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Ice Text

In this tutorial, i'll show you how to make your text freezing cold. This tutorial will also show you how to use this ice text on any colored background..

Start a new document 700x400px with blue HEX: #043A79 background.

Switch over to the Channel's Pallete and create a new channel. (if the channel pallete is not visible, go to "Windows » Channels".

While still in the channels pallete and with the new channel (Alpha 1) selected, select the Type Tool and type your text. Make it as big as possible.

Pixelate » Fragment

Pixelate » Crystalize

Now duplicate this new text channel, to do this, drag the channel into the "create new channel" icon. This will not be Alpha 1 copy.

Go to Filter » Pixelate » Fragment. Repeat this step for 3 times.

Then go to Filter » pixelate » crystalize. Enter 6. (This depends on the size of your text. play around)

Go to Select » Select All, then Edit » Copy

Then go back to the layers pallete. Then Edit » Paste

Then go to Image » Adjustments » Hue/Saturation. Match the following settings:


Go to Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CW

Go to Filter » Stylize » Wind

Method: Wind
From the right

Go to image » Rotate Canvas » 90CCW

Go back to the Channels Pallete. and click on the original text channel (Alpha 1) to select it.

Then go to Filter » Blur » Guassian Blur.

Enter: 8.0

Go to Image » Adjustments » Levels

Input Levels: [ 0 ] [ 0.15 ] [ 60 ]

CTRL+Click on Alpha 1 (the original text channel) to make a selection around the text.

Then go back to the Layer's Pallete

Create a new layer.

Press D and X on the keyboard to reset the colors back to default white and black.

Go to Filter » Render » Clouds

Go to Filter » Sketch » Chrome

Detail: 3
Smoothness: 3

You can play around with this to get different effects.

Apply Inner Glow layer style to this chrome layer. (Blue used: #39C5FF )

Change the blending mode of the chrome layer to overlay, and set the opacity to about 80%

Now you are done, but what if we want to place our text on another color background? we cant, because it is already on a colored background.

The following steps will show you how to overcome that.

Go back to the Channels Pallete, CTRL click on Alpha 1 to select the original text channel, then go back to the layers pallete.

Go to Select » Inverse, then hit delete to delete, then deselect.

Go to Image » Rotate Canvas » 90CW.

Go to Filter » Stylize » Wind.

Method: Wind
Direction: From the right

Go to image » rotate Canvas » 90CCW.

Now your ice text can be place on any colored background.

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User Comments

Namma Oct/19/2013 22:58Holy Christ people learn your fricking program! Like it's so bloody hard to hover over icons to see what they do. Not only that but if you're reading this while straight - no dope, no booze, then the tutorial is extremely easy to do. So easy I can duplicate the actions in Paint Shop Pro or GIMP. You're SUPPOSED TO READ a step - then DO the step. Try it - you might actually learn something that way. for gawds sake.....
You eat dick May/14/2013 10:46whoever made this shit sucks ass at making a simple tutorial. This is obviously for a moderate to very knowledgeable person with Photoshop, using channels and being so vague? C'mon, take some time and explain what the hell everything is! Not just, "oh you just make this then clone this then filter this 10x maybe and finally copy and negatively filter this"
the guy thats better than you Apr/10/2013 05:37you guys are all stupid as fuck. this shit is easy
Photoshop User Jul/05/2012 21:25This was pretty bad, it doesn't clearly explain which layers to select and it didn't seem to work with the Photoshop I'm using. Maybe there should be a video tutorial to make it clearer.
TheSlash May/08/2012 23:25I really don't get the duplicate channels part. Can someone help me with that pleaz:D. Pm me at mankinchi.1995 (yahoo)
Blue Waffles Jan/07/2012 05:42lolololoololoolololoolol
DiggerNick Dec/16/2011 01:31REEFER OF truth
Dec/15/2011 00:44
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Web Design Dubai Dec/13/2011 19:55Excellent tuts.
anus Dec/09/2011 21:19this is bullshit, i follow your guide word by word and the shit aint working at all :) fu
Stevo Nov/22/2011 02:22This works brilliantly thanks
Syed Waqas SHah Nov/07/2011 17:10Hi Tried this..and successful... Here is the Result...
Manny in front of the teacher Oct/27/2011 02:25LOPEZ IS G AY Aug/30/2011 23:11Very cool, i tried this style with some of my designs
nick Aug/05/2011 17:08I had absolutly no trouble with this tutoial, not sure what all the fuss is about.
Sasuke Jun/14/2011 20:11Well this good. I like it.
Guilherme Jun/11/2011 06:16I loved this tutorial, very good! People that said it suck it's because they are noobs on photoshop. I'm Brazilian, don't speak english 100% and i learned right, guys! ;)
Tom Hewitt Jun/07/2011 00:04sick tutorial
MAD WEED May/27/2011 01:06Weed is the answer to life. Smoke weed and get shit done.
Jon May/21/2011 06:24You all just think it sucks because you are all FUCKING NOOBS AT PHOTOSHOP!!!!!!!!
Jewlz May/21/2011 02:57wtf man!
karen May/11/2011 04:29dis is to hard nd yuhh dnt explain it as well as yuhh are supposed too... :(
BOB May/10/2011 22:18This is a horrible text tutorial. Makes no sense what so ever.
R.R. Apr/16/2011 01:26This is with out a doubt, terrible. I hope this isn't you day job.
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