Iâ€™ll be showing you how to make amazing glamourous text effect with this simple tutorial.
First create a new document. I used 1500×1000 pixels and fill it with color of #542d87.
Now, time to add grid to our background. Create a new document with size of 4×4 pixels and draw a skew line by using Pencil Tool as on picture below.
Then go to Edit > Define Pattern and save it as pattern. After that go back to our main document and apply the Pattern Overlay layer style to get the next picture:
Ok, our background is already finished. Letâ€™s start with creating glamourous text effect. Get out the Horizontal Type Tool and write out something like â€˜Glamourousâ€™ middle of the canvas, then apply the following text character:
Now, we have picture like this one:
Well, the second thing to do is to find the elements we will use. I prefer to use these. Letâ€™s start mixing the curls with the type. First you will have to find the right â€˜ornamentâ€™ for each letter you want. Then you will have to place it in a way that it follows the shape of each letter.
After that merge all curls to the one layer. Ok, now time to add some â€˜delicateâ€™ gradient to our text and graphics elements on it. Make a new selection with the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
Create a new layer and fill it with a white color, then press Ctrl+D to deselect chosen area and apply the Gradient Overlay layer style to get the next picture:
Now create a new one layer and merge it with gradient layer and press Ctrl+J to duplicate it. Select our curls and press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection, then press Delete to clear chosen area and deselect it with Select > Deselect. Then go to duplicated layer with gradient and make the same things, but this time make a word selection.
We use this method instead of applying Gradient Overlay layer style for each layer separate to avoid a shift gradient effect for layers, because theirs height and weight are different.
Then go to new layer with â€˜gradientâ€™ word and apply the Drop Shadow layer style to get a picture below:
After that apply the Outer Glow layer style to the layer with â€˜gradientâ€™ curls.
Now itâ€™s time to cut away parts of curls to improve the readability of text. For this effect go to layer with gradient word and select it with Select > Load Selection. Then go back to layer with gradient curls and cut out extra parts of it using Eraser Tool to get the picture as below:
Press Ctrl+D to deselect image. Pretty elegant text effect don’t you think?