Photoshop Halftone Text Effect

17 Dec
Photoshop Halftone Text Effect

Photoshop Halftone Text Effect

Step 1: Create a new Photoshop document.

Step 1

Step 1

 

Step 2: Fill the background layer with red.

Step 2

Step 2

 

Step 3: Add some text and set the fill color to silver (R 222, G 220, B220).

Step 3 - Text Settings

Step 3 - Text Settings

 

Step 3 - Silver Text

Step 3 - Silver Text

 

Step 4: Arch your new text. Layer > Type > Warp Text.

Step 4 - Warp Settings

Step 4 - Warp Settings

 

Step 4 - Warped Text

Step 4 - Warped Text

 

Step 5: Now it’s time to add a few strokes following the step in my previous tutorial Photoshop Text Outline Effects. The first outline stroke should be a nice rich maroon (R 90, G 19, B 21) and applied with the Stroke layer style.

Step 7 - Outline Stroke #1

Step 7 - Outline Stroke #1 Settings

 

Step 7 - Outline Stroke Color

Step 7 - Outline Stroke Color

 

Step 6: Add the second outline stroke using the Outer Glow layer style.

Step 6 - Outline #2

Step 6 - Outline Stroke #2 Settings

 

Step 6

Step 6 - Outline Stroke #2

 

Step 7: Add the third outline stroke using the Drop Shadow layer style.

Step 7 - Outline Stroke #3 Settings

Step 7 - Outline Stroke #3 Settings

 

Step 7

Step 7 - Outline Stroke #3

 

Step 8: Duplicate the current Photoshop document. Image > Duplicate.

Step 9: Add a new fill layer at the top of the layers palette in the duplicated document. Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient. When the Gradient Fill dialog box opens, be sure to choose the Black to White (3rd from left) basic gradient setup.

Step 9

Step 9 - New Fill Layer

 

Step 9

Step 9 - Gradient Fill

 

Step 9

Step 9 - Finished Gradient Fill

 

Step 10: Convert the image mode to Grayscale. Image > Mode > Grayscale.

Step 10

Step 10

 

Step 11: Convert the image to a halftone bitmap.

Step 11 - Bitmap Mode

Step 11 - Bitmap Mode

 

Step 11 - Halftone Settings

Step 11 - Halftone Settings

 

Step 12: Select the entire bitmap image (Select > All) and then copy (Edit > Copy) and paste (Edit > Paste) it into the original document. You can now close the duplicated document without saving.

Step 13: Make sure the new layer of halftone dots is at the top of the layers palette.

Step 13

Step 13

 

Step 14: Select the Dots layer and create a clipping mask with the text layer below. Layer > Create Clipping Mask.

Step 14

Step 14

 

Step 15: Set the blending mode for the Dots layer to Multiply and the opacity to 15%.

Step 15

Step 15

 

Done: Download sample file(s).

Final Result

Final Result

 

Alternative Looks

Alternative Looks

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8 Responses to “Photoshop Halftone Text Effect”

  1. SBL clipping path services December 18, 2008 at 12:11 am #

    Quite informative. Thanks.

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  2. psaddict December 19, 2008 at 11:45 am #

    Added to http://www.psaddict.com

  3. sukaryadi November 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    thank for your tutorial…
    wonderfull

  4. Andin January 9, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

    Wow very cool & attractive. You are professional.

  5. W.S. January 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Great Job, very easy to follow!

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