How to Create Fireworks Text in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, we’re going to create a fireworks text effect in Photoshop. You’re going to learn how to create your own custom brushes, use Photoshop’s Brush panel to customize the brush, then apply it to a text path. You’re then going to learn how to use Layer Styles to make the fireworks glow. Make sure to check out my other Photoshop tutorials. Links below!

Font used: http://www.dafont.com/second-lyrics.font
Image from Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-80606377/stock-photo-new-york-city-s-brooklyn-bridge-and-manhattan-skyline-illuminated-at-night-with-a-full-moon.html?src=csl_recent_image-3

Tools used in this tutorial:

The Type Tool: Click and type! If you’ve ever used a word processing application, you already know how it works! Up on the Options Bar, you can change your typeface, font size, style, color, and so on!

Custom brushes: Using the Brush panel, found under the Window menu, you’re able to create custom brushes by altering the size, spacing, dynamics, scattering, and so on. If you plan on using your custom brush in the future, make sure to save it!

Layer Styles: If you’re looking to add effects to your layers, you’ll likely want to use Layer Styles. Whether it’s an outer glow, a few shadows, or a bevel to give it depth, the possibilities are endless!

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