In the next two parts, I will create the main element of the poster - the title text!
I’ll show you my process to create this retro-style grunge effect.
 Typing the text
In the first step, I type out my text using the [Text] tool. I set the color to white.
Read the following article to learn more about [Text] tools.
 Creating a bleeding ink effect with vector conversion
I will build up a scratched effect later using textures, but first I create a bleeding ink efect on the text outline to make it look rougher.
(1) I duplicate the text layer that contains the title text.
To duplicate the layer, I click the [Layer] menu or right click the layer and then select [Duplicate layer].
I won’t use the duplicated layer for a while, so I hide it by clicking the eye icon on the left side of the layer.
(2) I select the original text layer and add outlines to the letters.
On the [Layer Property] palette, I click the [Effect] > [Border effect] button, then change the [Thickness of edges] to 3 pixels and set the color to black.
Please read the following article for more about the layer property effects.
Now, the text has black outlines.
(3) Before I process the letters, I rasterize the text layer to create a raster layer.
To do this, I do to the [Layer] menu > [Rasterize].
Note: By rasterizing the layer from the [Layer] menu > [Rasterize], you can directly edit the text like an image. However, you will not be able to make any further edits to the text content or font.
(4) Then, I convert the layer that I rasterized into a vector layer.
After opening the [Layer] menu > [Convert Layer] dialog box, I change the [Type] to [Vector layer] and click [OK] to apply the change.
When you convert the layer type, the icon on the [Layer] palette changes as follows:
 Creating a bleeding ink effect - changing the line style
The letters that I converted into a vector layer look like the below image 1. The white parts have become transparent.
When I click the outlines of the text using the [Object] tool, the vector path appears as in image 2.
I will use the properties of the vector layer to create a bleeding ink effect.
Please read the following article to learn more about vector layers.
(1) Before I bleed the vector layer lines, I register the [Brush shape].
This time, I will use the default [Brush] tool > [India ink] > [Darker bleed] sub tool.
(2) On the [Tool Property] palette of the [Darker bleed] sub tool, I click the tool icon at the bottom to display the [Sub tool detail] palette.
(3) On the [Sub Tool Detail] palette, I click the [Brush shape] tab and click the [Register to preset] button to register the sub tool as a [Brush shape].
I select the vector layer that I converted, and use the [Object] tool > [Tool Property] palette to change the [Brush shape] to [Darker bleed].
When you select the [Brush shape], you can instantly change all the lines on the selected vector layer.
Now the outline of the text looks like wet ink bleeding out.
 Merging with the duplicated layer
After bleeding the edges, I merge this layer with the layer that I hid in .
(1) I change the color of the duplicated text layer from white to black.
(2) Then, while selecting the duplicated text layer, I merge it with the layer where I bled the outlines of the text.
You can merge the layers from the [Layer] menu > [Merge with layer below] (Shortcut key: Ctrl + E).
After merging the layers, I’ve finished the first step of making my title logo.
In the next part, I’ll show you how to apply a grunge effect to this base.