How to Create a Metal Piece with a Graved Text on it in Photoshop

In this tutorial I`m gonna show you how to create a piece of metal with a graved text on it.

Along the way I`ll show you how to create effects like Metal Effect,Inner Graved Text Effect or Mirror Reflection Effect in Photoshop.We`ll use two custom elements:a Custom Font and an original Grunge Brush Set.

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Materials needed:

Metal Lord Font by Larabie Fonts

Grunge Brushes by DarkRose

First Step:Creating a New Document

Open Photoshop and create a New Document of 600x400px.

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Step 2:Background Gradient

Now add a sleek black to black gradient for the background,with the next settings:

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Step 3:Creating the Metal Piece

Grab the Rounded Rectangle Tool(U),set the radius to 15px and draw a rectangle of 370x240px.

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Now add the next blending options:

A black Outer Glow with the size of 3px and the opacity of 20%.Be sure to have the blend mode to Multiply,like in the image.

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Bevel and Emboss with the next settings:Depth:320%,Size:2px,Soften:0px.

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And the hard part,the Gradient Overlay.Apply the settings from the next image to obtain the same result.

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This is how the image looks after applying the set of blending options.

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Step 4:Creating the Text

Now I want to show you how to create a beautiful inner text effect.For this,download the Metal Lord Font by Larabie Fonts from the top list and type in some words with the font-size of 68px.I wrote “DeliciousThemes”.

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Step 5:Blending Options for the Typography

After typing in some words,add the next blending options:

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We`ve just obtained a nice metal graved text effect:

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Step 6:Adding 4 holes in the corners:

Grab the Ellipse Tool and draw a small circle in one of the corners.

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Now add the next blending options to create an inner effect too.

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Now,the small circle truly looks like a hole.

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Duplicate the Hole Layer and put one in the rest of the corners.

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Step 7:Making the Metal Piece a lil bit Grunge:

Firstly,download the Grunge Brush Set from the top-list.Secondly,create a new layer just above the metal piece layer.Then,Ctrl+Click on the Metal Screen Layer to reveal its selection.Now click on the new layer that you`ve just create and paint inside the selection with some grunge brushes from the set.Are you wondering why we must paint inside the selection?The answer is simple:because we want to paint only inside and not outside.

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My image after painting looks like this one:

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Last Step:Adding a mirror reflection of the Metal Piece:

A last effect that I want to show you is the mirror reflection effect in Photoshop.For this,you have to select all the layers created till now,without the background,and duplicate them.After,merge them in one layer(Ctrl+E).Then flip the layer Vertical by going to Edit->Transform->Flip Vertical and put it under the initial metal piece.

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Now,add a Layer Mask for this new layer by going to Layer->Layer Mask->Reveal All.

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Now grab the Gradient Tool(G) set a gradient from black to white and paint inside the layer mask like in the image:

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You may low a little bit the opacity of the layer for a better mirror reflection effect.

After applying this step you`re done.This is how the final result should looks:

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That was all,my friends!See you next time for another tutorial!

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Madalin Tudose

I`m a web developer. I build HTML Templates and WordPress Themes which are eventually released on ThemeForest under the DeliciousThemes brand.