Creating Cardiac Rate Effect with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show how you can create cardiac rate effect which I got by experimenting with Photoshop filters.

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Creating Cardiac Rate Effect

Note: This is one old tutorial updated.

Step 1

Create a new document with size of 700×700 pixels for this tutorial. Select the Paint Bucket Tool and fill canvas with black color (#000000).

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Step 2

Apply Gradient Overlay to this layer by going to Layer > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay.

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Step 3

Create a new layer. Merge both layers (Shift+Ctrl+E) to get all effects on one layer and apply Filter > Brush Strokes > Sprayed Strokes with following settings:

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Step 4

Select Horizontal Type Tool and write something like BEAT. Text color should be white, font selected was Swis721 BdOul BT Bold (free font), 120px and smooth.

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Step 5

Select the Line Tool (Weight: 3 px) and draw the lines like on my image below:

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Step 6

Merge all line layers with text layer into one layer. Select Eraser Tool and hard round brush (12px, opacity 100%) and delete lines like i show on my image below.

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Step 7

Rotate layer by going to Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 CCW.

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Step 8

Apply Filter > Stylize > Wind with following settings:

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Step 9

Press Ctrl+F one more time to repeat filter.

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Step 10

Apply Filter > Stylize > Wind again but update direction to Right:

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Step 11

Press Ctrl+F one more time to repeat filter.

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Step 12

Rotate text by going to Edit > Transform > Rotate 90 CW.

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Step 13

Go to Layer > Layer Style and apply Outer Glow and Color Overlay to this layer.

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Final Image

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We have completed this tutorial with this final step.

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