In this tutorial I will be teaching you how to make an icy text effect style, like the text below:
To start out create a new document. Now using the text tool write out whatever you would like to freeze. I used the font â€œEuroseâ€ But you can use whatever tickles you fancy. By the way donâ€™t you love that phrase?
Okay so Now that we have our text laid out lets Rasterize our text. Incase you donâ€™t know how to do that go to Layer> Rasterize> Type. Then Merge your text into the background layer (or your first layer). If you donâ€™t know how to do this just hit Ctrl-E. Now go to Image> Rotate Canvas> Rotate 90 CW. You should have something like this:
Okay so now what I want you to do is invert your whole document. So go to Image> Adjustments> Invert.
Now go to Filter > Pixelate > Crystallize. Set it on about 3-4 somewhere around there.
Now go to Filter > Stylize > Wind. Make sure it set on wind and coming from the right.
Now press Ctrl-U this should bring up the Hue/Saturation menu. Now plug in these settings:
Now using the color picker get a blue color from your icicles on your text. Now take out you brush tool on 0 hardness and set on 6 px. Now on a new layer Brush on your text to give it a frozen feeling. Just click around until you have something like this:
Congratulations you have learn how to make Icy text! Now you can freeze any text you want.