Creating a Chrome Text Effect in PhotoShop

This tutorial shows you how to make chrome text. I would like you to create this text using your own name.


Getting Started:

Open a new PhotoShop project and choose 1200 pixels by 150 pixels and a resolution of 300 pixels/inch. You may have to modify the canvas size to accommodate your text.

Save the file into your PhotoShop project folder.

cont'd below:



I used 32pt black Times New Roman.

Right-click on the text Layer to open the Blending Options.


Select Drop Shadow and copy the settings from the left.
  • Blend Mode: Normal

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Angle: 120

  • Check: Use Global Light

  • Distance 5 px

  • Spread 20%

  • Size 5 px

Select the Contour style as shown to the left.


Select Inner Shadow and copy the settings from the left.

  • Blend Mode: Multiply

  • Opacity: 75%

  • Angle: 120

  • Check Use Global Light

  • Distance: 10 px

  • Highlight Mode: Screen

  • Choke: 0%

  • Size: 5 px

Select the Contour style as shown to the left.


Select Inner Glow and copy the settings from the left.

  • Blend Mode: Normal

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Noise 0%

Set the gradient as shown to the left.

  • Techique: Precise

  • Source: Edge

  • Choke: 56%

  • Size: 5 px

Select the Contour style as shown to the left.

  • Check Anti-aliased

  • Range: 26%

  • Jitter: 100%

 


Select Bevel and Emboss and copy the settings from the left.

  • Style: Inner Bevel

  • Technique: Chisel Hard

  • Depth: 1000%

  • Direction: Up

  • Size: 210 px

  • Soften: 0 px

  • Angle: 120

  • Check Use Global Light

  • Altitude: 0

 

Select the Contour style as shown to the left.

  • Highlight Mode: Normal

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Shadow Mode: Multiply

  • Opacity: 100%


 
 

Set the gradient to resemble the style to the left.


Select Gradient Overlay and copy the above settings.

  • Blend Mode: Screen

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Style: Reflected

  • Check Align with Layer

  • Angle: 125

  • Scale: 115%

Double-click on the Gradient swatch to bring up the custom gradient settings

 


The last setting is Stroke.  Use the settings to the left.

You can experiment with the Blending option settings and colours.  Shades of blue as opposed to black can have a realistic chrome effect as well.



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