Abstract Design

Resources:

Lighting Effects Brushes from mediamilitia.com

Kaleidoscope Filter from medhiplugins.com

Hard Rock font from dafont.com

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This will be the finished result:

Abstract Design

Click on the image for full size view

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Open a new file 800 x 800, 72px resolution

Fill the background with black

Select the Brush Tool and Lighting Effects Brushes

Set foreground colour to orange #FFB310

Select Brush number 022 and reduce the size to 764px

Click once on the canvas

Duplicate the layer

Ctrl + T to transform the object.

Right click in the box and click Flip Vertical

Move the shape down so it is just overlapping the top shape:

Shape Placement

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Inner Glow and Color Overlay settings:

Inner Glow Settings

Color Overlay Settings

Apply the same settings to the other layer

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

Right click on either of the visible layers and click Merge Visible

Restore visibility to the background layer

Filter>Mehdi>Kaleidoscope – apply the following settings:

Kaleidoscope Filter Settings

Make the background layer active

Select the Text Tool and Hard Rock font, size around 120pt

Set foreground colour to white

Type your required text

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Rasterize Type

Ctrl + T to transform the object

Right click in the box and click Warp

Push the middle of your text up and down, but always make sure the lines remain straight (for the perspective), until the centre of the text is smaller than the outsides

Drag the top corner handles up a little and the bottom corner handles down a little

Transform - Warp

Change the size if necessary

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay, Drop Shadow and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Drop Shadow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Create a new layer above the background layer

Select the Brush Tool and Lighting Effect Brushes

Set foreground colour to red #FF2110

Select brush number 007 and reduce the size to 380px

Click once in the centre of the canvas

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Outer Glow, Bevel & Emboss and Color Overlay settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Inner Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Color Overlay Settings

Duplicate the layer

Drag the copy above the text layer

Turn off the visibility of the original red shape layer

Working on the copy, using the Eraser Tool with a soft round brush, erase all of the shape that you want to appear to be UNDER the text, leaving in place just the parts that go over the top of the text.

Erased Shape

Restore visibility to the original layer

Abstract Design

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view


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