Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create the look of text seen through a vintage, CRT monitor. Create a new document by going to File and New. Make its Width: 1550 pixels, its Height:
870 pixels and the Resolution 150 pixels per inch. The color mode is RGB and 8 bits per
channel. Then click OK. If your foreground and background colors aren’t black and white respectively, press “D” on your keyboard. We’ll fill the background with black, which
is the foreground color. Press Alt or Option + Delete. Open your Horizontal Type Tool and
choose a font. I’m using “Tiresias Infofont Regular”. If you’d like to use it, I provided
its link in the video’s description or project files. I’ll make the size: 90 points, Sharp,
Center Text and white for its color. Click on your document and type out your text. If
you have more than one line of text and the space between the lines are too close or too
far apart from each other, go to Window and Character. The Character panel will open.
Highlight your lines of text and slide the “Leading” icon to the left or right. Then, close the panel. To center the text on your document, open your Move Tool and press Ctrl
or Cmd + A to select it all. Click the “Align Horizontal Centers” icon and the “Align Vertical Centers” icon. To deselect it, press Ctrl or Cmd + D. If you’d like to move it up a bit,
press the Up arrow key on your keyboard. We’ll convert it into a Smart Object, so we can
apply editable effects to it, as well as, allow us to edit the text or change the font
without having to redo all the effects. To do this, click the icon at the upper, right of the Layers panel and click “Convert to Smart Object”. Let’s name the layer, “Green”. Go to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur. Blur it 2 pixels and click OK. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the green layer to make a selection of its shape. Go to Select and Save Selection. When this window appears, just click OK. Then, deselect it. Make 2 copies of the green layer by pressing Ctrl or Cmd +J, twice. Name the top layer, “RGB” and
the layer under it, “Red”. Let’s hide these 2 layers by clicking off their eyeball icons.
Click the thumbnail of the green layer to make it active and double-click on an empty
area of the layer to open its Layer Style window. Under “Advanced Blending”, notice
all the channels are checked: red, green and blue. Uncheck the red and blue channels, but
leave the green channel checked. Then, click OK. Make the Red layer visible and active.
As before, double-click on an empty area of the layer to open its Layer Style window.
This time, uncheck the green and blue layers, but leave the red layer checked. Then, click OK. Even though we have the red channel checked, at this point, your text should look yellow. We’re going to move the layer 4 pixels to
the left. I’ll zoom in closer, to you can see the effect better. Press the left arrow
key on your keyboard 4 times. Make the RGB layer visible and active. Move it 4 pixels to the right. Make the green layer active and make a copy of it. Drag the copy to the
top of the Layers panel. To save space, let’s group the other text layers into a folder.
To do this, make the RGB layer active and Shift-click on the thumbnail of the green layer to highlight the three layers. Then, press Ctrl or Cmd + G to group them into a folder. Name the folder, “Text”. Double-click on “Gaussian Blur” and make the Radius: 10 pixels. Make a copy of the layer, double-click on Gaussian Blur and this time, increase the Radius to 30 pixels. Next, we’ll add scan-lines. First, let’s group these green glow layers into a folder. Use the same steps as you used before. Name the folder, “Glows”. Click the new Layer icon to make a new layer. We’ll fill the empty layer with white and
since white is the background color, press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete. Go to Filter and Filter Gallery. Open the “Sketch” folder and click “Halftone Pattern. Make the Pattern Type:
Line, the Size: 2 and the Contrast: 50. Open your Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T. At the top, there’s the percentages of the Transform’s width and height. In the Height field, type in 50%. Make sure the chain-link isn’t highlighted. Then, press Enter or Return, twice. Go to View and make sure Snap is checked. If it isn’t, just click on it. Press and hold Shift as you drag it to the bottom of your document. It’ll snap to it because we have
Snap checked. Make a copy of it and press and hold Shift as you drag the copy up until
it snaps to the top of your document. Merge these 2 layers by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + E. Change the Blend Mode to “Soft Light”. The scan lines are a bit to sharp, so we’ll blur them a bit by going to Filter, Blur and Gaussian Blur. Blur it point 5 pixels and click OK
or press Enter or Return. Next, we’ll add subtle scan lines inside our text. Make a copy of the scan lines and change the Blend Mode to “Subtract”. Reduce its opacity to
25%. Open the Channels panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window and Channels. Ctrl-click
or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of Alpha 1. This opens the selection that you saved earlier.
Click the tab of the Layers panel to open it. Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection next to the top scan-line layer. The layer mask is revealing the scan-lines
inside the shape of the text, while masking out the areas outside the text. Think of layer
masks as stencils. White reveals and black masks out. Group the scan-line layers into
a folder and name it “Scan-lines”. Next, on the ends, we’ll give the inside of our text a subtle, soft green glow. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. We’ll fill the empty
layer with a bright, iridescent green color. Click the foreground color and in the hexadecimal
field, type in: 5AFF00. Then, click OK or press Enter or Return. Press Alt or Option + Delete. Change its Blend Mode to Multiply and reduce its opacity to 25%. Click the Layer Mask icon to make a layer mask next to the green layer. Press “D” on your keyboard to
make your foreground and background colors revert to black and white. Open your Brush
Tool and your Brush Picker. Make its size: 1000 pixels, the Hardness: 0% and the Opacity: 50%. Go to the center of your text and click 4 or 5 times. Next, we’ll add glitches to our text. First, make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool and drag a relatively thin selection across to the opposite side of your document. Press and hold Shift to add another selection and continue these steps to make 3 or 4 selections over your text. Go to Select, Modify and Feather. Feather it: 2 pixels and click OK. Click the Layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selections next to the composite snapshot. Click off the chain-link. This unlinks the layer mask and the layer , which allows us to resize,
reposition and effect both independently of the other. Click the thumbnail of the layer
to make it active. Go to Filter, Distort and ZigZag. I’ll make the Amount: 5, the Ridges:
5 and the Style: “Pond Ripples”, however, feel free to experiment with these settings. Next, I’ll show you how to quickly create these video interference glitches. First, make a new layer. We’ll fill it with black. Press “D” on your keyboard and press Alt or Option + Delete. Go to Filter, Noise and “Add Noise”. Make the Amount: 30%, Gaussian and Monochromatic. Open your Transform Tool and in the Width field, type in 500%. Then, press Enter or Return, twice. Since this image extends way beyond our canvas on both sides, we’ll crop it off. Press Ctrl or Cmd + A and go to Image and Crop. Then, deselect it. Change the Blend Mode to “Color Dodge”. Another effect is to change the blend mode to “Linear Dodge”. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!