Clean Text Effect Tutorial in Photoshop

Posted on March 10, 2009 in Photoshop Category

In this tutorial we will learn how to make Clean Text with Effects and Reflexion in Photoshop.

What we will do

Clean Text Effect - Final Result

Step 1 - Background

Go to File - New and create a document with 500x200 pixels and black background (select "Paint Bucket Tools" and fill the background with black)

Step 2 - Add text to our scene

Pick the "Horizontal Type Tool" (T) and write Clean Text Effect.
Century Gothic Font - Regular - Size 40pt - Anti-Aliasing  Smooth

Clean Text - Step2

Step 3 - Setting up the effects

Select from the Layers Panel, the Cleant Text Effect Layer,  right click and select Blending Options.

Clean Text Step 3 - Outer Glow

Clean Text Step 3b - Gradient

Clean Text Effect - Step 3

Step 4 - Adding reflection and other stuffs

Right Click on the "Clean Text Effect" Layer and select Duplicate Layer and click OK.

Select the Second "Clean Text Effect" Layer and Right Click on it and select Rasterize Type and use SHIFT + Down Arrow to move  the duplicated text under the original.

Once you rasterized the second layer, go to Edit - Tranform - Flip Vertical.

Select "Gradient Tool" and set the color 1 to black and color 2 to white.

Press "Q" and Hold Shift and draw the mask from a little bit up near center and move a little bit down.

Press again "Q" and you've made a masked selection. Now press "Delete" to delete our selection.

- Set the Opacity of the reflexion text to 50%.

- For additional effect duplicate the original Text Layer and set opacity yo 30% and move for about 2 up moves and 2 left moves.

Step 5 - Final Results and PSD Download

In the end you should have a similar result.

Clean Text Effect - Final Result

If you have any trouble you can download PSD.

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  1. jitu says:

    if you want to same font
    so you just go to this like

  2. heather says:

    your tutorial is one of the best explained ones I have seen in a long time! Thanks!

  3. jaynarayan says:

    i am a web designer i see the file it’s very well……
    i do also a another effect………….
    it’s very helpful

  4. Sarah says:

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  5. PSDesignZone says:

    Awesome tutorial, added to

  6. khan says:

    Its very good…i like it

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