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Electric Lightning Text Effect In Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 18732 Views November 7th, 2016

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an electric lightning text effect in Photoshop using lightning textures and brushes. You can use this lightning light effect for text layers and shapes.

electric lightning text effect photoshop tutorial

Define Pattern in Photoshop

Open this dark wall seamless texture in anew PSD file. Go to Edit > Define Pattern and save this texture as Photoshop pattern. You can now close the image.

dark wall seamless texture define pattern in photoshop

Create a new PSD file and add a new layer called Wall Background. Fill the layer with any color you want. Add a Pattern Overlay layer style using the dark wall pattern created in the previous step.

pattern overlay in photoshop

Create a Vignette Effect in Photoshop

Add an Inner Glow layer style to the Wall Background layer using black color. The size of the glow depends on the canvas size of you PSD file.

inner glow in photoshop vignette effect in photoshop

Create a Text Layer and type something. I used the Intro Font which is a free font type. Learn how to install new font in Photoshop in case you don't have this font.

intro font type

Add this layer style to the Text Layer: Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow and Bevel and Emboss. Also set the Fill to 0% opacity.

drop shadow in photoshop inner shadow in photoshop inner glow in photoshop bevel and emboss in photoshop rock grunge text in photoshop

Add the Electric Lightning Texture

Create a new layer and call it Electric Texture. Download and copy this lightning texture in this layer.

electric texture seamless photoshop

Photoshop Blend If Option

The Blend If option determines how the tonal regions of a layer and the underlying layer blend together. You find the Blend If option by opening the layer style window of any layer. At the left end of the bar is the Black slider and at the right end of the bar is the White slider. Dragging the slider to oposite direction (to the right/left) prevents the respective tones from the active layer from being blended.

So open the layer style window of the Electric Texture layer. Drag the Black slider to the right as shown in the screenshot. You will see that the darker tones are hidden with 0 opacity.

blend if gray photoshop

Add Glow Layer Style

Right click on the Electric Texture layer and choose Conver to Smart Object. Now add this glow layer style to this layer: Outer Glow (color #ff3000), Inner Glow (color #fd3c00) and Color Overlay (color #ffffff).

outer glow in photoshop inner glow in photoshop color overlay in photoshop electric text effect in photoshop

Add the Lightning Texture Image

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2 comment(s) for "Electric Lightning Text Effect In Photoshop"

7:46 AM Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Good Photoshop tutorial! Here is my try text effect with electrifying lightning strikes reply
1:17 AM Saturday, December 03, 2016
Easy and amazing tutorial! Thank you very much! reply

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