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Text Effect Quickie: Moon Shine Text Effect
In just a few simple steps, you can add a calm, easy-going text effect — great for evening events and crisp banners.
This is a Text Effect Quickie — a tutorial that teaches an effect quickly, yet is an effective technique that can be used time and time again. If you’re looking for advanced tutorials, be sure to check out the rest of our Photoshop Tutorials on Tutorial9!
What We’re Making
This Text Effect Quickie will show you how to easily create a soft glowing moon-like text.
Before getting started, you may want to download the font used:
Step 1 – Background
Since this text effect looks best on dark colored backgrounds, let’s create one. Using the color #0f1c25 and black, create a radial gradient from the center of your document.
Step 2 – Setting the Type
Let’s set some type in the document to use the effect on. Bolder and stronger fonts will work better!
Step 3 – Setting Up the Layer Style
Go into your text layers Blending Options (Right Click Layer > Blending Options).
Apply the layer effects shown below, making any modifications as needed.
#afd3e2 to White