hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create this
powerful superhero style emblem of a
letter from scratch this tutorial is in
two parts in the first part I'll show
you how to create this carbon fiber
background and design the template for
your emblem in part 2 i'll show you how
to add color texture and dimension
the first step is to make your
foreground and background colors white
and black respectively if they aren't
click this icon to make them black and
white and invert them by clicking this
create a new document by going to file
and new name it whatever you'd like make
its width 1550 pixels its height 870
pixels and the resolution 150 pixels per
inch the color mode is RGB and 8 bits
per channel open your list of background
contents and click background color then
make a copy of the background
ctrl J on Windows or command J on a Mac
go to view and make sure rulers and snap
are checked if they aren't just click on
them go to the ruler on the left and
drag out a guideline to the center of
your document it'll snap in place
because we have snapped checked if you
don't see the guideline press ctrl or
command H go to the ruler at the top and
drag down another guideline to the
open your gradient tool and make sure
your radial gradient icon is active
click the gradient box which opens the
gradient editor click the top left
preset thumbnail which represents your
foreground and background colors click
the lower left stop and the color box
in the brightness field type in fifty
percent this gives us 50% gray then
click OK on both windows
go to the middle and press and hold
shift as you drag the gradient line to
the right edge of your document then
go to filter and filter gallery
open the distort folder and click glass
make the texture tiny lens the
distortion 20 the smoothness one
and the scaling fifty percent then click
click the new layer icon to make a new
open your pen tool
and choose path if you're working on
version cs5 or earlier the path tool is
click approximately here on your
guideline and release click again
approximately here this draws a straight
path release and press and hold shift as
you click again approximately here to
add a 45 degree path holding shift
adheres the path to 45 90 and 180
degrees release and press and hold shift
again as you click on the guideline to
add a horizontal path release and press
and hold shift again as you click your
first anchor point to close the path
right click directly on the path
and click make selection keep the
feather radius 0 pixels and click OK
we'll fill the selection with black and
since black is the background color
press ctrl or command + delete to
deselect it press ctrl or command D
make a copy of it
go to edit transform and flip horizontal
press V to open your move tool and press
and hold shift as you slide it across
until it snaps to the vertical guide
merge the two shapes by pressing ctrl or
hide the guidelines by pressing ctrl or
double-click on an empty area
of the shaped layer to open its layer
style window click inner glow change the
blend mode to normal and the opacity a
hundred percent make a technique precise
and the source edge make the choke a
hundred percent and the size 45 pixels
click stroke make the size 12 pixels and
the position inside
then click ok
click off the eyeball next to the
gradient background to hide the layer
we're ready to add text
open your horizontal type tool
and choose a heavy font i'm using
kilogram regular if you'd like to use
this font as well i provided its link in
the video's description or project files
temporarily make its size a hundred
points sharp and center alignment the
color should be white click in the
middle and type your character for this
font i'm using uppercase to enlarge it
click your move tool and open your
transform tool by pressing ctrl or
command t go to a corner and when you
see a diagonal double-arrow press and
hold alt or option + shift as you drag
it out to reposition it go inside the
transform and move it you'll probably
notice it's not moving smoothly that's
because Snap is still active go back to
and click snap to deactivate it
continue to reposition and resize it
don't be concerned with the areas of
your text that's outside the background
shape we'll take care of that next to
accept the transform press Enter or
click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask next to the text using the
layer mask will hide areas of the text
that extend past the background shape
open your rectangular marquee tool
section over the top of your character
will fill the selection with black and
since black is the foreground color
press alt or option + delete then
open your pencil tool and the pencil
picker make it size approximately 70
pixels and its hardness and opacity a
hundred percent then press Enter or
if you don't see your pencil you
probably have the shift key active if
you do just press the caps lock key to
see your pencil now draw over the bottom
areas of your character that extend past
the background shape click the large t
to make your text active open the
channels panel if you don't see it go to
window and channels click the small
circular icon at the bottom to make a
selection of the image on your canvas
open back your layers panel and click
the new layer icon to make a new layer
in this empty layer fill the selection
with black then deselect it
make the gradient background visible and
hide the text and the original
background shape in part 2 i'll show you
how to transform it into a powerful
superhero style emblem this is Marty
from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create this powerful,
superhero-style, emblem of a letter from scratch.
This tutorial is in 2 parts. In the first part,
I'll show you how to create this carbon
fiber background and design the template for
your emblem. In Part 2, I'll show you how
to add color, texture and dimension.
The first step is make your foreground and background
colors white and black, respectively.
It they aren't, click this icon to make them black
and white and invert them by clicking this icon.
