This is a technique to make
cool looking chrome text. This tutorial requires
some type of bevel filter. I highly recommend
PhotoBevel Solo. You can get it absolutely free
1. I will start with a black
background. Using a mid-range gray, I will put
some text in the middle. This will work best
using a bold font. Here I am using 60 pt. Heather.
the text layer with the background. Now, make a new layer, and put a
black-white gradient with two gradients in it. It
should look like this:
the gradient go from top to bottom on the picture.
Then choose the 'Overlay' blending mode from the
menu in the layers pallete.
on the visibility mode button next to layer 1 to
make it invisible, then use the magic wand tool
to select the gray text. Make layer 1 visible
again and be sure it is the active layer (as
shown in the picture).
5. Now go
to your Bevel filter. (Filter>Extensis>
PhotoBevel Solo). Play around with these settings
until you are pleased. The settings I used are at
the bottom of the screen. I suggest a flat bevel.
Turn down the softness and turn up the highlights
to make it look more metallic. As usual, play
around with it until you like it.
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