Lit Text Effect

This will be the finished result:

Lit Text Effect

Click on the image for full size view

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Step 1

Create a new file. The size I used is shown below, but it depends on how many letters in your required word. Based on the font and size I have used you need to allow around 250px per letter:

New File Settings

Step 2

Select the Type tool, a heavy font (I used Blackoak Std), size around 120pt, foreground colour black

Type in your word – all on one layer – rename the layer ‘Text’

Step 3

Right click on the text layer in the layers palette and click ‘Create Work Path’

Step 4

Select the Brush tool

Open the fly-out brush tool palette and apply the following settings:

Brush Settings

Create a new layer

Click on the Paths tab on the top of the layers palette

Right click on the path that is in that palette and click Stroke Path

Apply the following settings:

Stroke Path Settings

Right click on the path again and click Delete Path

Return to the layers palette

Step 5

Rename the dots layer ‘Lights’

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, Bevel & Emboss and Color Overlay settings:

Blending Options Settings

Step 6

Create a new layer above the background layer

Fill this layer with very dark blue #050A41

Duplicate the layer

Step 7

Filter>Render>Clouds

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

Gradient Overlay Settings

Add a layer mask by clicking on the Add Vector Mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette:

Mask Icon

Set black as the foreground colour

Select a soft round brush, size 200px

Paint away the clouds, leaving just some around the text:

Clouds

Reduce the layer opacity to 45%

Step 8

Working on the same layer, click on the image thumbnail in the layers palette so that is active rather than the mask

Filter>Render>Lens Flare – apply the followiing settings:

Lens Flare Settings

Unfortunately you will have to more or less guess where the flare centre should be – but if it is not in the right place when you click ok, Ctrl+Alt+Z to step back, then apply the filter again, adjusting the flare position as necessary.

Repeat, adding a flare behind each letter of your text. Your lens flare settings should end up looking something like this:

Lens Flare Settings

Step 9

Create a new layer at the top of the layers palette

Set white as the foreground colour

Select the Brush tool and Assorted Brush set

Select Crosshatch 4 brush

Add about 4 sparkles to each letter as shown below:

Sparkles

Reduce the layer opacity to around 45%

Lit Text Effect

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

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