by Mike DiPietro (aka mdipi.com)
This effect will make your text look like it
has been 'electrocuted'. This effect can be useful to a
client or just to impress your friends. Best of all, this
effect is also very easy to make!
Creating This Effect
The following steps will help you to create the effect you
Start my pressing the 'd' key to make set your foreground
color to black.
Next press the 't' key to add your text. I am using the
word Kirupa.com. This effect is best done with
BIG text (around 72 or more).
Now, in the first column click the little 'eye', this will
hide the layer.
Hold down the 'ctrl' key and click the text layer, this
will select everything in that layer. Now click the
background layer and go to Edit | Stroke set the width to
8px and the color to black.
[ the stroke
This will put an outline around your text. Now press Crtl
and D to deselect the text. now go to Filter | Blur|
Gaussian Blur. Set it to 6px, this is to get a nice blur.
Then click 'OK'. Your text should look like this:
Now that your text is blurred, go to Filter | Render ||
Difference Clouds. Now press Crtl and I. You will see your
text come up in white. Now, to add some more color, press
Ctrl and U. Check the colorize box and play around with
the sliders until you think it looks good. I set the hue
in the 230's to make it look really cool.
Now for the last step, simply click on your text layer to
make it seen again, then switch the blend mode from Normal
to Overlay, and voila!