This is more a Freebie than a tutorial, i have created for you 12 text effects using only layer styles which can be freely used and distributed (don’t forget to mention source). The styles are top notch and can be used for any purpose from speeding up your designing process to using then as your logo.
The following images shows the texts after applying the layer styles.
Web 2.0 Pink Text Style
Web 2.0 Green Text Style
Web 2.0 Blue Text Style
Metal Text Style
Green Lush Text Style
Gooby Text Style
Firefly Glow Text Style
Earthly Being Text Style
Cloudy Text Style
Blood Shine Text Style
Twitter Text Style
Web 2.0 Red Text Style
To begin with you must 1st give the background an appropriate color or gradient, it is very necessary for the looks, i have used both radial as well as linear gradients for this purpose. You can experiment with different colors and also with the styles.
To learn the process how it was created just double click the “fx” icon next to the text you have used the style, layers style palate will open.
From there just click on the names which are ticked and check the settings, by the end of all the 12 layer styles i’m pretty sure you can make your own styles.
Please Note : The styles are more appropriate for large texts, mainly for logos or headers, but you can also use them on medium, or small texts provided you change the size of borders, shadows, gradients etc appropriately in the layer styles palate.
I haven’t wasted time and space just to write one by one, which you can see for yourself in layer style pallate.
I hope this styles will help you in your both learning and designing process.
Download the layer styles above and Happy Designing !!