Simple Burnt-in Text Effect

In this tutorial I’ll be teaching you how to make some simple, yet very nice looking burnt text.
result of burnt text tutorial


First create a new document for your text, then add in a background that will suit the effect. I used this texture that I found on DeviantART.
background texture


Reset your colors to Black & White by pressing D then write out your text.
text written out
It’s best you use a large font/large font size.
Now change the layer mode for the text layer to Soft Light and lower the fill to about 20%.
layer settings
You should be left with nearly invisible text like this:
after changing layer settings

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