Create an ice text effect in Adobe Photoshop with SaDesign

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If you are interested in how to create ice text effects in Adobe Photoshop, you absolutely should not miss the following article that Sadesign brings. These instructions will help you easily apply layer styles with simple shapes and textures to create beautiful ice text effects!

Create an ice text effect in Adobe Photoshop with SaDesign

If you are interested in how to create ice text effects in Adobe Photoshop, you absolutely should not miss the following article that Sadesign brings. These instructions will help you easily apply layer styles with simple shapes and textures to create beautiful ice text effects!

ice text effect in Adobe Photoshop

 

1. Create wallpaper 

The steps to create a wallpaper in Photoshop are very simple, as shown below:
- Step 1: Create a new document with a size of 1000 x 650 px.
- Step 2: Select the rectangle tool and create a rectangle to cover the bottom of the document. Renaming the rectangular layer to “Ground”.

Create a new document with a size of 1000 x 650 px.

- Step 3: Create another rectangle to cover the top and rename this layer to “Back”.

Create another rectangle to cover the top and rename this layer to “Back”.

 

2.  How to style the ground shape 

First, you need to double click on the Ground layer to apply the following layer style: 

- Step 1: Add Inner Shadow and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn

  • Color: #9cb0be

  • Opacity: 15%

  • Distance: 0

  • Size: 250

Add Inner Shadow and make the following settings:

- Step 2: Add Gradient Overlay and make the following settings:

  • Check the Dither box
  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 20%
  • Style: Radial
  • Scale: 150%
  • Create Transparent to Fill Color to fill in color using Black on both sides.

Add Gradient Overlay and make the following settings:

Step 3: Click the + icon right next to the Gradient Overlay Layer tab to add another Gradient Overlay effect and make the following settings:

  • Check Dither box.
  • Check Reverse box.
  • Use Gradient color for rendering from CSP True Sky Gradients file.

Click the + icon right next to the Gradient Overlay Layer

- Step 4: Click the first Gradient Overlay tab, then click and drag inside the document to move the gradient so that the light is close to the top of the rectangle.

Click the first Gradient Overlay tab

And here is the result with the first rectangle we got:

And here is the result with the first rectangle we got:

 

3. How to copy and paste layer styles 

- Step 1: Right click on the Ground layer => select Copy Layer Style => right click on the Back layer => Paste Layer Style. 

Double-click the Back layer to uncheck the Reverse box in the second Gradient Overlay effect.

Paste Layer Style.

- Step 2: This is to style the rectangle in the back. If necessary you can move any of the gradient fills.

This is to style the rectangle in the back.

 

4. Instructions on how to adjust the background 

- Step 1: Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, then select Hue/Saturation.

select Hue/Saturation.

- Step 2: Change the following settings: 

  • Hue: -3 
  • Saturation: -25 
  • Lightness: -20.

Change the following settings:

- Step 3: Add a gradient fill layer, create Transparent to Fill Color by using Black color on both sides. 

Change the Style to Radial and Scale to 200, then check the Dither box.

create Transparent to Fill Color

- Step 4: Change Blend Mode of gradient layer to Soft Light.

Change Blend Mode of gradient layer to Soft Light.

- Step 5: Place the Textures - Golds, Whites, And Grays image on top of all layers, then rename the layer to “BG Texture” and resize if necessary.

Place the Textures - Golds, Whites, And Grays image

- Step 6: Go to Image => Adjustments => Desaturate, change Blend Mode of  BG Texture layer to Soft Light.

change Blend Mode of BG Texture layer to Soft Light.

 

5. Instructions on how to create a text layer 

- Step 1: Create a text layer in All Caps format with Kornik font. Next, set the Color to #367497, Size to 250 pt and Tracking value to 25.

