Shining Glitter Text

Resources:

Alba Font from DaFont

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This will be the finished result:

Shining Glitter Text

Click anywhere on the image for full size view

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Open a new file 800 x 800 72px resolution white background

Select the Text Tool, I used Alba font size 200pt, set the foreground to black

Type in required word

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Rasterize Type.

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Duplicate Layer.

Turn off the visibility of the top layer and make the second layer active

Make the background colour orange #F9AB22

Filter>Pixelate>Pointillize – accept the default settings and click OK

Pointillize Settings

Create a new layer and turn off the visibility of all layers except the blank layer and the pointillized layer. Right click on one of the visible layers and click on Merge Visible.

Zoom in on the text and using the Magic Wand Tool, click on any orange part – then right click and select Similar – all the orange parts should now be selected more or less.

Edit>Copy

Edit>Paste

Duplicate this layer 3 times

On each of the 3 copies apply Motion Blur as follows:

First Layer: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur:

Motion Blur Settings

Second Layer: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur:

Motion Blur Settings

Third Layer: Filter>Blur>Motion Blur:

Motion Blur Settings

Back to the original orange speckles layer – drag it above the blurred layers

Filter>Noise>Add Noise:

Add Noise Settings

Restore visibility to the text copy layer that should be at the top of your palette (if not, drag it there)

Set the layer mode to Dissolve

Reduce the layer opacity to 50%

Filter>Noise>Add Noise:

Add Noise Settings

Make the background layer active and fill with black

Double click on any of the motion blur layers in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Outer Glow, and Color Overlays settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Inner Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Color Overlay Settings

Turn off the visibility of all layers except one of the motion blur layers.

Create a new layer, right click and click on Merge Visible

Repeat this step for all 3 motion blur layers

Restore visibility to all layers

Now increase the size of all 3 motion blur layers in the direction of the blur – Ctrl + T, holding down the shift key, drag the diagonal blurs outwards from the corners and the straight blur up and down from the top and bottom middle handles.

Make the bottom of the 3 blur layers active

Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation

Check the Colorize box and apply the following settings:

  • Hue: 360
  • Saturation: 100
  • Lightness: -16

Now make the layer above that one active

Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation

Check the Colorize box and apply the following settings:

  • Hue: 305
  • Saturation: 74
  • Lightness: +33

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 1, click OK

Repeat the blur on all 3 motion blur layers

Right click on the top layer of the motion blur layers and click Merge Down

Right click on the merged layer and click Merge Down

Create a new layer at the top of the palette

Select the Brush Tool, and from the Assorted Brushes Set, select Crosshatch 4

Make the foreground colour white

Click some sparkles around the outside edge of the image

Reduce the brush size to around 38px and add some sparkles inside the image

Reduce the layer opacity to 50%

Turn off the visibility of all layers that don’t make up the text.

Right click on any visible layer and click on Merge Visible

You may now have to drag the text layer to the top of the palette

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Inner Shadow, Outer Glow and Inner Glow settings:

Inner Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Reduce the layer opacity to around 66%

Shining Glitter Text

The finished project - Click on the image for full size view

4 Responses to “Shining Glitter Text”

  1. Lots of folks blog about this subject but you said really true words!

  2. Tiffany Burnett Says:

    awesome tutorial thank you

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