Saturday, 30 March 2013

Text with metallic surface textures

That took me the whole night to get right - almost gave up.... :D

The perforated aluminium texture is a micro-pattern, 4x4 pxs, like a scanline.

For the highlights i used blurred brushstrokelines, instead of a gradient.
Much easier !

The moire-esque lighting effect is satin.

A version with some variations:

And here is the walkthrough.

You can download all the micro patterns i made when working on this texteffect:

The texture of the version was done by layering the 4x4 with the 8x8 and i think offsetting the bigger pattern by 1px, but im not sure.
You could also zoom in the piece and recreate a new pattern from scratch.
Have fun !  :)

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Enamel meets Satin

The original PS effect had also Satin in the Layerstyle, so tonight i played around with some variations.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Metallic Kitsch

Tutorial later - we will have to go through one more basic techniques tutorial before this will make all sense.

Hint: i made the base-effect with the layerfx script.

Font is: 'genotype RS BRK'

Font is: 'James Fajardo'

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Beyond Ombré is Amber

This one was inspired by the knowledgable K1tesseraEna. Thank you K1te !

I googled 'amber', and found this ring.
All the colours i used in my piece come from this ring. It was an intersting experiment, but im not 100% satisfied with what i got.

Font is 'MCF Star Worms'

Back to the lab :)

Ombré: two versions

Experimented with different highlights.

Font is 'Boden Esperanto italic'

Friday, 15 March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013


I experimented with a Photoshop tutorial of the same name, but developed my own technique.
Ombré means shadow (thank you anarkhya) or as the PS tutorial describes it:

"Ombre is french and means something like shaded - it describes anything that starts with one colour and then gradually fades into another."

The effect improved with each version and soon i will post a tutorial how to get the basic effects.

Font is 'Riot Squad'

Font is 'Verve'