Create a festive text in gold sparkles in Photoshop

?In this lesson you will learn a super fast and easy way to create a glossy, brilliant text effect using a bunch of layer styles. So let’s get started!

This lesson was inspired by the text effects that are available on the Envato Market site.

Final image:

1. Create a background

Step 1

Create a new document of size 850 x 600 px, duplicate the background layer.

Step 2

Double click on the copy of the resulting layer to apply the layer style. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) with the following settings:

  • Dither (Smoothing) tick
  • Style (Style): Radial (Radial)
  • Scale (Scale): 150%
  • Click on the field Gradient (Gradient) to create a gradient fill using the color # 3d3d3d on the left and # 151515 on the right.

Step 3

Place image Seamless gray soft grunge texture at the top of the copy of the background layer and then go to the menu Edit> Transform> Rotate 90 ° Counter Clockwise (Edit> Transform> Rotate 90 ° counterclockwise) and resize it as necessary.

After that, rename the texture layer to Bg texture, and then change its blending mode to Overlay (Overlap) with Opacity (Opacity) 75%.

Step 4

Click on the icon Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill layer or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the panel Layers (Layers) and select Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation).

Step 5

Change Hue (Color tone) at 155, Saturation (Saturation) at -50 and Lightness (Brightness) -9.

2. Create text and define a glitter pattern.

Step 1

Create capitalized text using the font. RockoUltraFLF, and set the size to 200 pt.

Step 2

Duplicate the text layer and change the copy value. Fill (Fill) to 0.

Step 3

Open image Sparkles, you want to use, go to Edit> Define Pattern menu (Edit> Define Pattern) and click OK.

This will add an image. Sparkles as a pattern that you can find in your sets.

3. Styling the source code.

Double click on the source text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Bevel and Emboss (Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Size (Size): 9
  • Soften (Smoothing): 8
  • Anti-aliased (Anti-aliasing): tick
  • Highlight mode (Backlight mode): Vivid light (Bright light)

Step 2

Add a Contour (Contour) with settings:

  • Contour (Contour): Half round (Semicircle)
  • Anti-aliased (Anti-aliasing): tick
  • Range (Range): 100%

Step 3

Add a Stroke (Stroke) with settings:

  • Size (Size): 1
  • Position (Position): Inside (Inside)
  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Color dodge (Lightening Basics)
  • Fill type (Fill Type): Gradient (Gradient)
  • Click on the field Gradient (Gradient) to create gradient

Step 4

To create a gradient, you need to click below the gradient panel to add a color slider. By clicking on each color slider, you can change the color and location of the gradient. Below are the values ​​of the color sliders used from left to right:

Color – Location

  • # 272727 – 0%
  • # 4f3662 – 32%
  • # 8163a6 – 67%
  • #ebdffe – 100%

After you finish creating a gradient fill, click the button. New (New) to add a gradient to the set that you have.

Step 5

Add a Inner shadow (Inner shadow) with settings:

  • Opacity (Opacity): 35%
  • Distance (Distance): 0
  • Size (Size): 27

Step 6

Add a Inner glow (Inner Glow) with settings:

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Vivid light (Bright light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Color (Color): # 999891
  • Technique (Method): Precision (Accurate)
  • Size (Size 90
  • Contour (Contour): Rolling slope descending (On the slope – descending)

Step 7

Add a Satin (Gloss) with settings:

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Multiply (Multiplication)
  • Color (Color): # 0d3537
  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Angle (Viewing Angle): 90
  • Distance (Distance): 50
  • Size (Size): 60
  • Contour (Circuit): Linear (Linear)
  • Anti-aliased (Anti-aliasing): tick
  • Invert (Invert): tick

Step 8

Add a Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay) with parameters:

  • Dither (Smoothing) tick
  • Scale (Scale): 150%
  • Use the same gradient fill that you used to Stroke (Stroke)

Step 9

Add a Drop shadow (Shadow) with settings:

  • Color (Color): # a3a3a3
  • Opacity (Opacity): 80%
  • Uncheck with Use Global Light (Global Lighting)
  • Angle (Viewing Angle): 132
  • Distance (Distance): 17
  • Size (Size): 35

This will be the style of the first text layer.

4. Stylize duplicate text layer.

Double click on the copy of the text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Bevel and Emboss (Emboss) with the following settings:

  • Size (Size): 9
  • Soften (Smoothing): 8
  • Gloss Contour (Gloss contour): Ring (Ring)
  • Anti-aliased (Anti-aliasing): tick
  • Highlight mode (Backlight Mode): Vivid light (Bright light)

Step 2

Add a Contour (Contour) with settings:

  • Anti-aliased (Anti-aliasing): tick

Step 3

Add a Inner glow (Inner Glow) with settings:

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Vivid light (Bright light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 100%
  • Noise (Noise): 30%
  • Color (Color): # 999891
  • Technique (Method): Precision (Accurate)
  • Size (Size 90
  • Contour (Contour): Ring – Double (Double ring)

Step 4

Add a Gradient overlay (Overlay gradient) with parameters:

  • Dither (Smoothing) tick
  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): SoftLight (Soft light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 20%
  • Scale (Scale): 150%
  • Click on the field Gradient (Gradient) to create a gradient below

Color – Location

  • # 272727 – 0%
  • # 575653 – 32%
  • # a09d93 – 66%
  • # fef7df – 100%

Step 5

Add a Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay) with parameters:

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Lighter color (Lighter)
  • Pattern (Pattern): glitter-yellow.jpg
  • Scale (Scale): 50%

This stylizes the second text layer and adds a shiny piece.

5. Correction of the final result

Step 1

To enhance the effect, duplicate a copy of the text layer, and then reduce the layer Copy 2 Opacity (Opacity) up to 60%.

Step 2

Finally add a correction layer. Gradient map (Gradient Map) on top of all layers.

Create a gradient fill using the color # 566d7c on the left, # 9a9c8a in the center and # fddea2 on the right.

Then change the blending mode of the adjustment layer to Linear light (Linear Light) and Opacity (Opacity) 15%.

Congratulations! You are done!

In this tutorial, we created a simple background using gradient fills and textures. Then we created two text layers and styled each of them to get the desired effect.

Finally, we enhanced the effect and added a correction layer to complete the work.

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