Making the text of the luminous stripes in Photoshop

I wanted to write this lesson, because most of my tutorials are aimed at intermediate or advanced Photoshop users, whereas this one is intended for beginners.

Final result:

Step 1. Create a new document with a 1x20px extension and a transparent background, this will be the document on which we will create our sample pattern. Let’s goEdit>Preferences>Guides, Grid Slices(Edit> Settings> Guides, Grid, and Fragments), and set the grid parameters in 1px. Select the rectangle tool and change the foreground color to white. Now make a white 1x2px rectangle in the middle of the document as shown in the image below. Come on – Edit> DefinePattern (Edit> define pattern), and save it. Now you can close this document.

Step 2. Create a new document with a 1000x1000px extension and a white background. Choosing a tool gradient and open the gradient editor. Use a gradient that goes from a dark color (I used dark purple # 2e001c) to black. Use a radial gradient and drag it from the center to the edge.

Step 3. Use a text tool to print something in the middle of the document in white. Now go Window>Character (Window> symbol), I used the settings: font – Times New Roman, size 300pt with tracking parameters 100. It should look the same as shown in the figure below. Now create a new layer, click on its name 2 times and rename it to layer Lines, then, press Alt + Backspace to fill it with foreground color, the color does not matter.

Press Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the text layer to load the selected area, then click on the add mask layer button. Now hide the text layer, select the layer Lines, and go Filter>Blur>GaussianBlur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) Use 10px intensity. Set the fill of this layer (fill) to 0%.

Step 4. Select a layer Lines and heading Layer>LayerStyle>PatternOverlay (Layer> Layer Style> Pattern Overlay). We choose the pattern we created earlier, and make the overlay as shown in the figure below.

Step 5. Now you can change the opacity of this layer as you like, in any case, you can always go back and change the intensity of this setting.

Step 6. Create another text layer labeled Learning, as shown in the figure below, here I used an even larger tracking size, because I think that the capital letters of a serif look better when the distance between the letters is increased. Make them white again.

Step 7. Make the layer active Learning and go Layer>LayerStyle> Blending Options (Layer> Layer Style> Blend Options) and add an inner shadow and outer glow as shown in the pictures below.
Inner shadow:

External glow:

Step 8. Select a layer Lines and layer Learning and press Ctrl + G, the layers will merge into a group. Further Layer>DuplicateGroup (Layers> Duplicate group).

Step 9. Select the new group and goEdit>Transform>FlipVertical (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertically). Press V to select the motion tool, and move our image so that it has a reflection effect.

Step 10. With a selected layer group with reflection, Layer>Layermask>RevealAll (Levels> Layer Mask> Show All), select the gradient tool from black to white and drag it from the bottom of the image to the top. It should turn out like this:

Step 11. Create a new layer, press D to set the default colors, then go – Filter>Render>Clouds (Filter> Rendering> Clouds).

Step 12. Press Ctrl + T to enter the free transform mode, drop the image of clouds down, as shown in the image below, and press Enter. Next, we go Edit>Transform>Perspective (Edit> Transform> Perspective) and drag the bottom marker outside the image to give the effect of deletion. Then go Filter>Blur>GaussianBlur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) and set the radius to 10px.

Step 13. Change the opacity of this layer to 10%.

Step 14. Create a new layer, select the brush tool and set the stiffness to 0%, make some bright colored spots as shown in the image below.

Step 15. Next, we goFilter>Blur>GaussianBlur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) and set the radius to 100px. And change the opacity level to 50%

Step 16. Now you only need to change the blending mode for the layer to Color (color). I have returned and corrected several settings for the opacity. Below is my final result.

Author: Ross August.

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