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Cloudy Glow Text


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Here is the end result:

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Start with a blank document. I used 250x100 with a bg of 606060.

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Add a new layer and use the cloud affect (black and white) Effects >> Render >> Clouds...

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Add a color curve of whatever text color you would like. Adjustments >> Curves...

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Select the black text layer and add a gausian blur.

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Adjust the brightness and contrast to desired amount. Adjustments >> Brightness and Contrast...

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Add a new layer. Add text to the image. Make sure it is an easily readable font with sharp settings not smooth. Do this step twice. One with white text and one with black on a lower layer.

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Use the magic wand tool to select the text. ctrl+shift+click selects all text at once.

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Now invert that selection.

Select the cloud layer and press delete on the keyboard.

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Add a gausian blur of 2 pixels.

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Select the white text layer and add a gausian blur of 1 pixel.

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Duplicate this layer 2-3 times.

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Select the black text layer and add a gausian blur.

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The end result should look like this:

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I also added a few features to make these:

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Here's the way to make one of the results at the end.

This tutorial continues off of the end of the first one. first upload a flattened image of the first one.

Step 1: In a new layer add the same text you used in the first part of the tutorial right on top of the other text.

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Step 2: Add a gausian blur of the same amount you used in the first text part. (I used 2). Duplicate text same amount of times. (I used 3).

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Step 3: Add a new layer and make a elipse of the size you want the shine to go on.

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Step 4: Use the magic wand tool to select the text area.

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Step 5: Now invert the seelected area.

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Step 6: Press delete on your keyboard to remove extra white.

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Step 7: Remove the text layer.

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Step 8: Add a gausian blur of the same amount you used on the text earlier. (I used 2).

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Step 9: Change the Opacity to the desired amount.

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