Create a text layer in All Caps format with Kornik font

- Step 2: Duplicate the text layer, and change Fill value of the copy to 0, then duplicate the copy layer.

change Fill value of the copy to 0

 

6. Instructions for styling the original text layer 

Double-click the original text layer and apply the following layer styles: 

- Step 1: Add Bevel and Emboss and make the following settings:

  • Style: Emboss

  • Technique: Chisel Soft

  • Depth: 200

  • Size: 10

  • Uncheck Use Global Light box

  • Angle: 60

  • Altitude: 50

  • Gloss Contour: Sawtooth 1

  • Check Anti-aliased box

  • Highlight Mode:

  • Opacity: 20%

  • Shadow Mode: Screen

  • Color: #ffffff

  • Opacity: 80%

Add Bevel and Emboss

- Step 2: Add Contour and make the following settings:

  • Contour: Rolling Slope - Ascending

  • Check the Anti-aliased box.

  • Range: 100%

Add Contour

- Step 3: Add Inner Glow and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Light

  • Opacity: 50%

  • Color: #edf1f4

  • Technique: Precise

  • Source: Center

  • Size: 90

  • Contour: Gaussian

  • Check Anti-aliased box.

Add Inner Glow and make the following settings:

- Step 4: Add Satin and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Screen

  • Color: #afcbea

  • Opacity: 50%

  • Angle: 30

  • Distance: 38

  • Size: 50

  • Contour: Cone - Inverted

  • Check Anti-aliased box

  • Check Invert box. 

Add Satin and make the following settings:

- Step 5: Add Gradient Overlay and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply
  • Opacity: 70%
  • Change Fill Color to Transparent by using color #275c8d on the left and color #274a71 on the right.

Add Gradient Overlay and make the following settings:

- Step 6: Add Outer Glow and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Soft Light

  • Opacity: 50%

  • Color: #b9dfff

  • Spread: 20

  • Size: 10

  • Contour: Cove - Deep

  • Check Anti-aliased

  • Range: 80%

Add Outer Glow and make the following settings:

- Step 7: Change Fill value of text layer to 20%.

Change Fill value of text layer to 20%.

7. How to style the first copied text layer 

Double-click the first copied text layer to apply the following layer style: 

- Step 1: Add Bevel and Emboss and make the following settings:

  • Technique: Chisel Hard

  • Size: 50

  • Gloss Contour: Ring

  • Check the Anti-aliased box

  • Highlight Mode: Soft Light

  • Opacity: 50%

  • Shadow Mode: Soft Light

  • Color: #f4ffff

  • Opacity: 70%

 Add Bevel and Emboss and make the following settings:

- Step 2: Add Contour and make the following settings:

  • Contour: Cove - Deep

  • Check Anti-aliased box.

Add Contour and make the following settings:

- Step 3: Add Inner Shadow and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn

  • Color: #8699a6

  • Opacity: 100%

  • Distance: 0

  • Size: 35

Add Inner Shadow and make the following settings:

These steps will help style the 2nd text layer as follows:

These steps will help style the 2nd text layer as follows:

 

8. Styling instructions for the second copied text layer 

Double -click the second copied text layer then apply the following layer styles: 

- Step 1: Add Bevel and Emboss and make the following settings:

  • Technique: Chisel Hard

  • Size: 50

  • Check Use Global Light box

  • Angle: -158

  • Altitude: 64

  • Check Anti-aliased box

  • Highlight Mode: Linear Light

  • Opacity: 50%

  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn

  • Color: #90abc8

  • Opacity: 100%

Add Bevel and Emboss and make the following settings:

- Step 2: Add Contour and make the following settings:

  • Contour: Cove - Deep

  • Check Anti-aliased box.

Add Contour and make the following settings:

- Step 3: Add Texture and make the following settings:

  • Pattern: Molecular

  • Depth: 5%

Add Texture and make the following settings:

- Step 4: Add Pattern Overlay and make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode: Soft Light

  • Pattern: Satin

Add Pattern Overlay and make the following settings:

- Step 5: Add Outer Glow and make the following settings:

  • Opacity: 35%

  • Color: #7ab6ef

  • Spread: 20

  • Size: 30

Add Outer Glow and make the following settings:

We can see that the font already closely resembles an ice cube.

We can see that the font already closely resembles an ice cube.

 

9. Instructions for creating a reflection image 

- Step 1: Duplicate the three text layers you have, then go to Layer => Merge Layers => rename the merged layer to “Reflection”.

Merge Layers

- Step 2: Press Command-T to enter Free Transform Mode => right click on the bounding box => select Flip Vertical.

Press Command-T to enter Free Transform Mode

- Step 3: Move the reflected text to the original text, then click Return to accept the changes.

click Return to accept the changes.

- Step 4: Right click on the Reflection layer => select Convert to Smart Object => change the Blend Mode to Soft Light, name it below the original text layer.

change the Blend Mode to Soft Light

- Step 5: Filter => Blur => Motion Blur => change Angle to 90 and Distance to 10.

change Angle to 90 and Distance to 10.

- Step 6: Click the Add layer mask icon right at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a mask.

Click the Add layer mask icon right at the bottom of the Layers panel

- Step 7: Select Gradient Tool => set Foreground and Background Colors to Black and White, and select the Reflection layer mask thumbnail. 

Select Foreground to Transparent and fill in the Options bar to ensure the Linear gradient icon is still active. 

Press and hold the Shift key and drag from the top of the original text to the outside of the bottom of the document to fill the mask, hiding the bottom of the reflection. 

You can repeat many times to achieve the desired results.

set Foreground and Background Colors to Black and White

 

10. Instructions for creating simple shadows 

- Step 1: Duplicate the original text layer, drag the copy below it then rename it “Shadow”.

Duplicate the original text layer

- Step 2: Right click on the Shadow layer => select Rasterize Type => Press Command-T and shrink the text vertically to achieve the basic shadow shape.

Press Command-T and shrink the text vertically to achieve the basic shadow shape.

- Step 3: Use the Move Tool to reposition the Shadow right below the text.

Use the Move Tool

- Step 4: Filter => Blur => Gaussian Blur and set Radius to 10.

Gaussian Blur and set Radius to 10.

- Step 5: Change Blend Mode of the Shadow layer to Multiply and Opacity to 70%.

Change Blend Mode of the Shadow layer

 

11. How to add snow texture overlay 

- Step 1: Place Heavy Snow Texture image on top of all layers and rename this layer to “Snow Texture” => change Blend Mode to Screen => change texture size if needed.

Place Heavy Snow Texture image on top of all layers

- Step 2: Select Spot Healing Brush Tool, make sure the Sample All Layers box in the Options bar is not selected. 

Use the soft round tip to fill in unwanted areas, then to remove them.

Select Spot Healing Brush Tool

Now we have an extremely beautiful and impressive ice effect in Photoshop.

Now we have an extremely beautiful and impressive ice effect in Photoshop.

 

12. Five impressive ice effects in Photoshop 

The following available ice text effects will help you save maximum time while still ensuring you create beautiful and impressive ice letters: 

12.1. Snow text effect 

You can write text or logo on the snow, within just a few seconds of downloading you will have a realistic writing effect on the snow. This is truly one of the most impressive effects.

Snow text effect

12.2. Ice Age frozen text effect 

This effect is perfect with all fonts and shapes. You can absolutely apply them to create the feeling of a frozen and icy environment.

Ice Age frozen text effect

This is a great effect that you can use during Christmas and winter to create a truly beautiful and impressive picture for yourself. 

12.3. Frozen ice texture effect 

This effect includes a high resolution PSD (size 4500x3000 pixels, 300dpi) and three different styles. With this effect you can edit your ice text with smart objects, layers, folders, and background colors that can be easily changed.

Frozen ice texture effect

12.4. Digital Snow Brush 

Try this digital snow brush effect on your designs. With this effect you will get 2 ABR files, one for Photoshop CS2–CS5 and the other for CS6/CC. You can choose from 40 different snow designs.

Digital Snow Brush

12.5. Blizzard effect 

With this effect you just need to swipe the area on the object and perform the action. You will immediately receive the effect of a strong snowstorm. If you want to create ice fonts, this is one filter worth considering.

Blizzard effect

Hopefully, the complete detailed instructions on how to create ice text effects in Adobe Photoshop that we provide above will help you successfully achieve this effect.

 
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