hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
for fans of Gothic images I'm going to
show you how to make this horrific
gothic looking warning to all who pass
by I provided a Photoshop file for you
to download so you can follow along it's
link is located in the video's
description or project files it includes
this medieval looking wood background
and this cracked painted metal texture
the size is 1280 by 720 pixels with a
resolution of 150 pixels per inch if
your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively
click on the small overlapping box icon
or press the letter D on your keyboard
open your horizontal type tool and
choose a font I'm using a font called
kaisi site goodish for which I included
a link as well for this example I'm
using a size of a hundred seventy seven
points sharp left alignment and black
for the color the color isn't important
since we'll be replacing it soon with
the cracked paint texture type out your
text to reposition it click on your move
tool and move it ctrl-click or command
click on the thumbnail of your text to
make it into a selection make the
texture active and visible click on the
layer mask button to make a layer mask
of the selection next to the active
layer click on the FX button and choose
bevel and emboss the style is inner
bevel the technique is chisel hard
the depth is a hundred percent the
direction is up the size is six pixels
and the highlight opacity is a hundred
percent click drop shadow make the
distance nine pixels depending on the
size of your text you may want to adjust
the amounts we're setting in the layer
styles next we'll add bloody streaks to
the background ctrl-click or command
click on the new layer button to make a
new layer below the active layer hi the
original text layer and the top layer
will fill the empty layer with black and
since black is the foreground color
press alt or option + delete go to
filter render and fibers make the
variants 10 and the strength 15 if you
don't like the way the particular fibers
look in your window press randomized
until you like one then click OK press
ctrl or command L to open the levels
window change the input white level to
200 and click ok open your channels
panel and click on this circular dotted
icon to make a selection of all the
tonal values of your image open back up
your layers panel and drag the fiber
layer to the trash since we now have its
selection we need to invert it to do
this press ctrl or command shift I click
on the new layer button to make a new
layer click on the foreground color and
type in 8c 04 04 then click OK or press
Enter or return press alt or option +
delete to fill it with a foreground
color to delete the selection press ctrl
or command D
change the blend mode to darken and the
opacity to eighty percent make your
texture text visible we want to hide the
blood streaks everywhere but keep them
below the text click on the layer mask
button to make a layer mask next to the
active layer open your brush tool and
make the size a hundred pixels and the
hardness 0% the blend mode is normal and
the opacity is a hundred percent now
brush over the streaks above the text to
hide them brush over the sides as well
to make your brush smaller press the
left bracket key on your keyboard
continue to brush away all the streaks
but keep them below your text next we'll
add some bloodstains to the text itself
make a composite snapshot of your image
by making your top layer active and
pressing ctrl shift alt e' on a PC or
command shift option II on a Mac let's
brighten the overall image by pressing
ctrl alt L on a PC or command option L
on a Mac when this window pops up press
Enter or return make a copy of it by
pressing ctrl or command J go to your
layer mask and press and hold alt on a
PC or option on a Mac as you drag a copy
of it next to the top layer click on the
thumbnail to make it active and increase
your brush size I'm increasing it to 100
pixels depending on the size of your
text you may want to adjust this number
keep the hardness 0% change the blend
mode to linear burn and the opacity
eight to twenty percent now brush over a
few areas of your text especially the
darker rusted parts make a composite
snapshot again and make a copy of it
hide the copy and make the original
composite snapshot layer active click on
the adjustment layer button and choose
levels reduce the output white 285 this
darkens the entire image make the top
layer visible and active open your
elliptical marquee tool go to the top
left corner and drag across a selection
to the bottom right corner go to select
and transform selection go to the top
middle of the transform and when you see
a vertical double-arrow press and hold
shift + alt on a PC or Shift + option on
a Mac as you drag it down this squeezes
the transform in at the top and bottom
so it's closer to your text to center it
over your text press the up arrow key on
your keyboard to move it straight up
then press Enter or return go to select
and refine edge there are seven view
modes from which to choose i'm using the
on black mode feather your selection to
an amount you like for this example I'll
feather it to 70 pixels output it as a
layer mask then click OK this is Marty
from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. For fans of Gothic images,
I'm going to show you how to make this
horrific, Gothic-looking warning
to all who pass by.
I provided a Photoshop file for you to
download, so you can follow along.
Its link is located in the video's
description or project files.
