Photoshop Tutorials | Smoke Text Effect With Skulls [w/ subs]



00:00:21 – All stock download links are in the description.
00:00:24 – Lets start!
00:00:25 – Head up to File > New.
00:00:31 – Width 1280 Pixels.
00:00:33 – Height 720 Pixels.
00:00:34 – Background Contents: Black.
00:00:38 – Then hit OK.
00:00:40 – Ok again.
00:00:42 – Select the background.
00:00:44 – Duplicate it, CTRL + J.
00:00:47 – I'm going to rename this layer > Clouds.
00:00:51 – Make sure your foreground and background are black to white.
00:00:54 – Head up to Filter > Render > Clouds.
00:00:59 – Bring the opacity down to about 10%.
00:01:05 – Select our Type Tool. (T)
00:01:12 – The font I'm using is called Code, Link in description.
00:01:16 – 250 pt.
00:01:19 – Change your text color to white.
00:01:21 – Then hit OK.
00:01:24 – I'm going to type the word smoke.
00:01:28 – Select the Move Tool. (v)
00:01:31 – Click and drag the text layer into the center.
00:01:35 – Head down and create a new layer.
00:01:39 – Bring it below the smoke layer.
00:01:43 – I'm going to rename it > Smoke Behind.
00:01:48 – Make sure your foreground color is white.
00:01:51 – Select your Brush Tool. (B)
00:01:54 – Select a nice Smoke Brush.
00:01:59 – I will select this one.
00:02:01 – Head up to the Brush Panel.
00:02:04 – I'm going to rotate my brush.
00:02:08 – Angle – 66.
00:02:11 – Brush Opacity 100%.
00:02:15 – I want the smoke to look as if it's coming from the left.
00:02:19 – Close the Brush Panel for now.
00:02:23 – CTRL + Click on the Smoke layer thumbnail (Smoke Behind)
00:02:27 – This will make a selection of the smoke.
00:02:31 – Select our text layer.
00:02:33 – Hold ALT + Click on Mask.
00:02:38 – That's starting to look good!
00:02:40 – I'm going to fix a couple spots.
00:02:46 – Make sure our mask is selected.
00:02:48 – Change our foreground color to black.
00:02:50 – Select the Brush Tool. (B)
00:02:53 – Select a small brush with soft edges.
00:02:58 – I want to mask out some of the text.
00:03:01 – So that the smoke looks as if it's going through the text.
00:03:05 – Take your time. 🙂
00:03:15 – I will speed this part up to save you time.
00:03:25 – CTRL + 0 to zoom back out.
00:03:29 – Select our top layer.
00:03:33 – Head down and select FX > Blending Options.
00:03:39 – Click on Drop Shadow.
00:03:43 – Blend Mode: Multiply.
00:03:47 – Make sure the color is set to black.
00:03:50 – Opacity 100%.
00:03:54 – Distance: 2
00:03:57 – Spread: 0
00:03:58 – Size: 5 px.
00:04:01 – Head over and select Outer Glow.
00:04:06 – Blend Mode: Screen.
00:04:09 – Opacity 30%.
00:04:13 – Size: 15px.
00:04:18 – Then hit OK.
00:04:22 – I'm going to add a skull to the smoke.
00:04:25 – Select your Move Tool. (V)
00:04:27 – Then drag and drop onto our project.
00:04:32 – I'm going to rename this layer to Skull.
00:04:38 – CTRL + T to select the skull.
00:04:42 – Holding ALT + SHIFT while resizing.
00:04:46 – I want to position the skull at the top of the smoke.
00:04:50 – Hit Enter when you're done.
00:04:54 – Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light.
00:04:59 – Head over and select the Smudge Tool.
00:05:05 – Change the Strength to about 20%.
00:05:10 – I want to blend the skull in to match the smoke.
00:05:15 – Take your time with this part.
00:05:22 – I will speed this up to save you time.
00:05:31 – Select the Skull layer. Duplicate it > CTRL + J.
00:05:37 – Using your Move Tool. (V) Position the second skull.
00:05:42 – CTRL + T > Right Click > Flip Horizontal.
00:05:47 – Rotate it if you'd like.
00:05:50 – Hit Enter when you're done.
00:05:54 – Make sure you have the top layer selected.
00:05:57 – Create a new adjustment layer > Gradient Map.
00:06:01 – Choose a nice gradient.
00:06:05 – Download my free gradient pack. Link in description.
00:06:07 – Then hit OK.
00:06:09 – Change the Blending Mode to Overlay.
00:06:13 – Drop the opacity to about 25%.
00:06:17 – That's it! Please leave a like if you enjoyed.


Video Url:
http://youtu.be/4hrNiCWSrLo

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