Text Effects

Create This Dazzling 3D Text Effect in Photoshop

Step 32 – Creating the Spotlight in the Background

In the following steps we will focus on the background. You´re going to add light under the letters. To do that choose the Brush Tool (B). Select soft round brush and set Master Diamter on 300px. Pick blue color (#546876). Create a new layer below the layers with text and paint one big dot. You can see what I mean in the picture below.


Step 33 – Transforming the Dot

Press Ctrl+T and transform the layer to the shape which can be seen below. Press Enter.


Step 34 – Adding the Shadow

Create a new layer under the layers with the text. Ctrl + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the letter “F” to activate mask of that layer. Then click on the layer you’ve just created and grab the Gradient Tool (G). Pick the black color and fill the mask with it.

Do the same with the letter “X”.

Then press Ctrl + T and transform this layer with black letters as on the picture bellow. Press Enter.


Step 35 – Adding Gaussian Blur

The shadow should have more blur to look realistic. To fix it go to Menu > Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur…and set Radius on 5.0px. Press OK.


You should have your image similar to the image below.


Step 36 – Creating Star Glow

In this step you’re going to add some star glow. To do that select the Pen Tool (P) and create a path as you can see in the image below. Right click on the screen and choose Stroke Path… Select the option Brush and check the box Simulate Pressure. Press OK.


Step 37 – Duplicating the Star Path

Select the path and press Ctrl + J to duplicate it.Then press Ctrl + T and rotate it. Repeat it till you get the star similar as on the picture below.


Step 38 – Adjusting Star Direction

Now select all the star layers. Press Ctrl+T and rotate it to it has the same direction as the letter “X”. See the image below.


Step 39 – Placing the Star

Duplicate and move the stars to the highlighted areas.


Step 40 – Adding Particles

Now you´re going to add some particles near the stars. Select the Brush Tool (B) and follow the brush settings below (if you don´t know where to find this palette simply press F5).





Paint the particles similarly as on the following picture.


Step 41 – Adding Semi Transparent Screen

Download the smoke brush (Real Smoke (675 pixels)) and install it to Photoshop. Choose the brush shown in the picture below.


Step 42 – Placing the Brush

Increase the brush size and paint with it on a new layer.


Step 43 – Adding Colors

Create a new layer above the layer with the screen. Right click on this new layer and select the option Create Clipping Mask. Grab the Brush Tool (B), change the Mode on Color and paint to get similar result as on the picture below. Use following colors: Blue = #0a5689, Yellow = #ffd44e, Green = #c2e01f.


Select the Move Tool (V) and place the screen and the layer with colors behind the text. See image below.


Step 44 – Duplicate & Transform

Duplicate the layer with screen and colors and flip it. To do that go to Edit > Transform Flip Horizontal and then Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical. Place this new layers on right side of the image.. See image below.


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