New Year 2009 - ice text effect

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Winter is just around the corner! Learn how to create christmas ice text with snowflakes.

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 300 dpi, which must be processed with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) for giving it the color #427BA8

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Apply on the new layer the next selection: Filter>Noise>Add noise

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

… and Filter>Blur>Motion blur on the same layer

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

… also Image>Adjustment>Hue/Saturation

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to dark out the left top corner of our picture.

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Set the next demonstrated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Gradient’s parameters:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Applying the same tool, try to represent a light spot on the right low corner.

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Gradient’s parameters:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Insert now the date of the next year:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Put together the ciphers into a rasterized layer. For the beginning we’ll create a new layer above the text’s layer. Press Ctrl button to mark out the text’s layer and the new one and then press Ctrl+E. Set on the new rasterized layer the next option: Filter>Distort>Ripple

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Select also Filter>Filter Gallery>Sketch>Chalk and Charcoal

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Applying the Move Tool (V) while keeping pressed Alt button, press 8 times on the button indicating up direction:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Next press Ctrl button to mark out all the doubled layers, except the top one and then press Ctrl+E. Hide for a while the top layer:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Choose for the new layer the next parameters: Blending mode-Screen

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Set the next parameters for the top layer: Opacity 50%, Blending Options>Drop Shadow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Inner Shadow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Inner Glow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Satin

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Make a copy of the very first background’s layer containing the filters we’ve applied on it. Place this new copy above all the layers, setting also the parameters: Blending mode-Linear Light

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Keeping pressed Alt button, make a mouse click between the copy of the first layer and the previous layer on the layers’ palette.

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), draw two snowflakes:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Do the same operations we did with the layers containing the ciphers, meaning rasterizing the layer, pressing Alt button and doubling them 8 times and then moving them on the up direction. Mark out the layers processed with the Move Tool (V), except the very top layer and rasterize them into a single one. Set also the next indication Blending mode-Linear Light, instead of Screen one.
Apply for the top layer different parameters demonstrated below: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Inner Shadow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Inner Glow

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Blending Options>Satin

New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Place the copies of the background’s primary layer containing the effects above the top snowflakes’ layers. Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers containing the background’s copies and the top layers containing the snowflakes:

New Year 2009 - ice text effect
New Year 2009 - ice text effect

Finished!
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