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How to Create A Glittering Red and Melting Ice Text Effect.

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How to Create A Glittering Red and Melting Ice Text Effect.


This tutorial will explain how to use multiple Layer Styles to create a velvety glossy glittering red text effect. Then, using some more Layer Styles and a simple brush, that text will be surrounded with melting ice. Its an easy, very wintry-looking effect, that uses mainly the power of Photoshops Layer Styles. Lets get started!

Tutorial Details

Software Used: Photoshop
Version: CS6 Extended
Time: 0:30 0:45Minutes

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Step 1
Create a new 1152 x 864px document, place the Car Paint texture image on top of the Background layer, resize it so that it fits within the document, then merge it with the Background layer (Layer > Merge Down).

Place the texture 4 blue snow texture on top of the Background layer, and change its layers Blend Mode to Soft Light.

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Double click the texture 4 blue snow layer to apply a Gradient Overlay effect, by changing the Blend Mode to Multiply and the Opacity to 95%, using a Transparent to Color gradient fill with the color #353750, changing the Style to Radial, and the Scale to 150.

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You can click and drag the gradient around as you like.

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This will add a nice purple-y tone to the background, and darken the corners a little bit.

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Step 2

Create the text in All Caps using the font Garnet, the font Size 363, the color White, and the Tracking value 50.

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Duplicate the text layer, then change the copys Fill value to 0. Duplicate the copy layer 3 more times.

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Next, well be applying Layer Styles to each text layer we have. So for each text layer, double click it, then use the values shown below:

Step 3

Original text layer:

Bevel and Emboss


  • Depth: 30
  • Size: 15
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Vivid Light
  • Color: #e0e0e0
  • Shadow Mode Color: #4f3a11


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Color Overlay

  • Color: #7d3421


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Drop Shadow

  • Opacity: 66%
  • Distance: 24
  • Spread: 6
  • Size: 32


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This will create the main text layer with the color and drop shadow values.

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Step 4

First copy text layer:

Bevel and Emboss[b]

  • [b]Size[b]: 16
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • [b]Angle[b]: 45
  • [b]Altitude[b]: 74
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • [b]Highlight Mode[b]: Vivid Light
  • [b]Shadow Mode Color[b]: #393939


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[b] Contour


  • Contour: Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.


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Texture

  • Pattern: GlitteringMetal


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This will create the glittering part of the text.

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Step 5

Second copy text layer:

Bevel and Emboss

    Size: 40
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
    Angle: 45
    Altitude: 74
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
    Highlight Mode: Vivid Light
    Shadow Mode Color: #4c0a0a
    Opacity: 50%


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- Contour

  • Contour: Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.


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This will create the first gloss layer.

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Step 6

Third copy text layer:

Bevel and Emboss

  • Size: 49
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -146
  • Altitude: 53
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Vivid Light
  • Shadow Mode Color: #393939


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Contour

  • Contour: Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.


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This will create the second gloss layer.

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Step 7

Fourth copy text layer:

Bevel and Emboss

  • Style: Stroke Bevel
  • Gloss Contour: Ring Double
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Vivid Light


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Contour

  • Contour: Log
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.


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- Texture

  • Pattern: Fake Brick


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Stroke

  • Size: 3
  • Fill Type: Gradient
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 90
  • Gradient Fill: Bronze Br44


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This will create the outer stroke.

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Step 8

Create a new layer below all text layers and call it Shadow. Set the Foreground color to #a1a1a1, and pick the Brush Tool.

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Using a big soft round brush, start dotting the shadow shape below the text.

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When youre done, change the Shadow layers Blend Mode to Linear Burn, and its Opacity to 10%.

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Step 9

Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it Ice, then change its Fill value to 0.

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Double click the Ice layer to apply the following Layer Style:

Bevel and Emboss

  • Size[b]: 10
  • [b]Contour[b]: Ring
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • [b]Highlight Mode[b]: Linear Light


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[b] Contour

  • Contour[b]: Guassian Inverse
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.


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[b]- Texture

  • Pattern: Texturetastic Gray


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Step 10

With the Brush Tool still selected, open the Brush panel (Window > Brush), choose a soft round brush tip, then modify its Settings as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

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Shape Dynamics

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Start creating the ice around and inside the text. You can either click and drag, or just click once, to create the different parts of the ice.

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Step 11

Place the lens flare 10 image on top of all layers and change its layers Blend Mode to Linear Dodge (Add).

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Go to Edit > Free Transform (or press Ctrl/Cmd + T), then resize, rotate, and place the flare as you like. When done, hit the Enter/Return key to accept the changes.

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Duplicate the flares layer, then transform it again for another letter, and so on until you have flares wherever you want on the text. Try not to create too many or very big flares. Theyre meant to add a nice sparkle to the ice, not overwhelm the design.

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Step 12

Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon down the Layers panel and choose Gradient Map.

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Change the Gradient Map layers Blend Mode to Soft Light and it Opacity to 35%. Click the Gradient box to create the gradient used.

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To create the Gradient, youll need to click below the gradient bar to add Color Stops, and when you click each Color Stop, you can change its Color and Location values. Here are the Color Stops values used from left to right:

Color Location

  • #954c39 0%
  • #b25744 15%
  • #e5883b 32%
  • #ffd175 50%
  • #e5883b 66%
  • #b25744 85%
  • #954c39 100%


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The Gradient Map will finish off the effect, enhancing the overall coloring, and adding a purple tone to the final result.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it helpful

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MickersPosted:

This is rather smart for a Christmas theme!

HaloPosted:

Great one maj. loving the guides

KyloCruxPosted:

Damn dude... nice tutorial this is awesome for new GFX artist!