May 4, 2016

Your Name In-Lights Text

Ever wanted your name in lights? Well with this easy Photoshop tutorial it’s possible! Put your name in lights!
Your Name In Lights Text


Firstly make a new document in Photoshop, you can use any old size. I’ll be using a size of 400 x 200 pixels 😉
Now make a suitable background for the lights text.
Blurred Background
You can make this background effect with filters by following these simple steps:

  1. Reset colors to Black and White then apply Filter > Render > Clouds.
  2. Apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise with these settings.
  3. Now apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur using these or similar settings.
  4. Add color (CTRL+U) then Brightness & Contrast (Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast)
  5. Repeat Filter > Blur > Motion Blur.

And now you should have a pretty nice background effect.


The next thing to do is write out your text. Using #f1aa12 and a nice, large font write out your text on the canvas. I wrote out “FAMOUS.”
Written Text
The font I used above is Arial Black, size 82 pt. Right-click the layer in the layer’s pallette then go into the Blending Options. Use the following layer styles:

  1. Drop Shadow
  2. Inner Shadow
  3. Bevel and Emboss
  4. Gradient Overlay

And now you should have a nice-looking text effect like this:
After Applying Layer Styles

13 Comments on Your Name In-Lights Text

  1. Good but you should really put an outer glow on all the little dots you have there. That way it actually is light and bright.

  2. This is brilliant – just what I needed, and so straightforward.

    Might I recommend that on the final part, to help keep all the ‘lights’ aligned setting up a framework of guides helps. Also, if you change the size as I did, settings on the bevel and the drop shadow for the lights might need tweaking to accurately replicate the effects here.

  3. Fun, easy, and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!! I did try the outer glow and liked it, and a tiny bit of gaussian blur.

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