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How to Create an Iridescent Snake-Textured Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this quick tip, we are going to create a simple Layer Style text effect, similar to the text effects that can be purchased on Envato Market. We'll be using a bunch of textures, a pattern, and a couple of layer effects to create a snake-textured text effect. Let's get started!

Tutorial Assets

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

1. Create the Background Gradient

Step 1

Create a new 800 x 600px document, and duplicate the Background layer.

Create the Document

Step 2

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

  • Check the Dither box
  • Scale: 150%
  • Use the gradient fill below
Gradient Overlay

This will add the background's gradient.

Background Gradient

2. Add the Textures

Step 1

Place the Texture 42 image on top of the Background copy layer, and then change its layer's Blend Mode to Soft Light and its Opacity to 75%.

Add Texture 1

Step 2

Add the Texture 630 image, and change its layer's Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Add Texture 2

Step 3

Add image 6 (2) from the Premium Blur Backgrounds bundle, and change its layer's Blend Mode to Multiply.

Add Texture 3

Step 4

Add image 9 from the Premium Blur Backgrounds bundle, and then change its layer's Blend Mode to Color and its Opacity to 20%.

Add Texture 4

3. Create and Style the Text

Step 1

Create the text using the font Ballpark Weiner, and place its layer below image 9's layer. The Color is #7bb6cf, and the Size is 150 pt.

Create the Text

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

Step 2

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Size: 10
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 11
  • Altitude: 64
  • Gloss Contour: Cone - Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Vivid Light
  • Opacity: 75%
  • Shadow Mode:
  • Color: #474747
  • Opacity: 75%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 3

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Contour: Guassian - Inverse
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Range: 65%
Contour

Step 4

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Pattern: Rubber grip
Texture

Step 5

Add an Inner Shadow with these settings:

  • Color: #2a84a9
  • Distance: 0
  • Size: 5
Inner Shadow

Step 6

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Light
  • Opacity: 44%
  • Noise: 50%
  • Color: Use the drum 10 gradient fill
  • Source: Center
  • Size: 21
  • Contour: Cone - Shallow
Inner Glow

Step 7

Add a Satin with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Light
  • Color: #fff1c0
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Angle: 7
  • Distance: 108
  • Size: 35
  • Contour: Ring - Triple
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Check the Invert box
Satin

Step 8

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Overlay
  • Opacity: 42%
  • Use the gradient fill below
Gradient Overlay

Step 9

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Soft Light
  • Pattern: Nebula
Pattern Overlay

Step 10

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Color: #1b1635
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Distance: 7
  • Size: 10
Drop Shadow

Congratulations! You're Done

In this quick tip, we used a simple gradient and a bunch of textures to create the background. Then, we created some text and styled it with many different effects to create the snake-textured look.

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

Final Result
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