In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly and easily add a glossy effect to text, how to increase the contrast and color of an image. I use this technique to apply an external glow for text with a glossy effect.
We will create a really beautiful effect using a combination of layer styles, blending modes and applying textures.
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Open a new document 2000 x 1000 px, resolution 72 dpi with a black background.
Then write your text. I used the font Impact the size 500pt.
Double click on the layer to open the Overlay Parameters window. Set the value Fill Opacity (Opacity fill) at 0%. Add the following layer styles.
Duplicate the text layer (Ctrl + J) and clear the layer styles by going to the menu Layers> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style (Layers – Layer Style – Clear Layer Style).
Open the window again Overlay options. Set the value Fill opacity (Opacity fill) at 0% and add the following layer styles.
Duplicate the text layer again and clear the layer styles via the menu Layers> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style (Layers – Layer Style – Clear Layer Style).
Return to the window Overlay options – fill layer 0%. Add layer styles.
Open texture texture1.jpg and bring it to work as shown below.
Next, hold down the Ctrl key, click on the thumbnail of the text layer to load the selection or go to the menu Select> Load Selection (Selection – Load selection).
On the texture layer, add a layer mask to the menu. Layer> LayerMask> RevealSelection (Layer – Layer Mask – Show Selected Area).
Change the blending mode of the texture layer to Screen (Screen).
Open the second texture2.jpg as shown below.
Choose a tool Eraser tool (E) (Eraser) with a soft brush with a slight opacity and erase the central part of the texture.
For this layer, create a clipping mask by going to the menu Layer> Create Clipping Mask (Ctrl + Alt + G) (Layer – Create clipping mask).
Then create Hue / Saturation adjustment layer (Hue / Saturation) as a clipping mask by going to the menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Hue / Saturation (Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Hue / Saturation). Reduce the Saturation value to -69.
Open the etoile-tutsps.jpg texture as a clipping mask, as shown below.
Change the blending mode of this layer to Soft light (Soft light).
Duplicate the star texture layer (Ctrl + J), reduce the size (Ctrl + T) and change the blending mode to Screen (Screen).
Once again duplicate the texture layer and reduce the size.
Open the 4-1.jpg texture and drag it below all text layers. Arrange it as shown below.
Do the same for texture 4-10.jpg.
Next, go to the menu Filter> Distort> PolarCoordinates (Filter – distortion – Polar coordinates).
Change the blending mode to Screen (Screen).
Open the texture 4-11.jpg. Convert layer to Smart – Object, Going to the menu Layer> Smar tObjects> Convert to Smart Object (Layer – Smart object – Convert to smart object).
Then go to the menu Filter> Blur> Radial Blur (Filter – Blur – Radial Blur).
So how is it Smart Object, then applied filters are created with a mask with the ability to hide the filter effect in a specific area.
Activate the filter mask, select the black soft brush and click in the center as shown below.
Then change the blending mode of the layer to Screen (Screen).
Next, add an adjustment layer. Levels (Levels) by going to menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Levels (Layer – New adjustment layer – Levels).
Finally, create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N). Press D to reset colors to black and white and go to the menu. Filter> Render> Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds).
Change the blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).
And here is the final result.