Design awesome Text effect in Photoshop

In previous chapters, we saw different Layer Style elements in Photoshop. In this chapter, we will learn how to use multiple Layer styles in Photoshop.

We have seen below Layer styling elements in previous chapters:

  • Bevel & Emboss
  • Stroke
  • Inner Shadow
  • Inner Glow
  • Satin
  • Color Overlay
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Pattern Overlay
  • Outer Glow
  • Drop Shadow

We can use these Layer styling elements to make a unique Layer Style. In example below, we can see how to make a Layer Style.

How to design awesome Text effect - example:

Let’s create one Text layer in Photoshop application.

Go to File -> New or ‘Ctrl + N’

awesome Text effect example in Photoshop.PNG

By default, one background layer is created with white color. Let’s create one text layer on it.

Click on the Text tool and draw one text on the canvas as shown below. We have used Text font: Forte, Text size:320, Text Color: Black

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Right click on the text layer and select Blending options.

It opens a Layer style window. We will use different Layer styling elements to give the text an awesome look.

Let’s apply different Layer style elements to get stylish text:

STEP-1: Set the BEVEL & EMBOSS as shown below: :

Draw Text on canvas.PNG

STEP-2: Set the STROKE as shown below: :

Set Bevel & Emboss on Text Layer.PNG

STEP-3: Set the COLOR OVERLAY as shown below: :

Set STROKE on Text Layer.PNG

STEP-4: Set the DROP SHADOW as shown below: :


After applying above Styling elements, we get below Output:

Set DROP SHADOW on Text Layer.PNG

We can save this Style permanently in our system and can use whenever we need it. Let’s save it with the name Style0001.

awesome Text effect in Photoshop.PNG

All the Layer styles in our Photoshop application are saved in Styles list.

To see the Styles list, we can click on Styles section on Layer Style window as shown below. Adobe provides some Styles by default. We can see our saved Layer Style Style0001, in the bottom of the styles list.

Save Layer style in Photoshop.PNG

Once we have saved the style Style0001, we ca re-use it. We can apply this saved Style Style0001 on a new Photoshop document.

Let’s open a new document. Right Click on Text layer and select Blending Options. On Layer Style window, click on Styles.

Add Layer style to Style list.PNG

Now apply the style Style0001. Just click on the Style0001 thumbnail. After clicking the style, we get below output:

Opened Photoshop document.png

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