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How to Create a Spiderman Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial I will show you how to create an easy Spiderman text effect, using a pattern and a layer style.

The Spiderman text effect is a part of Super Heroes - Photoshop Styles from my portfolio on Envato Market.

Super Heroes Styles Preview Image
Super Heroes - Photoshop Styles

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during this tutorial:

Before you start creating the Spiderman text effect, download and install the font and patterns into your Photoshop.

1. Create the Background

I'll show you how to make the background for the final image, but if you want to use your own background, then skip this whole part.

Step 1

Start by creating a new 850 x 500 px document with the Resolution of 72 Pixels/Inch and the Background Contents to White.

Create a New Document

Step 2

Double click the Background layer in the Layers panel to unlock it. Now right click this unlocked layer and choose Blending Options from the menu. Another way to open these options is to select the layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options.

Then add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 20%
  • Click the Gradient box to create the gradient fill using the colors White on the left and Black on the right.
  • Style: Radial
  • Angle:
  • Check the Dither box.
Add a Gradient Overlay to Background

Step 3

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Click on the Pattern box and choose the Dark Wall pattern.
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Scale: 100%
Add a Pattern Overlay to Background

This will create a dark textured background with a vignette.

Background Final Image

2. Create the Spiderman Text Effect

This text effect is made of one layer, so you can save it as a new style in your Styles palette for future use.

Step 1

Pick the Type Tool and select the Aero Matics font. Set the Font Style to Bold Italic and Font Size around 200 pt. Write "SPIDER" with capital letters.

Use Type Tool

Step 2

Select your text layer in the Layers panel, right click on the layer and choose Blending Options from the menu.

Add Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Click on the Pattern box and choose the Spidy pattern.
  • Scale: 25%

This will add the main red Spiderman pattern.

Add a Pattern Overlay to Layer Style

Step 3

Add Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply
  • Opacity: 14%
  • Click the Gradient box to create the gradient fill using the colors Black on the left and White on the right.
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: -90°
  • Check the Dither box.
Add a Gradient Overlay to Layer Style

Step 4

Add Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply
  • Click on the Color box and choose the color #e10505.
  • Opacity: 100%

Both color and gradient overlay will slightly darken the main texture.

Add a Color Overlay to Layer Style

Step 5

Add Satin with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Dodge (Add) with Color #ffeb0d
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Angle:
  • Distance: 4 px
  • Size: 16 px
  • Uncheck the Invert box, if checked.

Satin adds a yellow and orange glow inside the Spiderman texture.

Add a Satin to Layer Style

Step 6

Add an Outer Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Technique: Precise
  • Spread: 0%
  • Size: 8 px
  • Range: 55%
  • Jitter: 0 %
  • Select the radio button next to the gradient and then edit the gradient Stops:
  • First gradient stop Color #111111 and Location at 21%.
  • Second gradient stop Color #177ece and Location at 48%.
  • Third gradient stop Color #9adaff and Location at 73%.

This will add a blue gradient around the text with dark blue center.

Add an Outer Glow to Layer Style

Step 7

Add Inner Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn with Color #010101
  • Opacity: 30%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light before setting Angle: -90°.
  • Distance: 6 px
  • Choke: 0%
  • Size: 0 px

Inner shadow adds a 3D feel to the style.

Add an Inner Shadow to Layer Style

Step 8

Add Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Screen
  • Opacity: 71%
  • Choose Color #ffeb0d
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Edge
  • Choke: 0%
  • Size: 5 px

Inner glow adds a thin yellow stroke around the texture.

Add an Inner Glow to Layer Style

Step 9

Add Stroke with these settings:

  • Size: 2 px
  • Position: Outside
  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Fill Type: Gradient
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: 90°
  • Check the Dither box.
  • Set the Gradient with these 5 stops:
  • First gradient stop Color #003669 and Location at 12%.
  • Second gradient stop Color #bcebff and Location at 22%.
  • Third gradient stop Color #003669 and Location at 52%.
  • Fourth gradient stop Color #bcebff and Location at 83%.
  • Fifth gradient stop Color #003669 and Location at 96%.

The stroke will add small, blue, shiny lines around the text.

Add a Stroke to Layer Style

Step 10

Add Bevel & Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 100%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 18 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box before setting Angle: 110° and Altitude: 30°
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Dodge (Add) with Color #ffc000 and Opacity: 26%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn with Color #0a2a40 and Opacity: 20%
Add a Bevel and Emboss to Layer Style

Step 11

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Click on the Pattern box and choose the Spidy pattern.
  • Scale: 25%
  • Depth: +120%

Inner bevel with texture adds more depth into the red Spiderman pattern.

Add a Texture to Layer Style

Step 12

As a final step, add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal with Color #001e2d
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light before setting Angle: 120°
  • Distance: 3 px
  • Spread: 100%
  • Size: 11 px
Add a Drop Shadow to Layer Style

Congratulations! You're Done!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a Spiderman text effect in Photoshop.

We started out by creating the dark background with a seamless pattern. Then we created a text layer and added many different effects in order to create a Spiderman-style text effect.

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, and if you like the final effect, don't forget to save this style to your Layer Styles palette for future projects.

The Spiderman text effect is a part of Super Heroes - Photoshop Styles from my portfolio on Envato Market.

Final Text Effect
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