A simple way for creating a super glossy reflective text effect, and adding a nice texture for a more futuristic look.
The Final Result:
* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
Duplicate the text layer, and change the copy’s Fill value to 0.
- Double click on the original text layer and apply the following styles:
-Drop Shadow: Change the color to #51626a, remove the check next to Use Global Light and change the Angle to 30. Also, change the Distance to 17 and the Size to 8.
- Bevel and Emboss: Change the Depth to 500, the Size to 43, and the Gloss Contour to Steps. Check the Anti-aliased box for a smoother result.
- Contour: Choose Half Round, and check the Anti-aliased box as well.
The result should look like this.
Double click on the copy text layer to add another layer style:
- Bevel and Emboss: Change the Depth to 215, the Size to 18, the Gloss Contour to Cove – Deep, and check the Anti-aliased box.
- Contour: Choose Steep Slope – Rolling, and check the Anti-aliased box.
The text should look more glossy now, and even more reflective.
- Create a new layer between both text layers and call it “texture”. Press the Ctrl key and click on one of the text layers icon to create a selection.
- Set the Foreground color to #164b7c and the Background color to #b2ebfc. Go to Filter -> Render -> Clouds. Then press Ctrl + D to get rid of the selection.
- Go to Filter -> Brush Strokes -> Crosshatch, and change the Stroke Length to 50, the Sharpness to 20, and the Strength to 1.
You should get a similar texture to this.
- Finally, change the “texture” layer Blend Mode to Overlay.
This is the final result.