Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create a Glittering Text Effect in Photoshop

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How to Create a Glittering Image Effect in Photoshop

One of the best ways that may help you to create a glittering text effect in Photoshop is by using the combination of layer rasterizing, the text stylizing filter, and image mode function. Generally, all versions of Photoshop have almost the same features and functionality for basic graphic designing works. In this tutorial, I used Adobe Photoshop CS6. However, on the other Photoshop versions, this tutorial might work too. The following tutorial will guide you step by step to create a glittering text effect in Photoshop.

Create a Glittering Text Effect in Photoshop CS6

Follow the following easy steps on how to create a glittering text effect in Photoshop.

Step 1: Prepare a New Canvas in Your Photoshop

Basically, to create a new canvas in Photoshop to start a graphic designing work, go to File → New, or you can simply press Ctrl + N on your keyboard.

Then, the width of the canvas would be 800 x 600 Pixel, but you can set it as you want. However, you can make it your own width that is according to your wish.

Open new Canvas in Photoshop
To open a new canvas in Photoshop: Go to File → New

Step 2: Giving Background Color to the Canvas

Now you can give any color to the background of your canvas using Paint Bucket Tool (G). In this tutorial, the canvas background color would be black.

 

Giving Background Color to The Canvas in Photoshop
To Give a background color to the canvas: Use the Paint Bucket Tool and click on the Canvas

Step 3: Add Text to the Canvas

Use Type Tool (T) to add some texts to your work canvas. Here I use the following character values: Font: Pertua Titling MT, Size: 72 pt, Color: faf5f3. After finish adding the texts, press Ctrl + Enter to commit the Type changes.

Add Text to Canvas in Photoshop

Step 4: Rasterize the Text

To rasterize the text, right-click on the text layer and then click Rasterize Type. Take a look at the picture below how to rasterize a text in Photoshop.

Rasterize a Text in Photoshop

Step 5: Give Wind Effect to the Text from the Left and Right

To give Wind effect to the text, on the Menu go to Filter → Stylize → Wind.

Give Wind Effect to the Text in Photoshop
Go to Filter → Stylize → Wind.

At this step, you need to give Wind effect to the text twice, firstly from the left (press Ctrl + F if you want to expand the wind effect) and secondly from the right. To explain, “Ctrl+F” is a shortcut or one of the quick functions in Photoshop to repeat the last used effect.

Wind Effect from the Right in Photoshop
Wind effect: from the right (before pressing Ctrl+F)
Wind Effect After Pressing Ctrl F
Wind effect: from right (after pressing Ctrl+F)

 

Wind Effect from The Left
After adding Wind effect: from the left twice

 

Step 6: Give Wind Effect from Above and Below

To give a wind effect from above and below, firstly you need to rotate the text 90cw. In order to rotate 90cw, go to menu, click Edit → Transform → 90cw. Then, repeat the same way you were giving Wind effect as step number 5. After you have given the Wind effect, then go to menu, click Edit → Transform →  90ccw  the result would be like the following image.

Text Wind Effect in Photoshop

Step 7: Change the Image Mode to Grayscale

At this step, you are going to change the image mode to Grayscale. To change the image mode, go to menu, click Image → Mode → Grayscale. Look at the following image to preview how to change the image mode to grayscale in Photoshop.

Change the Image Mode to Grayscale in Photoshop
Go to menu, click Image → Mode → Grayscale

Step 8: Change the Index Color of the Image

After changing the image to Grayscale Mode, now you are going to change the image again to Indexed Color. Go to menu, click Image → Mode → Indexed Color. Then, go to the same direction again, after clicking Mode, now you click the Color Table and choose Black Body (Image → Mode → Color Table → Black Body ).

 

Change the Image Color Table in Photoshop
Go to Menu, click Image → Mode → Color Table and choose Black Body from the drop down options.

 

Finally, the following image is the final result.

How to Create a Glittering Text Effect in Photoshop
A Glittering Text Effect

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