Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Red Shock Text

This time you will learn how to achieve a flashy red shock text effect like this:

Step 1

Open a new RGB document about 300x300px) and type your text in white on a black background. Rasterize the text layer.


Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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:

Step 5

Now use Filter --> Stylize --> Glowing Edges with these or slightly different settings:

Step 6

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.