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Glazing Effect for Text Creation
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
For dark backgrounds, you can use glazing effect to stand out your text. It is a bit easier to create this effect rather than others as most of the steps can be straightly followed this tutorial through adjusting the setting in blending options. Color and brightness of the text can be designed to fit your design.
If you want to be a good designer and would like to invent some new stuff, everything surround you could be a good idea as an initiation for your new design like this tutorial. It proves that a good design does not need to be complicate.
Different background or topic would need different styles of text effect to be applied to. There are some standard text effects on the market, somehow, professional designers always design their tailor-made text effect.
In this tutorial, it will show you how to create your text art. The first thing to do is to find the elements we will use. There are lots of websites where you can find nice vectors. And the techniques can also be applied on some other texts as well.
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.
If you would like to add a nice text effect for your simple background, you can apply this edging effect for your text. It is nice to use this effect to match with some dark backgrounds. The edge can be changed to suit for your design.