In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a colorful and sparkling glass text effect. It is very simple to create this effect and requires you to apply just some Layer Styles and a couple of filters. Here’s the effect we will be creating:
To create a sparkling glass text effect, you’ll need:
- Adobe Photoshop CS3+ (I used Photoshop CS6)
- Playball font
You may need to load the contours used in this tutorial, like we did when creating the shiny mosaic text effect. To do so, go to Edit > Preset Manager, open the Preset Type menu and select Contours.
Click on the arrow shown below and select Contours.
Choose Append and the new contours will be added.
Create a new document of 1250px width and 750px height, fill it with black and duplicate it.
Set the foreground and background colors to their defaults by pressing D. Now, make sure the duplicate background layer is selected, go to Filter > Render > Fibers and use the settings shown below.
Next, go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and use the settings shown below.
Change the duplicate background layer’s blending mode to Linear Burn.
Write your text with the Playball font and 250pt font size.
Set the Fill value of the text layer to 0 and duplicate the layer.
To create the glass effect’s first layer, double-click on the original text layer to open the Layer Style window and apply the styles shown below.
Let’s create the glass effect’s second layer by double-clicking on the duplicate text layer and applying the Layer Styles shown below.
Grab the Brush Tool, select a soft round brush and set its size to about 450px. Now, create a new layer between the two background layers and name it “Color”.
You will now have to select different foreground colors and paint behind the text with each color to make dots of color. It is best to use lighter colors since they will produce a better effect. Here are the colors I used.
And we’re done! The colorful and sparkling glass text effect tutorial is complete!