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This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles, a simple texture, and a couple of brush tips to create a quick, vibrant bloody text effect.


Tutorial Assets

1- Shlop Regular font.

2- 4 HD Flesh Textures by ThatSavior.

3- Choc68 by jojo22.

4- PS Patterns – Of all things fleshy by halmtier.

5- Ink drops by darkdana666.

6- You’ll also need to load a default Photoshop Contours set. So go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager, and choose Contours from the Preset Type drop down menu. Then click the little arrow to the right of the Preset Type drop-down menu, and click Contours near the bottom of the pop-up menu. When the dialog box appears after that, just click Append, and you’ll get the Contours set.


Step 1

Open image 2 from the 4 HD Flesh Textures images, then go to Edit > Define Pattern, and click OK.


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Create a new 850 x 650 px document, and duplicate the Background layer.


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Double click the Background copy layer to apply a Gradient Overlay effect using the following settings:

Style: Radial

Scale: 150%

Click the Gradient box to create the gradient using the colors # 3b0707 to the left and # 020d17 to the right.


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This will create the background gradient.


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Place the Choc68 image on top of the Background copy layer, resize it as needed, then change its layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.


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Step 2


Create the text using the font Shlop Regular. The Size is 350 pt, and the Tracking value is 25.


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Duplicate the text layer 4 more times, and change the last three copy layers’ Fill value to 0.


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Step 3


Double click the original text layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Style: Stroke Emboss

Size: 9

Uncheck the Use Global Light box

Angle: -60

Altitude: 42

Gloss Contour: Ring – Double

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode: Vivid Light

Color: #ffeeea

Shadow Mode – Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

Contour: Cone

Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Stroke

Size: 6

Color: #901414


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This will create the stroke.


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Step 4


Double click the first copy text layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Size: 35

Gloss Contour: Cone – Inverted

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode: Vivid Light

Color: #ff6969

Opacity: 50%

Shadow Mode: Color Burn

Color: #ff1717

Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Texture

Pattern: 2.jpg

Scale: 50%

Depth: 103%


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- Inner Glow

Blend Mode: Hard Light

Opacity: 100%

Color: #cf1c68


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- Pattern Overlay

Pattern: 2.jpg

Scale: 50%


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- Drop Shadow

Distance: 14

Size: 7


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This will create the main textured effect.


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Step 5


Double click the second copy text layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Size: 24

Uncheck the Use Global Light box

Angle: 53

Altitude: 64

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode: Vivid Light

Color: # ffeeea

Opacity: 75%

Shadow Mode – Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

Contour: Half Round

Check the Anti-aliased box


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This will add some highlights.


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Step 6


Double click the third copy text layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Size: 24

Uncheck the Use Global Light box

Angle: 158

Altitude: 64

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode:

Color: # ffaaaa

Opacity: 50%

Shadow Mode – Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

Contour: Half Round

Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Texture

Pattern: 9.jpg (from the PS Patterns – Of all things fleshy pack)


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- Inner Shadow

Blend Mode: Color Burn

Color: #a79a0c

Distance: 0

Size: 10


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- Inner Glow

Blend Mode: Overlay

Opacity: 100%

Color: #dc3141

Technique: Precise

Source: Center

Size: 81


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- Satin

Blend Mode: Color Dodge

Color: #e8bf41

Opacity: 36%

Angle: -76

Distance: 56

Size: 40

Contour: Cone – Inverted

Check the Anti-aliased box

Check the Invert box.


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This will add more depth and detailing to the text.


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Step 7


Double click the fourth copy text layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Size: 24

Uncheck the Use Global Light box

Angle: -90

Altitude: 37

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode: Vivid Light

Color: #ffeeea

Opacity: 50%

Shadow Mode:

Color: #8f0606

Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

Contour: Half Round

Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Satin

Blend Mode: Hard Light

Color: #791414

Opacity: 50%

Angle: -176

Distance: 50

Size: 6

Contour: Rolling Slope – Descending

Check the Anti-aliased box

Check the Invert box.


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This will finalize the text effect with even more detailing and a liquid-like look.


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Step 8


Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it Splash, then change its Fill value to 0.


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Double click the Splash layer to apply the following layer style:


- Bevel and Emboss

Gloss Contour: Cove – Deep

Check the Anti-aliased box

Highlight Mode: Linear Light

Color: #ffd6d6

Opacity: 73%

Shadow Mode: Linear Burn

Opacity: 70%


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- Contour

Contour: Ring

Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Inner Glow

Blend Mode: Pin Light

Opacity: 100%

Color: #f10d0d

Size: 15


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- Satin

Blend Mode: Pin Light

Color: #e40e0e

Opacity: 60%

Angle: -176

Distance: 22

Size: 43

Contour: Ring – Double

Check the Anti-aliased box

Check the Invert box.


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- Drop Shadow

Size: 7


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Next, you’ll need to pick a couple of the Ink drops set’s brush tips, resize them as you like, and add them on top of the text.


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And you’re done!


Conclusion


This is the final result. Using textures and layer styles is an effective way of creating vivid and detailed effects.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it helpful.


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