Into the Light Design

This will be the finished result:

Into the Light Design

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Open a new file 800 x 800, 72px resolution, transparent background

Create a new layer

Select the Custom Shape Tool

Select Triangle

Set the Custom Shape Options as shown below:

Custom Shape Options Settings Fixed Size 650px x 650px

Set foreground colour to black

Click once on the canvas for a black triangle

Select the Move Tool and place the triangle on the baseline of the canvas

*Duplicate the layer

Ctrl + T to transform the object

Set the Transform Controls at the top of the screen to width and height 75%:**

Transform Controls Settings

Repeat from * to ** until you have 6 triangles

Double click on the largest triangle layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Double click on one of the other triangle layers to bring up the blending options and apply the above Gradient Overlay settings and the following Outer Glow settings:

Outer Glow Settings

Copy and paste the layer style to the other triangles (you should now have 5 triangles with gradient overlay and outer glow, and the largest triangle with gradient overlay only)

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

Right click on any visible layer and click Merge Visible

Create a new layer

Select the Pen Tool with the following settings:

Pen Tool Settings

Create an arced line in the centre of your canvas as shown below:

Arced Path

Select the Text Tool and font of your choice (I used Arial Bold, 100pt), foreground colour black

Click the cursor in the centre of the arced path (make sure text alignment is set to centre) and type your required text

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

Duplicate the layer

Set foreground colour to white

Working on the duplicate layer

Edit>Fill – apply the following settings:

Fill Settings

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 5, click OK

Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates – apply the following settings:

Polar Coordinates Settings

Image>Rotate Canvas>90°CW

Filter>Stylize>Wind – apply the following settings:

Wind Settings

Apply the wind filter again (no change in settings)

Image>Adjustments>Auto Levels

Image>Adjustments>Invert

Now apply the wind filter twice more – no change in settings

Image>Rotate Canvas>90°CCW

Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates – apply the following settings:

Polar Coordinates Settings

Set the layer mode to Hard Light

Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation – for the colour I have used, apply the following settings:

Hue/Saturation Settings

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Merge Down

Drag the layer down to just above the background layer

Fill the background layer with black

Using the Move Tool, move the text layer to just above the triangles

Create a new layer above the text layer

Set the foreground colour to orange #FBD20D

Select the Gradient Fill Tool and use the following settings:

Gradient Fill Settings - Foreground to Transparent

Set to Radial Gradient, opacity 65%

Start in the centre of the diamond light in the middle of the triangles and drag the cursor to about halfway up the text – you should have a circle behind the triangles and close to but not touching the text.

Into the Light Design

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2 Responses to “Into the Light Design”

  1. I can’t make the text to follow an arced line. I did the arced line but the text went diagonal not circular.
    May I know why?
    Thank you

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