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How to Create a Quick Sparkling Diamonds Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

Some fonts can make creating certain text effects much easier. This tutorial will show you how to use a dotted font, with a couple of layer styles, to achieve a simple, glittering diamonds text effect. Let's get started!

Tutorial Assets

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

1. Creating the Background

Step 1

Create a new 1342 x 755 px document. Set the Foreground color to #161819 and the Background color to #010101, pick the Gradient Tool, click the Radial Gradient icon in the Options bar, and then click and drag from the center of the document to one of the corners, and duplicate the Background layer.

Background Gradient

Step 2

Double click the Background copy layer to apply a Pattern Overlay effect using the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Overlay
  • Pattern: DP1-E
Pattern Overlay

This will style the background.

Styled Background

2. Creating the Text and Styling the First Layer

Step 1

Create the text using the font Fortuna Dot, the Size 200 pt, and the color #a7a59f.

Duplicate the text layer and change the copy's Fill value to 0.

Create the Text

Double click the original text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 2

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Size: 10
  • Gloss Contour: Ring
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Vivid Light
  • Shadow Mode - Color: #a6a6a6
Bevel and Emboss

Step 3

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
  • Range: 25%
Contour

Step 4

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Pattern: Mesh Transparent BG
Texture

Step 5

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Pattern: Crystal Pattern
  • Scale: 10%
Pattern Overlay

Step 6

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Opacity: 50%
  • Distance: 10
  • Spread: 15
  • Size: 5
Drop Shadow

This will create the first layer of the effect.

First Styled Layer

3. Styling the Second Text Layer

Double click the copy text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Technique: Chisel Hard
  • Size: 6
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 82
  • Altitude: 53
  • Gloss Contour: Ring
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Light
  • Shadow Mode - Opacity: 0%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 2

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Contour

Step 3

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Pattern: Double lined
  • Depth: 500%
Texture

Step 4

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Noise: 49%
  • Color: #b3b694
  • Source: Center
  • Size: 16
Inner Glow

Step 5

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 65%
  • Pattern: Nebula
Pattern Overlay

This will style the second layer of the effect, adding some color using the Pattern Overlay effect, and more glossiness using the Bevel and Emboss settings.

Second Styled Layer

4. Adding the Flares

Step 1

Set the Foreground color to #f4f1e3, pick the Brush Tool, and open the Brush panel (Window > Brush). Choose one of the Stars and Flares Brush Set brush tips, and modify its settings as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

Brush Tip Shape

Shape Dynamics

Shape Dynamics

Step 2

Create a new layer on top of all layers, call it Sparkles, and change its Blend Mode to Linear Light. Then start clicking to add some sparkling flares at the edges of the text.

Adding the Flares

Congratulations! You're Done

In this tutorial, we created a simple background, and two text layers. Then, we styled both text layers using different layer effects to achieve the crystal-like look. Finally, we added a couple of flares to make the text pop a bit more.

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

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