Step 1. Create a new document sized 1920×1200. Then use the layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay): colors # 07090b and # 27160a. Fill Type – Radial. Zoom to 115%.
Step 2. Using tool Horizontal Type Tool (Horizontal text) type in the middle of the image text. Next, right-click on the text layer and select Rasterize Type (Rasterize the text). Then hold down the Ctrl key and click on the text layer to make a selection appear.
Step 3. Now click on the tab Path in the window Layers and do everything step by step, as in the picture below:
Step 4. Now using the tool Direct Selection Tool (Selection Editor) make the outline of the letters a little thinner.
Step 5. Go to menu Window – Brushes (Brushes window). You will have a new Brushes window. Open it and set up a brush like this:
Step 6. Now click P / K on the image and select Stroke Path. You can repeat the operation 2 or 3 times, but with different settings of the brush and a different color, a little with a gray tint (you can even on a new layer).
Step 7. Create a new layer under the “cloud text” layer. Go to menu Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds). Put the overlay mode on Color Dodge (Brightening Basics). Then, on the new layer with a brush, draw clouds, also in different shades:
Step 8. And now “light up” the stars! Create a new layer and fill it with black. Go to menu Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter – Noise – Add Noise). Set the value to 10, mode – Gaussian (according to Gauss). Then go to the menu Image – Adjustments – Levels (Image – Correction – Levels). Move the sliders to make uneven white points out of the noise. Set the blending mode for this layer to Color Dodge (Brightening Basics).
Step 9. Go to menu Layer – Merge Layers (Layer – Merge Layers). After that, press Ctrl + J to duplicate the merged layers.
Go to menu Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Blur according to Gauss). Set the value to 12. Set the blending mode for this layer to Screen (Lightening).
In conclusion, I can say that this is the easiest way to create clouds. You can experiment and come up with something different, something “cloudy”, for example, not a text from the clouds, but some form.
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Author: Fabio Sasso