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Fantastic Multi Color Effect for Text
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
This multi color effect can be applied widely for any background as long as you select right colors for your design or object. You can also change the pattern to suit different scenarios by changing the line crossing.
This tutorial is a great exercise in using the dodge and burn tool as well as working with selections. Take a white to black gradient set to radial, and drag a gradient from the left side of the X where the reflection appears on the X to about 200 pixels past where the reflection leaves on other side of the X.
It is not very common to use purple as a main color for your text because you may find the color to be deep which may not be able to attract your reader. However, if you add a little bit of works on your text such as shiny and glossy effect. The story would be completely different.
To create a nice golden text effect, you need to choose right font to start with. You can develop your own text effect based on this easily as most of steps are done within blending options. You can also use the same idea to design different color such as silver.
Different topics would need different text effects to emphasize your theme. Folding text effect can be certainly applied to various topic sites e.g. education. You can also use the same idea to create different style of text.