Here is one more short, but very useful tutorial about creating neon glowing effect using just Photoshop tools.
Very simple! First of all, create a new documend sized 500×500 pixels and fill it with black color.
After that select the Custom Shape Tool and select one of the standard Photoshop custom shapes, what you can see below:
Create the same shape on your canvas, using white color.
Ok, move to the next step. Use the Horizontal Type Tool to write out the text, what you can see on my screenshot below.
In the above image Iâ€™ve used a font called Incised901 NdIt BT, which is sadly a commercial font. Feel free to use another font or buy or â€˜getâ€™ a nice font from somewhere if you donâ€™t have it. Then merge text layer with custom shape layer and duplicate new layer with Ctrl+J. Apply Filter > Pixelate > Fragment to the copied layer.
Apply two more times this filter with pressing Ctrl+F two of times.
Ok, then we need to enlarge current layer a little bit. Use Edit > Transform > Free Transform and set up following settings for this layer on the preferences panel:
Now, we have very interesting effect like this one:
After that go to the original layer under and set up opacity to 40% for this layer.
Merge this layer with copied layer above and change it color using Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with following presets:
See the difference now:
Go to the next step. I think, this effect will looks better with some layer style, for example, Outer Glow
Finished result you can see here:
We are done for this tutorial! If you have any questions at all, please fill out the form below and submit a comment, Iâ€™ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.