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Preppy Header V1

You can use any resources that you like. I've provided some of the brushes I used below. You'll need to ensure you have a colour scheme. You'll need to add your brushes onto Photoshop, if you aren't sure how to do this, then check out this tutorial on loading brushes.

S12 Brush S13 Brush S16 Brush

Step One

Create a new document with the sizes 600px x 233px. Giving it a title is optional but I've titled mine Base.

Step Two

Click on the Foreground Colour & set the colour to E4E4E4.

Step Three

Type your text out & move it so it's near enough central.

Step Four

In the Layers section, click on the bottom layer & create 3 new layers above it. The layers should be between the bottom layer & your text.

Step Five

Double click on the text layer, it should then bring up a box. Go to the section named Stroke & set the colour as White, which is hex code #FFFFFF. Then, match your other setting's to the same as mine. Do not press OK yet.

Next, go to Gradient Overlay. Select your gradient, if you haven't pre-set your gradient then see how to do this by viewing my Creating Gradients tutorial. Once you've selected your gradient & your setting's match the one's below, press OK.

Step Six

Now merge your text layer down by either pressing CTRL + E (together) or by going to Layer > Merge Down. Once you've done this, double click the text layer again.

Step Seven

Firstly, go to the Drop Shadow section & match your setting's to these one's below.

Next, go to Pattern Overlay, select your pattern & adjust your setting's accordingly.

Finally, go to Stroke & select the SAME gradient as you previously used, all other setting's, make sure they're matched to the one's below. Press OK & merge the layer down again.

Step Eight

Double click the layer again & go to Bevel & Emboss, match your setting's to the one's below, press OK & merge the layer down again.

Step Nine

Click on the bottom layer & create 6 new layers above it.

Step Ten

Click on the layer which is directly above the bottom layer, then select the brush tool, pick your desired brush & set the foreground colour to #464646. Click where you want your brushes to go, mine is below as an example.

Step Eleven

Click on the layer above the one you just used, select the brush tool, pick another brush & set the foreground colour to #FFFFFF. Again, click where you want your brush to go. Now, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, select how glittery you want your brush to look. This setting depends on which brush you used as to how high/low you need the setting, just play about with it until it looks good to you.

Step Twelve

Select the layer above the one you just used, select the brush tool, pick another brush (adjust size if needed) & set the foreground colour to 4D4D4D. Click where you want your brush to go. Then change the opacity to 91%.

Step Thirteen

Click on the layer above & select the pattern stamp tool. Select any brush you want & use the transparant pattern that was provided. Next, click randomly where you want the transparancy to go. My example is shown below. Stay on the same layer & still using the pattern stamp tool/transparant pattern, select a different brush (I'd recommend a single such as the one provided). Click once on the header to apply the brush/pattern.

Step Fourteen

Select the layer above, select the brush tool, using the leopard spots brush that's provided, set the foreground colour to #4B4B4B & click central of the image so it looks like the example below. Set the layer opacity to 6%.

Step Fifteen

Now select the eraser tool & a brush like the one shown below. Click around the edges of the image to erase parts of it, you should be able to just see what's left in the center of the image.

Step Sixteen

Select the pattern stamp tool & change the pattern to this >> Click here <<. Then change the brush to the one provided (the single star). Create a new layer below the text layer & click randomly on the header to apply the brush/pattern. Then go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen.


You're done! Here's how mine came out, feel free to send me a link to yours (you can use the contact form or cbox for this).