Text Effects are great opportunity to realize your creative aspiration, turning a text into an original and unique masterpiece, enriched with unusual forms, colors and shapes. Inscriptions made in different styles will be a good decoration and supplement to any design and context. In this tutorial Jan Stverak will show you how to create a bloody text effect using layer styles in Photoshop.
First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with WHITE background color. Before Jan Stverak starts preparing his background he sets his foreground color to #333333 and hits "ALT+DELETE" while the Background layer is selected. This will change the background color to dark grey. Now you need to make a layer from the background. To do this – right click on the Background layer and choose "Layer from background" name it as you wish and hit OK.