In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to Design Glowing Text Effect with Particles and Liquify Filter in Photoshop. The processes are really simple and suitable for a Photoshop beginner, have a try!

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)

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OK let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need to the following stock:

Font

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1200px * 700px, fill the background layer with black. Create a new layer and use a soft white brush to do a single-click  to position shown below:

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Hit Ctrl + T and compress this layer down as show below:

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Use a soft brush to erase the bottom part of the base:

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Step 2

Use the font you downloaded, type some text onto the canvas:

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Add a layer mask to the this text layer:

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Here is the effect after you add the mask:

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Duplicate this text layer once, apply the following Gaussian Blur settings:

2 gau blur Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Reduce the opacity of the blurred text layer to around 50%, you will have the following effect:

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Create a new layer under the original text layer, render some cloud behind the text to add some mysterious effect:

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Step 3

Now let’s make a particle brush. Create a new document (size doesn’t really matter), use pen tool to draw a shape and fill it with black colour:

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After the fill, made the background layer “transparent”:

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Go to Edit > Define Brushset and define a new brush:

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Once you defined the brushset, press F5 and bring up the brush window, apply the following settings:

Shape Dynamics

3 shape dyn Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Scattering

3 sc Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Other Dynamics

3 other dyn Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Make sure you tick the “Airbrush”, “Smoothing” and “Protect Texture” settings.

Step 4

Use the brush we just made, paint some random particles around the text, reduce the brush size where appropriate:

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Optionally, once you finish the painting of the particles, duplicate the particle layer once and apply the following motion blur settings to it:

4 mo blur Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

This will create a stripe effect on the text:

4 blur effect Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Also add a curves adjustment layer on top of all previous layers with following settings:

RGB

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Red

4 cu red Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Green

4 cu green Design Glowing Particle Text Effect with Liquify Filter in Photoshop

Blue

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and here is the effect so far:

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Step 5

Now flatten the image, duplicate the background layer once and go to “Filter > Liquify” and click on the “Forward Warp Tool”:

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Use the following settings for the liquify filter:

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Apply this liquify brush to base of the text to create a curvy effect: (adjust the brush size for different result)

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Also try apply the liquify filter to those particles – this will create some cool effect too:

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and here is the final effect: (click to enlarge)

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That’s it! I hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful! Till next time, have a great day!