I remember my first design article published on Designzzz. A typography tutorial it was and I bagged much praise for that. Today when I decided to make another typography tutorial with some hardcore designing techniques.
The previous tutorial was for creating a funky groovy kind of a design, this is the opposite. Here, you’ll learn how to create a tough ‘broken hard stone’ effect on text. This kind of design looks great on men’s products or anything where strength is required to be shown in design.
I think I should focus more on design tutorials, what do you think?
Let’s just start by typing a simple text, what could be better than “Designzzz”. Don’t forget to place all the letters on separate layers. And converted all the vector text layers to Rasterised bitmap layers.
Here I select the Pen Tool and make Paths on the letters. These paths will break the letters in pieces.
Now what I did here is the that I converted the paths to Selection by pressing Ctrl+Enter over the path icon (or you can right click and strike Make Selection), this will convert the paths into marquee selection.
Now after moving and breaking all the pieces, this is the result I got. You wouldn’t get the identical but something similar would do the trick.
Apply the Pattern on the Designzzz Text layer
Apply the Drop Shadow on the Designzzz Text layer.
For the background, I added a wall image.
Add the Solid Black Color layer over the Wall layer. After that, change the opacity of the Wall Layer to 16%.
Here is the final image that I get after applying the color on the wall image.
Now I added the Broken Glass image over the Designzzz layer.
I added multiple copies of the same image here there. After I changed the blend mode of this broken glass layer to Overlay.
It already looks good but I thought to add a little shadow glow behind the text. This is an optional step so you can avoid that if you want.
Make a new layer filled with the following color.
Add a blur
Leave your comments below to let me know what you think about this tutorial 🙂