Create a text similar to glitter in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop filters can be used to create many amazing textures. This tutorial will show you how to create a brilliant texture, and then we will use it and, using a couple of layer styles, create an amazing text effect that looks like glitter glue.

1. Creating a Brilliant Texture

Step 1

Start by creating a new document with a size of 500 by 500 pixels and set the parameter Resolution (Resolution) at 200. Set the primary color to # 939393, the background color to #ffffff, then fill the background of the document with the primary color.

Step 2

Click Filter > Filter Gallery > Artistic > Film Grain (Filter> Filter Gallery> Imitation> Film Grain). Change the parameter Grin (Grain) on 20, Highlight area (Area of ​​Lights) at 20 and Intensity (Intensity) by 10.

Step 3

This will add noise to the background.

Step 4

Click Filter > Filter Gallery > Sketch > Halftone Pattern (Filter> Filter Gallery> Sketch> Halftone Pattern). Change Size (Size) by 1, Contrast (Contrast) by 10 and Pattern Type (Pattern Type) on Dot (Point).

Step 5

This will create the first layer of the shiny texture.

Step 6

Duplicate the background layer and change the blending mode of the copy to Linear Burn (Line dimmer).

Step 7

Click Edit > Transform > Rotate 90° CW (Editing> Transforming> Rotate 90 ° hp). This will help add a variety of texture.

2. Choose a Texture Color and Define a Pattern.

Step 1

Click on the icon Create new fill or adjustment layer (create a new fill layer or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel and select Solid Color (Colour).

Step 2

At this stage you can choose the color of the shiny texture. We used the color # b70000.

Step 3

Change the layer blending mode with color to Overlay (Overlap). You can change the color at any time by double clicking on the thumbnail of the adjustment layer and selecting a new one.

Step 4

Click on the icon to create a new fill layer or adjustment layer at the bottom of the layers panel and select Levels (Levels).

Step 5

Change the parameter value Shadows (Shadows) by 90, Highlights (Light) at 240. This will add contrast to our texture.

Step 6

You can use different values ​​depending on what color and saturation you need. When you’re done, select the background layer, then click Edit > Define Pattern (Edit> Define Pattern) and name it Glitter texture (Shiny texture).

3. Create the Main Document Background

Step 1

Create a new document of size 850 by 800 pixels, Resolution (Resolution) set to 200.

Set the foreground color to #fffbfa, the background color to # f2e5e0. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient) select type Foreground to Background (From main to background), click on the Radial Gradient icon. Then click and drag from the center of the document to one of the corners, thereby creating a gradient in the background, and duplicate the background layer.

Step 2

Double-click the duplicated background layer to apply the style. Pattern overlay (pattern overlay):

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode) – Multiply (Multiplication)
  • Pattern (Pattern) – homemade paper

Step 3

This will add a light texture to the background.

4. Create Text and Add Drops

Step 1

Create text using the font. Bessie. Font size is 75 pt, color is # dd121a, and parameter Tracking (Tracking) is set to 10. If you want to split the text into several lines, change the parameter Leading (Interlaying) at 70 pt.

Step 2

Duplicate the text layer and make it invisible by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer thumbnail. Select a copy, then press Layer > Rasterize > Type (Layers> Rasterize> Text).

Step 3

Choose a tool Brush (Brush) with the main color # dd121a, then, using different size values, add a few dots around or between the letters to make it look more interesting.

Step 4

Once you are done, duplicate the layer and change the parameter value. Fill (Fill) to 0.

5. Stylize the First Layer-Copy

Step 1

Double click on the first copy layer to apply the next layer style. Inner Glow (Internal glow):

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Vivid light (Bright light)
  • Color (Color) # 811414
  • Source (A source): Center (From the center)
  • Size (Size): 13

Step 2

PatternOverlay (Pattern Overlay):

  • Pattern (Pattern): use the brilliant texture you created
  • Scale (Scale): 50%

Step 3

This will create a gloss texture on the text.

6. Stylize the Second Layer-Copy

Double click on the second copy layer to apply the next layer style. Bevel and Emboss (Embossed):

Step 1

  • Depth (Depth): 500
  • Size (Size): 13
  • Uncheck the box Use Global Light (Global coverage)
  • Angle (Angle): 82
  • Altitude (Height): 60
  • Check the box Anti-aliased (Smoothing)
  • Highlight mode (Backlight mode): Linear light (Linear light)
  • Shadow mode (Shadow mode) – Opacity (Opacity) 0%

Step 2

Layer style Inner Glow (Internal glow):

  • Blend mode (Overlay mode): Vivid Light (Bright light)
  • Colour: # c39292
  • Size (Size): 5

Step 3

This will create the first “glue” layer.

7. Create and Work Edge

Step 1

Pinch Ctrl/ Cmd and click on any of the thumbnails of the stylized layers to create a selection.

Step 2

Click Select > Modify > Expand (Select> Modify> Expand), and enter the number 3.

Step 3

Create a new layer on top of all the others and name it. Rim (Edge). Then fill the selected area with the main color (# dd121a).

Step 4

Double click on the layer Rim (Edge) and apply the following layer style Bevel and Emboss (Embossed):

  • Depth (Depth): 500
  • Size (Size): 13
  • Uncheck the box Use Global Light (Global coverage)
  • Angle (Angle): 180
  • Altitude (Height): 74
  • Check the box Anti-aliased (Smoothing)
  • Highlight mode (Backlight mode): Hard light (Hard Light)
  • Shadow mode (Shadow mode) – Opacity (Opacity) 0%

Step 5

  • Contour (Circuit): Half round (Semicircular)
  • Check the box Anti-aliased (Smoothing)

Step 6

Layer style Inner Shadow (Inner shadow):

  • Opacity (Opacity): 20%
  • Distance (Offset): 0
  • Size (Size): 3

Step 7

Change the percentage of fill level Rim (Edge) at 0%. This will add another layer of “gluey” styling, as well as a light outer edge.

Congratulations! The work is done.

In this tutorial, we used several filters and adjustment layers to create a simple and beautiful glitter texture, which we defined as a pattern.

Then, the text was created and later screened, several points were added to make the picture more interesting. We applied several layer styles to add glitter texture and create the first “glue” layer.

Next, the text was selected, the selected area was expanded and filled to create the glue edge. As final touches, we applied several more layer styles.

You can try different colors to achieve different results.

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