Christmassy Text

This is the finished project:

Christmassy Text

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Open a new file, 800 x 500, 72px resolution

Fill the background with black.

Select the Text Tool and a heavy font – I used Boulder, size 100pt, foreground colour white, and type the required text.

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

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool and set to Star 70 and reduce the size to 40px.

Make black the foreground colour

Click stars randomly over the text

Stars on text

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

Drop Shadow Settings

Inner Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Stroke Settings

Double click on the text layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options, and apply the following Drop Shadow and Gradient Overlay settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Gradient Overlay Settings

Create a new layer and leave just the new blank layer and the pattern layer visible, right click on either of the visible layers and click on Merge Visible.

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the default Outer Glow settings (colour #FFFFBE):

Outer Glow Settings

Set the layer mode to Overlay.

Go to Filter>Render>Lighting Effects and apply the following settings:

Lighting Effect Settings

Christmassy Text

The finished project

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2 Responses to “Christmassy Text”

  1. got lost at end…

    • I apologise! I left out the screenshots for the text drop shadow and overlay settings – post has been amended. Hope you will try again!

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