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Shiny Sparkles Text Effect

textuts.com Text Effects Nov 14, 2011

The Final Result:

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Notes:

* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.

Resources:

* Modified Diamond Sparkles Brush.

Step 1:

- Create a new layer on top of the Background layer and call it "Gradient". Set the Foreground color to #724242, and the Background color to #3c1a1a, then, create a Radial Gradient from the center of the document to one of the corners.

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- Double click the "Gradient" layer to add a Gradient Overlay. Change the Bland Mode to Overlay, the Opacity to 80%, the Angle to 45, and the Scale to 150%. Then click the Gradient box to create it.

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- Use the colors #dc4800 (to the left) and #430401 (to the right) to create the Gradient.

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- This is what you should get.

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- Go to Filter -> Sketch -> Water Paper, and set the values as shown below:

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- This will add some nice looking sparkles to the Background.

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Step 2:

- Create the text in Black. The font used is Aardvark Cafe and the size is 500 px.

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- Double click the text layer and add an Outer Glow. Change the Blend Mode to Vivid Light, the color to #a6dc6b, the Size to 10 and the Range to 100%.

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- Change the text layer's Fill value to 0%. The text should have a very subtle glow effect.

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Step 3:

- Right click on the text layer and choose Create Work Path.

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- Download the Modified Diamond Sparkles Brush. It is a simple diamond brush, and you can check its settings after you load it under the Brush panel (Window -> Brush). Select this brush before moving on to the next step.

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- Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it "Sparkles". Set the Foreground color to White, and pick the Direct Selection Tool.

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- Right click on the path and choose Stroke Path.

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- Choose Brush from the Tool drop down menu, and check the Simulate Pressure box.

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- This will stroke the path with the sparkles brush. Hit Enter to get rid of the path.

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Double click the "Sparkles" layer to apply the "Glow" layer styles:

- Outer Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge and the color to White.

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- Inner Glow: Just change the color to #f4edd3.

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- This will add a simple glow to the sparkles. Change the "Sparkles" layer's Fill value to 0%.

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Step 4:

Choose a soft round brush, and change its setting's values (Window -> Brush) as shown below.

- Brush Tip Shape:

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- Shape Dynamics:
Make sure to choose Pen Pressure from the Size Jitter - Control drop down menu.

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- Create a work path once again (right click on text layer -> Create Work Path), create a new layer on top of all layers and call it "Glow", set the Foreground color to #f8ff99, and stroke the path (right click on the path -> Stroke Path) with the brush, and hit Enter.

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Double click the "Glow" layer to add more "Glow" layer styles:

- Outer Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, the color to White, and the Size to 2.

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- Inner Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Linear Light, the color to #ffb8b8, the Source to Center, and the Size to 2.

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- Change the "Glow" layer's Blend Mode to Overlay. Notice how bright the text is now.

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Step 5:

Once again, choose a soft round brush, and change its setting's values (Window -> Brush) as shown below.

- Brush Tip Shape:

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- Shape Dynamics:
Make sure to choose Pen Pressure from the Size Jitter - Control drop down menu.

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- Transfer:

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- Create a work path, create a new layer on top of all layers, call it "Color" and change its Blend Mode to Color, set the Foreground color to #a7a400, and stroke the path with the brush, then hit Enter.

This will add a nice green tone color to the glow.

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* You can stop right here if you like the effect this way. The following two steps are optional, but they add a nice touch to both the Background and the text, making the final effect more winter-holiday-like. *

Step 6:

- Set the Foreground and Background colors back to #724242 and #3c1a1a, then select the "Gradient" layer.

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- Go to Filter -> Brush Strokes -> Sprayed Strokes, and change the values as shown below:

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- The big sparkles in the Background will disappear, leaving a smoother looking splattered-like texture.

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Step 7:

- Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it "Snow Glow", then double click it to apply some more "Glow" layer styles.

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- Outer Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Vivid Light, the color to White, and the Size to 2.

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- Inner Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Linear Light, the color to #ffe400, the Source to Center, and the Size to 2.

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- Set the Foreground color to White, and use the last brush you created (in Step 5) to draw some "glowing snow - like" strokes along the text edges. You can use the "Eraser Tool" to remove any unwanted areas.

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And we're done!

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