Wednesday, September 24, 2008


First, create a new image, 400x400 pixels and fill the background with the color that you like.

Use Type Tool [T] to create text that you want to make look like metal. For the best result use large text, e.g. size 75+.

The color of the text does not matter so fill it with any random color.


Now is the time to add Inner Bevel to your shape. Right click on the text layer and select Blending Options...

Layer Style window will open, select the settings that you see on the screenshot.


In the Layer Style window select Contour, Satin, Gradient Overlay on the left and use settings that you see on the screenshot.


Press ok when you done and your image should look like mine.

Congratulations, you now know how to create metal text in Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Making Vortex Effect


Start with a new document (white background), around 640 x 480.

On the background layer, with a brush (around 17 pixels) draw some lines like shown...


Apply Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Amount 100%, Type - Zoom, Quality - Best.


Apply Filter > Stlize > Find Edges and repeat Step 2.

Now Image > Adjustments > Invert and draw a white star or an X in the middle.


Then, repeat Step 3 again. With this done, goto Image > Adjustments > Color Balance and play around with those bars until you find a colour you like.


Now try Filter > Distort > Twirl and set that at about 90 degrees.

It is done!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Making Laser Text Effect

Take a new file of 400 pixels,400 pixels, of resolution 72 dpi in the RGB mode,then take the Text use these settings.

Now write your any world you like.

Go to Blending Option use the following settings.
Your image will be look like this.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Make Reflective Text

Step 1:
Create a new 640x480 pixels document with white background. Use the "Horizontal Type Tool"(T) and type anything you want. You should use blue text color.
Right click on "Tutorial" layer and select "Duplicate Layer".

Step 2:
Next Click on the "Move Tool"(V) and select "edit -> transform -> rotate 180" then "Flip Horizontal"
Click on the "Move Tool" again. A dialog box will appear to ask you confirm the transformation, click "Apply". Move the transformed layer near the original layer

Step 3:
Now click on "Add Layer Mask" beneath the "Layers" tab to add a mask to our transformed layer.
Press D, X to reset to Black Foreground - White Background, use the "Gradient Tool"(G) and choose "Foreground to Transparent" pattern.
and your text like this:

Step 4:
Then Go to Filter > Distort > Ocean Ripple and use these settings:

Finished! And this is the result: