In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create glowing text effect in Photoshop using some simple layer styles. Here’s the effect we’ll be creating:
To create a glowing text effect, you’ll need:
Create a new 1152 x 864px document, and set #4f4097 as the foreground color and #0d004c as the background color. Grab the Gradient Tool, select the Radial Gradient option, and click and drag from the center of the document to one of the corners.
Now, place the texture 206 picture on top of the background layer and change its blending mode to Overlay.
Write your text using the #4f4097 color, Franks font, 280pt leading value and 310pt size.
Duplicate the text layer and then, hide the duplicate text layer.
To create the bright glowing text, double-click on the original text layer and apply the layer styles shown below.
Make the duplicate text layer visible again. Then, right-click on it and select Rasterize Type. Also, make sure the background and foreground colors are still set to #0d004c and #4f4097 respectively.
Go to Filter > Render > Fibers and use the settings shown below.
Next, go to Filter > Filter Gallery, choose Accented Edges from the Brush Strokes folder and use the settings shown below.
To add a nice texture to the text, change the duplicate text layer’s blending mode to Soft Light.
Grab the Brush Tool and select a soft, round brush. Then, go to Window > Brush to open the Brush panel and use the settings shown below.
Right-click on the original text layer and select Create Work Path.
Then, create a new layer below the text layer, name it “Glow” and change its blending mode to Overlay. Choose the Direct Selection Tool and set #f9cfff as the foreground color.
Right-click on the path and select Stroke Path.
Use the settings shown below to stroke path.
Remove the path by pressing Enter (Windows) / Return (Macs).
We will now smoothen the stroke but still let it keep its texture by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and using the settings shown below.
And we’re done! The glowing text effect tutorial is now complete!