Photoshop Neon Text Effect, how to create Neon Sign Lighting Text, CS5 CS6 CC Tutorial

How to use Photoshop to create a neon text look on a wall or on a glass window. This video shows you the different techniques available to give text that Neon text look. ► Be a Photoshop Expert – Click Here: ◄

This comprehensive video takes you step-by-step through the complete process from beginning images clear through to the final composite image. After the project video I answer some common questions about the techniques I used in this video. This training demo was recorded in Photoshop CS6 but the techniques used will work just as well in Photoshop CS5 through the latest Photoshop CC.

Creating Neon text is pretty straight forward and follows a few simple Photoshop steps.

1. You need an appropriate background. People expect to see Neon text on business walls and in windows. So putting the Neon text in a setting that people expect adds a lot to the effect.
2. Pick the correct typeface. Real Neon text signs are made up of bent glass tubes, so you need a font that is basically one width throughout, is script based, and doesn’t have any serifs.
3. Pick a bright Neon color for the text then use Photoshop Layer Styles to add Inner Glow and Outer Glow. Specific settings work best.
4. For added realism adjust the background to help with the Neon effect.

Watch my Photoshop Text Effects Set 1 Playlist here:

This is just one of my numerous Photoshop online tutorials. You can view more Photoshop Tutorial Videos in these YouTube Playlists: – Photoshop CS6 – 27 videos – Photoshop CS5 – 52 videos

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You can get this Photoshop Project along with the other 11 Photoshop Text Projects in this set, plus 26 special videos not available on YouTube demonstrating the tools and techniques used in these projects at

Become an Adobe Photoshop Expert. Here is what you will learn in this training set:

Photoshop Text Projects
▪ How to create Cartoony Text
▪ Making Chrome Text and Reflection
▪ How to put an Image in Text
▪ How to Make Glowing Text
▪ Creating a Text Logo in a Circular Path
▪ Using 3D Text on Surface
▪ How to Put Text in Perspective
▪ Make Carved Text in Surface
▪ Create Neon Text Signs
▪ How to put Text Inside Shapes
▪ Make Gold Text Effect
▪ Create the Text on Fire Effect
▪ How to make Metallic Text
▪ How to make Wood Text

Photoshop Tools and Techniques Training
▪ How to use Photoshop Layers – 6 videos
▪ How to use Transform Effects – 2 videos
▪ How to use Photoshop Type – 5 videos
▪ How to use Photoshop Tools – 5 videos
▪ How to use Adjustments and Selections – 2 videos
▪ How to use Photoshop Filters – 5 videos

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