Pretty neat text effect don't you
Well - here's how I made it :o)
First of all you'll have to start off by making the text with chrome
effect. Follow the Chrome text tutorial down to point 10 and
then return :) When you're finished making the chrome text the hardest
part is already finished !
We'll give the text this classic plastic look, an effect usually
made with plug-in filters, just by adding some hue and saturation
to our image...
This is how our image look before we add the hue/saturation adjustment
Now be sure you are on the text layer
and go to Layer - New - Adjustment Layer - Hue/Saturation, and be
sure to check the Group With Previous Layer option.
Enter the following settings:
time for that final detail.
Make a new layer - make sure it's on top of all the layers.
Select the Paintbrush Tool .
Go to the brushes palette and select a brush similar to mine.
Make white your foreground color, and in the Paintbrush options window
make sure the mode is set to Normal - Opacity 100%.
Now place the brush on you image where you think it's nice to add
some spark and left-click a couple of times.
Ta da ! Your image should now look
like fig. 1 :=)
|Want to give
the text another color?
Make a duplicate of your image and close the "old" one.
Now select the text layer and hit Ctrl+E to merge the text layer and
the adjustment layer. (The effect looks best this way...).
Still at the text layer select Layer
- New - Adjustment Layer - Hue/Saturation - and check the Group
With Previous Layer box.
Play around with the settings until
you get the desired color. For this image I used:
|OK - final
I just love this aqua-effect :o)
To make this effect I first finished
the whole Chrome text tutorial. That means I added some hue/saturation
after I made both the adjustment curves layers!
I added an adjustment layer - hue/saturation with these settings
(be sure you have selected the text layer first...):
Then add some drop shadow to the
text layer with a nice blue color. Pretty cool huh?