How to Create a Wallpaper with Technology Text Effect in Photoshop

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Create a new pattern filled layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Pattern... or use "Create new fill or adjustment layer" icon at the bottom of Layer panel). Select pattern with horizontal lines, Scale: 100%. Change layer Blending Mode to "Overlay". If you not have this pattern try use something similar from original sets that are in Photoshop (click on Pattern > Settings/Small gear > "Web Patterns").

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Step 17

If you do not have this pattern you can simply create this. Create a new document with 10 pixels wide and 500 pixels height, resolution 200 Pixels/Inch (If you need vertical lines that change the values of each other). Select about half of the working field with Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and fill it with black color (Edit > Fill > Color or use D (default colors) and Cmd/Ctrl + Del or Shift + F5). Go to Edit > Define Pattern... Go back to the previous step but now change Scale to 1%.

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Step 18

Take a Brush Tool (B) with soft round form, Size: 100px, Opacity: 50% and draw with black color straight horizontal lines on the mask of the adjustment layer (hold Shift key to make straight lines). I like this effect. Reminiscent of noise signal on an old monitor or camera.

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Step 19

Place another one texture "04" from "Wireframes" folder (File > Place.../Place Embedded). Rotate it on 90 degrees clockwise and increase it's size until texture reaches the edges of the working field. Place the texture so that both figures are symmetrically. Change Blending Mode to "Divide" do not worry that the texture is gone. All right, is just difficult to see.

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Step 20

Black lines have turned into white. Use adjustment layer "Levels" (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels...) to increase black color in this texture. Set for black slider value 187 and clip this layer to texture. If you want the texture to become more visible, increase the value for blacks.

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Step 21

A little more effects and proceed to the text :). Create a new layer (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + N or use "Create a new layer" icon at the bottom of Layer panel). Take a Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and select something like a half circle with only perfectly flat base. For flat line hold Shift key. Take a Brush Tool (B) (Soft Round brush, Size: 250px, Opacity: 100%, Color: #3da09f) and use edge of brush, draw a little glow on the smooth side. Use Eraser Tool (E) with soft round form to soft edges.

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Step 22

Create a lot of lanes around the image. Set layer Blending Mode to "Color Dodge". Add a layer mask for this layer (click on "Add a layer mask" icon or go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal All). Go to Filter > Render > Clouds. This creates a soft texture on the lines.

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Step 23

I tell you not only about the creation of the painting but also about the effects. Use them or not you decide. And now text effect! Take a Horizontal Type Tool (T) set font to "Ebrima Bold" (this font should be in your Photoshop) with Font size: 62.34 pt and white color fill. On "Character" tab (Window > Character) set mode "All Caps". Type in any word. In my case it "cyberwarfare" and place it in the center of the image, between two sides of wireframe.

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Step 24

You can go back to steps 7 - 11 and draw new shape or use form pack. So, draw a shape wit Custom Shape Tool (U) (I use "Shape 2"), position it so that the text was readable and recognizable characters. Hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on shape layer thumbnail to make selection.

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