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Simple Bronze Text Effect

Using Layer Styles is one of the easy ways to create great text effects. This tutorial will show you how to use two Layer Styles to create a simple, yet sophisticated, bronze text effect in a couple of minutes.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CC
  • Time : 0:15 – 0:25

Resources

Step 1

Create a new 1200 x 800 px document, and set the Resolution value to 200. Set the Foreground color to #67402c and the Background color to #412a24. Pick the Gradient Tool, choose the Foreground to Background gradient fill, and click the Radial Gradient icon.

Then, click and drag from the top right corner of the document to the left bottom corner to create the background gradient.

Bronze Text Effect step 1

Place the Old Wooden Planks Texture image on top of the Background layer, then change its layer’s Blend Mode to Multiply.

Bronze Text Effect step 1

Double click the wood texture layer to apply a Gradient Overlay effect.

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 75%
  • Style : Radial
  • Scale : 150%
  • Use a Transparent to Fill Color, White to Black, gradient.
Bronze Text Effect step 1

This will add a simple vignette to the wood texture.

Bronze Text Effect step 1

Step 2

Create the text using the font Old London. The color is #8a623b and the Size is 100 pt.

Bronze Text Effect step 2

Duplicate the text layer and change the copy’s Fill value to 0.

Bronze Text Effect step 2

Step 3

Double click the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Technique : Chisel Soft
  • Depth : 250
  • Size : 13
  • Highlight Mode : Vivid Light
  • Color : #dedede
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #171514
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Contour

  • Contour : Ring
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Texture

  • Pattern : Iron Grip
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Stroke

  • Size : 1
  • Position : Inside
  • Fill Type : Gradient
  • Style : Reflected
  • Angle : 90
  • Use the Gold Label 230w gradient.
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Linear Light
  • Color : #74675b
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Gradient Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Soft Light
  • Opacity : 35%
  • Angle : 45
  • Scale : 150%
  • Use the Gold 24k – 20L gradient.
Bronze Text Effect step 3

– Drop Shadow

  • Distance : 14
  • Size : 10
Bronze Text Effect step 3

This will create the main textured part of the text.

Bronze Text Effect step 3

Step 4

Double click the copy text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 45
  • Altitude : 50
  • Gloss Contour : Cone
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode : Vivid Light
  • Shadow Mode – Opacity : 0%
Bronze Text Effect step 4

– Contour

  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Bronze Text Effect step 4

This will style the second layer of the effect, which adds brightness and sharpness to the first one.

Bronze Text Effect step 4

You can also apply the same Layer Styles to any of the decorative brushes from the Free Floral & Swirls Designs pack to finish off the text effect.
Hope you found this really simple tutorial helpful :)