Further experiments into what you can do with texture images in Photoshop.



  1. Geoff West 15 January, 2010 at 20:18 Reply

    As a person who loves texts effects and experiments with them myself, I offer this tidbit of a suggestion: If you anticipate changing the editable type (as Corey did), first apply the “buckshot” effect on the text layer mask, then group that text layer and apply a second layer mask with your edge masking. Since the buckshot mask is a random effect, you’d really only need to change the group layer mask for the edges of the text should you decide to change it. (P.S. Corey: Is it just a coincidence that you posted this tutorial only days after the A-Team trailer came out? The text effect at the end of the trailer is similar to this tutorial. Hmmm)

  2. Dave B. 16 January, 2010 at 01:43 Reply

    Alright, the texture combination effect is incredible. Just overlaying a few different texture effects can make some new and very interesting textures in themselves. Great tutorial, incredibly neat effect and you make them all seem so simple whereas it makes us think, “Wow, how did I not think of that?” Wonderful job!

  3. Mira 16 January, 2010 at 04:58 Reply

    The tutorial does resemble the effects used in the A-Team trailer. Was already looking forward to that tutorial. We can already experiment with it now, thanks!

    ps I wouldn’t mind another – more official – A-team trailer effect tutorial tho πŸ˜‰

  4. Bjorn 16 January, 2010 at 09:46 Reply

    Corey! please use ctrl-alt-shift-e to merge all visible material into one layer instead of using the menu. Part from that, wonderfull tutorial.

  5. Mike Mauney 17 January, 2010 at 00:09 Reply

    Corey: Do you have a tutorial on how to create one of those PLASMA Ball effects in a glass cylinder; with the electricity flare like tenticles?

  6. Sheryl 17 January, 2010 at 17:57 Reply

    I recently started following these tutorials, and I find them really useful. You do not just show what steps you do, but you show what the different tools you use do… and you mention lots of little other tricks that you use and that I never knew.

  7. doug 17 January, 2010 at 22:04 Reply

    I love working with textures, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for showing just another element as to how much further we can go.

  8. Joel 19 January, 2010 at 09:01 Reply

    Very nice, especially the ‘bullet holes’ effect. The merged backgrounds reminded me a lot of the one used for the BioShock game logo.

  9. jude 19 January, 2010 at 14:03 Reply

    I never thought about combining textures!

    Also, rather that using the clipping group, try saving the texture layer as a pattern and then apply a pattern overlay layer style to the text layer (as well as the drop shadow and bevel and emboss). To the best of my knowledge, it all works out the same.

  10. Debbi 3 February, 2010 at 20:03 Reply

    Love your tutorials Cory!

    I would love to learn how to make a 3D vortex, especially with binary numbers on it. I tried with the donut tutorial, but was unable to figure out how to elongate it enough.

  11. Steve 4 February, 2010 at 01:18 Reply

    Having always used a pc (last 18 years) and dabbled a lot with photos and photoshop,I purchased my first imac yesterday.I was wondering what version of photoshop to use on my new imac… googled a search and ended up at this page with its stunning tutorials !! THANKS What an inspiration,at 56 I have a new hobby,I have bookmarked this page and will be back regularly.

    It just goes to show you’r never to old to learn new tricks πŸ™‚

  12. Stephen Sherrill 13 February, 2010 at 12:20 Reply

    I have been an avid NAPP and Kelby Training member for several years and I devourer all the video tutorials I can find. I just have to say this, of all the PhotoShop guys, you are absolutely BRILLIANT! I’m so thankful for all I have learned from you.

  13. rennie 13 March, 2010 at 14:13 Reply

    hey, looks like there’s something wrong with the tutorial. it plays till you’re about to merge down the layers and then it stops and comes back to the start.
    thanks for the tutorials, i find them all extremely useful :).

  14. monika 15 June, 2010 at 08:46 Reply

    Great tutorial. I’ve watched it at work where haven’t got access to PS and can’t wait to go home and try it out.

  15. Lori S. 23 July, 2010 at 00:13 Reply

    Just fantastic! As Bob Murray said, above: must shoot more textures! I love that about 80% of your tutorials are very doable in Photoshop Elements.

  16. Andrey 19 December, 2010 at 10:53 Reply

    THANKS! Your tutorials are always simple and awesome at the same time

    By the way, I usually do the same with Bevel and Emboss

    And the bullet holes rule!

  17. Carlos 16 May, 2011 at 10:35 Reply

    Incredible keep up the GREAT work. as a happy accident while following your tutorial I made what appears to be shotgun blast on the text with grainy exposed concrete. While using the burn tool to slightly darken the background I accidently applied the burn to the text and discovered the effect. I used the Burn tool at 33% exposure on highlights and Voila!
    Thanks again

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