Create a New Year text effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a New Year text effect in Photoshop decorated with tinsel. All you need to do is stroke any path (text, shape) with a tinsel brush, and you will get a creative New Year effect. I hope that you will enjoy this lesson, and I will be curious to see the results of your work.

In this tutorial, we will create a very simple New Year text effect using ready-made brushes and glitters, which can be downloaded along with the PSD file at the end of the lesson.

Materials for the lesson:

Let’s start with simple text, select any font you want, the author used LeckerliOne, if you don’t have one, you can download it from the link in the archive.

Add a simple pattern for Pattern overlays (Pattern Overlay) using glitter image. The author, for example, chose a gold pattern from an amazing set of shiny seamless patterns. A large selection of patterns is here.

Hold CTRL and click on the thumbnail of the XMAS text layer to make a selection. Move on Select-> Modify-> Compress (Contract) set the value to 8px, as in the picture below.

Then press Ctrl + I to invert the selection, and add Layer mask (Layer mask) for the text layer. Also add Layer style (layer style) – Drop Shadow: (to do this, double click on the layer). Your result should look like this.

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it “Tinsel”. Hold CTRL and click on the thumbnail of the text layer to create a selection. Right-click on the text layer and select Create work path (Create Work Path) select Brush (Brush) sparkles, which you will find in the ZIP archive at the end of the lesson. Select the white color for the brush and then right-click on the layer again and select Perform a stroke (Stroke Path).

Move on Filter-> Sharpening-> Smart Sharpen (Filter-> Sharpen-> Smart Sharpen) and set these settings.

Now we will add some Layer Styles (layer style) for a layer with tinsel. To do this, we make a milking click on the layer.
Shadow (Drop Shadow):

Internal shadow (Inner Shadow):

Stamping (Bevel and Emboss):

Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay):

Your tinsel New Year text effect should look like this.

For the final result, the author added some interesting shiny gold and blue stars on the new layer, just add stars using a small brush of stars, which
You will find inside the zip archive.

In the PSD file you also have Layer style (layer style) for a layer of stars, but you can use any other style you like (silver, gold, glitter, etc.). You can add other decorations, such as Christmas lights or Christmas balls.

PSD FILE lesson in the archive with the materials.


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