A practice run in the area of styles within photoshop. Creating it for a Dungeons & Dragons character name plate. The over all emotion was to create a simple and subtle arrival of the character (Geric) to the scene.
Using a glow effect around the silhouette to better separate the shape from the background. Translating the color to the character’s class as to balance out the dark figure.
Inner glow, stroke, pattern overlay and bevel was all that was really needed to get the style needed. Anymore pieces and it would feel overcrowded, too much input trying to yank attention away.