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How to make glass letters in Photoshop, nice glass effect

A Logo Tutorial With Photoshop

Do you want to learn how to make something like the image below in Adobe Photoshop? You can spice up any project or presentation with text like this and it could make your overall presentation better.

Step 1.

First off, you have to create a new document. Go to File>New… and create a new one. Once you get to the screen below, type in a name for you document and your width and height (in pixels). It doesn’t really matter what you choose but you might want something pretty large to work with.

Be sure to change background contents to transparent.

Step 2.

Select two colors for you gradient, showed by the red arrow, and then click the gradient tool showed by the green arrow. You can apply the gradient by dragging the tool across your screen, and in this case I started on the bottom and dragged it to the top for this effect.

Step 3.

Next, click on the text tool showed by the red arrow and click anywhere in your box, then type whatever you want to make glassy. In this case I chose the word “Glass” and used 200pt font “cooper std”.

Step 4.

For this step, double click the text layer on the bottom right hand of your screen (it has a capital “T”) and a window like this should pop up. Check Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, and Bevel and Emboss sections of the box. Then, change all the settings for each individual effect (blending options:custom, drop shadow, inner shadow, inner glow, and bevel and emboss) to the settings showed below.

Congratulations! Your done! Press OK on the box to confirm the settings, and see as your text looks as if it is glass! No matter where you move the text, it will always show the color of whatever the background is.