Decorated Text Effect Tutorial

This is the end result:

Decorated Text Effect

Create a new file 800 x 500, 72px resolution

Add your desired text: I used Times New Roman, 72px, white

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the Blending Options, and apply the following  Gradient Overlay, Outer Glow, Inner Glow and Bevel and Emboss settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

You can download the floral swirl patterns I have used from here:

Swirl 1 Swirl 2

Copy them into you project behind the text layer, arrange them as desired and apply the following Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, Inner Glow and Bevel and Emboss settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Outer Glow Settings

Inner Glow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Lower the opacity of the swirl layers to around 84%.

Create a new layer above the patterns but below the text, and select the brush tool. Set to a soft brush, around 440px. Set foreground colour to #786CD3, set opacity to 70% and flow to 60%.

Place the brush so the text is in the centre and click once.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, and set to around 30

Now reduce the layer opacity to around 84%

Cut your project if necessary.

Here is the final result:

Decorated Text Effect

The Finished Project

 

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3 Responses to “Decorated Text Effect Tutorial”

  1. Hai,

    I really like this tut but the paterns arent saved as transparent wich means you have to cut them out else you get 2 blocks in youre design.
    Also i prolly did some thing wrong but i do not get the purple dot in the middle

    To bad

    • You’re quite correct about the patterns, however, they are just black on white, so the magic wand tool works well.
      The instructions for adding the blue centre are the step right below the last settings screenshot. Hope that helps.

  2. Are you using multiple layers to handle the gradient overlay?

    I’ve been looking for a way to distribute gradient overlays across multiple lines on one layer instead of across the entire layer.

    Apart from creating mulit-phase gradients or using individual layers for each line, I have not discovered a method. It would be nice to know.

    Thanks much.

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