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How to create ghostly type / text in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to create ghostly type / text in Photoshop CC 2017 2015 etc

Create ghostly type / text in Photoshop

create ghostly text type in Photoshop tutorial how to
  1. Fill background with black via edit menu / fill in Photoshop

  2. Create type via the type tool in Photoshop using white (filling most of document)

  3. Flatten

  4. Filter menu and Gaussian blur (40px perhaps but depends on size of type and document)

  5. Select the gradient tool in the Photoshop toolbar

  6. Select the gradient (Black, white) via the gradients preset picker (set to default gradients via reset)

  7. Set gradient style to linear and blending mode to overlay

  8. Apply gradient over the type from top to bottom of the document (vary origin point)

  9. Filter menu and liquify and select the forward warp tool (set brush size to a large value)

  10. Warp the type in different directions

You can warp the type in numerous ways. Another option is to use the edit menu fade after you perform the liquify and set the opacity to 50% and the blending mode to lighten and you will have a ghostly shadow type effect

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Updated: September 2017