So you want to know how to make Chrome text in Photoshop? It is easy and I will showyou how. First of all make a new image 600X600 with a black background with somewhite text on it, once you have the text the way you want it rasterize the layer (right click the text layer in the layers palette and choose Rasterize Layer). Then duplicate the textlayer so you have two layers with the letters on it.Control click on one of the layers with the letters to bring up its selection. Then go toyour channels menu and save the selection as a new channel. With the selection stillactive do a series of Gaussian blurs starting at 16 then 8,4,2 and finally one. Now go back to your layers palette, working on the top layer go to your lightening effects(filters/render/lighting effects) I used the settings that you see on the right.After the lightening effects your image will look like this. As you can see lighting effects
is a great tool in Photoshop, thanks Adobe.You will notice that after the lightening effects the image looks a little rough. We can fixthat, just do a gaussian blur of 2 pixels over it to smooth it out. You may not notice adifference here but trust me you will when you do it.Still working on the top layer, we are going to adjust the curves to start to give the imageits chrome look. Set your curves to the settings shown on the right. After you haveadjusted your curves your image will look like the one on the right. Which looks prettycool, but I like it better after the last step. The last thing todo is add the plastic wrap. You can find the plastic wrap filter under filters/artistic/plasticwrap. Set all the levels to their maximum.
That is all for this Photoshop tutorial folks. Any questions, comments or feedback please
Colorful 3D text
In this tutorial you will learn how to create this colorful 3D text effect:
Create a blank document, size depends on the size of your text.Type your text with every new letter on a new layer.