Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

Very stylish text

In this tutorial you will learn how to create this sleeeek effect for your text:

Step 1

Create a blank document, size depends on the size of your text.

Make the background white.. type your text, color is not important yet.

Step 2

Apply the following layer styles to your text:

(right click text layer and choose blending options)

Drop Shadow:

Gradient Overlay

This is the gradient:

Stroke:

It should look like this now:

Already pretty sleek..

Step 3

Duplicate your text layer.

Select the duplicated layer.

Hit CTRL-T and choose Flip Vertically:

Using the Move Tool position your new layer just below your original text layer to achieve the reflection effect.

Step 4

You have to adjust the Gradient Overlay for your reflection layer like this:

(The angle has changed)

Step 5

Now click the Add Layer Mask Icon at the bottom of your layer palette to add a layer mask to your reflection layer. Click the layer mask icon beneath your reflection layer's icon. Now select the gradient tool and keep applying gradients to your layer mask until youre satisfied with the outcome!

There you go.. you'll end up with something like this:

You may want to add a gradient background.

To do so just choose an area using the marquee tool on a new layer and apply the gradient tool: