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Using Light & Shade to Bring Text to Life
Under Photoshop Tutorial, Text Effect
In this tutorial we are going to take some very basic principles of light and shade to make a rather impressive looking text effect. Finally we duplicate the top lighting layer one more time and set it to opacity, then click the Add Layer Mask button on the layers palette again and draw a linear white to black gradient from top left to bottom right. This makes the extra lighting layer fade off as it goes down right.
This tutorial will teach you how to achieve the all important colorfully shiny effect for the texts. Here we will create a style the designer which is basically text which glows with a smart reflection. You can go through this, then using the idea for your own text.
To make your 3D text effect to be outstanding, you have to figure out a new idea to make it to be unusual. Using lighting and some pattern as a background, they can drive the whole scene to be extraordinary. Of course, you can think of something new to apply.
This is to give you an idea to create a facial text art. It is a bit different to what you have seen in the past. Text effect or artwork can be outstanding as long as you have good idea. You can try to create some texts based on this or make other creative artworks.
For some simple or monotony backgrounds, it may be difficult to think of their design and how to turn them to be outstanding. The easiest way is to add some nice colourful texts to turn the overall design to become something fantastic.