In this tutorial you will learn to create a Aero Glass Text Effect in Photoshop CS5 inspired from Windows Vista/7 Aero Glass Effect. Text will still remain glassy even if you move it.
Open Photoshop CS5 and create a new file (CTRL + N) with 600 Width and 300 Height. See the image below:
After you download the sample image, drag and drop it on the scene and by holding ALT + SHIFT you can scale the image and maintain the aspect ratio. Press ENTER when you are done.
Select the Text Tool (T) and click somewhere on the canvas and write "GLASS" with Arial Bold, 120px, and anti-aliasing set to "Crisp".
Right click on the GLASS Text Layer and select Blending Options. Here you need to apply a series of filters to have the same results as the demo image.
First, set the Fill Opacity to 0.
To adjust the Gradient Color, click on the Gradient Bar and do the settings below:
Also to adjust the Gradient Position on your text, you need to have the Gradient Overlay Tab opened, and go with your cursor arrow and hold click on the text, then move up or down to adjust the Gradient Position. See below a sample: