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Minty Text Effect

A simple tutorial for a fresh “Minty” text effect!

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS3
  • Time : 5 – 10 min.

Resources

Step 1

Create a new 1024 x 768 px docuemnt. Fill the Background with a Linear Gradient that uses the colors #39482c to the left and #3f621c to the right. Then create the text using the font TAPEMAN, the Size 177 px, and the color #8dc63f.

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Step 2

Double click the text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Drop Shadow

  • Color : #38362a
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– Inner Shadow

  • Color : #496728
  • Size : 8
  • Contour : Cone
  • Noise : 50%
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– Outer Glow

  • Color : #8dc63f
  • Contour : Cone – Inverted
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– Bevel and Emboss

  • Gloss Contour : Cove- Deep
  • Highlight Mode – Color : #f2ffe0
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #4c7d1b
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– Gradient Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Click the Gradient box to create the gradient

Create the gradient using the colors #8cca3b to the left and #ffffff to the right.

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Step 3

Create a new layer on top of the text layer and call it text-highlight. Ctrl/Cmd + click the text layer’s thumbnail to create a selection.

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Step 4

Go to Select > Modify > Contract, and type in 7.

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Then go back again to Select > Modify > Feather, and type in 5. This will smooth the edges of the selection and make the highlight more natural.

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Step 5

Fill the selection with the color #38362a.

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And finally, change the text-highlight layer’s Blend Mode to Color Dodge. This will make the text look fresh and bright.

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The final result:


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