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How to Create a Luxurious Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create this gorgeous text effect in Adobe Photoshop. It's one of a series of 15 Elegant Text Styles, as well as many other styles available to purchase on Envato Market.

Preview of the styles in the Elegant Text Styles pack
15 Elegant Text Styles—zoomed in preview

Tutorial Assets

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

1. Create the Background

Step 1

Install the Damask pattern by double clicking it.

Step 2

Create a new document (File > New) and set the Width to 600 px, the Height to 300 px and the Resolution to 72.

Create a new document

Step 3

Select > All, then Edit > Fill and pick White from the drop-down list. Then Select > Deselect. Let’s rename the layer (Layer > Rename Layer) to Background to keep it nice and clean.

Step 4

Now double-click the Background layer to enter Layer Style. You’re going to add a Pattern Overlay. From the drop-down list, select the dark gray Damask pattern.

Add a pattern to the background

Step 5

Now add a Color Overlay with the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Vivid Light
  • Opacity: 2%
  • Use the color #000000
Add a Color Overlay to the background

Step 6

Then you’re going to add a Gradient Overlay with the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Overlay
  • Make sure you tick Reverse
  • Style: Radial
  • Angle: 0
  • Scale: 150%

Click the Gradient box to create the gradient. Click each color stop to modify the Color and use the colors #060606 to the left and #3c3c3c to the right.

Add a Gradient Overlay to the background

Step 7

While you're still in the Gradient Overlay section, click on the canvas and hold while dragging upwards to move the gradient. You’ll see it gives the background a nice soft light that spreads from the top.

Drag the gradient

2. Create the Text and Add Effects 

Step 1

Install the Webtreats pattern by double clicking it.

Step 2

Install the font Great Vibes. Then back in Photoshop, create the text by typing Luxury or something else of your choosing and select the font you just installed (it’s called Great Vibes Regular in the font list). Set the size to 200 pt. It doesn’t matter what color you choose because we’re going to add a lot of effects that’ll cover it.

Step 3

Double-click the Luxury layer and let the fun begin! Under Pattern Overlay, add the black pattern from the Webtreats pack. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a unique name, but luckily all the patterns have different colors, and you’re going to use the only black one there is. It’ll add a dark stone pattern to the text:

Add a Pattern Overlay to the text layer

Step 4

Add a Gradient Overlay to the mix, so the text comes to life:

Add a Gradient Overlay to the text layer

Step 5

To make the text pop, add Bevel & Emboss with the following settings. Make sure the Gloss Contour is the one called Ring – Double.

Add Bevel  Emboss to the text layer

Step 6

Then add some Contour to adjust the Bevel & Emboss. Make sure the Contour is called Gaussian

Add Contour to the text layer

Step 7

Now frame the whole text with a golden border by adding an Outer Glow:

Add an Outer Glow to the text layer

Step 8

By adding a silver Stroke to the text, you’ll make it shine and stand out even more:

Add a Stroke to the text layer

Step 9

Lastly, add a Drop Shadow to separate the text from the background:

Add a Drop Shadow to the text layer

Step 10

Hit OK and you end up with a shiny new text effect.

3. Save the Text Effect for Future Use

Step 1

But of course you’ll want to save the effect so you can use it over and over again on other text or objects. If you take a look at the Styles panel, you’ll notice the small icon that looks like a piece of paper with a folded corner. Click on it to add the style to your active styles and give it a memorable name.

Create a new style

Step 2

You still need to save it to the library, so go ahead and click on the small drop-down icon and then Save Styles. Save it anywhere you want, although I recommend saving it in the Photoshop folder:

  • Location of the Styles Folder on Windows: Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop (your version) > Presets > Styles
  • Location of the Styles Folder on Mac: Programs > Adobe Photoshop (your version) > Presets > Styles

Save the style

Final product

Congratulations! You’re Done!

In this tutorial, we learned how to create a luxurious text effect in Photoshop.

We started out by creating a subtle dark background with a Damask pattern. Then we created a text layer and added a lot of different effects in order to create an elegant and luxurious text effect that really pops out at the viewer. 

After that, we made sure to save the text style so we can use it later in other projects.

Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and outcomes below.

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