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Golden Tinsel Christmas Text Effect in Photoshop

Tutorials Text Effects 14125 Views November 29th, 2012

Learn how to create a tinsel Christmas decoration text effect in Photoshop from this easy to follow tutorial. All you have to do it to stroke any path(text, shape) using a tinsel brush and you will obtain a creative Christmas effect. I really hope you will enjoy this new Christmas tutorial and I am curious to see your results so feel free to upload your work at our comments section.

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In this tutorial I will create a very simple Christmas text effect using a premade tinsel brush that you can download along with the PSD file at the end of this tutorial.

Let's start with a simple text; choose whatever font you want but I used LeckerliOne; if you don't have it download it from the internet and simply install the font in Photoshop.

Add a simple Pattern Overlay; use a glitter pattern. I for example I will choose the golden glitter pattern from this amazing set of glitter seampless pattern.

Press CTRL and click on the XMAS text layer thumbnail to make a selection. Go to Select, Modify and Contract the selection by 8px like in the image.

Add the selection as layer mask for the XMAS text layer. Also add a Drop Shadow effect. Your result should look like this:

Create a new layer and call it Tinsel Layer. Press CTRL and click on the XMAS text layer thumbnail to make a selection. Create a work path out of the selection and choose the tinsel brush that you will find in the ZIP file at the end of the tutorial. Choose white color for the brush and Stroke Path.

Go to Filter, Sharpen and choose Smart Sharpen with these settings:

Now we'll add some layer styles for the Tinsel Layer like Drop Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Pattern Overlay, etc.

Your tinsel Christmas text effect should now look like this:

For the final result I have added in a new layer some nice shiny golden stars and blue light stars; simply add the stars inside the tinsel text using my little stars brush that you will find inside the ZIP file. In the PSD file you have also the layer style for the stars layer; but you can use any other style that you like(silver, gold, glitter, etc.). You can add other decorations like Christmas lights or Christmas balls.

Here you can download the PSD FILE(2.77 MB) for the tinsel Christmas text effect with all the layers and layer styles intact. In the ZIP file you will also find the tinsel brush and the stars brush used in this tut. These files are only for personal non commercial use; the redistribution on other websites is not allowed.

9 comment(s) for "Golden Tinsel Christmas Text Effect in Photoshop"

kat
kat
11:54 PM Thursday, December 06, 2012
Sorry, I forgot to inform you that I am running on a mac. reply
kat
kat
11:54 PM Thursday, December 06, 2012
there is no tinsel brush in the zip file for this tutorial. There is only a stars brush. I also struggled to get the beginning of this tutorial until I figured to inverse the selection with the glitter pattern overlay. reply
PSDDude
11:57 PM Thursday, December 06, 2012
Hi kat,

inside the ZIP file there is a ABR file called "psddude-tinsel-stars.abr" ; this ABR contains the tinsel brush and the stars brush. I have just downloaded the file and it is there.

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PSDDude
11:18 PM Sunday, December 09, 2012
Here is a sample of what you can do with this tinsel text effect; Christmas card created by www.chez-mireilled.com/ reply
PSDDude
2:09 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2012
My tutorial was translated in Russian by http://www.photoshop-master.ru and here is one of my favorite results made by Alex Cherkasov
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John
1:17 AM Saturday, December 22, 2012
2013 Tinsel Photoshop Text
Made by Dmitry

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Ksusha
Ksusha
9:04 AM Friday, January 11, 2013
Thanks for another useful tutorial. Had a great time doing it. I added some decorations and another background. reply
John
9:12 AM Friday, January 11, 2013
It looks great even on bright color background :) reply
PSDDude
2:23 AM Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tinsel Typography for Christmas Time made in Photoshop by Larisa (www.photoshop-master.ru/users.php?id=201775) reply

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