Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to bring Ice effect in text?

I looked at few tutorials on this for Photoshop and tried the same in PSE. It's simple and cool effect.

1. Open a blank document with black background. Write some text with Black color on it.

2. Now Control click on the text layer so that the text gets selected as shown.

3. Go to Filter>Artistic>Plastic Wrap. Now repeat this filter 10 times by pressing Control+F 10 times. The result may look something as shown below.

4. Now go to Layer>Layer Style>Style settings. Select Glow>Outer glow and select the color from color swatch to be "79d9f9". The output may look like as shown below :

5. Now rotate the image by 90 Right from Image>Rotate>90 Right. Now from Filter menu>Stylize>Wind. Click Ok. The output text would appear like this :

Now rotate Left 90 to bring it back.

6. Now go to Filter >Distort>Liquify. Use the Warp tool at some of the places to warp some areas of the text to given more frozen ice effect. The output may appear like this :

7. You may add a little Bevel from Layer Setting dialog.

8. Now go to Enhance>Adjust Color>Adjust Hue/Saturation. And change the color of the text to some less saturated bluish grey.

Check the checkbox "Colorize".  Here is how it will look after that :

One may add Wind effect again by rotating as we did in step 5. Here is my final output after applying the effect again :


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