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Simple Web 2.0 Text

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Post by Viral on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:29 pm

In this tutorial Ill just be showing you how to make a simple web 2.0 text effect credits go to Vectawr

Lets go!

Simply add the text you want.Simple Web 2.0 Text TextTool
Simple Web 2.0 Text 1

Now select the text.Simple Web 2.0 Text MagicWandTool
Make a new layer.Simple Web 2.0 Text AddNewLayer
On the new layer with the text selection still intact create a gradientSimple Web 2.0 Text LinearGradient with the color of the text
and a darker shade of that color. Simple Web 2.0 Text 2
Now you will see that the gradient isn't very smooth on some sides.
Just do Gaussian BlurSimple Web 2.0 Text GaussianBlur you do anything between 2-10 I used 5.
Simple Web 2.0 Text 3
Okay now duplicate Simple Web 2.0 Text DuplicateLayer he text layer and move it upSimple Web 2.0 Text Up so its in front of
the gradient layer and just use Brightness and ContrastSimple Web 2.0 Text BrightnessContrast from the adjustments tab to make it pure white.

Simple Web 2.0 Text 4
Select the pure white text layer's text
Simple Web 2.0 Text 5
Now we are going to use the move SelectionSimple Web 2.0 Text MoveSelectionTool tool to make the selection a little bit smaller and more inside the text
as you see me doing in the screen shot below.
Simple Web 2.0 Text 6
Simple Web 2.0 Text GaussianBlur
Once you've made the selection a little bit smaller you can press the delete button on your keyboard
or go Edit > Cut. Now just Gaussian blur Simple Web 2.0 Text GaussianBlur
that pure white text layer it can be anywhere from 4-7 just see which one you like the most.
Simple Web 2.0 Text 7

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