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A simple way for creating a super glossy reflective text effect, and adding a nice texture for a more futuristic appearance.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS5 Extended
  • Time : 0:30 – 0:45

Resources

Step 1

Open the Background Image, and create the text using the color #77a5c2. The font used is Alba, and the Size is 500 px.

Duplicate the text layer, and change the copy’s Fill value to 0.

TE step 1

Double click the original text layer and apply the following Layer Style:

– Drop Shadow

  • Color : #51626a
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 30
  • Distance : 17
  • Size : 8
TE step 1

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 500
  • Size : 43
  • Gloss Contour : Steps
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
TE step 1

– Contour

  • Contour : Half Round<
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
TE step 1

The result should look like this.

TE step 1

Step 2

Double click the copy text layer to add another Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 215
  • Size : 18
  • Gloss Contour : Cove Deep
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
TE step 2

– Contour

  • Contour : Steep Slope Rolling
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
TE step 2

The text should look more glossy now, and even more reflective.

TE step 2

Step 3

Create a new layer between both text layers and call it texture. Ctrl/Cmd + click one of the text layers’ thumbnail to create a selection.

TE step 3

Set the Foreground color to #164b7c and the Background color to #b2ebfc. Go to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then press Ctrl/Cmd + D to get rid of the selection.

TE step 3

Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Crosshatch, and change the Stroke Length to 50, the Sharpness to 20, and the Strength to 1.

TE step 3

You should get a similar texture to this.

TE step 3

Finally, change the texture layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.

TE step 3

This is the final result.

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