Glow/Explode Text Effect

This tutorial will show you how to create glow/explode text effect, this text effect looks awesome on wallpapers.

Step 1: Create a new document 300 x 200 pixels. Select the text tool and type your text in black color. I use 'Cooper Std' font and font size 80 pt. This is how it should look about now..

Step 2: Now go to Layer>Flatten Image.

Step 3: Go to Image>Adjustment>Invert. After this your text looks like below:

Step 4: Now apply Gaussian Blur. So go to Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur and apply these settings:

Step 5: In step 5 go to Filters> Stylize> Solarize and your text looks like:

Step 6: Now add some contrast, so go to Image> Adjustment> Auto-Contrast.

Then Filter> Stylize> Wind apply this from left and again go Filter> Stylize> Wind apply this from right.

Step 7: In the final setup you can change colors in Image> Adjustment> Hue/Saturation and set Colorize and set your colors. I use these settings:

Here's is the Final Result!:


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