Oily and Shinny Text Effect in Photoshop

So, start off by making a new canvas, and fill it with a dark background colour, we used black.

type the word u like… we used customized GauFont PopMagic.

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go to layer >> layer styles >> blending options, and set the following settings:

Inner Shadow

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Inner Glow

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and also…

Bevel and Emboss

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Contour Line Inside

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Colour Overlay

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After all these settings, u will have this:

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Now, duplicate your layer.

Select the upper (copied) layer and go to Filter Blur Gaussian Blur, and apply THIS BLUR

Reduce the opacity of the blurred layer to about 70%.

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That’s it, hope u like the result, please post any questions u have!

Oily and Shinny Text Effect


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  • Reply Photoshop eSeM January 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Good tutorial

  • Reply asline January 12, 2009 at 8:20 am

    This font style is for P.SHOP 7.0 or ?

  • Reply Lorelei January 12, 2009 at 8:21 am

    The Photoshop version does not matter as you just apply the settings, nothing else needed.

  • Reply karlis126 January 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Hi everybody
    im new but ive been doing some of the
    tuts for some time now
    this is what i got
    but somehow it
    didnt come out the same
    im going to try a different font though

  • Reply nayzawlin January 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

    wo that are great and so special … thank you so much

  • Reply Oskar January 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Thanks, really great and easy to follow tutorial!!!
    I am just starting to learn in photoshop, and i am realy happy that i found this forum.

    I tried out two of text effects- was trying to get some black petroleum effect, but could not make it shiny

  • Reply Sil January 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Hi – I have a general question regarding test effects – what is the general rule for print – Do text effects print well or there are some guidelines to follow?

  • Reply Ruturaj02 January 16, 2009 at 11:19 am

    This is Ruturaj i wanted to know how to create a animation like this would u tell me how to do it…..

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  • Reply BocabiandobiA January 20, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

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  • Reply The Queen of England March 11, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Hello foreign friends,

    There is no word in the English language as ‘shinny’ . There is however ‘shiny’ pronounced ‘shy-knee’. It means to shine. Good-day.

  • Reply h-build March 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

  • Reply BIKRAM May 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    steps are not so easy i am unable to underland

  • Reply Lorelei May 4, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Where are you stuck, BIKRAM?

  • Reply George of the Jungle May 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I could not get the shiny effect either but did have fun… missing the oily part 🙂
    Could be something to do with the layer styles settings I suppose.

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  • Reply klaaau June 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    muy buen tutorial 😉
    es genial !!
    un bes00tte de BCN 😀

  • Reply abo July 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you, nice design

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    nice effect

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    i love this typography …thanks for sharing man

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