Photoshop Text Effects

How to Create Glowing Text Effect in Photoshop

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:

Glowing Text Effect

To create a glowing text effect, you’ll need:

Step 1

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.

Glowing Text Effect Gradient

Now, place the texture 206 picture on top of the background layer and change its blending mode to Overlay.

Glowing Text Effect Texture

Write your text using the #4f4097 color, Franks font, 280pt leading value and 310pt size.

Glowing Text Effect Text

Duplicate the text layer and then, hide the duplicate text layer.

Glowing Text Effect Duplicate Text Layer

Step 2

To create the bright glowing text, double-click on the original text layer and apply the layer styles shown below.

Glowing Text Effect Inner Shadow

Glowing Text Effect Inner Glow

Glowing Text Effect Satin

Glowing Text Effect Outer Glow

Glowing Text Effect Layer Styles Result

Step 3

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.

Glowing Text Effect Rasterize Type

Step 4

Go to Filter > Render > Fibers and use the settings shown below.

Glowing Text Effect Fibers

Glowing Text Effect Fibers Result

Next, go to Filter > Filter Gallery, choose Accented Edges from the Brush Strokes folder and use the settings shown below.

Glowing Text Effect Accented Edges

Glowing Text Effect Accented Edges Result

To add a nice texture to the text, change the duplicate text layer’s blending mode to Soft Light.

Glowing Text Effect Soft Light

Step 5

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.

Glowing Text Brush Tip Shape

Glowing Text Shape Dynamics

Glowing Text Dual Brush

Step 6

Right-click on the original text layer and select Create Work Path.

Glowing Text 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.

Glowing Text Glow

Right-click on the path and select Stroke Path.

Glowing Text Stroke Path

Use the settings shown below to stroke path.

Glowing Text Stroke Options

Remove the path by pressing Enter (Windows) / Return (Macs).

Glowing Text Stroke Result

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.

Glowing Text Gaussian Blur

And we’re done! The glowing text effect tutorial is now complete!

Glowing Text Effect

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