Chrome Text Effect

Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

Here’s an easy, cool chrome text effect everybody can learn in just a few steps mainly using the layer styles. Here’s the preview of our final result – a Softlight and Screen blend mode, respectively:



Background Preparation

1. Open a new document (800widthx600height), fill it with black.

2. Pick your Brush Tool (soft) and paint canvass in dots, horizontal arrangement, with the following colors:

3. Apply Gaussian Blur with the following settings:

Done with the background.

Making the Text

1. Select a clean, bold font that is clearly visible with the effects that we’ll make. I use a Neuropol font here, size 72 pixels. Type the text onto the background we made earlier. This is how it looks:

2. Duplicate this layer if you want to. If not, it’s ok.

Applying Layer Styles

1. Right-click your text layer on the layers palette and select Blending Options. In the dialog box that opens, check Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, Outer Glow, and Bevel and Emboss.

2. Done selecting the layer styles above, it’s time to set the values in each layer style. To do this, click each layer style one at a time beginning with the Drop Shadow up to Bevel and Emboss (in order), then set the following accordingly:

Now, go to your layers palette and change blend mode from Normal to your desired taste. There’s a lot of possibilities here, actually. In this case, I just chose 2 – Softlight and Screen. Save.


You can change the background you want. With the final image above, just paste it onto the background you selected, then choose the mode that blends well with your text. Here is another version of the above by changing the background and Blend Mode:

Overlay (Opacity : 100, Fill : 100)

Color Burn (Opacity : 70, Fill : 50)

That’s it! Enjoy!

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