In this video, learn how to create quick neon with a layer styles recipe.
- [Narrator] In this movie I'd like to show you…how to create simple neon.…And here is my starting point.…You can see that I'm using a very condensed,…very thin, Sans Serif type face.…And I also have this on a background gradient.…Now the first thing I want to do is create a work path…from my type layer.…So I'll come to my type layer, right click…and then choose create work path.…I'll now turn off my type layer and create a new layer,…because what I want to do is stroke this work path…with a paint brush.…
I have a soft edge brush at 30 pixel diameter chosen…and I have this hot pink color as my foreground color.…I'm now going to right click on the work path…and choose stroke path.…I will simulate the pressure…and make sure that I have brush chosen as the tool.…Now I'm going to deactivate the path,…because it's visually distracting.…So I'll just click beneath work path…and click back onto my layers panel.…
Let's turn back on my type layer,…and with the type layer selected,…I'm going to add a couple of layer effects to it.…
- Illustrating a concept
- Modifying letterforms
- Creating distressed text with a displacement map
- Creating effects such as smoky or fiery type
- Painting type with custom brushes
- Creating print-inspired type effects
- Working with multilayered type
- Creating a type portrait
- Creating nostalgic type treatments
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Textureswith Nigel French1h 47m Intermediate
1. Simple Type Effects
2. Damaged and Distressed Type
3. Real-World Type Effects
4. Print-Inspired Type Effects
5. Type and Pattern
6. Type Portraits
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