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  1. Oh, thanks. Nice catch, and idea. *added and fixed*
  2. Glad you like it! And, I'm sorry about that. Fixing now... EDIT: ok, fixed
  3. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it By the time you finish this tutorial, you should be able to make images like this: Step 1 Fill the background layer with black. Create a new layer, and draw your text that you want to be shiny in orange, with no antialiasing. Step 2 Select the text, and draw a gradient from Orange to Brown, with Orange on top, and Brown on bottom. These are the colors I used, but feel free to use your own combinations. Step 3 Duplicate the Text layer, and name the layers like so Step 4 Blur the Small Blur layer with Gaussian blur just a little bit (I did 5), and the Large Blur layer significantly more (I did around 90). Step 5 This is where the magic happens! Create a layer on the top, name it clouds, set its blend type to Color Dodge, and render some clouds. Make sure you set the primary and secondary colors to Black and White. Just fiddle with the settings until it looks shiny enough. Step 6 This step is optional. Create a new layer under the clouds layer, called "Shine". Draw an oval like so, and go to the text layer, and select everything except the text. Go back to the Shine layer, and hit "delete". Lower the Opacity of the Shine layer, and (if you want) set it to overlay. Apply a Gaussian Blur of 1 or so to the layer, to smooth the edges. Finished Your final setup should look something like this. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Here's the finished product: The more time and effort you put into it, the better it will look. The initial example is an example of this. For those who want it, here is the PDN file that I made in this tutorial.