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Create Sparkling Text with Heavy Weave Texture in Photoshop

Updated on June 9, 2016

After you implement the full instructions given in this Photoshop Tutorial for Beginners level users, you will learn the whole process of creating Beautiful Sparkling Text Effect in only fifteen short steps. The glamorous look of the Text is a result of using lots of Layers Styles work and especially default Heavy Weave Texture which will make the inside part of the Text to resemble traffic light. You will achieve this glossy effect with one Text layer only.

You can create this Text Effect with any version of Adobe Photoshop program.

This is the final result you should get after following all steps:

STEP 1

Firstly create a new Adobe Photoshop .psd file of 1200px Width and 700px Height. Set its Resolution to 96 Pixels/Inch (for those who intend to print the final result, the Resolution should be set to 300 Pixels/Inch) and select Transparent for Background Contents so that your first layer to become editable. I have set my Color Mode option to RGB as I won't print the text, but if you need to print it, choose CMYK. As you can see on the screenshot below, I have called my .psd document Cool Text but you can choose another name.

Rename also Layer 1 to Background.

Colorize the Background with Paint Bucket Tool and Add Shadow to the Canvas Borders

In the following two steps you have to fill your first layer with grayish navy blue color. You should set the Foreground Color to #2e3438 then with the help of Paint Bucket tool you have to colorize the Canvas. For the purpose you can also use Edit, Fill, Foreground Color.

Your next action is to apply Black Inner Shadow of 100% Opacity to create vignette effect and make the canvas borders darker.

STEP 2

While your Background layer is highlighted, navigate to the Tools bar and firstly change the Foreground color swatch to #2e3438. After that you should select Paint Bucket Tool and drag with it anywhere on your canvas to colorize the Background with the chosen dark grey color. The other way to fill your Background layer with color is to use Edit, Fill, Foreground Color.

STEP 3

You should now double click on the Background layer or go to Layer, Layer Style, Blending Options and check Inner Shadow in Layer Style dialog box which will appear on your screen. Change the settings as follows:

Blend Mode: Multiply

Color of Shadow: #000000 (black by default)

Opacity: 100%

Angle: 120 degrees

Use Global Light: ticked

Distance: 0px

Choke: 0%

Size: 250px

Contour: Linear

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Noise: 0%.

Press OK button to apply the effect and to close Layer Style dialog box.

This is how your Background layer will look after you have darkened its borders:

Type the Text and Apply Layer Styles to Create Awesome Color Combinations, Gloss, Texture and to Make it Look more Embossed

In Steps 4-14 your first task is to type the Text using thick default Font of blue color.

When you have finished your work with Type tool, you should start applying the Blending Options. Firstly you have to add Shadow, ochre colored Outer Glow, purple Satin with changed Contour and orange Inner Glow. The next layer styles you have to add are dark Inner Shadow effect, thin Stroke, Bevel and Emboss with green to brown color blend and modified Contour, and the most important- Heavy Weave Texture which will create the cool relief of the Text.

STEP 4

Navigate to the Tools bar and select Horizontal Type Tool. Click on Font Family drop down menu and choose the default Impact Font. Of course, you can use another Font but you will probably need to adjust the Blending Options settings because their appearance depends on the size and shape of the object they are applied on.

Select also #548e8d for Text Color then type Style using Capital Letters.

As you can see, I have set the Tracking Option to 70. For the purpose I just highlighted the Text after I typed it, clicked on Toggle the Character and Paragraph Panels icon in the Options bar and then inserted my Tracking value. The default Tracking of 50 is not bad too. You can use lower or higher value. The purpose is not to type the letters too close to one another in order to avoid overlapping.

STEP 5

Now highlight your Style Text layer, right click on it, choose Blending Options and firstly tick Drop shadow. Change its settings as follows:

Blend Mode: Multiply

Color of Shadow: #000000 (black by default)

Opacity: 75%

Angle: 120 degrees

Use Global Light: checked

Distance: 7px

Spread: 30%

Size: 10px

Contour: Linear

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Noise: 0%.

Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow: checked.

Don't close Layer Style box. We have more Blending Options to add in the coming steps.

STEP 6

The next Blending Option to be ticked in Layer Style dialog box is Outer Glow. Change its settings like this:

Blend Mode: Screen

Opacity: 75%

Noise: 0%

Color of Glow: #e1ac61

Technique: Softer

Spread: 0%

Size: 7px

Contour: Linear

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Range: 50%.

Jitter: 0%.

STEP 7

The third Layer Style to be added to our Style Text Effect is Satin. Insert the following settings:

Blend Mode: Overlay

Color of Effect: #ff7bee

Opacity: 55%

Angle: 19 degrees

Distance: 20px

Size: 45px

Contour: Rolling Slope-Descending

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Invert: checked.

STEP 8

Now add Inner Glow Layer Style with these settings:

Blend Mode: Vivid Light

Opacity: 75%

Noise: 0%

Color of Glow: #fb972b

Technique: Softer

Source: Edge

Choke: 0%

Size: 80px

Contour: Linear

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Range: 50%.

Jitter: 0%.

STEP 9

Now tick Inner Shadow to add dark shade and more volume to our Text Effect:

Blend Mode: Multiply

Color of Shadow: #000000 (black by default)

Opacity: 75%

Angle: 120 degrees

Use Global Light: ticked

Distance: 0px

Choke: 20%

Size: 40px

Contour: Linear

Anti-aliased: unchecked

Noise: 0%.

STEP 10

The next Layer Style to be added is Stroke. Insert these settings:

Size: 1px

Position: Outside

Blend Mode: Normal

Opacity: 100%

Fill Type: Color

Color: #000000 (black by default).

STEP 11

Let us add in this step slight 3D look to our Style Text. Check Bevel and Emboss Layer Style and apply these settings:

Style: Inner Bevel

Technique: Chisel Hard

Depth: 100%

Direction: Up

Size: 13px

Soften: 0px

Angle: 143 degrees

Use Global Light: unchecked

Altitude: 37 degrees

Gloss Contour: Ring-Triple

Anti-aliased: checked

Highlight Mode: Color Dodge

Color for Highlight: #83ff30

Opacity: 100%

Shadow Mode: Multiply

Color of Shadow: #771430

Opacity: 100%.

STEP 12

Now tick Contour Layer Style which is below Bevel and Emboss and change its settings as follows:

Contour: Ring-Double

Anti-aliased: checked

Range: 65%.

STEP 13

The last Layer Style to be applied is Texture. Insert the following settings:

Pattern: Heavy Weave (128 by 128 pixels, Grayscale mode)

Scale: 7%

Depth: +100%

Invert: not checked

Link with Layer: checked.

Press OK button to apply the Blending Options and to close Layer Style dialog box.

STEP 14

It is time to take a deep breath because there is no more work. Your gorgeous sparkling Text Effect is ready. As you can see on the screenshot below, you should have only two layers in Layers pane- Background and Style Text layer.

STEP 15

This is my Sparkling Text Effect saved in .jpg format. Hope you find this short Photoshop tutorial easy and useful. Thank you very much for reading and God bless!

If you find some difficulties while following my steps, please leave a comment below so that I can help you. :)

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      Denise McGill 11 months ago from Fresno CA

      Very creative and colorful. You could use any texture inside, couldn't you? Like a leopard print or zebra print or flowers maybe? Seems like a very versatile lettering effect. Thank you for the inspiration.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Korneliya Yonkova 11 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Thank you very much for the kind words and support, my dear friend :)

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      Michael-Milec 11 months ago

      Hi Cornelia

      Always admirable, gladdening my heart the noble submit of your creation. Blessings and peace.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 11 months ago from Cork, Ireland

      Thank you very much, bro! God bless! :)

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