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Blood Horror Text Photoshop Tutorial

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Tutorials Text Effects 22222 Views October 14th, 2013

This month I am posting mainly Photoshop tutorials and resources for Halloween. So in this brand new tutorial I will try to create a bloody text effect that I hope you will enjoy. Apart from the blood effect I have also added a creepy eye to make the text look more dark and horror. If you want you can add other face and body features like mouth, fingers, etc. I am curious to see your great results inspired by this Halloween tutorial.

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Start with a simple background color dark grey #1d1d1d ; above this background you can use a blood texture with a Overlay blend mode.

You can pick a free dark horror font and intall it in Photoshop. Learn how to install font in Photoshop from this quick tutorial

Type a text using the ghoulish font or any other font that you like. Use a light grey color for the text #828282

Now we'll add some interesting layer styles to make the text look more creepy.

The most important layer style for this text effect is the Bevel and Emboss that has both Contour and Texture so make sure you check them also. For the texture I have used these paper patterns but you can choose any pattern you want.

The dark horror text has now a rough look like a rock or stone. It also looks a little like an animal skin, anyway it is creepy.

At the last moment I have decided to add another item to make a cool Halloween text effect using this eye stock image; try to blend the eye with the text as much as you can. Use a non destructive layer mask and paint with black inside the mask to hide certain areas. You can also use the Burn/Dodge Tools and/or adjustment layers.

For the final touches all yu have to do is to add another blood splatter texture above all the other layers with Multiply blend mode. If the blood covers the eye surface you can simply add a layer mask and use the Brush Tool to cover the areas that you want to hide.

You can also add one or two grunge background textures with Overlay and/or Multiply blend modes. You can also adjust the opacity of the layers to obtain a good result.

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3 comment(s) for "Blood Horror Text Photoshop Tutorial"

Natalie
6:55 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013
Could be a bit more detailed... after you give the layer details for the text effect, you somewhat drop off. reply
John
7:01 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013
You are right, the final steps are not very detailed but I thing that are some decent clues. I have added the creepy eye later; all you have to do is blend the eye with the text and apply some bloody textures :) reply
John
11:53 AM Monday, October 28, 2013
Amazing Bloody Emo Text Effect made in Photoshop by Emma Penet (https://www.facebook.com/cixi42) reply

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