Here’s the final image we are going to make:
Step 1. Make a scanline background.
To do this, create a new document, 1×6 pixels. Set foreground color to gray (50%) to fill the layer created. Next, set the foreground color to a lighter gray than the first one (35%), pick the Pencil Tool and shade one-third of the rectangular shape we made (e.g., the top part).
Step 2. Create a new document.
Open a new document, 1200×600 pixels, fill with the scanline pattern you’ve just created, then fill layer with blue color.
Step 3. Type the text.
With the foreground color set to white, type the text you want to work with. You can use the serpentine font like the one I used here.
Step 4. Applying the layer styles.
With the correct settings and values in applying the different layer styles, we will be able to create a beautiful and shiny chrome text effect here. Using a different font and color background may give different results. Experiment value variations to meet the desired outcome. Afterall, your own creativity and originality is the most important and which this tutorial hopes to give inspiration.
The following guides you through the process of the layer style application.
4.1 Bevel and emboss
4.4 Drop Shadow
You can do your own style and variations, like the ones I did below. To do it, create a new layer above all the layers in the layers palette, fill that with any background you want (Select>All, Edit>Copy, Edit>Paste), then make a clipping mask (by right-clicking the layer, then select Create clipping mask).