This is a tutorial of making a more appealing font effect through nice combination of colors and font. I've also learned this thing since I've been on Photoshop.


1.) Open a new document in any size and fill the background with white (#ffffff)
2.) Type in your text, in this preview I type "font effect" and set the font style on Bahaus 93 and set the font color to lighter blue (#7eb5e8)
3.) now set the foreground color to #7eb5e8 (lighter blue) and the background color to #4398e7 (darker blue).
4.) then go to blending options (right click the text layer and select blending options).
5.) after selecting blending options, check the gradient overlay box and set the ff:

angle - 90 degrees
opacity - 100 percent
scale - 100 percent
blend mode: normal
gradient: select the gradient blue, the colors we set above (lighter blue to darker blue)
6.) after adding a gradient overlay, check the stroke overlay box, and select a color from the color box, and set it to #2f6395 (darkest blue) and set the size to 2.
7.) now you have a font with gradient, we will add a gloss on the font's upper part.
create a circular shape on the upper part of the created font.notice that the shape have almost covered the font, so reduce its opacity to 17 percent in the layer palette.
now ,we can see the font and the gloss on its upper part.

to add a cooler look, we will make a reflection of the font:

8.) but first, merge all the visible, but do not include the background layer.
9.) then duplicate the merged layer font.
10.) ctrl + t to rotate the duplicated layer to 180 degrees.
11.) hold down alt + shift while dragging the left side button of the duplicated layer to its right side (if you did it correctly, the "font effect will still be read, but it is inverse.)
12.) then reduce its opacity to 50 percent
13.) pressed "e" to select the eraser tool, and set its opacity to 43 and its flow to 80
14.) erase the bottom part of the duplicated layer carefully, and erase it until you'll get your favored result.


  1. kikai on October 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    thanks for dropping :-)

    btw, dito ko natutunan ung gnawa ko in one of my post:

    thanks sa tutorial ha! :-) well, urs is much nicer! :-) ^^hugs


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