Brushed Iron Text

Resources:

Brushed Iron + Action from Finesse FX

Brushed Metal Style from Ebin

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This will be the end result:

Brushed Iron Text

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Start by downloading and installing both the Brushed Iron+ Action and the Brushed Metal Style.

Navigate to the Adobe Photoshop files usually located in the Program Files on the C drive.

Unzip the Action to Presets>Actions

Move or copy the style download to Presets>Styles

Now open or close and re-open Photoshop to make the presets available.

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Click on the Actions fly-out palette. Click on the small arrowhead at the top right of the palette, click on the Brushed Iron+ action to load it.

In the palette, at the bottom, click on the Brushed Iron+ action.

Click on the right-pointing arrowhead at the bottom of the palette to run the action.

You will now have a series of messages appear on the screen as the action runs. The first of which is a greeting message:

First Message

The second message gives you the option of changing the text to your requirements:

Second Message

I changed the text to ‘IRON’ and the size to 200pt. I kept the font at Impact and the colour set to white.

When you have changed the text to your requirements, click on the right-pointing arrowhead at the bottom of the actions palette to continue running the action.

The third message will prompt you to load all of Photoshop’s contours to be able to continue. Follow the instructions:

Third Message

The final message:

Last Message

If you have reduced the size of the text, you will also need to reduce the size of the bevel.

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options.

I used the following settings:

Bevel and Emboss Settings

Create a new layer between the two existing layers.

Select the Rectangular Marquee tool and draw out a rectangle around the text.

Select the Fill Tool and make black the foreground colour. Fill the selection.

Ctrl + D to deselect.

On the Styles palette, click on the small arrowhead at the top right. From the drop-down menu, click on the Brushed Metal style previously installed.

The Brushed Metal style will be the last style in the palette.

Click on the style to apply it to the rectangle.

I preferred the metal to be a little darker. To achieve this, double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Brushed Iron Text

The finished project


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