Photoshop – Shiny Blue Text

This tutorial aims to make shiny blue text using purely Layer Styles. Outcome:

Finished Image

To start with, make a new document and make a new text layer. I used the Font Impact, and the colour #7DAAD1.

Now, right click the text layer and click on Blending options, now, using the navigation down the side of this window, apply these layer effects:

NB. The blue in the Outer Glow and Stroke is #416A8E.

Drop Shadow, Outer Glow, Bevel, Satin, Gradient Overlay, Stroke.

Go back to your Satin layer, and drag the Satin around in the main window until you get the desired shine, the settings I have given should provide it like in the picture.


~ by Tom Smith on January 19, 2007.

3 Responses to “Photoshop – Shiny Blue Text”

  1. Hello there!

    Thank you for playing around to my blog earlier πŸ˜‰ . I’d really like to see how your work is done, but my campus internet-connection blocked images from major fileservers, including photobucket and imageshack… T_T . It was for bandwidth reason, though

    Well, perhaps I’ll try to visit this site again, from someplace else. Till then, bye! πŸ™‚

  2. […]after getting other connection[…]

    Hmm, finally can get back here πŸ˜› . Nice effect on the text, it gives a cold aura on it. Bevel and satin are always nice to create ‘steel’ impression. πŸ™‚

    However, the outer glow seems too ‘dark’; this is probably because of the #416A8E on the outer glow. You can go with lighter blue, and reduce the opacity — and see what you get πŸ™‚ .


  3. Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚ I’ll see what that looks like and update if it looks good, thanks again!

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