Bling Bling Text in Photoshop
● Text is very important in Advertising and most art classes ignore its effects. One of the benifits of Digital Art is that typography is a big part of instruction.
✓ Sparkle Brushes✓ Rasterize Text✓ Layer Styles✓ Filters
• This tutorial is part of the Shoe Repair Project.
Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Photoshop …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
✗ … select the Horizontal Type Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut (t) …
✗ … drag a box and type SOMETHING YOU CAN USE IN YOUR PROJCT!
✗ Type your shoe name or a headline or a slogan, ANYTHING you can use in your project.
✗ Scroll through the fonts and pick any one you want, as long as it's BIG AND BOLD!
✗ Set the font size to make it BIG AND BOLD!
Step #2: Rasterize the Text ~
✗ Go to: Layer > Rasterize > Type
✗ Rasterising text turns the text into an image so it is no longer editable.
Step #3: Default Colors ~
✗ Hit the letter 'd' on the keyboard or click the default icon to reset the default colors to Black & White on the Color Palette.
✗ "D" is for Default colors of Black and White.
Step #4: Select the Text ~
✗ Hold the Cmd (⌘) key and click the Layer Thumbnail:
✗ Notice how it selects everything in the layer.
Step #5: The Filters ~
✗ Go to:Filter > Render > Clouds and turn the fill in to black and white.
✗ Next , go to: Filter > Filter Gallery …
✗ … go to: Distort > Glass and experiment with the settings.
✗ Also, try the different Textures and Scaling as shown:
✗ Hopefully looks like diamonds now.
Step #6: Layer Styles ~
✗ Click on the little at the bottom of the Layers Palette …
✗ … click on the word Stroke at the bottom …
✗ … click on Fill Type: Gradient …
✗ … click on the Gradient Picker and select Copper …
✗ … and set the Size bar according to your needs.
Step #7: Bevel and Emboss ~
✗ Also add Bevel and Emboss with the style Stroke Emboss:
✗ Lastly, go to: Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and see how that effects your text …
✗ Brighten it up a little and add some contrast too.
Step #8: Sparkle Brushes ~
✗ CREATE ANOTHER NEW LAYER (remember, every item should be on its own layer) …
✗ … click the Brush Tool or hit the keybord shortcut letter (B) …
✗ … click the Brush Preset Picker in the Menu Bar …
✗ Click on the little and click on …
✗ … and hit Append.
✗ Find a brush that looks like a star shape:
Suggest using: Crosshatch Brush or Starburst Brush
✗ Apply liberally …
Last Step: Save Your Project & Attach ~
✗ Save your work as a .psd file [ firstname-lastname-projectname.psd]
✗ Attach it and keep working …
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.