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ICE Text

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Step 1
Open Photoshop; then open any image to create ice text.
ICE Text - Step 1

Step 2
Create the text you like using Type tool (Arial Black; 120 pt; white text color).
ICE Text - Step 2

Step 3
Rasterize layer (Layer -> Rasterize -> Type).
Go to Edit -> Transfortm -> Roatate 90o CCW.
ICE Text - Step 3

Step 4
To make icicles, go to Filter -> Stylize -> Wind and use these settings:
Wind ICE Text - Step 4
Repeat the filter by pressing Ctrl+F. Do this two times.

Step 5
Rotate the canvas back to normal with Edit -> Transfortm -> Roatate 90o CW.
ICE Text - Step 5

Step 6
Select the content of the layer and Fill with light blue colour like #4E84A0. In Layers palette, set the Fill of the layer to 4%.
ICE Text - Step 6

Step 7
Add a layer style:Bevel and Emboss
Bevel and Emboss
Outer Glow
Outer Glow
Inner Glow
Inner Glow
Gradient Overlay
Gradient Overlay
And you’re done with your Ice Text!
ICE Text - Step 7
Additionaly, you can duplicate this layer two more times and/or add a few sparkles.
ICE Text in Photoshop - finished
ICE Text

25 Responses to “ICE Text”

  1. Gabriel says:

    I’m not really sure how you have the light blue fill the letters with the description that you have left.

  2. admin says:

    Set your foreground color to light blue, for instance #4E84A0.
    Select the content of your layer by holding down Ctrl (Win) / Command (Mac) and clicking anywhere on the layer in the Layers palette.
    Go to Edit -> Fill -> Use: Foreground Color -> OK.
    In Layers palette, set the Fill of the layer to 4% (see picture for Step 6).

  3. Anonymous says:

    nn che scritto un kazzo

  4. Bukmacher says:

    Ciekawy post, dodalem twoj blog do ulubionych, bede tu teraz wpadal czesciej, pozdrawiam

  5. Anonymous says:

    This looks good but I don’t think I’ll try it.

  6. maxim says:

    Very good tutorial

  7. alalalt says:

    Thank you. You have no ideea how much this helped me..

  8. NA says:

    how do you add the sparkles? mine looks dull

  9. admin says:

    I use sparkles brushes. You can download them for free here:

  10. Glitch says:

    i was just wondering how you got it transparent like that… i could not get it like that…

  11. sázky says:

    great post.Thanks for so many usefull infos.Everything works.Thanks.Wish all the best

  12. Help says:

    first of all, thanks for the great Tutorial, just one quick question. In this picture:
    Where can I get this pattern from? I just have the regular 2-3 patterns.

  13. admin says:

    You can use any silk or satin texture.

  14. Mike says:

    Dear tutorial maker:

    I love you for making this tutorial, I used a verb for mine though and everything turned out the same, I grabbed the sparkle brushes as well, but they aren’t shiny enough.

    Any advice for this dude?

  15. admin says:

    Create your sparkle on a separate layer. Than duplicate that layer several times until you get a sparkle that is shiny enough. You can merge these layers in the end.

  16. Bethany says:

    I used this tutorial for a Photoshop homework assignment, and it was awesome! Thank you. 🙂

  17. Kristina says:

    While my text looks nicely icy, it isn’t transparent. Instead it’s the color from step 6. Can you tell me what I might have done wrong? (I use Photoshop 6 – yeah, old timer – and I suspect the problem is that I can’t figure out where to set the fill to 4%. I tried under Edit:Fill:opacity, but like I said, the result isn’t transparent.)

  18. admin says:

    The picture at step 6 shows LAYERS PALETTE (to display the palette, choose Window–>Show Layers or just press F7). At the top of the Layers palette is the Opacity option, and directly below that is the Fill option. Set the Fill of the layer to 4%.

  19. pritam verma says:

    I am so happy to see this text effect that i will be use in my presentation.

  20. blacksnow06 says:

    Very nice one!!! the ts is very good in editing

  21. MORG says:

    I’ve gotten to step 6. only white will allow the text to melt away, presetting to blue melts inward. after rasterizing the text I cannot reselect the text to change colors and using your admin instructions on response 2 only fills my entire work surface blue – what’s up – I’m using CS3.

  22. beverly says:

    kailangan namin ngaun>>………………………………….

  23. Sera says:

    Well I love this a lot but I sincerely wish I knew how to save it. I can save the “style” of it but I wish it would save the icicle effect attached to it. Otherwise I guess I’d have to do this tutorial again. =/

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