Grunge and Swirls Text

Resources:

Vtks Mercearia Font from dafont.com

Sunburst Shape Set from deviantart.com

Solid Ink Splatter Brushes from qbrushes.net

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This will be the finished result:

Grunge and Swirls Text

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Open a new file, 800 x 800, 72px resolution, white background

Select the Text Tool, Vtks Mercearia font, size 250pt, foreground colour blue #142F66

Type each word of your text on it’s own layer

Rasterize all text layers (Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Rasterize Type)

Right click on one of the text layers and click Duplicate Layer

Turn off the visibility of the original layer

Using the Eraser Tool, or your preferred method, erase all swirls and ‘thorns’ from the text.

Repeat for each word

Double click on one of the original text layers in the layers palette to bring up the blending options, and apply the following Color Overlay and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Blending Options Settings

Copy and paste the style to each of the original text layers.

Turn off visibility to all layers except the 2 making up the first word of your text

Right click on one of the visible layers in the layers palette and click Merge Down

Repeat for all words

Using the Move Tool, arrange your text as required

Create a new layer above the background layer

Set foreground colour to #F7D695

Select the Custom Shape Tool, Backflip540 Sunburst Shape Set and the shape indicated below:

Custom Shape

Drag the shape out on your canvas

Create a new layer above this one

Set foreground colour to #4F380D

Select the Brush Tool, Solid Ink Splatter Set

Place some different splatters over the shape

Ctrl + Click on the shape layer to select the pixels

Select>Inverse

Make the splatter layer active and hit the Delete Key

Reduce the layer opacity to around 37%

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Merge Down

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the default Inner Shadow settings:

Inner Shadow Settings

Make the background layer active

Set foreground colour to #DAB263

Select the Paint Bucket Tool and click on the canvas to fill the background

Grunge and Swirls Text

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