Photoshop: Create Glassy Text

Introduction: Photoshop: Create Glassy Text

** I'm Dutch so please say if I need to correct something **

We are going to create a glassy text in Photoshop CS2.
I've added some screenshots, they are Dutch, but I think you can see what I mean.

This is my first Instructable, hope you like it. :)

Step 1: The Text

- Make a new file with a black background. I made it 400x700px

- Put a nice text on it.

Step 2: The Effects

We are using the following effects: inner glow, a gradient and a border. Thats all!!

Look at the screenshots for the settings.
As I said, the text is Dutch but you can see what to change.

Step 3: Reflection

- Duplicate the text layer (ctrl + j)
- Make a new layer beneath that one.
- Merge them. (ctrl + e)
- Flip it vertically
- Move it beneath the original text layer.
- Make the opacity about 20%.
- Add a layer mask
- With the brush tool, draw with a soft 100px brush a straight (by holding the shift key) black line on the layer mask. See the screenshot for the position.

Be the First to Share


    • Pocket-Sized Speed Challenge

      Pocket-Sized Speed Challenge
    • Audio Challenge 2020

      Audio Challenge 2020
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    8 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    what is the red 100px brush for?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I just put a red line there to show where you need to use the 100px black brush.
    It is used to mask the bottom part of the reflection.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    ahh..i guess if i read id figure that out...


    11 years ago on Introduction

    great tutorial. this is easier than the way I used to do it (apply gradient, cut gradient, apply another gradient, border, gradient, etc.) I never thought to use blending options to make glass. thanks