Create text from diamonds in Photoshop

Some fonts can greatly simplify the creation of certain text effects. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a font that is made up of dots, including a couple of layer styles, to create a simple and brilliant text of diamonds. So let’s get started!

The final result:

1. Create the Back Background

Step 1

Create a new document with the following dimensions. 1342 x 755 px. Set the foreground color to # 161819, and the background color to # 010101, select the tool Gradient (Gradient Tool), in the settings window set Radial (Radial) gradient. Next, click in the center of the workspace and drag the gradient to one of the corners of the working document. Duplicate layer with Background (Background).

Step 2

Double click on duplicate layer with Background (Background) to apply the following layer style:

Apply layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Overlap (Overlay)
  • Pattern (Pattern): DP1-E

Thus, we stylized the background.

2. Create Text and Stylize First Layer.

Step 1

Create text using Fortuna Dot font, font size 200 pt, font color # a7a59f.

Duplicate the text layer and then decrease the value. Fillings (Fill) to duplicate the layer to 0.

Step 2

Double click on the original text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Choose next layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 10
  • Contour of glossy (Gloss Contour): Ring
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight (Highlight Mode): Bright shine (Vivid Light)
  • Mode the shadows (Shadow Mode) – Colour: # a6a6a6

Step 3

Choose next layer style Circuit (Contour). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Range (Range): 25%

Step 4

Next, select the next layer style. Texture (Texture). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Mesh Transparent BG

Step 5

Apply layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Pattern Crystals (Crystal Pattern)
  • Scale (Scale): 10%

Step 6

Apply layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Opacity (Opacity): 50%
  • Bias (Distance): 10
  • Swipe (Spread): 15
  • The size (Size): 5

So we created the first layer with the effect.

3. Styling the Second Layer with Text.

Step 1

Double click on the duplicate text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Choose next layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Method (Technique): Tough faceting (Chisel Hard)
  • The size (Size): 6
  • Contour of glossy (Gloss Contour): Ring
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): 82
  • Height (Altitude): 53
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight (Highlight Mode): Linear shine (Linear Light)
  • Mode the shadows (Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 0%

Step 2

Choose next layer style Circuit (Contour). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 3

Next, select the next layer style. Texture (Texture). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Lines (Double lined)
  • Depth (Depth): 500%

Step 4

Add a layer style Internal glow (Inner Glow) with the following settings:

  • Noise (Noise): 49%
  • Opacity (Opacity): 75%
  • Colour: # b3b694
  • A source (Source): From the center (Center)
  • The size (Size): 16

Step 5

Apply layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Blend mode (Blend Mode): Soft light (Soft Light)
  • Opacity (Opacity): 65%
  • Pattern (Pattern): Nebula (Nebula)

So, we stylized the second layer with the text, adding a little color using the layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay), and also added shine using the layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss).

4. Add Light Highlights

Step 1

Set the foreground color to # f4f1e3, select the tool Brush (Brush Tool), and then go to the brush settings window Window – Brush (Window> Brush). Select one of the Stars / Glare brushes, and also set the following settings for the brush, which are shown in the screenshot below:

Brush prints (Brush Tip Shape)

Other dynamics (Shape Dynamics)

Step 2

Create a new layer on top of all other layers, name this layer. Shine (Sparkles). Change the blending mode for this layer to Linear light (Linear Light). Next, add brilliant highlights to the edges of the text.

Congratulations! We have completed the lesson!

In this tutorial, we created a simple background and two layers with text. Next, we styled both text layers using layer styles to create an effect similar to crystals. In conclusion, we added a couple of highlights to make the text more expressive.

The final result:

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