Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Electric Glow Text

Step 1

Open a new RGB document (I made it 300*200px) and type your text in white on a black background.

Use Filter --> Stylize --> Wind on the text, once from the left and once from the right.

Rotate the image bei 90 degree (Image --> Rotate Canvas) and apply Wind again once from the left and once from the right.

Rotate the image back and it will look something like this:

Step 2

Click Filter --> Blur --> Radial Blur

Set Amount to about 15, Blur Method to Zoom and Quality to Best.

Step 3

Go to the background layer and make it whit.

Inverse the texts color (CTRL-I)

Step 4

Use Filter --> Stylize --> Find Edges

Invert the text again (CTRL-I)

Make the background black again

Step 5

Hit CTRL-U and pick a color for your text

Go to the Blending Options of your text layer.

Select Outer Glow and apply these settings:

Choose a Glow color similar to the color you chose for your text.

That's it, there's your electric glow effect: