How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Photoshop

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a New Year 2010 silver text effect completely from scratch using several Photoshop tools, different Blending modes, and more. Let’s get started!

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How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch, Background ContentsBlack.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Click in the image and type some text. Press Enter to apply the text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Select Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to InnerGlow:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Also set Satin

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the recently made layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) to move the copy upper. We should also change the text color to white and remove the Layer Style:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Make a copy of the last made layer and move again the copy the same way demonstrated below, applying Free Transform (Ctrl+T). Its color is #C3B3B5

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next layers:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Go to Layer Style by clicking on the layer we work on the Layers’ panel to add Drop Shadow:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Add Bevel and Emboss

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next effect:

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and select here a Soft Round brush of white color from Brush Tool (B) to represent the snow.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
This layer will be situated lower than the layers containing the year text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
On the next new layer (Create new layer) we’ll paint with Soft Round brush as show. The brush color is #26201E and Opacity15%.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4
The layer will be situated also lower than the layers containing the year text.

How to Create a Silver Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop CS4

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