So, in this Photoshop tutorial Iâ€™m going to be showing you how to make cool shining effect using a couple of filters.
Alright, you can start by first creating a new document, as usual; I used a document size of 500×500 pixels. Then fill it with black color.
Now youâ€™ll want to write out your text that weâ€™re going to add the effect to. Select the Horozontal Type Tool and write out the word â€˜Shiningâ€™ with the following text settings: Sui Generis font, size of 70 pt, Crisp. This font is commercial. Feel free to try a different font or you know, buy or â€˜getâ€™ a nice font from somewhere.
Now set up fill opacity to 0% for this layer and apply Stroke layer style for this layer:
Now we have something like this:
Ok, now select the Custom Shape Tool (you need to make sure that youâ€™re working with Paths instead of Shape Layers) and select some appropriate shape, like Boom 2:
Now before we can start making our stars, I would like to note you that you need to get out the Brush Tool before and set up with the following settings: soft round brush with size of 3 pixels. Also set foreground color as white. Draw out your shapes:
Then select Direct Selection Tool, after that right-click on shape and select Stroke Path.
A little dialog box will appear as in the screenshot. Choose Brush.
Ok, now merge layers with shapes and the text to one layer. Use Select > Load Selection to select objects and apply Quick Mask Mode (the background must be red in this mode). Rotate image with Edit > Transform > Rotate 90Â° CW:
Then apply Filter > Stylize > Wind with the next presets:
Apply Filter > Stylize > Wind again, but this time presets are different:
Now we something like this:
Apply Edit > Transform > Rotate 90Â° CCW to rotate image back and then go back to Standard Mode. Now we have some selected area. Create a new layer and fill the selected area with white color.
Duplicate this layer and apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with similar settings to these:
Apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur again with other settings:
See the result:
Merge two of these layers in one. Then create a new one layer and fill it with one of standard Photoshop gradients:
Go to previous layer and select it with Select > Load Selection, then press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection, go back to gradient layer and press Delete to clear selected area. Change layer mode to Color.
Merge these two layers again, then press Ctrl+J to duplicate it. Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to the upper layer:
Your picture should look as mine:
Now mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried Soft Light with opacity of 50%.
Thanks for reading the tutorial, everyone!