how to create mythbuster type of letters

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Bert L.am, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Bert L.am

    Bert L.am Guest

    I would like to create (or rather emulate) the mythbusters logo. Mythbusters
    is a TV series on Discovery channel very popular with 12 year old boys as
    well as boys above that age.
    I'm going to try to write my sons name in this style (metal looking
    background, metal letters, bevel). Has anyone ever seen a tutorial that can
    help me in the correct direction?

    TIA

    B.ert L. from NL (EU)
     
    Bert L.am, Jan 12, 2006
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  2. Well, if your son's name uses only letters from M,Y,T,H,B,U,S,E,R,S then you
    could go to http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html,
    cut the letters out and arrange them appropriately.

    Otherwise, would you get in trouble if you used the kitchen for casting
    metal?

    (There are plenty of Photoshop tutorials findable with google, at a quick
    glance it looks like you could combine some from www.myjanee.com to get the
    desired effect.)

    Andrew
     
    Andrew Morton, Jan 12, 2006
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  3. |I would like to create (or rather emulate) the mythbusters logo.
    Mythbusters
    | is a TV series on Discovery channel very popular with 12 year old boys as
    | well as boys above that age.
    | I'm going to try to write my sons name in this style (metal looking
    | background, metal letters, bevel). Has anyone ever seen a tutorial that
    can
    | help me in the correct direction?
    |
    | TIA
    |
    | B.ert L. from NL (EU)
    |
    |
    |

    The font they use looks like a simple "Stamp" font. As for the rest, a
    rounded, smooth (not too crisp) bevel, and for the texture, look up "rust".
     
    fungusamungus, Jan 12, 2006
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  4. Bert L.am

    Hunt Guest

    First thing I'd do is to make a mask for the outline of the letters (of your
    choice) and use a small, round, hard-edged brush with jitter, to work on the
    mask. The metal-like background can be easily made, and if you's do an emboss
    to make the type appear to come out of it, the effect should be similar.

    There are several add-ons that "distress" type. Some of those effects might
    fill the bill. Seems that AutoFX has one. Someplace, I have a pile of type-
    effects, but don't have them on this machine, and cannot recall the producer.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Jan 13, 2006
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  5. Bert L.am

    Hunt Guest

    While searching for a font (problem) on my system, I think I found the exact
    font that you need, to do the MythBuster's treatment, Wobbly BRK. I do not
    recall where this font came from, but it has the distressed edge, that I
    suggested "making," with a mask. One good thing about using the font, and not
    having to work on an outline Selection, is that it will stay editible in the
    Text Layer. Might want to go to one of the fonts NG's and inquire about Wobbly
    BRK. Also, www.whatthefont.com (I think that is correct), might offer similar
    or Wobbly.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Jan 14, 2006
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  6. Bert L.am

    john Guest

    A quick search in Google came up with

    http://www.abstractfonts.com/fonts/static-Letter-W-10.html

    John
     
    john, Jan 15, 2006
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  7. Bert L.am

    Bert L.am Guest

    Bert L.am, Jan 15, 2006
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    Hunt Guest

    Hunt, Jan 15, 2006
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  9. Bert L.am

    Hunt Guest

    Great! Too often someone posts a request/question, and others jump in to
    help, only to never know if any of the thoughts or ideas actually helped.

    Let us know how the project goes. One never knows when *they* will be called
    upon to do something similar.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Jan 15, 2006
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  10. Bert L.am

    Rob Guest


    or an action like

    http://www.photolive.ru/usefull/utilities/Adobe-Photoshop-Actions1.html
     
    Rob, Jan 16, 2006
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  11. Bert L.am

    KatWoman Guest

    KatWoman, Jan 16, 2006
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  12. What's amazing to me is not that he has PS cracks posted (after all, it is
    Russia), but that you can read Cyrillic. Or did I miss a "Click here for
    English" button somewhere on the page. ;-)
     
    Scott Glasgow, Jan 16, 2006
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  13. Bert L.am

    KatWoman Guest

    no I can't read Cyrillic
    there is some text in English too, in the links to previous pages
     
    KatWoman, Jan 17, 2006
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