Well recently we have been receiving constant email request from our regular readers for a photoshop tutorial that shows how do photoshop masters do the shining effect on their texts.

And we think it’s about time to make that request, actually its the first time since we started this blog, that we used the suggestion of a reader. So for this tutorial we will be doing a shining text effect. In this tutorial we will be learning how photoshop brush can be used in variety of ways.

So lets gets this photoshop tutorial on the roll. We will be making this simple shining text effect:


Step 1: So starting off with the tutorial we will first setup our canvass, any size will do but i did mine 640X480 pixels. Now lets give it a background color#FFD456.


Step 2: Now we have our canvass set, we now make the text were gonna place the effect, so with our text Type Tool(T) we write anything on the canvass. So go on ahead and type anything you want on the canvass. I typed “SPARKLE & SHINE” on mine.


Note: In choosing the font for your effect, try to use a much wider or bold type font to fit this effect, but in any case you have chosen a slim typed of font it will do just fine.

We now apply this settings for our text to be more prettier. Just copy the settings below or adjust it to your liking:


Step 3: Now we move to the step where we setup our brush tip for the shining effect. But before that we must create a new transparent layer on our PSD file. So we go to File>Layer>New Layer (Ctrl+Shft+N) and we name this layer “Shine”.

Onto our brush tip setting, click on our Brush Tip template we choose “Crosshatch” 1 or 4.


Note:By the way “Crosshatch” brush tip is one of the default brush tip for photoshop. If ever you don’t see the brush tip crosshatch, just click on the Load Brush button and select Assorted Brush and the click OK.


Step 4:Now we apply the Crosshatch brush to complete our Shining Effect on our text. Before we apply it though, we must make sure that we are using the White color for your brush. Moving on, select the “Shine” layer we just previously created and then apply the brush effect on selected parts of the text to make it look like its shining. Just like so:


Note: You can adjust the brush tip size to make variation with the shine size to make it more realistic. You can adjust the size by pressing the ([) to make it smaller and (]) to make it bigger. Or you can simply click on the brush tip and drag the Master Diameter to adjust the brush tip size.


Here’s the final artwork we have made:


There’s really many things you can do with photoshop brush from making the actual artwork, or even using it to enhance your design or logo. To learn more on how to use photoshop brush you can visit our photoshop tutorial page and watch our online videos. Also you can try and download our huge collection of artistic photoshop brushes, for more effects to choose from. Get it right our photoshop brush page and start making awesome effects.

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