Glass Text
Photoshop Tutorial

Here is a tutorial that will show you the easiest way to create glass text in Photoshop using layer styles.

INGREDIENTS

by Colin Smith

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1

Start with a background. 72dpi and RGB mode.


2

Add some text, here I used galant (www.1001freefonts.com)

3

Add a layer style by clicking the little "f" at the bottom of the layers pallette.

Add a dropshadow and a bevel, copy the settings shown here.

Note 2 things here that really make the glass "pop"

1. Change the contour, this gives the reflected look.
2. uncheck the global light and change the altitude to 70.


4

Here is the result, pretty uninspiring huh?


5

This step is where the magic happens!

In the styles palette, click on the Custom blending options.

Now pull the fill opacity all the way to 0 and the rabbit comes out of the hat!


6

Here is our glass type.
Download the psd


7

Here I copied the layer style to the background layer to make that glass too.

Have fun with this and see you in the forum.