How to Create a Colorful Text Effect in Photoshop?

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Looking at the title, the first thing that may cross your mind is, why do I need to create a colorful text effect? Well, there are tons of reasons we can put forth before you to answer your query. The primary reason obviously is to add charm to your text. No matter whether you wish to design a banner, static ad, dynamic ad, or promo video, a colorful text effect can spice up your content. There are plenty of tools that you can deploy to create a colorful text effect. But here, in this write-up, we will show you how you can create a colorful text effect in Photoshop.

So, here you go…..

Open Photoshop

In the beginning, open Photoshop and create a new document with your preferred dimension. We set the dimension to 750×350 for a better display of the text effect.

Open Photoshop

Change the Background Color

Then, change the background color of the document into a solid color for superior visibility. To execute that, click the “Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer” icon at the middle-bottom of the Layer panel and then select the Solid Color from the menu.

Change the Background Color

Write down the Text

After that, write down your preferred text in multiple layers if it contains more than one word, and then group them into one layer. In order to do that, type the first word and copy it by pressing Ctrl+J. Replace it with your preferred word. Follow the same process for the rest of the words. Once you are done with the writing and positioning, group all these layers into one by pressing Ctrl+G.

Write down the text

Apply Stroke to the Group Layer

Next, go to the left-bottom of the Layer panel and press the “Add a Layer Style” icon. Select Stroke from the menu to apply Stroke to your group layer. Hit the Color bar showing up on the window and pick your preferred color. You can adjust the size and opacity of the stroke as well.

Apply stroke to the group layer

Reapply Stroke on the 1st Copy of the Group Layer

Now, make a double copy of the group layer and reapply Stroke on the 1st copy of the group layer as per the previous process. Select a complementary color to the stroke and make other adjustments as necessary.

Reapply stroke on the 1st copy of group layer

Apply Gradient Overlay on the 1st Copy of the Group Layer

Moving on, select the 1st copy of the group layer and apply Gradient Overlay by hitting the “Add a Layer Style” icon. Choose a fascinating gradient overlay, tweak gradient color from the gradient slider, and apply the gradient overlay to bring out a mind-blowing colorful text effect.

Apply gradient overlay on the 1st copy of the group layer


But that’s not the end……..

Add Catchy Shapes

Add more appeal to it by adding imposing shapes. For that, take a new layer, select the pen tool and change the drawing into Shape. After that, draw eye-catching shapes to complement the colorful text effect.

Add catchy shapes

Select the Ellipse Tool

You can also select the Ellipse tool to draw a catchy and contextual ellipse with multiple colors or rainbow colors.

Select the ellipse tool

Add More Shapes and Combine them

Finally, you can inject some more shapes and combine them to create an incredible colorful text effect and leave a lasting impression in your audience’s mind.

Add more shapes and combine them


This is what the final output looks like…

Final output


That’s all for today’s tutorial. Hopefully, you liked this amazing tutorial and stayed glued till the end. But don’t forget to practice it over and again to remember all the steps and come up with creative colorful creative text effect ideas. Like colorful text effects, you can also create some other types of text effects including 3D, plastic, fur, floral, shiny, stone, fire, grass, bulb, etc. Till next time, stay safe and dig your time!!!


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