Elegant Green Text Effect

In this tutorial, we will create a really simple but elegant fresh-looking text effect. We will use layer styles to give the text a metallic look, then, we’ll apply some filters to create the nice texture.

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS5 Extended
  • Time : 0:35 – 1:00


Step 1

Create a new 1024 x 768 px document. Set the Foreground color to #abd46e and the Background color to #4aa350.

Go to Filter > Render > Clouds.

Green BG step 1

Go to Filter > Artistic > Paint Daubs. Change the Brush Size to 8, and the Sharpness to 7, and choose Dark Rough from the Brush Type drop down menu.

Green BG step 2

Go to Filter > Distort > Ocean Ripple. Change the Ripple Size to 15, and the Ripple Magnitude to 12.

Green BG step 3

Once again, go to Filter > Render > Lighting Effects and type in the values below. Also, notice that the light above the Preview is modified as well. Try to get a similar result.

Green BG step 4

You should end up with something similar to this.

Green BG step 5

Create a new layer and call it Noise. Then go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. The Amount should be something around 30%, change the Distribution to Uniform, and check the Monochromatic box.

Change the layer’s Blend Mode to Multiply, and the Opacity to 40%.

Green BG step 6

Now, we’re done with the Background.

Step 2

Create the text using the font KabaleMedium, the Size 300px, and the color #abd46e.

Green TE step 1

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

– Drop Shadow

Just use the default values.

Green TE step 2

– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Overlay
  • Color : #62993d
  • Size : 8
  • Range : 100
Green TE step 3

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Depth : 1000
  • Size : 10
  • Gloss Contour : Log
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #3e663b
Green TE step 4

– Contour

  • Contour : Round Slope
Green TE step 5

This is what you should get.

Green TE step 6

Step 3

We will choose two slightly different shades of green now. So set the Foreground color to #c8e19d and the Background color to #658f40.

Create a new layer, call it texture, then Ctrl/Cmd and click the text layer’s icon to create a selection.

Fill the selection with the Foreground color.

Green Texture step 1

Go to Filter > Render > Fibers, change the Variance to 64, and the Strength to 4.

Green Texture step 2

Go to Filter > Brush Strokes > Angled Strokes, change the Direction Balance to 100, the Stroke Length to 50, and the Sharpness to 10.

Green Texture step 3

Finally, go to Filter > Distort > Ocean Ripple, change the Ripple Size to 15, and the Ripple Magnitude to 12. Hit OK, and press Ctrl/Cmd + D to get rid of the selection.

Green Texture step 4

The last step is to change the texture layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Green Texture step 5

The texture might be simple, but it gives a really nice effect to the text. Here is the final result.

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