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Recreate the New Moon Movie Title Treatment in Photoshop

New Moon

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In this Photoshop tutorial, you will learn to create a type similar to this movie’s title treatment. In this basic Typography tutorial, there will be no need for us to download extra brushes, tools or plugins as we will be using the most basic Photoshop tools and techniques and its default brushes.

This is going to be our final product:

New Moon Tutorial

New Moon Tutorial

1. Create a new document in Photoshop, File > New (CTRL/CMD + N). Set the dimensions to 617 x 400. If you intend this to be a large poster, you may want to consider increasing the document size.

New Moon Tutorial

2. On a new layer, using the Type Tool (T), set the font to Times New Roman and color to #f5c160. Set the Horizontal Scale to 105% and Vertical Scale to 97%.

New Moon Tutorial

New Moon Tutorial

3. Rasterize the type by right clicking on its layer > Rasterize Type. Now let’s add some noise to our text by hitting on Filter > Add Noise. Set the Noise amount to 12.5%, Distribution to Uniform and Monochromatic unchecked.

New Moon Tutorial

We should now have something like this:

New Moon Tutorial

4. Now let us add some styling to our text by hitting on Blending Option > Bevel and Emboss and apply these settings.

New Moon Tutorial

Make sure the Bevel and Emboss settings are set to Style = Emboss, Technique = Chisel Soft, Depth = 1000%, Size = 1, Gloss Contour = Gaussian, Highlight Mode Color = #4b1912 (Opacity = 0%) and Shadow Mode Color = #7e3218 (Opacity = 52%).

We should now have something like this:

New Moon Tutorial

5. Now we will be adding those sharp lines around the logo. Create a new layer under our text. Using the Pencil Tool (B) set to 1px, draw a vertical line somewhere on the Letter N.

New Moon Tutorial

6. Using an ordinary feathered Eraser, slightly erase off the tip of the line.

New Moon Tutorial

7. Select the Eraser Tool (E). Load one of the default Photoshop brushes named Dry Media Brush Set. Use any of the rough rectangular ones.

New Moon Tutorial

8. Using the Eraser Tool (E), slightly erase off some areas of the vertical line we created.

New Moon Tutorial

9. Hit on Blending Option > Stroke and apply these Stroke settings to our vertical line. Make sure the stroke color is set to #963522.

New Moon Tutorial

We should now have something like this:

New Moon Tutorial

10. Draw more vertical and horizontal lines on each of our letters and apply the same steps as 7 to 9.

New Moon Tutorial

We have now successfully created a title treatment similar to that of the movie, New Moon! I hope you’ve learned some basic tips and tricks from this tutorial. You may want to try it again using your name this time!

New Moon Tutorial

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Comments

Mikael Cubillan

Very nice! akala ko eto ung tutorial ng “new moon” pacquiao version http://www.pinaycelebrityonline.com/2009/11/manny-pacquiao-new-moon.html

DesignerFanBoi

Simple but good tut! I learned some tips. Thanks Jan!

Aziq

Simple tuts but affective.

Logo Bliss

You have probably just inspired thousands of new moon loving girls to take up design.

iLovePurple

not a very big fan of this movie but the tut is really cool! Now I’m going to have to rethink my opinion towards the movie :D

Jan Cavan

Thanks for the great feedback everyone!

@Logo Bliss: I sure hope so!

areapal

hey nice tutorial. the pics also nice.

Maddie

Wow! This is really cool! I’m going to try it out sometime. I always thought it was a special font they used, not times. :) Thanks for sharing!

MCSE

cool tutorial
you rock