How to Make a Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

How to Make a Chrome Text Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Text Effects

In Photoshop, there are so many different ways to get a great chrome look. You can use an image clipped to the text with simple gradients and the liquify tool, or by using the method I'll show you today, using layer styles combined with a picture that acts like a pattern.​

But first, if you want to follow this this tutorial exactly as described, please download the following free image from Pexels: Download.

Step 1

Open the downloaded image in Photoshop.

Step 2

Go to Edit > Deffine Pattern. Name it as "Chrome-Metal" and click OK. (you may close the file if you want).

Step 3

Make a new file at any size you want. In this case, i will make mine at 900 x 600 px.

Step 4

Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Name it as "Background Color" and click OK.

Step 5

In the Color Picker window, set the color to #1a1717 and click OK.

Step 6

Select the Text Tool (T) and type your text. In this case, i will write "chrome" using the font Viktorie at 420 pt.

Step 7

With the text layer active, go to Layer > Layer Style > Bevel & Emboss and apply the following settings. Be sure to select the "Ring Double" gloss contour from the contour picker.

Step 8

Check the Contour option, select "Rounded Steps" from the contour picker and set the range to 90%.

Step 9

Check the Satin option and apply the following settings. Be sure to select the "Gaussian" gloss contour from the contour picker.

Step 10

Now check the Color Overlay, set the Blend Mode to "Normal", the color to #000000 and the Opacity to 35%.

Step 11

Check the Pattern Overlay option. Set the Blend Mode to "Normal", the Opacity to 100%, from the Pattern Picker choose the "Chrome-Metal" pattern we created and set the scale to 100%.

Step 12

Lastly, check the Drop Shadow option, apply the following settings and click OK.


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