People love 3D effects. They also love the look of shiny, glossy, graphics as well. Today, we will combine those two popular styles and create an extruded 3D glossy text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!
Step 1Create a new document, make it 600px by 400px.
Step 2Fill the background with #011923. Now, add some noise, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. 2% should be ok.
Step 3Create a new layer and select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M). Add a 150 px feather and drag out a shape as shown below.
Step 4Select a nice-looking bold font. I used Helvetica Neue LT Std 85 Heavy, but you can use anything you like. Set its size to about 160 px and fill it with white.
Step 5Apply the following layer styles to the white text layer.
Step 6Apply the following layer styles to the darker text layer.
Step 7Grab the Brush Tool and select a big 200 px wide soft brush. This is what we will use to create some shiny reflections.
Step 8Duplicate the text layer and rasterize it (Layer > Rasterize > Type). Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) and create a wide shape as shown. Make sure to reset the feather value to 0px, we want this edge really sharp.
Step 9Use the Brush Tool again to create some soft spots and hit Cmd/Ctrl + T to bring up the Free Transform options. Scale down the width and rotate it 45 degrees by holding Shift while rotating. Duplicate it and rotate it again to get this x shaped sparkle.
Step 10Create some copies of this sparkle and make them a little bit smaller, place them in the brighter areas. That’s it, you are done! Hope you enjoyed working on this tutorial!