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Inflated Satin

This tutorial will show you how to use Layer Styles for three text layers, and a modified simple brush, to create a shiny inflated satin text effect.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS6 Extended
  • Time : 0:30 – 0:45

Resources

Step 1

Create a 1152 x 864 px document, set the Foreground color to #00336e and the Background color to #000f1f. Pick the Gradient Tool, click the Radial Gradient icon in the Options bar, then click and drag from the center of the document to one of the corners.

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Place the Texture 94 3000X3000 image on top of the Background layer, resize it so that it fits within the document, then change its layer’s Blend Mode to Overlay.

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Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon down the Layers panel, then choose Hue/Saturation.

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Change the Hue value to 83 and the Saturation value to -38.

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Step 2

Create the text in the color #8f720c using the font Mama. The font Size should be something around 320 pt.

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Duplicate the text layer twice, so that you have 3 text layers. Change the last one’s (second copy) Fill value to 0.

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Step 3

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

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Style : Stroke Emboss
  • Size : 8
  • Gloss Contour : Cone – Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
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– Contour

  • Contour : Guassian – Inverse
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Texture

  • Pattern : Small Crosses
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– Stroke

  • Size : 8
  • Color : #9b2ab3
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– Drop Shadow

  • Distance : 13
  • Spread : 23
  • Size : 16
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This will create the text’s stroke.

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Step 4

Double click the first copy text layer (the one in the middle) to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 130
  • Size : 18
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 70
  • Altitude : 65
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode : Linear Light
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– Contour

  • Contour : Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Inner Shadow

  • Color : #84848
  • Distance : 0
  • Size : 27
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– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Overlay
  • Color : #fbeec1
  • Source : Center
  • Choke : 26
  • Size : 70
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– Satin

  • Blend Mode : Vivid Light
  • Color : #c5c323
  • Angle : -40
  • Distance : 40
  • Size : 128
  • Contour : Cove – Deep
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– Pattern Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Overlay
  • Opacity : 15%
  • Pattern : Metallic Pattern
  • Scale : 25%
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– Drop Shadow

  • Distance : 0
  • Size : 16
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This will create the inner glowing part of the text.

Inflated Satin Text Effect step 4

Step 5

Double click the second copy text layer (the one at the top) to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 337
  • Direction : Down
  • Size : 32
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : -146
  • Altitude : 58
  • Highlight Mode : Linear Light
  • Opacity : 65%
  • Shadow Mode – Opacity : 13%
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– Contour

  • Contour : Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
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– Texture

  • Pattern : Diagonal Noise
  • Depth : 6%
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This completes the main text effect.

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Step 6

Pick the Brush Tool and open the Brush panel (Window > Brush). Choose the Star 26 pixels brush tip then modify its Settings as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

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Shape Dynamics

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Scattering

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Color Dynamics

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Step 7

Right click any of the text layers then choose Create Work Path.

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Create a new layer on top of the original text layer and call it Sparkles. Set the Foreground color to #fd79ff and the Background color to #fbfb9f. Then pick the Direct Selection Tool.

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Right click the work path and choose Stroke Path.

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Choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu and click OK.

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This will stroke the path with the modified brush. Hit Enter/Return to get rid of the path.

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Duplicate the Sparkles layer and change the copy’s Blend Mode to Linear Light.

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Finally, select the original Sparkles layer, then go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Change the Amount to 75 and choose Zoom under the Blur Method. This will add a firework-like effect to the sparkles.

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And you’re done! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

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