How to quickly create a Broken Glass Text effect in Photoshop

How to quickly create a Broken Glass Text effect in Photoshop


This tutorial will show you how to use several layer styles to create a glass text effect. Then it will show how you use selection tool and layer mask to turn it into broken glass. Let’s get started!

Resources attached

The following resources were used throughout this tutorial:

  • Fonts Ronnia Bold
  • Sorensen Leather – Campo-burgundy-20824 by SorensenLeather

1. How to create the background

Step 1

Create a new document 100 x 667 px. Then place the picture Sorensen Leather – Campo-burgundy-20824 above the layer Background, rename its layer BG Texture, and adjust the size to your liking.

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Step 2

Click the icon Create new fill or adjustment layer at the bottom of the table Layers, and choose Levels.

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Step 3

Changes in value Gamma Fort 1.10 and Highlights Fort 180.

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Step 4

Add layer Gradient above all other layers.

Create a gradient (gradient) from Transparent to Solid ColorUse the colors # d6d6d6 to the left and # a6a6a6 to the right.

Change Style Fort Radial and Scale Fort 250, and check the checkbox Dither.

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Step 5

Change Blend Mode of the layer Gradient Fort Color Burn.

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2. How to Create Text

Step 1

Create text Capital use fonts Ronnia Bold. Establish Color to White, and Size Fort 150 pt.

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Step 2

Changes in value Fill of the finished text layer 0, and duplicate it twice.

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3. How to apply a Layer Style to the original text layer

Double click on the text layer original to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add one Drop Shadow with the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Vivid Light
  • Color: # f2dede
  • Opacity: ten%
  • Uncheck the checkbox Use Global Light
  • Angle: -19
  • Distance: 11
  • Size: 20

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Step 2

Click the mark + on the right side of the tab Drop Shadow to add an effect Drop Shadow differs from the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color Burn
  • Color: # 837777
  • Opacity: 30%
  • Uncheck the checkbox Use Global Light
  • Angle: 107
  • Distance: twelfth
  • Spread: 2
  • Size: ten

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This will create a drop shadow and highlight the effect.

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4. How to Apply a Layer Style to the First Text Layer Copy

Double click
into the first copy of the text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add one Bevel and Emboss with the following settings:

  • Size: 3
  • Shadow Mode: Overlay

    • Color: # e4eeee

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Step 2

Add one Contour with the following settings:

  • Contour: Cove – Deep
  • Check the checkbox Anti-aliased.
  • Range: 100%

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Step 3

Add one Inner Shadow with the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Screen
  • Color: # e2e2e2
  • Opacity: ten%
  • Uncheck the checkbox Use Global Light
  • Angle: 90
  • Distance: 2
  • Size: 13

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Step 4

Add one Inner Glow with the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Overlay
  • Opacity: 30%
  • Color: # fec
  • Technique: Precise
  • Size: 3
  • Uncheck the checkbox Anti-aliased
  • Range: 35

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Step 5

Add one Gradient Overlay with the following settings:

  • Check the checkbox Dither
  • Blend Mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Style: Reflected
  • Angle: 105
  • Scale: 150%
  • Check the checkbox Reverse
  • Click the box Gradient to create gradients

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Step 6

To create a gradient, you’ll need to click below the gradient bar to add more elements Color Stop (Color Stop), and when you click each Color Stop, you can change the value Color and Location. Below are the values Color Stop used from left to right:

Color – Location

  • # 252321 – 0%
  • # 656565 – 22%
  • #eeeeee – 44%
  • # 585858 – 69%
  • #eeeeee – 70%
  • # 606060 – 83%
  • # 252321 – 100%

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Step 7

Change Fill copy of the first layer into 0.

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5. How to apply a Layer Style to the Second Copy of a Text Layer

Double click
into the second copy of the text layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add one Bevel and Emboss with the following settings:

  • Size: 5
  • Check the checkbox Anti-aliased
  • Shadow Mode: Overlay

    • Color: # d0e8e9

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Step 2

Add one Contour with the following settings:

  • Check the checkbox Anti-aliased.
  • Range: 70%

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This will style the final part of the effect.

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6. How to Mask a Selection

Step 1

Choose a tool Polygonal Lasso Tool, and click the icon Add to selection on the bar Options.

What you need to do next is to create sharp shapes on some parts of the text, to mimic the appearance parts of the broken areas.

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Step 2

When you are finished making a selection, hold down the key Option and click on the icon Add layer mask at the bottom of the table Layers.

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Step 3

Keep key Option again, and drag the mask inside each copy of the text layers.

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7. How to Create Simple Fragments

Step 1

With tools Polygonal Lasso Tool, again, make some sharp selections of the debris shapes around the text, to create fragments.

Once you’re done, create a new layer above all the others, name it Pieces, and fill the selection of pieces with white color.

Press Command-D to deselect.

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Step 2

Duplicate the layer Pieces twice.

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8. How to Copy and Paste Layer Styles

Step 1


Right click
Go to the original text layer, and select Copy Layer Style. Later right click layer Pieces, and choose Paste Layer Style.

Repeat that for the first and second copies of the text layers and layers Pieces.

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Step 2

Right click
on the icon fx on the right side of the layer Pieces, and choose Scale Effect.

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Step 3

Set value Scale Fort 50%. Repeat that for the duplicate layers Pieces.

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Step 4

Double click
layer Pieces, and change the value Size of effects Drop Shadow Fort ten.

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This will make sure that the shadow is the same size for all parts of the text.

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9. How to create a Spotlight Effect

Step 1

Use the tool Elliptical Marquee Tool to create an ellipse around the text.

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Step 2

Create a new layer above the layer Gradient and named it Light.

Fill the selection with # d6d6d6 color.

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Step 3

Into the Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur, and establish Radius Fort 50 or whatever value you like.

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Step 4

Change Blend Mode of the layer Light Fort Vivid Light, and Opacity its into ten% or whatever value you like.

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Congratulations, you’re done!

In this tutorial we created a simple background using a faux leather pattern and a gradient layer for the effect vignettes.

Then we created three text layers and styled them to create the glass effect.

Then we use the Polygonal Lasso Tool to create the broken areas and fragments, and we style the pieces to match the effect.

Finally, we added some lights from behind the text, using an elliptical selection and a blur filter.

Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and outcomes below.

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Translation: Dai Phong
Source: Tutsplus.com
July 5, 19

#first

3 ♥

In step 2, why don’t I have the + sign to the right of the drop shadow tab in the layer style

July 8, 19

#2

Which version of PTS are you using?

July 8, 19

# 3

I am using cs6 full

July 9, 19

# 4

So you try to reset Photoshop to default settings

July 9, 19

# 5

Thanks a:<3

August 3, 19

# 6

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