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Holographic Background/Texture in Photoshop

Posted on 30th January 2019
For this tutorial, we will need some Metallic or Foil Texture/s.

1 - In Photoshop, create a “New Document”. Make it 20 x 20 cm @300 Dpi with a White or Transparent “Background”.

2 - Go to Filter > Render Clouds... Then, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Texture > Grain and use the following values (Intensity: 100, Contrast: 0, Grain Type: Clumped)

3 - Without exiting “Filter Gallery” click on the “Add New Filter” button at the bottom of the window and choose “Glowing Edges” from the “Stylize” Tab and use the following values (Edge Width: 2, Edge Brightness: 6, Smoothness: 7). Add another Filter, choose “Watercolor” from the “Artistic” Tab and use the following values (Brush Detail: 3, Shadow Intensity: 0, Texture: 1).

4 - Add another Filter, choose “Film Grain” from the “Artistic” Tab and use the following values (Grain: 3, Highlight Area: 0, Intensity: 10). Finally, Add another Filter, choose “Dark Strokes” from the “Brush Strokes” Tab and use the following values (Balance: 1, Black Intensity: 0, White Intensity: 3). Now click “OK”.

5 - Go to Filter > Distort > Wave… and use the following values:

6 - Now, go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur… use a 3 Pixels “Radius” and a “Threshold” of 120 Levels.

7 - Right-click on top of its Thumbnail and choose “Convert to Smart Object”. Change the “Blending Mode” to “Vivid Light”.

8 - Go to Filter > Liquify (Shift + Command/Control + X), use a large Brush (900 px) and check the “Pin Edges” box. Move the brush around your image to create the “Holographic” Pattern. When you are happy click “OK”.

9 - Open the “Foil” Texture and bring it into your Document. Use “Free Transform” (Command/Control + T) to Resize it. Once you are done hit “Enter” or click the small “Checkmark” on the Top Menu.

10 - Change the “Blending Mode” of the “Foil” Layer to “Screen” and lower the “Opacity” to 30%. You can use the result as a “Background” or as a “Text Effect”.

11 - Select the “Horizontal Type Tool” (T) choose a font and type your text (we used Myriad Pro Bold). Use White as “Fill” color” and move the Text Layer to the bottom.

12 - Select both Texture Layers using the “Shift” key, right-click on top of their Thumbnails and choose “Create Clipping Mask”.

13 - Double-click on the “Text” Layer thumbnail and apply the following “Layer Styles”.

Stroke: (@6f726f)

Satin: (Contour: Ring, Color: #ffffff)

Gradient Overlay: (from 100% to 0% #e4d1f8)

Drop Shadow: (#000000)

14 - Check out your work.

by @lornacane

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