Photoshop Text Effects

How to Create a Wireframe Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a wireframe text effect in Photoshop. This tutorial is easy enough for beginners to follow. Let’s get started!

Wireframe Text

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

Step 1

Create a new 900 x 600px document.

Wireframe New

Fill the background layer with black and write your text using the Futura Md BT font in white color and 220px font size.

Wireframe Type

Step 2

Make sure the text layer is selected and press Cmd/Ctrl + E to merge it with the background layer.

Wireframe Merge

Go to Filter > Distort > Wave and use the settings shown below. The result will depend on the size, position and tracking of your text so if you chose different settings for your text, you will have to adjust the settings here accordingly.

Wireframe Wave

Now, go to Filter > Pixelate > Fragment.

Wireframe Fragment

Go to Filter > Filter Gallery, choose Glowing Edges from the Stylize folder and use the settings shown below.

Wireframe Text Glowing Edges

Step 3

We will now copy the image to a channel and make a selection from it. To do so, press Cmd/Ctrl + A to select the entire image, press Cmd/Ctrl + C to copy, switch to the Channels panel, make a new channel and press Cmd/Ctrl + V to paste. Then, cmd/ctrl-click on the new channel’s thumbnail to select the white pixels.

Wireframe Text Channel

Switch back to the Layers panel now. Create a new layer named “Text”, fill it with white and press Cmd/Ctrl + D to remove the selection. Then, select the background layer and fill it with black. Now, double-click on the Text layer and apply the layer style shown below. Select the background layer, create a new layer, select both the new layer and text layer, and press Cmd/Ctrl + E to merge them.

Wireframe Text Layer

Step 4

We will now add some lighting effects. To do so, duplicate the Text layer, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply a 4px blur. Then, duplicate the Text copy layer and change its blending mode to Overlay. Then, duplicate the Text copy 2 layer.

Wireframe Text Layer Duplicate

Now, duplicate the Text copy layer and drag the Text copy 4 layer just below the original Text layer. Then, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply a 6px blur. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and use the settings shown below.

Wireframe Text Hue/Saturation

Step 5

It’s time to create the background! Create a new layer above the background layer and name it “Lights”. Grab the Gradient Tool, select the Foreground to Transparent gradient and choose the Radial Gradient option. Apply different gradients starting from outside the canvas as shown below.

Wireframe Text Lights

Step 6

Create a new layer above the Lights layer and name it “Circles”. Grab a regular round brush, go to Window > Brush and use the settings shown below.

Wireframe Text Brush

Now, set #3fc5c6 as the foreground color and #ad4cb1 as the background color, and paint on the Circles layer randomly.

Wireframe Paint

Go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur and use the settings shown below. Then, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and use the settings shown below.

Wireframe Blur

Lower the opacity of the Circles layer to 15%.

Wireframe Opacity

Step 7

This final step is optional. I will be adding some extra text using the same font as before.

Wireframe Extra

And we’re done creating a wireframe text effect in Photoshop!

Wireframe Text

About the author

Tabish Shaikh

Website designer, website developer, blogger and a writer. These are the things I like, love and live for. Having years of experience in each field. Developing sites since childhood. Getting the most complicated things done is my specialty. Providing each and everything of top most quality to each and every client.

Leave a Comment


*