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Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] This week we're gonna create a little sign. A little sign for a house renovation service or something, it's gonna be called Marble and Wood. So what we're gonna do is create the words out of those materials. Okay, so here we go. We're gonna start right off, we're gonna create a little background color here, so we could go and get a nice, kind of a deep gray, like that. Going to a lighter gray. Say about like that, and we'll throw a gradient right in here.
Okay, we go to linear gradient, going from the dark on top down to the light, right down here. Okay, so that's there, that's getting there. So now I'm gonna get my type tool and I'm gonna type in the word marble. Marble, there we go. Marble. And, wood. Okay, so there they are. So I'm gonna go in here and let's make these much bigger, so nice, big, letters, right in here, big word, just like that, even bigger.
Alright. That's good. Alright, so I'm gonna go in there and we'll set a subset that they are centered, and back into the center here, okay, and let's play around with the characters. So we're going there and let's set this to say, maybe, a one, 40, let's go 140, 140 point, there we go. Alright, that's a little tighter, okay let's bring it way down, let's bring it down to 120. There we go, that's gonna be good, right there.
And then right in between these, are gonna me the ampersand, okay. And just for the sake, let's go make it 100. There we go, nice and tight, just like that. Alright, so now here's where we're gonna start creating our little tones but first I'm gonna go in here, and let's get a nice, red color, and we'll do it a little ampersand, right here in the front, right here. Not inside this, but let's go in there and do a whole new letter down here, and we do the ampersand.
There we go, and we'll pick something kind of a little nicer than that, we'll pick up, let's say we get the text tool, right there, and let's say we pick up something a little more, a little more like a scripty kind of a thing, let's see what does that look like. That looks good, right there, that's a perfect one, right there. Okay, so what we're going to do is we're gonna take this guy and put it in position right here where we want him. Let's select our little gear, and we grab him and put him right there.
Let's make him bigger. Make him real big, about like that. Kind of have him overlap, right there like that, okay. And what we're going to do is we're gonna go and pick up that nice, red color, there it is. Okay, so there's the marble, okay, and wood. So now, we're gonna do, first thing is create the texture, so I'm gonna create the marble. So, what I'm going to do is I'm gonna go in here and, let's go in a whole new layer.
I'm gonna create the marble texture. Okay. So, I'm gonna fill this area with, we could just fill it with that gray, for now. So now I'm gonna pick the colors that I want for my marble, so I'm gonna get a nice, deep green, about like, say like that, going to a really deep, deep, green, almost black, like that. And I'm gonna go in there and give this layer a little render clouds. And it gives us some clouds. Now, just a little side note, undo.
If I hold down my option, alt key on a PC, and say the same thing, go in there and say Render, Clouds, you see that I have much more contrast, see? A stronger contrast between those two particular colors. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go in there, and now that I have this tone, I'm gonna give it another filter, which is called Difference Clouds. And you can see it's starting to give me that marbleized look. I'm gonna hit command + F, do that again, and again, and again, again. You see how it's accenting stuff? So I'm gonna keep doing it until I get a really nice looking marble.
And I keep hitting it and there we go, that's starting to look like a really nice marble, right there. So I'm going to do, is I'm gonna select that layer and kind of shrink him down and put him right over the word, right there like that. And maybe we'll just kind of tighten it up a little bit, right there, like that. Make that happen, and what we're going to do is we're gonna clip it with those letters. So I go in there and let's put it right down here, on top of marble and wood, and clip it. So there it is inside. So what's gonna happen now, is I'm gonna take the word marble, and I'm gonna go in and give it a little a little bevel and emboss.
And we're gonna give it a little Chisel Hard, so it's a hard edge, and we'll make the size a little smaller so it's just getting a little, little tone right there, and the light's coming from, let's say, this direction here, so I get these nice, little highlights. I'll bring this up a little bit, the highlight, that looks good, and the darks are fine, let's make that highlight even stronger, and bring it up in here and increase that. There we go, so we get that nice tone right in there like that. Click OK. So it is our marble, but it's not quite what we want so I'm gonna select the marble and I'm gonna go into my levels and lighten it up a little bit.
So I get a nice, lighter note, right in there like that. That's looking good. So now what's gonna happen, I'm gonna start giving myself different kinds of marble, so I'm gonna select this portion of the texture itself, I'm gonna go into hue saturation, and I'm gonna say, bring that saturation completely down. And lighten it up. And go into levels, so I can go in there and get those blacks, nice and black, and bring those whites way up into there, way up, there we go. So that's a nice marble in there. Make that happen.
