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Create a Sparkling Diamond and Gold Text Effect Using Filter Forge and Photoshop [Part -2]

 
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Step 10 Double click the original “Hexagonal Brush” layer to apply the following Layer Style: Bevel and Emboss: Change the Technique to Chisel Hard, the Depth to 500, the Size to 4, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode to Linear Light, and the Shadow Mode color to #656565. Contour: Just check the Anti-aliased […]

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Posted January 17, 2013 by Bandish Patel

 
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Step 10

Double click the original “Hexagonal Brush” layer to apply the following Layer Style: Bevel and Emboss: Change the Technique to Chisel Hard, the Depth to 500, the Size to 4, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode to Linear Light, and the Shadow Mode color to #656565.

Contour: Just check the Anti-aliased box.

Gradient Overlay: Change the Blend Mode to Multiply, the Style to Reflected, the Angle to 45, and choose the third gradient in the “mbr4d@hotmail.com.grd” file from the gradients pack.

Pattern Overlay: Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, choose the “Crystal Pattern”, and change the Scale to 25%.

Drop Shadow: Just change the Opacity to 37%.

This will style the first layer of the diamonds.


Step 11

Double click the copy “Hexagonal Brush” layer to apply the following Layer Style: Bevel and Emboss: Change the Technique to Chisel Soft, the Gloss Contour to Rolling Slope – Descending, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode to Vivid Light and its Opacity to 60%, and change the Shadow Mode color to #656565 and its Opacity to 20%.

Contour: Just check the Anti-aliased box.

Pattern Overlay: Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, choose the “Crystal Pattern”, and change the Scale to 25%.

This will style the second layer of the diamonds, making them look shinier, glossier, and more realistic.


Step 12

Double click the first copy text layer to apply the following Layer Style: Bevel and Emboss: Change the Style to Stroke Emboss, which needs the Stroke effect to work, but we’ll add that later. Change the Technique to Chisel Hard, the Size to 23, the Gloss Contour to Ring, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode to Vivid Light and its color to #fffcf4.

Contour: Choose Cove – Shallow, and check the Anti-aliased box.

Stroke: Change the Size to 15 and use the color #a18f53.

Inner Shadow: Change the color to #78614b and the Distance to 3.

Inner Glow: Change the Blend Mode to Multiply and the color to #c1bd84. This will make the glow work as a shadow to intensify the edges a little bit.

This will create the top part of the golden stroke.


Step 13

Double click the second copy text layer to apply the following Layer Style: Stroke: Change the Size to 15, the Blend Mode to Soft Light, the Fill Type to Gradient, the Angle to 45, the Scale to 150, and choose the “Grey Fan F10 – angled” gradient found in the “DIALS.grd” file in the gradients pack.

Drop Shadow: Change the Distance to 10, the Spread to 40, and the Size to 35.

This will create some diagonal lines that give an illusion of a reflection on the stroke.


Step 14

Double click the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style: Bevel and Emboss: Change the Style to Stroke Emboss, the Technique to Chisel Hard, the Depth to 200, the Size to 25, the Gloss Contour to Ring – Double, check the Anti-aliased box, change the Highlight Mode to Vivid Light and its color to #fffcf4.

Contour: Choose Cone, check the Anti-aliased box, and change the Range to 100.

Stroke: Change the Size to 17, the Fill Type to Gradient, the Angle to 90, and choose the “Gold Dial Tops X7 – angled” gradient found in the “DIALS.grd” file in the gradients pack.

Pattern Overlay: Choose the “Crystal Pattern”, and change the Scale to 25%.

Drop Shadow: Change the Distance to 10, the Spread to 40, and the Size to 35.

This will create the bottom part of the stroke, and will give the text a 3D look.

Pick the Move Tool, and hit the keyboard’s right arrow key three times to nudge the bottom stroke a tiny bit to the right.


Step 15

Click the ‘Create new fill or adjustment layer’ icon down the Layers panel and choose Gradient Map.

Make sure that the adjustment layer is on top of all layers then change its Blend Mode to Multiply and its Opacity to 20%. Click the gradient box to create the gradient.

The gradient uses two colors: #e6a321 to the left and #efbe39 to the right. This will add a warm layer of color to the final effect.


Step 16

Pick the Brush Tool. Choose one of the sparkle brushes from the Sparkle brush pack, then open the Brush panel to modify some settings. Brush Tip Shape:

Shape Dynamics:

These settings will give you sparkles in different sizes and angles each time you click to add one. Create a new layer below the Gradient Map adjustment layer and call it “Sparkles”. Set the Foreground color to #ebebeb, and start clicking to add sparkles over the text. Just a couple here and there, too many sparkles may ruin the design.


Step 17

Select all the layers you have (click the first one, then Shift + click the last one), and drag them to the ‘Create a new layer’ icon down the Layers panel to duplicate them.

With the duplicated layers still selected, go to Layer > Merge Layers (Command/Ctrl + E) to merge them in one layer.

Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Vertical to turn the copy upside down.

Change the merged layer’s Blend Mode to Lighten. This will get rid of the background easily, because it is very dark compared to the text, and it doesn’t contain any details

Pick the Move Tool, and use the down arrow key (you can use the Shift key with it for bigger increments) to move the copy downward, until the edges of the letters no longer overlap.


Step 18

Click the ‘Add layer mask’ icon down the Layers panel to create one.

Pick the Gradient Tool, make sure that the Foreground color is Black, choose the Foreground to Transparent fill, and click the Linear Gradient icon in the Options bar. Then, press and hold the Shift key, and click and drag a straight line from the bottom to the top of the document.

This will cause a gradual decreasing in opacity of the reflected text.

Once again, click and drag a straight line, this time from the bottom of the document to the end of the original text.

One last time, drag a straight line from the bottom of the document to the top of the original text. This will create a simple reflection for the text.


Final Image

And this is the final result. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it useful. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below.


Bandish Patel

 


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