Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
Red Shock Text
This time you will learn how to achieve a flashy red shock text effect like this:
Open a new RGB document about 300x300px) and type your text in white on a black background. Rasterize the text layer.
Select your text layer (CTRL + click on layer icon).
Inverse the selection (Shift + CTRL + I).
Fill the selection with black (Shift + F5).
Hit CTRL + D to deselect.
Now use the magic wand tool to select all letters of our text (hold down Shift).
Use Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur with a radius of 3.
Hit CTRL-D to cancel the selection.
Apply Filter --> Stylize --> Solarize
Use Auto Levels (Shift + CTRL + L) to make it look better
It should look something like this now:
Hit CTRL + D to cancel the selection
Use Filter --> Stylize --> Wind (from the left.)
Rotate Canvas bei 90 degree (Image --> Rotate Canvas) and do it again (CTRL - F)
Repeat until you applied wind in all 4 possible positions and the canvas is rotated back to the normal position.
It will look like this now:
Now use Filter --> Stylize --> Glowing Edges with these or slightly different settings:
Now all that's left to do is picking a cool color (CTRL-U)
I used this red:
That's the shock text you will get when you pick the same red.