Create a translucent text in Photoshop

Layer styles are a powerful tool in Photoshop that allows you to quickly create effects that can be applied to additional objects.

Today we will show how to use layer styles to create the effect of filling text in Photoshop with liquid.
Let’s start!

Step 1. Start by creating a new document, 1500px by 1000px.
Fill the background with linear gradient , using color #acacacac, like foreground color and # e1e1e1 as background color. Start at the bottom of the document and the direction should be up.

Step 2. Now enter the text you want to “crawl” using the color #dbdbdb, 300 pixel size, and font type “Cooper std“. It would be nice to use bold.
Duplicate the text layer with a combination (Ctrl + J), and rename both layers, as shown in the image below.

Step 3. Double click on the bottom layer (your text is at the bottom), and apply the following layer styles:

Shadow:

Inner shadow:

Stamping / bevel:

Circuit:

Step 4. Now, change the value fillings top layer (your text is on top), with a value (0%), then double click on it, and apply the following layer styles:

Inner shadow:

Stamping / bevel:

Circuit:

Step 5. Use Rectangle tool – “Rectangle” to draw a rectangle that covers the bottom half of the text, the color must be # aa4280. Make sure that the layer is a rectangle between the two layers of text (“Your text is below” and “Your text is above”).

Step 6. Select Add Anchor Point Tool – Pen + tool, and start adding key points at the edges of the letters where they intersect with the rectangle.

Step 7. Once you are done, start adding points between the edges to define the tops and bottoms of the fluid. After adding points, use Direct selection tool – Arrow tool to select those points and move them up and down.
You can also use “Delete anchor point“to remove unwanted points. Continue to change the position of the points until you are satisfied with the result.

Step 8. We are going to apply a rasterization of a rectangular layer. To do this, right-click on the copy, and select Rasterize Layer – “Rasterize layer”. Right-click on the icon of one of the text layers to create a selection, and then click Ctrl + Shift + I, to invert the selection and click Delete.

Step 9. Double click on “Rasterize form layer“, and apply the following styles:

Shadow:

Inner shadow:

Stamping / bevel:

Texture:

Gloss:

Color overlay:

Gradient overlay:

That’s basically all, but you can still change the color of the liquid filled by simply adding tone and saturation adjustment layer, and choose the color that you like.

Good luck.


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Author: Rose

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