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Power Tip: If you need to edit the filler texture image or if you don't like how it looks within the letter, you can still change it! Just choose the Move Tool (V) & drag over with your texture layer selected. Also, if you need to resize the texture image select Edit>Transform to resize it.
Now, select the Background layer & fill with a Gradient Tool (G). I used Linear Gradient & the colors for the two stops are as prescribed in the screenshot. Drag the gradient tool diagonally from bottom to top.
Pressing down Shift key select all the layers in the Layer Palette except the background layer & Link all of them. Also make sure to link the Layer Mask thumbnails with their corresponding layer thumbnails by clicking once between them.
Now, we will do the reflection of our letter “C”. For that, select all the linked layers & duplicate them.
Merge all the duplicated layers & name it Reflection.
On the Reflection layer, go to Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical & place it beneath the letter “C”. Adjust its perspective if the need be.
The next step is to add a layer mask to the duplicate layer. To do this simply click on the add layer mask button in the layers palette.
Now pick the Gradient Tool (G) and draw a gradient (black to white) in the direction from bottom to mid top.
Finally just reduce the opacity of the duplicate layer and you are all done. I reduced the opacity to 20% , there is no golden rule about the opacity % , just play with the opacity setting & choose the one that suits your image.
Finally, with the Type Tool, I wrote the words “for creativity” with the settings as shown in the Character Palette.
The font used is Larissa & can be downloaded from here. I also rotated the words a bit via Edit>Transform. Then I applied the layer style, as shown in the screenshots below.
To add a bit of finishing touch, I added Outer Glow to the Vector Smart Object layer, as shown.
And, that’s how my Layers palette in end & final image looks like.