Sparkly Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial
Another offering for the Christmas season, this is a wonderful way to create sparkly, glittering text in a variety of colours.
Sparkly Text Effect
This effect uses everything Photoshop, no outside resources are required, other than any fonts you may wish to use.
Open a new document any size you require – for the purposes of this tutorial, I used 816px x 550px.
Use a bold font of your choice – I used Georgia Bold at 200pt, any colour is fine.
Duplicate the layer.
Rename the top text layer ‘top text’, and the layer underneath ‘bottom text’.
Make the ‘top text’ layer invisible by clicking on the eye icon in the layers palette, and make the ‘bottom text’ layer active. Apply the following Bevel & Emboss and Contour, Inner Glow, Satin, Color Overlay and Drop Shadow settings:
Note: If you think you will want to use this text effect again, it could be a good idea to keep the effect as a style. If you bring up the blending options box, you can do exactly that. Give it any name you wish, and click OK.
Make the ‘top text’ layer visible again and make the layer active.
Start by changing the Blending Options as follows:
Apply the following Gradient Overlay, Color Overlay and Stroke settings:
And it should end up looking like this:
Here are some other colour effects – the colours used are so different from the actual resulting colour as we have used Difference as the main blending option.