So now I'm gonna select the R, right here, and I'm going to hue saturation on that one, which is up here, I'm hitting command + U, so it's in Adjustments, and then you see Hue Saturation right there. So, I'm gonna go in there and say, colorize this one, bring it into the blues, bring up the saturation, and lighten it up a bit. And just like before, bring in a little darkening of my tones, and a little lightening of the others. Right in there like that, there's a nice, blue marble. Okay, this one here.
We can go in there and hue saturation, and we'll say colorize this and we bring it into these tones here, bring up the saturation, and lighten it just a little bit, that's good enough, that's enough for that one, right there. And this guy we'll just kind of make a little, kind of a pink marble. So again, we go in there, colorize and we bring it into the pinks. There we go, right into here. Bring up that saturation. And lighten it up a bit.
Like that, click OK and this one we want to accent some of those darks, so we bring them in, and bring those lights up, there we go. Now, but that's a little too strong, we can go into hue saturation, bring down saturation just a little, so it's not so strong, there you go. That's looking better. And then this one here, the final one, started with a green, let's kind of stay with the green, but what we'll do is we'll just go in there and kind of lighten it up a little bit. So we got lighter tones. There's that. So now, down here, I'm gonna create another one, and we'll call this one the wood texture.
Clip it, just like before. And I'm gonna go in here and get some tones for my wood. So let's go in here, and say we pick this nice, light tone, and we'll pick a darker version, about like that, okay. And what I'm gonna do, is I'm gonna go ahead and fill that with that color, and I'm gonna give it a noise, add noise. Give it a lot of noise, there we go, give it a lot of noise, like that. Click OK, then I'm gonna give that a filter. And I go in there and say, Blur, give it a Motion Blur, and make it go straight across.
So we'll set this to zero, so it's going straight across. A nice, long distance like that is good. So there, that's starting to get there. So what's gonna happen now, is we're gonna go in there and start playing with this a little bit. So I'm gonna go into my filters, and I'm gonna go to my Liquify, right here, Liquify. And what I'm going to do, is I'm gonna go in there and kind of move things around a little bit. So I'm gonna kind of smudge things a little, just to kind of add a little bit of a flavor going on there, just like that, and we'll add a little tones right through there, okay, and we'll even add a little knot, right here.
Little tiny knot, right in there. Right there, like that, there we go, and maybe one over here. A little knot there, and one more right in there like that. Make that okay, and I'm going to go into my levels where I'm gonna go in there and increase the tones in there, so I get those in there and bring these up. See, now it's starting to look more like wood. Okay, so, what's gonna happen is that this first guy is gonna be a mahogany. So I'm gonna select that area of right, wood texture, and I'll go into hue saturation, where I go in there, and we'll kind of colorize this, punch up that saturation, and bring it into those tones, and darken it.
It's gonna be more of a mahogany kind of color. There we go, bring it deeper. There we go, so we got a nice mahogany happening there. Click OK. This guy could stay the way he is. This guy we'll kind of make him a little stronger so I'll go into hue saturation and we'll punch up the saturation on that one, just a little like that, click OK, and then this last one, what we'll do with him is we'll just gonna lighten him. We're gonna lighten him up a little bit, so it's a much lighter wood. There we go, click OK. And then finally, what we're going to do is we're gonna give these guys, we've got that bevel and emboss, let's give them a little drop shadow.
A little drop shadow, there we go. Nice, little drop shadow, we can punch up the saturation or the opacity, click OK, and then the ampersand. Let's do the same thing to it. So I'm gonna give it a drop shadow. Now, right off the bat, I'll click OK, and I'll take that shadow and separate it. So I'm gonna go into my layers, say Layer Style, Create Layer. Okay, so now it's separate drop shadow. I'm gonna go back into the Layer Styles and give it a little bevel and emboss, and this one will be a smooth, okay.
And let's say we give it a little bigger, and we can bring down the highlight on that one and soften it up a bit. There we go, about like that. That looks good, let's lighten this up a tad. There we go, click OK. So now, the reason I separated that shadow, is because the shadow itself, here it is, I'm gonna move that shadow further over like that, 'cause it's further away from everything, isn't it? It's a little further away, let's move it down a little bit, too, just like that.
So now, what I'm going to do is I'm going to duplicate that shadow. There we go. I duplicated the shadow and this one is gonna get trapped inside our little words. So now, what happens is I'm gonna take that one and move it over. Let's take this first one, put it behind marble and wood, gotta see down here, put it behind marble and wood, there it is back there, and then this one here, that's right there, it's on top of the letters, you could see that, I'm gonna lift it up a little bit, there you could see that that one is right there, it's falling on the letters, it's a little closer to the letters, the letters are closer to it than it is, and the one in back, the one in back should be just a little bit lighter 'cause it's further away.
See? Click OK, and there you can see that we have our little marble and wood sign for our renovations studio.