hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to transform a
logo or text into gold leaf and stencil
it on frosted glass you can use any
image you want for your background
however if you'd like to use this one I
provided its link in the video's
description or project files the first
step is to convert your background into
a smart object so we can modify it
non-destructively with smart filters or
even replace it with another background
without having to redo any of the
filters that we'll be adding to it to do
this click the icon at the upper right
of the layers panel and click convert to
smart object you know a layer is a smart
object when you see this icon at the
lower right corner of its thumbnail go
to filter and filter gallery open the
distort folder click glass and choose
frosted i'll make the distortion 3 and
the smoothness 1 however if you're using
a different image you may want to adjust
these amounts depending on your images
size and resolution
I'd like to soften it a little so I'll
go to filter blur and Gaussian blur blur
it 20 pixels and click OK
at this point your image will look too
soft so we'll reduce the blurs opacity
by double clicking on the icon next to
gassy and blur the blending options
window will appear reduce the blurs
opacity to fifty percent and click OK
next we'll create a gold leaf texture
that will apply to your logo symbol or
click the new layer icon to make a new
layer if your foreground and background
colors aren't black and white
respectively press D on your keyboard
click the background color and type in
876 81 e then click OK
notice your background color is the
color you just typed in
go to filter render and clouds
go back to filter and filter gallery
the same glass filter and settings that
you used earlier will open click OK to
apply it to the clouds texture let's
brighten it a bit click the adjustment
layer icon and click brightness contrast
click the clipping mask icon which makes
the adjustment layer clip or restrict
itself to effect just the one layer
beneath it in the layers panel if we
didn't clip it the adjustment layer
would affect all the layers below it
increase the brightness forty percent
open a black and white graphic you'd
like to make into gold leaf you can also
use text if you like if you do use text
make its color white if your graphic is
black on a white background we need to
invert it to do this press ctrl or
go to select and color range
choose highlights and click ok
this makes a selection of its shape
press ctrl or command J to cut and copy
the shape onto its own layer
drag it onto the tab of your document
and without releasing your mouse or pen
drag it down onto the image and release
to Center it press ctrl or command a to
select it all
and click the align horizontal centers
and the align vertical centers icon
to deselect it press ctrl or command D
to resize it 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 or in
if you want to slide it up or down press
the up or down arrow key on your
then press Enter or return
change its blend mode to overlay'
ctrl-click or command click on the
thumbnail of the logo or text to make a
selection of its shape click the
thumbnail of the texture to make it
active and click the layer mask icon to
make a layer mask of the selection next
to the texture
to bring more attention to your logo or
text will add an outer glow to it
double-click on its thumbnail which
makes the layer active and opens its
layer style window click outer glow
change its blend mode to linear dodge
and its opacity between twenty-five to
thirty percent make the noise
approximately thirty-five percent and
the size 185 pixels then click OK
I want to lighten the shadow reflections
on the gold leaf but keep the highlights
and mid-tones as is to do this first
make a composite snapshot of your image
by pressing ctrl shift alt e on windows
or command shift option e on a mac
ctrl-click or command click on the
thumbnail of your logo or text to make a
selection of its shape click the layer
mask icon to make a layer mask of the
selection next to the composite snapshot
make the composite snapshot active
and go to image adjustments and shadows
slide the shadow amount to a hundred
percent and click OK
repeat these steps three or four times
to increasingly lighten the shadows this
is Marty from Blue Lightning TV thanks
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to transform a logo
or text into gold leaf and stencil it on frosted glass.
You can use any image you want for your background,
however, if you'd like to use this one, I provided its link in the video's description or project files.
The first step is convert your background into a Smart Object,
so we can modify it non-destructively with
Smart Filters or even replace it with another
background without having to redo any of the
filters that we'll be adding to it. To do this,
click the icon at the upper, right of
the Layers panel and click "Convert to Smart
Object". You know a layer is a Smart Object
when you see this icon at the lower right,
corner of its thumbnail. Go to Filter and
Filter Gallery. Open the "Distort" folder,
click "Glass" and choose "Frosted". I'll make
the Distortion: 3 and the Smoothness: 1, however,
if you're using a different image, you may
want to adjust these amounts depending on
your image's size and resolution.
I'd like to soften it a little, so I'll go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur.
Blur it 20 pixels and click OK.
At this point, your image will look too soft,
so we'll reduce the blur's opacity
by double-clicking on the icon next to Gaussian Blur.
The Blending Options window will appear.
Reduce the blur's opacity to 50% and click OK.
Next, we'll create a gold-leaf
texture that we'll apply to your logo, symbol or text.
Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer.
If your foreground and background colors aren't black and white respectively,
press "D" on your keyboard. Click the background color
and type in: 8 7 6 8 1 E. Then, click OK.
Notice, your background color is the the color you just typed in.
Go to Filter, Render and Clouds.
Go back to Filter and Filter Gallery.
The same glass filter and settings that you
used earlier will open. Click OK to apply
it to the "Clouds" texture. Let's brighten
it a bit. Click the Adjustment layer icon
and click Brightness/Contrast.
Click the Clipping Mask icon, which makes the Adjustment layer
clip or restrict itself to effect just the
one layer beneath it in the Layers panel.
If we didn't clip it, the Adjustment layer
would effect all the layers below it.
Increase the Brightness: 40%.
Open a black & white
graphic you'd like to make into gold-leaf.
You can also use text if you like. If you
do use text, make its color white. If your
graphic is black on a white background, we need to invert it.
To do this, press Ctrl or Cmd + I.
Go to Select and Color Range.
Choose "Highlights" and click OK.
This makes a selection of its shape.
Press Ctrl or Cmd + J to cut and copy the shape onto its own layer.
Drag it onto the tab of
your document and without releasing your mouse
or pen, drag it down onto the image and release. To center it, press Ctrl or Cmd + A to select it all
and click the "Align Horizontal Centers" icon
and the "Align Vertical Centers" icon.
To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D.
To resize it, open your Transform Tool by 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 or
in. If you want to slide it up or down, press
the Up or Down arrow key on your keyboard.
Then, press Enter or Return.
Change its Blend Mode to Overlay.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on
the thumbnail of the logo or text to make
a selection of its shape. Click the thumbnail
of the texture to make it active and click
the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to the texture.
To bring more attention to your logo or text,
we'll add an outer glow to it.
Double-click on its thumbnail,
which makes the layer active and
opens its Layer Style window.
Click "Outer Glow".
Change its Blend Mode to "Linear Dodge"
and its Opacity between 25 to 30%.
Make the Noise approximately 35% and the Size: 185
pixels. Then, click OK.
I want to lighten the shadow reflections on the gold leaf,
but keep the highlights and mid-tones, as is..
To do this, first, make a composite snapshot
of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt
+ E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of your logo or text
to make a selection of
its shape. Click the Layer mask icon to make
a layer mask of the selection next to the
Make the composite snapshot active
and go to Image, Adjustments and Shadows/Highlights.
Slide the Shadow Amount to 100% and click OK.
Repeat these steps three or four times
to increasingly lighten the shadows.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!