This is a very simple way to create a nice glossy particles-textured text effect, using two Layer styles, and two Filters.
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.
- Set the Foreground color to #6fb1bf, and the Background color to #2a4d53, then, create a Reflected Gradient from the center of the document to the bottom.
- Place the Grungy seamless tiling cement texture on top of the Background, and change its Blend Mode to Soft Light.
- Create the text using white color. The font used is Insaniburger and the size is 345 px.
- Change the text layer’s Fill value to 0%.
- Duplicate the text layer.
- Create a new layer below the two text layers and call it “Texture”. Press the Ctrl key, and click on a text layer’s thumbnail (icon) to create a selection. Set the Foreground color to #164b7c, and the Background color to #b2ebfc.
- With the “Texture” layer selected (active), go to Filter -> Render -> Clouds. Press Ctrl + D (Select -> Deselect) to get rid of the selection.
- Go to Filter -> Artistic -> Watercolor. Change the Brush Detail to 5, the Shadow Intensity to 0, and the Texture to 3.
- Go to Filter -> Artistic -> Paint Daubs. Change the Brush Size to 6, the Sharpness to 5, and choose Sparkle from the Brush Type drop down menu.
- Once again, go to Filter -> Artistic -> Watercolor, and apply the same values (Brush Detail: 5, Shadow Intensity: 0, Texture: 3).
- Go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation (Ctrl + U), and change the Hue value to -10. This will match the texture color with the Background color.
- Double click on the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style:
- Bevel and Emboss: Change the Style to Outer Bevel, the Size to 11, and un-check the Use Global Light box, then change the Angle to -104 and the Altitude to 48. Also, change the Gloss Contour to Ring, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode color to #1dfcff and its Opacity to 100%, and change the Shadow Mode color to #919191.
- Contour: Choose Cone – Inverted and check the Anti-aliased box.
This will create the glossy stroke of the text effect.
- Now click the copy text layer to apply another Bevel and Emboss effect. Make sure that the Style is set to Inner Bevel, change the Depth to 500, the Size to 20, and un-check the Use Global Light box, then change the Angle to 120 and the Altitude to 48. Also, change the Highlight Mode to Vivid Light and its color to #ffffff, and change the Shadow Mode color to #707070.
This will create the awesome glossy effect.
- Finally, set the Foreground color to #ffffff and the Background color to #b2ebfc, create a new layer on top of all layers and call it Glitter and change its Blend Mode to Vivid Light.
- Use the Modified Glitter Brush to add some glitters inside the text. The effect is subtle, but really nice.
And this is the Final Result!