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Quick Tip: Create an "Action" Text Effect in Photoshop

In this quick tip tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cinematic "Action" Text Effect in Photoshop using layer styles. Let's get started!


Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.


Step 1

Make a new .PSD document; size 1000 x 500 pixels, RGB color, 100 dpi and White background. Create a new layer and fill it with a Leather Texture/Pattern and go in the menu Layer > Layer Styles > Blending Options and use these settings:


Step 2

Now create the text using this font: SF Fedora. Use these settings: 170 pt – Anti-Alias: Sharp. Now rename this text: "3D". Then we have to distort the text, so click on tool "Create Warped Text" as shown in the screen below:


Step 3

Then go in the menu Layer > Layer Styles > Blending Options and use these settings:


Step 4

Duplicate the text and rename it "Base". Right click on his layer and click to "Clear Layer Style" or in the Styles Palette click on the first style "Default style (None)" (It's the same thing). Now move this text slightly to the right in order to create a "pseudo 3D effect" with the text below (Look picture below). Then go in the menu Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and use these settings:


Conclusion

Lastly to make the text effect nicer I added some light around the text with simple brushes and color lights with soft brushes. Now your text effect is completed!

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