Saturday, July 18, 2009

Neon text effect

This Photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a neon text effect. You’ve probably seen this effect on advertisement signs in bars, hotels, and casinos etc. Neon text has a distinct fluorescent colour.

Neon text effect

Step 1

Open a new Photoshop document with the 640 x 480 size.
Fill the background with black colour using the paint bucket tool.
Select the text tool with a white colour and type your message on the stage. I used Alba font type, but you can use whatever font type you wish. Note that the neon text in signs are normally in hand written font, so you may wish to choose a hand written style font.

Step 2

Select Layer > Layer Style > Blending Option then check the colour overlay and choose a colour you want for the neon effect. I have used #67e998 colour, but you can use whatever colour you wish.

Step 3

Check the Outer Glow and add the following settings. I have used #04ef1a colour, you should select a slightly darker colour from the colour overlay. Then click ok.

Step 4

Select Layer > Rasterize > Type. Then choose Select > Load Selection and the inside of your text should be selected. Choose Select > Modify > Contract. Depending on the size of your text choose 3 or 4 pixels then click ok. Now delete the selection.

You should now Neon text effect.


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