool panel type some text with (220px) of size applying white color #ffffff. Here I am using Slant Font you can select your own choice of font.

Type Some Text

Step 5

In this step select text layer and applying some Blending Options on this text layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Styles and applying these Blending Options.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Inner Glow

Inner Glow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

After applying these layer styles we get awesome effect on text layer.

Get Awesome Effect

Step 6

Now select texture layer and duplicate it (Ctrl+J) move duplicate texture layer to top of all layers. Now hold Ctrl key and click on thumbnail of text layer to make a selection.

Duplicate Texture Layer

Press (Shift+Ctrl+I) to inverse the selection.

Inverse The Selection

Select duplicate texture layer rasterize it, hit delete button to delete selected area then press (Ctrl+D) to deselect selection.

Hit Delete to Delete Selected Area

Set Blend Mode to (Darken) of this duplicate texture layer.

Set Blend Mode to Darken

After change blend mode we get a nice effect on duplicate texture layer.

Get a Nice Effect

Step 7

Now select this duplicate texture layer and press (Ctrl+J) to duplicate this layer, then change the blend mode of this duplicate layer.

Set Blend Mode to (Linear Dodge (Add)) of this duplicate layer.

Duplicate Texture Layer

After set blend mode we get a beautiful effect as like in preview.

Get a Beautiful Effect

After whole this struggle we get our rusted metal text effect in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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