how to create reflect, shadow & stroke effects in photoshop | 2my4edge

30 August 2013

how to create reflect, shadow & stroke effects in photoshop

After a long time i'm going to tell you the tricks in photoshop. it is basic of photoshop. for a simple text, how make reflect, shadow and stroke (border) effects to the text. you can see the below image with some text effects. that is what we are going to see here. let's see, how to make that effect in photoshop. photo-shop-basics-shadow-reflect-stroke
here i'm going to tell step by step process what is done to do this. just follow the instruction and make it simple and do the extraordinary thing with the basic of it.
STEP 1 : REFLECT TEXT
Open new image layer. here i have opened one image. and type any of the text, i'm typed the text like 2my4edge.
write-text-position
like the above image, just type any of the text. 

STEP 2 : 
create-duplicate-layer
as like the above image, you can see the layer window, in the layer window, click on the layer and make that layer with duplicate layer. that will be comes like the below image. which means two layers.
split-layers
and split the two image, make transform to the image. which means ctrl + T to make transform to the image or any text. 
make-transfrom-to-image
or else go to EDIT and select free transform
filp-vertical
and rotate the image vertically to the last view. as like the below image.
reduce-opacity
reduce the opacity level with what you need like the reflecting a text. if you are not satisfied with that. try eraser tool. with smooth edge eraser.
use-eraser-and-erase-like-reflect
and erase the image bottom like the above image. that will comes like the reflecting image. 

STEP 3 : DROP SHADOW TEXT
make one more duplicate layer to make shadow text. 
make-another-one-layer-use-blending-options
as like the above image click on the blending option tool, there choose Drop Shadow. and click on that.
drop-shodow-for-the-image
do as like the above image. just you can change all of it, what are all visible in the above image. and click ok. the drop shadow image is ready. 

STEP 4 : TEXT STROKE 
make one duplicate layer for the stroke of the text.
another-one-layer-stroke-for-boder-of-image
as like the above image. click on the blending options and choose Stroke to make border or stroke effect to the image. 
choose-color-and-make-stroke
and you can give any of the color as you need. then finally click OK. the save the image as any one format, which format you need. thanks. i hope this post is very helpful to every photoshop beginners.  


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