The Glass Text effect
Perfect for adding a large copyright notice right across the center of your image (while allowing the image’s beauty to still show through), this technique is so easy it does not even need a step-by-step explanation. Simply type your copyright info or any other text and add a Bevel and Emboss layer style (perhaps with a slight Inner Shadow and maybe a 1-pixel black Stroke effect). Then, at the top of the Layers palette, reduce the Fill slider (not the Opacity slider) to 0 (zero). The pixels on the layer become transparent, but the layer style remains visible.