Photoshop Text Effects

How to Create a Colorful Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a bright, colorful text effect in Photoshop. Creating this effect is very easy and even beginners can do it. Here’s the effect we will be creating:

Colorful Text Effect

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

Step 1

Create a new 1024 x 768px document and fill it with black. Then, write your text with the Think Deco font in #fff43e color and 250px size. If you want to arrange your text separately, write it in separate layers, group the layers together and name the group “original text”.

Colorful Text

Duplicate the group, right-click on the duplicate group and click on Merge Group.

Colorful Text Merge

Step 2

Double-click on any of the layers in the original text group and apply the layer styles shown below.

Colorful Text Outer Glow

Colorful Text Inner Glow

Now, set 0 as the layer’s Fill value.

Colorful Text Fill

Next, right-click on the styled layer, click on Copy Layer Style, select the remaining layers, right-click on any one of them and select Paste Layer Style.

Colorful Text Paste Layer Style

This is what you will get if you hide the merged group, but just remember to make it visible again.

Colorful Text Original Text

Step 3

Double-click on the merged group now and apply the layer styles shown below.

Colorful Text Duplicate Inner Glow

Colorful Text Effect Duplicate Bevel and Emboss

Colorful Text Effect Duplicate Contour

Change the layer’s Fill value to 0 too.

Colorful Text Effect Duplicate Fill

Step 4

Set white as the Foreground color, create a new layer and name it “Sparkles”. Choose the brush shown below from the Sparkle Brushes set, set its size to about 35px and randomly create sparkles on the text edges. Remember not to overdo it.

Colorful Text Effect Sparkles Brush

Now, duplicate the Sparkles layer twice and name them “Vertical Blur” and “Horizontal Blur”.

Colorful Text Effect Sparkles

Select the Vertical Blur layer, go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and use the settings shown below.

Colorful Text Effect Vertical Blur

Now, select the Horizontal Blur layer, go to Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and use the settings shown below.

Colorful Text Effect Horizontal Blur

Step 5

Finally, we will add the colors. Create a new layer, name it “color” and change its blending mode to Color. Then, grab a soft round brush and keep its size to about 250px.

Colorful Text Effect Color

Start making different color spots everywhere inside your document using bright colors until the whole text is covered. This is what your document should look like in Normal blending mode.

Colorful Text Color Normal Mode

And this is what your final effect will look like in the Color blending mode. The colorful text effect tutorial is complete!

Colorful Text Effect

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