In this tutorial I will show you how to create a really trendy glowing/shining text effect in Photoshop playing with some brushes and adjustment layers. It's a very easy tutorial and you will be able to do the whole process in 5-10 minutes.

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Since this text effect looks best on dark colored backgrounds, let’s create one. Using the color #0f1c25 and black, create a radial gradient from the center of your document.

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Let’s set some type in the document to use the effect on. Bolder and stronger fonts will work better! You may want to download the font used: Nevis Bold

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Setting Up the Layer Style

Go into your text layers Blending Options (Right Click Layer > Blending Options).

Apply the layer effects shown below, making any modifications as needed.

Drop Shadow

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Outer Glow

#afd3e2

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Inner Glow

#93c1d4

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Gradient Overlay

#afd3e2 to White

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You can use this technique in lots of different projects, like logos, posters, and Web site headers, for example. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial, and let me know if you have any questions.

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Alex Roman

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  • Danielle
    Great tut! I use some twinkle brushes and a cool star texture for the finishing touch: http://i25.tinypic.com/mm30cy.jpg
  • Bobby
    great tut i liked alot i am still an amatuer at PS and trying to get better. thx again
  • Andrew
    great Tutorial as always, I check your page daily. Your work is awesome, keep it up.
  • mishimasan
    Great help! Thanks!
  • christopher
    really great tips in this tut. Please keep posting this quality stuff!
  • Matty
    Really really awesome man, thanks a lot.
  • Ridwan Santoso
    wow, amazing effect thanks for the tut
  • Tystar
    Thank you very much for the tutorial :) Cheers :)
  • Jermayn Parker
    looks elegant :) simple yet cool.great tutorial.
  • Heatherina
    keep doing tutorials… a loved it! thankyou for everything! Nice Work!
  • Ferreira Dani
    love when it’s not to complicated but when it’s simple and quick ! looks pretty nice and professionnal Good Job !
  • KOt
    Nice tutorials.
  • Thanks, very useful tutorials! Regards