Ombre text in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will create the “Ombre” effect on the letters. The word “Ombre” can be described as a smooth transition from one color to another. To create an effect, we will use a gradient fill and two filters, and create a glossy effect using layer styles.

Final result:

Lesson resources:

Step 1

Create a new document with a size of 1024×768 pixels and set the fill color to # 501d25, and the background color to # 130709. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool) (G) and in the settings set the Style (Style) – Radial (Radial). Fill the canvas from the middle to one of the edges.

Paste the “Bokeh” texture into our document, resize it with the Free Transform tool (Ctrl + T) and set the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 2

Install the font “Riot Squad NF” and tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool) (T) write a few words on separate layers. For example, I wrote The Times Is Now. During the lesson I will work with only one word.

Set the text layer fill to 0%.

Step 3

Double-click on the text layer to open the styles window. Apply the following styles:

Stamping (Bevel Emboss):

Circuit (Contour):

The result is a simple glossy effect.

Step 4

Create a new layer under the text layer and name it “Texture”. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool) (G) and set the colors to # 1b7889 and # f6989c.

Create a selection around the text (hold down Ctrl and click on the thumbnail of the text layer).

Adjust the tool as shown below, and on the “Texture” layer, fill the selection from top to bottom. For a straight vertical fill, hold down the Shift key.

We get the base fill for the text. You can use any colors at your discretion, but keep in mind that different colors require different settings for filters. To remove the selection, press Ctrl + D.

Step 5

To be able to change the filter settings at any time, you need to convert the “Texture” layer into a smart object. Select a layer and go to menu Filter> Convert for smart filters (Filter> Convert to Smart Filters).

A small icon of the smart object appears on the layer thumbnail.

Apply the following styles to the “Texture” layer:

Stamping (Bevel Emboss):

Circuit (Contour):

Stroke (Stroke):

Casting a shadow (Drop Shadow):


Step 6

Go to Filter Gallery (Filter> Filter Gallery) (Filter> Filter Gallery). In the category Strokes (Brush Strokes) select filter Sprinkling (Spatter) and configure as shown below.


Following filter – airbrush (Sprayed Strokes):

If you need to change the filter settings, double click on the filter in the layers palette.

Depending on the font size, not only the filter settings, but also the styles will be different.

Final result:

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