How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a New Year 2010 silver text effect completely from scratch using several Photoshop tools, different Blending modes, and more. Let’s get started!

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch, Background Contents - Black.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Click the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Click in the image and type some text. Press Enter to apply the text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Select Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to InnerGlow:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Also set Satin

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Make a copy of the recently made layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to move the copy upper. We should also change the text color to white and remove the Layer Style:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Make a copy of the last made layer and move again the copy the same way demonstrated below, applying Free Transform (Ctrl+T). Its color is #C3B3B5

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next layers:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Go to Layer Style by clicking on the layer we work on the Layers’ panel to add Drop Shadow:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Add Bevel and Emboss

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop
How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Create a new layer and select here a Soft Round brush of white color from Brush Tool (B) to represent the snow.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

This layer will be situated lower than the layers containing the year text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll paint with Soft Round brush as show. The brush color is #26201E and Opacity - 15%.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

The layer will be situated also lower than the layers containing the year text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Next step we’ll download a set of brushes for in Adobe Photoshop, named: grunge procedural. Create a new layer and choose for it the next brush from downloaded set.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Apply here some brush strokes as shown. The brush’s color is grey (Opacity 15%). This layer will be placed lower than the layer containing the 2010.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Set for the last made layer Fill to 66% and change the Blending Mode to Screen

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Create again a new layer and select here a Soft Round brush of white color from Brush Tool (B)

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Represent the illumination under the text’s layers:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Next we’ll create a new layer which must filled with Paint Bucket Tool (G) and fill it with #545454 color. The layer needs to be situated lower than the layers with the text in Layers panel:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Add some noise for this layer using Filter>Noise>Add Noise

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next background:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

… and then apply Filter>Blur>Radial blur

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

… and finally apply Filter>Filter Gallery>Glowing Edges

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

This is the result so far:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Select Add layer mask icon from bottom part of the Layers panel. Change the foreground color to black. Select a Soft Round brush of black color

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Paint around the text to remove the rays’ effect. Set the Blending Mode to Screen for this layer

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Create a new layer and select the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the layer with this color - #6A413F. Place this layer under the layers containing the text 2010.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Set Fill to 25% and change Blending Mode to Overlay for this layer

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

Select Create new fill or adjustment layer icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

The final result!
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