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War Text

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In this tutorial, you will learn to create a war like text effect.
Select Horizontal Type Mask Tool, type 'text' with arial black 100 pt font.

Create a new layer by pressing shift+ctrl+n together. Fill the selection with linear gradient (the first gradient) selecting # DC0000 as foreground and # 850002 as background color :-

Go to edit > stroke and add 1 pixel black stroke :-

Go to Select > modify > contract and contract the selection by 2 pixel :-

Create a new layer and fill the selection with white color :-

Select the eraser tool and select this brush :-

Erase most of the layer leaving the portion as shown :-

Group and merge these two layers. Again go to edit>stroke and this time change the stroke color to white and width to 2 pixel :-

Select this layer again by pressing control key from the keyboard and clicking on its layer name in layer pallate. Now, go to select > modify > expand and expand the selection by 3 pixels. Create a new layer and fill the selection with #9F2108 . Also send this layer backward :-

Keep the selection active and move it as shown :-

Press ctrl+alt from the keyboard and click on its layer name in layer pallate to have a selection like shown :-

Create another layer and fill the selection with # CA4B06 :-

Group and merge all the layers :-


Press control+t to transform the layer as shown :-

Press control+j to duplicate the layer. Go to filter > distort > ripple as shown :-

Press control+f key for 6-7 times :-

Press shift+ctrl+u to desaturate the layer :-

Go to filter>blur>gaussian blur as shown :-

Change the blending mode to Vivid Light :-

Apply pattern overlay in it as shown :-

Now, press alt from the keyboard and click in between two layer names in layer pallate to have a clipping mask. Now merge these two layers.

Duplicate this layer again. Select smudge tool and this brush type :-

This is the setting of smude tool :-

Drag the brush over the layer to have this kind of effect :-

Apply gradient overlay as shown :-

Erase the part of the layer which is covering the first layer as shown with soft brush. Our war text is ready :)

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