Kopper letters

Kopper letters

30. april 2021 Slået fra Af Mary-Ann

1)First I picked up a “texture”. It’s a piece I cut out of a picture of a rusty car. You are welcome to use it.

Right click and Save As.

2) File new | Set size: 500×300. Background: Own choice. Click OK.
Create New Layer.
3) Add Text | Font: Own choice. (The font just needs to be strong without serifs. Here I have used Arial Black). You choose the size yourself.
Foreground / Stroke: Null. Fill: Pattern, select the one you just opened / Retrieved. Floating: Marked. Antialias: Marked. Click OK.
With the Mover tool, you move the text in the middle.
Step B:
1) Click Effect | Artistic Effect | Crome. In the Control Box, select: Flaws: 6, Brightness: 20, Color: Brown. (RGB: 121,50,19). Click OK.
Press Ctrl + D and the active marquee disappears.
2) Now add a new layer. Click the Add Layer button in the Layers Palette. Press OK and the layer is created. Make this layer the active layer by clicking on the layer name in the Layer Palette.
3) Click the Paintbrush tool in the Toolbar on the left. In the Control box, select “Round +25” from the Drop-Down Menu. With the brush, you click the places that correspond to corners and, or edges of your letters. It should represent “Rivets”. (If necessary, zoom in on your image in the meantime). If the size does not match the font or size you used, you can adjust the size of the brush.
Step C:
1) Check that the Rivet layer is active.
With your Selection Tool | Rectangle, and Mode set to Replace, pull a selection around all of these “Rivets”. Click once in the middle of the selection, and it will be like many small selections around all the “Rivets”.
2) Selection| Invert, eller Shift+Ctrl+I. 
3) Make the text layer the active layer by clicking on it in the Layer Palette.
Step D:
1) Effect| 3D Effect| Inner Bevel| Angled. Width: 1. Smoothnes: 40. Depth: 8. Ambience: 0. Shininess: 50. Color: Hvid. Angle: 315. Intensity: 50. Elevation: 40. Klik OK.
2)Press Ctrl + D and the active marquee disappears.
3) In the layer with the Rivets you set Layer Blend Mode: To the right In the layer palette, set to “Burn”. The rivets will no longer be visible.
Step E:
1) Select the text layer by clicking on it. (layer1)
Effect | 3D Effect | Inner Bevel | Angled. Width: 1. Smoothnes: 0. Depth: 8. Ambience: 0. Shininess: 40. Color: White. Angle: 315. Intensity: 50. Elevation: 30. Click OK.
2) Press Ctrl + C (Copy) or click Edit | Copy, This transfers the contents of the file / selection to the clipboard.
3)  Make the Nitte layer active by clicking on it.
4) Repeat a selection without the Rivets as described in Step C: 3.
Right-click and select Defloat
5) Add new layer.
6)Set Foreground / Stroke In the Color Palette for Pattern.
7) “Paint” the texture into your selections with your Paint Tool.
8) Effect| Inner Bevel| Round. Width: 8. Smoothnes: 30. Depth: 8. Ambience: 0. Shininess: 10. Color: Hvid. Angle: 315. Intensity: 50. Elevation: 30. Klik OK.
Remove the selection. Ctrl+D
Step F:
1) Press Ctrl + V to enter the contents of the clipboard as a new layer.
2) With this layer active, click on the lock icon, at the top of the Layer Palette. Now you can only paint on the part of the layer that already has color. in this case, the text.
3) Set the foreground color to Black. RGB colors: 0, 0, 0, Set Styles: In the material palette for Solid.
4) “Paint” with your Paint Tool, the letters in the locked layer, with the black color. (You can also choose to use Flood Fill).
5) Click again on the lock in the layer palette.
6) Click Effects | Blur | Gaussian Blur. In the Gaussian Blur dialog box, select Radius = 4.00. Click OK.
7) Drag this Layer down below the text layer.
Step G:
1) With your Mover Tool you now move the black text in layer 3, so that it is slightly offset in relation to the text in layer 1.
Try playing around with different effects and Blendmodes.
Here I have given the Text layer Blendmode: Difference. however, it only works with a white background

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