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Shiny Web 2.0 Text 18

Create some text suitable for a web 2.0 design.

1. Create a new document (400*250).

2. Fill the background with #FFFFFF using the paint bucket tool.


3. First of all you should type out a little bit of text like I did. I used black as my front color because we’re going to add a gradient overlay anyway. The font used in this tutorial is arial black (60px).


4. In this fourth step we’re going to adjust the blending options and add some effects. So go ahead and navigate to (layer – layer style – blending options). We’ll adjust the drop shadow settings, stroke settings and ofcourse the gradient overlay to create the 2.0 design effect.





5. In this last step we’re going to add the typical shine effect so use your rectangular marquee tool to select a box like shown below and fill it with white #ffffff on a new layer (layer – new layer).


6. Now lower the opacity of the previously created layer to 25% to end up with this web 2.0 design effect!


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There are 18 comments for this post

  1. jd says:

    Nice tutorial

  2. Anil KAN says:

    good job. thanks

  3. Krzycho_666 says:

    It could all be done in BO. No need to make another layer for filling it with white gradient!

  4. Tomas says:

    Really nice tuto about some of web 2.0 ;)

  5. Mike says:

    Great tutorial, pretty easy effect to do.

    But, I agree with Kryzcho… there is a couple of better ways to handle the white overlay layer… what if you need to put this on a colored background? Still, nice effect.

  6. Admin says:

    Hmm that’s right… But you can find the color codes easily and just add a gradient overlay instead ;-)

  7. Tra says:

    This was a very great tutorial and pretty easy effect to do. But, there is a couple of better ways to handle the white overlay layer. The whole time while I was doing the tutorial I questioned what if you need to put this on a colored background? But over all the whole tutorial was great.

  8. Jim says:

    very cool tutorial, gonna use it and adapt it for a few of my graphics. Thanks!!

  9. lazlow says:

    It’s just as easy with an coloured background. Make the overlayer a normal layer (don’t know what “rastern” is called in english), select the text, invert the selection and delete everything from the white overlay but the overlay on the text.

  10. Wouter K says:

    Really Hot and nice tutorial Keep chillin !!…

  11. Alex says:

    I got a nicer outcome, instead of using the blue, I used the colors used in the “Fresh Gradient Banner” tutorial and it came out really nice :D Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. offshore software development says:

    This was a wonderful series of comments and the article is excellent. Shiny 2 is shinning now.

  13. noob says:

    Litte hard to understand.:P

  14. Neeraj Lodhi says:

    Great this was a cool effect.

  15. PrincessDina says:

    I love it! I used it in the header of my personal blog, I hope you don’t care about :)
    I applied the effect (sightly modified) to the other components too.

    If you want to see it!

  16. Admin says:

    Looks awesome! And no I don’t care, everyone can use this for free on every website!

  17. Jehnee says:

    Another great cool effects! Thanks.

  18. Steve says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your great talent dude, this I really a great help to all aspiring web and graphic designers. Keep it up and share more nice ideas. You’re cool dude.

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