fresh photoshop tutorials & resources
Log in Register
Painted Wood Photoshop Action Comics Book Photoshop Action Infographic JS Library Textures for Photoshop

Engraved Metal Text Style Photoshop Tutorial

www.psd-dude.com
Tutorials Text Effects 32416 Views May 21st, 2015

Learn how to create an engraved metal text effect in Photoshop using layer styles and textures. You can make your own vintage metal sign in just a few simple steps. Use a metal texture and any shape you want for the sign. You can even create a wood sign if you replace the metal with wood. Hope you find it useful.

Advertisment

Start by creating a rectagle shape using the Rectangle Tool. In a new layer just above the Rectangle Shape Layer add a metal texture that you like. It is better to use a metal texture that has scratches like the one that I've used. Right click on the Metal Texture Layer and choose Create clipping mask option.

Return to the Rectangle Shape Layer and add a Bevel and Emboss and a Drop Shadow layer styles to create a metallic sign.

In a new layer add a simple text layer or you can use something more complex like a logo for example.

To create an engraved metal effect for the text layer we have to add some layer styles.

Drop Shadow

Inner Shadow

Outer Glow

Color Overlay

If everything went well your engraved metal text effect should look like this:

To make the old metallic sign more interesting you can add a frame like shown in the preview. You can use any frame shape that you like.

Go to the Engraved Metal Text Layer, right click and choose Copy Layer Styles. Return to the Frame Shape Layer, right click and choose Paste Layer styles. That way you don't have to make the same settings twice. Or you can save the layer style and it will be available for other projects too.

To bring more details you can add some Screws on the four corners. Use one of the Photoshop Selection Tools to cut a screw. Add a Drop Shadow effect and duplicate the layer 4 times. Add them like shown in the image.

If you want to achieve that vintage old look effect, you can add a Rusty Texture with a blending mode like Overlay, Multiply(it really depends on the texture). I have use this metal rust texture with Darker Color blend mode.

Here is another result using a retro badge and a rustic wood texture.

You Might Also Like

Here you have some premium Photoshop actions that you can use for creating great looking metal effects with just 1-click. Easy to use and customize.

Riveted Metal Photoshop Creator

Engraved Metal Photoshop Creator

Vintage Metal Sign Photoshop Action

If you're looking for amazing textures and backgrounds for Photoshop, explore Textures4Photoshop where you can find 1000+ unique images. You can download all these textures and backgrounds for free to use in personal or commercial projects!

Be a Cool Dude!

With your donation you can help us maintain this website and keep producing free resources many months to come! Any amount counts

6 comment(s) for "Engraved Metal Text Style Photoshop Tutorial"

carlsou
carlsou
2:23 AM Thursday, June 04, 2015
Thanks, very good work. reply
PSDDude
2:21 AM Monday, July 13, 2015
Here is a rusty metal sign inspired by this tutorial and made in Photoshop by Sergei from photoshop-master.ru reply
mshallwj
mshallwj
5:50 AM Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thanks for this! I'm trying to teach myself photoshop and this tutorial was very helpful! reply
smountz
smountz
2:25 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The logo is not mine. This is one of my favorite singers, who also happens to be local to me. Fun tutorial! reply
sanway
sanway
2:54 AM Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Thanks! reply
abdullah
abdullah
2:12 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2017
thanks reply

Have something to say? Leave us a comment

Click to Upload Fan Art!

Share your Psd Dude inspired works


Pencil Sketch vs Camera Photo Effect Photoshop Action
Animated Kaleidoscope Photoshop Action
Recent Posts
Learn how to create a Movember Flyer in Photoshop using simple photo editing techniques. Add glasse...
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes...
Start working like a professional graphic designer by adding these amazingly useful graphic design r...
Learn how to create an isometric 3D text effect in Photoshop in just a few simple steps. For this tu...

      3D Isometric Toy Bricks Photoshop Action
Popular Posts
You can create amazing gold text effects by using these unique gold Photoshop styles, both free and ...
If you want to know how to create dispersion effect in Photoshop in a easy way, here is a quick solu...
Today's Photoshop collection of resources includes some amazing packs of metal chrome PSD text style...
In today list of free textures for Photoshop I have gathered over 100 amazingly beautiful wood textu...
There's something about ribbons that just looks good. I thought about making this Ribbon Vector Free...
I have decided to create a new character from Alice in Wonderland and I hope that maybe someday to r...
To create a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop we have to mix all sort of filters and blend them togethe...
Stitching and sewing can be created also in Photoshop with very realistic results. So in this tutori...
Hello girls and boys! Today i want to make a cartoon rainbow... i really hope you will like it! ...
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a 3D map in Photoshop using different 2D and 3D model...
Subscribe via email
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

      Metal Tag Photoshop Creator
top