Create a new document by going to File
and New. Name it whatever you'd like.
Make its Width: 1550 pixels, its Height: 870 pixels
and the Resolution: 150 pixels per inch.
The Color Mode is RGB and 8 bits per Channel.
Open your list of Background Contents
and click "Background Color". Then, click OK.
Make a copy of the background
by pressing Ctrl + J on Windows or Cmd + J on a Mac.
Go to View and make sure Rulers and Snap are
checked. If they aren't, just click on them.
Go to the ruler on the left and drag out a
guideline to the center of your document.
It'll snap in place because we have "Snap"
checked. If you don't see the guideline, press
Ctrl or Cmd + H. Go to the ruler at the top
and drag down another guideline to the center.
Open your Gradient Tool and make sure your Click the
Radial gradient icon is active. Click the gradient box, which opens the Gradient Editor.
Click the top, left preset thumbnail, which
represents your foreground and background
colors. Click the lower, left Stop and the
color box. In the Brightness field, type in
50%. This gives us 50% grey. Then, click OK on both windows.
Go to the middle and press and hold "Shift"
as you drag a gradient line
to the right edge of your document. Then, release.
Go to Filter and Filter Gallery.
Open the Distort folder and click "Glass".
Make the Texture: Tiny Lens, the Distortion:
20, the Smoothness: 1 and the Scaling: 50%.
Then, click OK.
Click the New layer icon to make a new layer.
Open your Pen Tool and choose "Path".
If you're working on version CS5 or
earlier, the Path Tool is here.
Click approximately here on your guideline and release.
Click again approximately here. This draws a straight
path. Release and press and hold Shift as
you click again approximately here to add
a 45 degree path. Holding Shift adheres the
path to 45, 90 and 180 degrees. Release and
press and hold Shift again as you click on
the guide line to add a horizontal path. Release
and press and hold Shift again as you click
your first anchor point to close the path.
Right-click directly on the path and click
"Make Selection". Keep the Feather Radius
0 pixels and click OK. We'll fill the selection
with black and since black is the background
color, press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete. To deselect
it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D.
Make a copy of it.
Go to Edit, Transform and Flip Horizontal.
Press "v" to open your Move Tool and press and hold Shift
as you slide it across until
it snaps to the vertical guide line.
Merge the 2 shapes by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + E.
Hide the guide lines by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + H.
Double-click on an empty area of the
shape layer to open its Layer Style window.
Click "Inner Glow". Change the Blend Mode
to Normal and the Opacity: 100%. Make the
Technique: Precise and the Source: Edge. Make the Choke: 100% and the Size: 45 pixels.
Make the Size: 12 pixels and the
Position: Inside. Then, click OK.
Click off the eyeball next to the gradient background
to hide the layer.
We're ready to add text.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool and choose
a heavy font. I'm using "Kilogram Regular".
If you'd like to use this font as well, I
provided its link in the video's description
or project files. Temporarily make its size
100 points, Sharp and Center Alignment.
The color should be white.
Click in the middle and type your character. For this font, I'm using upper case.
To enlarge it, click your Move Tool and open
your Transform Tool by and pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + T. Go to a corner and when you see a
diagonal, double-arrow, press and hold Alt
or Option + Shift as you drag it out. To reposition
it, go inside the Transform and move it. You'll
probably notice it's not moving smoothly.
That's because "Snap" is still active. Go
back to View and click "Snap" to deactivate it.
Continue to reposition and resize it.
Don't be concerned with the areas of your
text that are outside the background shape.
We'll take of that next. To accept the Transform, press Enter or Return.
Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to the text.
Using the layer mask, we'll hide areas of
the text that extends past the background
shape. Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool
and drag a selection over the top of your
character. We'll fill the selection with black
and since black is the foreground color, press
Alt or Option + Delete. Then, deselect it.
Open your Pencil Tool and the Pencil Picker.
Make its size approximately 70 pixels and
its Hardness and Opacity: 100%. The, press
Enter or Return. If you don't see your pencil,
you probably have the Shift key active. If
you do, just press the “CapLocks” key
to see your pencil. Now, draw over the bottom
areas of your character that extend past the
background shape. Click the large "T" to make
your text active. Open the Channels panel.
If you don't see it, go to Window and Channels.
Click the small circular icon at the bottom
to make a selection of the image on your canvas.
Open back your Layers panel and click the
New Layer icon to make a new layer. In this
empty layer, fill the selection with black.
Then, deselect it. Make the gradient background visible
and hide the text and the original background shape.
In Part 2, I'll show you how to transform it into a powerful, superhero-style emblem.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning
TV. Thanks for watching!