Transparent Glass Text Photoshop Tutorial

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

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Transparent Glass Text Photoshop Tutorial

In this Photoshop tutorial, we are going to create a transparent glassy effect that allows the background to show thorough.

Step 1

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Start with a background. 72dpi and RGB mode.

 

Step 2

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

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Step 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.

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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 53.

 

Step 4

Here is the result, pretty uninspiring huh?

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Step 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!

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Step 6

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Here is our glass type.
Download the psd

 

Step 7

Here is what it looks like against a different background

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe