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Tutorial: Alien Text Effect
Software: Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Difficulty: Intermediate

This Adobe web tutorial will show you how to create Alien style text effects to jazz up your text.

Step 1: Fire up Adobe Photoshop and go to File + New and set the width to 300 and the height 150. (See diagram below)

Step 2: Choose the color black #000000 as your background color and the color #9CFF00 as your foreground color. (See diagram below)

Step 3: Now we will need to fill the canvas space with the black background color. Go to Edit + Fill + Background and click OK. Your canvas will now be black.

Step 4: Now you will need to select the type tool by clicking the T icon >> and choose the Type Mask Layer on type options bar at the top of Photoshop. The Type Mask Layer Icon looks like this >>

Step 5: Now click on the black canvas area and start typing your text. I typed in ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE. Use a font that is thick and bold, I used Verdana size 30 + bold. Once you have typed your text click the tick in at the top in the right hand side.

Your text should look like the below diagram.

Step 6: Now you will need to fill the text with the green foreground color. Go to your layers and click the background layer. Now go to Edit + Fill + Foreground and click OK.

Now your text should look like the below diagram.

Step 7: Now go to Select + Feather 2 pixels

Step 8: Now go to Filter + Blur + Radial Blur Choose the settings 100, Zoom & Best

Step 9: Now repeat step 8 by pressing CTRL + F on your keyboard

Step 10: Now go to Select + Inverse and repeat step 8 again by pressing CTRL + F on your keyboard

Now to finish it off go to Layer + Flatten Image and then save it to your hard-drive

The finished Alien Text Effect should look like the below diagram.

I hope this Adobe Photoshop web tutorial was of help.

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