How To Create a Metal Text Effect in Photoshop

Today’s Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop video tutorial is based on the metal text effect from the title artwork for the movie Fantastic Beasts. It’s a really nice shiny metal, almost chrome like effect with a mix of water droplets, lens flares and some really cool custom type that adds sharp scales to depict the scary fantasy beasts the movie is based around. I’ll show you how I made my concept artwork for Saint George and The Dragon in a similar style, from the type customization in Illustrator through to the creation of the metal effect using Photoshop layer styles.

► Clouds photograph:
► Water droplets photograph:
► Optical flares pack:

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  1. Hey thanks for the video tutorial but I was wondering wheter you can share with us some photoshop actions directly :)

  2. I could watch your videos all day (also ’cause it’s fun to listen to you, lol). I don’t currently have anything more than Photoshop Elements so I’m saving things like this particular video so that I can watch it later on when I do get the programs. You do a great job explaining things. Shared over on Facebook and Twitter.

  3. your tutorials are amazing, thanks for sharing your knowledge, you’ve undoubtedly been very helpful for many people. Greetings from Peru.

  4. I’ve always wanted a better method for making metal text and this made so much sense! Very grateful.

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