Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

In this tutorial, we will create an iron name plate with emboss text inside it. This plate will be screwed to a wooden texture. All objects in the image is made entirely in Photoshop. You will learn how to create vector shapes in Photoshop and combine it with layer styles.

Preview

Before move on, let’s look at the picture that we’re going to create here.

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Step 1: Create Wood Texture

Create new file with size 640×480 px. Change foreground ccolor to #c88820 and background to #b86e25. Hit Alt + Delete to fill background with foreground. Click Filter > Render > Fibers. Use Variance: 21 and Strength: 47. Click OK. We will have a wood texture.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 2

Click Filter > Liquify. Use tool bloat, pucker, and other similar tools to create some swirl on the texture. After you done, click OK.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 3

Double click layer and add layer style Gradient Overlay. Choose black to white gradient, type radial, use low opacity. Click-drag inside the picture to move gradient center. This layer style will add a subtle lighting on the texture and give it more realistic look.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 4: Create Metallic Plate

Activate rounded rectangle tool with radius 2 px. Choose shape icon int the option bar. Set foreground to white. In the middle of the picture draw a rectangle.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 5

Add these layer styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 6

Now, we will add a bit of light reflection on the surface. Create new layer and hit Ctrl + Alt + G to change it to Clipping Mask. Create elliptical selection in top middle then fill it with linear gradient from white to black.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 7

Change reflection’s blend mode to Screen. This way, black will disappeared and only white pixels left.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 8

Create new layer again and press Ctrl + Alt + G. Fill layer with white. Click Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 9

Click Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and set Angle to 0 with big Distance value.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 10

Change layer’s blend mode to Multiply to leave only dark pixels.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 11: Creating Emboss Text

Create text in the middle of the image.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 12

Add these layer styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 13

Change fill layer to 0%.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 14: Draw Screw

Draw small circle shape in the corner. Add these layer styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 15

Duplicate cirle shape we have just created. In its middle add two rounded rectangle paths with 1 px radius. In path option choose Subtract to cut previous shape. Add these layer styles.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 16: Duplicate Screw

Select both screw shape. Press Ctrl + G to save it in a group. activate move tool, while holding Alt drag screw to create its duplicate. (TIP: To add realistic look, rotate screw a bit.)

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 17

Repeat this step until we have all screws in each corner.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 18: Add Lighting Effect

Create a new layer and place on top, above every other layers. Add radial gradient from white to black.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 19

Change layer’s blend mode to Multiply.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

Step 20: Final Result

Yay! We’re done. I hipe you like the end result. if you have any questions, feel free to ask on comment form below.

Tutorial Photoshop Create Metallic Name Plate on Wood

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