It includes this Medieval-looking wood
and this cracked, painted metal texture.
The size is 1280
by 720 pixels with a resolution of
150 pixels per inch.
If your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively, click
on the small
overlapping, box icon or press the letter
on your keyboard. Open your Horizontal
and choose a font. I'm using
a font called, "Kaiserzeit Gotisch",
which I included a link
as well. For this example, I'm using a size
of 177 points... Sharp...
left alignment... and black for the color.
The color isn't important, since we'll be
replacing it soon
with the cracked paint texture.
Type out your text.
To reposition it, click on your Move tool
and move it.
Ctl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of
to make it into a selection. Make the
active and visible. Click on the Layer
to make a layer mask of the selection
next to the active layer.
Click on the "fx" button and choose
Bevel & Emboss.
The Style is Inner Bevel... the Technique
is Chisel Hard...the Depth is 100%...
the Direction is Up... the Size
is 6 pixels and the Highlight Opacity
is 100%. Click, "Drop Shadow".
Make the Distance, 9 pixels.
Depending on the size of your text, you
may want to adjust the amounts we're
in the Layer Styles. Next, we'll add bloody
streaks to the background.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the
New Layer button
to make a new layer below the active layer.
Hide the original text layer
and the top layer. We'll fill the empty
layer with black...
and since Black is the foreground color,
Alt or Opt + Delete. Go to Filter...
Render and Fibers. Make the Variance, 10
and the Strength, 15. If you don't like
the way the particular fibers look in
press "Randomize" until you like one.
Then, click OK. Press Ctrl
or Cmd + L to open the Levels window.
input white level to 200 and click, OK
Open your Channels panel
and click on this circular, dotted icon
to make a selection of all the tonal
values of your image.
Open back up your Layers panel and drag
the fiber layer to the trash,
since we now have its selection. We need
to invert it.
To do this, press Ctrl or Cmd +
Shift + I. Click on the New Layer button
to make a new layer.
Click on the foreground color and type
8 C 0 4 0 4
Then, click OK or press
Enter or Return.
Press Alt or Opt + Delete to fill it
with the foreground color.
To delete the selection, press Ctrl or Cmd + D
Change the blend mode
to Darken and the Opacity to 80%.
Make your texture text...visible.
We want to hide the blood streaks
everywhere, but keep them below the text.
Click on the Layer Mask button to make a
next to the active layer. Open your
and make the size 100 pixels
and the Hardness, 0%.
The blend mode is Normal and the Opacity
is 100%. Now, brush over the
above the text to hide them.
Brush over the sides, as well.
To make your brush smaller, press the
left bracket key on your keyboard.
Continue to brush away all the streaks,
but keep them below your text.
Next, we'll add some bloodstains to the
Make composite snapshot of your image by
making your top layer
active and pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E
on a PC or Cmd + Shift + Opt + E
on a Mac.
Let's brighten the overall image by
pressing Ctrl +
Alt + L on a PC or Cmd +
Opt + L on a Mac. When this window pops
press Enter or Return.
Make a copy of it by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J
Go to your layer mask
and press and hold, Alt on a PC or
Opt on a Mac, as you drag a copy of it
next to the top layer.
Click on the thumbnail to make it active
and increase your brush size.
I'm increasing it to 100 pixels.
Depending on the size of your text, you
may want to adjust this number.
Keep the Hardness, 0%.
Change the blend mode to Linear Burn
and the Opacity to 20%.
Now, brush over a few areas of your text, especially the darker, rusted parts.
Make a composite snapshot, again
and make a copy of it. Hide the copy
and make the original composite snapshot
Click on the adjustment layer button and
Reduce the output white to 85.
This darkens the entire image.
Make a top player visible and active.
Open your Elliptical Marquee Tool...
go to the top left corner and drag
across a selection to the bottom right
Go to Select and Transform Selection.
Go to the top, middle of the Transform
and when you see a vertical, double-
arrow, press and hold, Shift + Alt
on a PC or Shift + Opt on a Mac
as you drag it down. This squeezes the
at the top and bottom, so it's closer to
To center it over your text, press the
arrow key on your keyboard to move it
Then, press Enter or Return.
Go to Select and Refine Edge.
There are 7 view modes from which to
I'm using the "On Black" mode. Feather your
selection to an amount you like.
For this example, I'll feather it to 70
Output it as a Layer Mask. Then, click OK
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!