Tutorials Photoshop Text Effects Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

psdvault Text Effects Dec 21, 2010

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1200px * 700px, fill the background layer with black. Create a new layer and use a soft white brush to do a single-click & nbsp;to position shown below:

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Hit Ctrl + T and compress this layer down as show below:

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Use a soft brush to erase the bottom part of the base:

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Step 2

Use the font you downloaded, type some text onto the canvas:

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Add a layer mask to the this text layer:

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Here is the effect after you add the mask:

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Duplicate this text layer once, apply the following Gaussian Blur settings:

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Reduce the opacity of the blurred text layer to around 50%, you will have the following effect:

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Create a new layer under the original text layer, render some cloud behind the text to add some mysterious effect:

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Step 3

Now let's make a particle brush. Create a new document (size doesn't really matter), use pen tool to draw a shape and fill it with black colour:

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After the fill, made the background layer "transparent":

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Go to Edit & gt; Define Brushset and define a new brush:

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Once you defined the brushset, press F5 and bring up the brush window, apply the following settings:

Shape Dynamics

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Other Dynamics

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Make sure you tick the "Airbrush", "Smoothing" and "Protect Texture" settings.

Step 4

Use the brush we just made, paint some random particles around the text, reduce the brush size where appropriate:

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Optionally, once you finish the painting of the particles, duplicate the particle layer once and apply the following motion blur settings to it:

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This will create a stripe effect on the text:

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Also add a curves adjustment layer on top of all previous layers with following settings:


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and here is the effect so far:

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Step 5

Now flatten the image, duplicate the background layer once and go to "Filter Liquify" and click on the "Forward Warp Tool":

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Use the following settings for the liquify filter:

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Apply this liquify brush to base of the text to create a curvy effect: (adjust the brush size for different result)

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Also try apply the liquify filter to those particles - this will create some cool effect too:

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and here is the final effect: (click to enlarge)

Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

That's it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful! Till next time, have a great day!

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