Written By: Sandra
Last Updated: July 24th, 2017
Difficulty: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
This tutorial is going to teach you how to add a gloss-over to your text.
Open a new document and type out your text. Edit as desired. I colored mine in using our colorize tutorial.
Create a new layer and click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool. You may need to right click and choose it from underneath your Rectangular Marquee Tool.
Go to your layers palette and make a new layer. Make sure this layer is above the text layer. Click near one edge of the text and hold, then drag across the width of your text to create a oblong half circle.
Fill this selection with the color white. I used the paint bucket to fill it.
Hold control and click on the text layer’s preview in the layers palette to select your text area.
The selection dancing ants will come up.
Go to Select > Inverse.
Now click on your white circle layer and hit backspace OR delete on your keyboard.
Now go to your layers palette and change the opacity of the white layer above the text layer.
I changed my opacity to 30%.
And that’s it!
This text can instantly class up your sign, header, or whatever else you’re trying to make.
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