Photoshop Tutorial Glass Text

Step 1. Start with a background. 72dpi and RGB mode.

glass text tutorial

Step 2. Add some text, here I used galant (www.1001freefonts.com)

glass text tutorial

Step 3.

Add a layer style by clicking the little “f” at the bottom of the layers pallette.

Add a dropshadow and a bevel, copy the settings shown here.

Note 2 things here that really make the glass “pop”

1. Change the contour, this gives the reflected look.
2. uncheck the global light and change the altitude to 70.

glass text tutorial

Step 4. Here is the result, pretty uninspiring huh?

glass text tutorial

Step 5.

This step is where the magic happens!

In the styles palette, click on the Custom blending options.

Now pull the fill opacity all the way to 0 and the rabbit comes out of the hat!

glass text tutorial

Step 6. Here is our glass type.

glass text tutorial

Step 7. Here I copied the layer style to the background layer to make that glass too.

glass text tutorial

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