It's necessary for the beginning to create a new file (File>New) of 512x512px and 72 dpi. Select the Ellipse Tool (U) and try to make an ellipse like the next one:
1. Represent the line
2. Insert the points of the bend, applying the Add Anchior Point Tool, bending the element with Direct Selection Tool (A) and Convert Point Tool.
In this tutorial, I will show you the procedures I took to create an Realistic Dark Ocean text effect in Photoshop, which is inspired by one of the ocean photos my aunt showed me from Mykonos, Greece.
We will be exploring some layer blending options, various tools and filters. I will also show you the way I use to add extra lighting contrast to the image.
Step 1: Firstly we will need a nice font, I used this font from dafont.com, however you’re free to use any font you like.
Once you chose the font, create a new document in photoshop, size doesn’ really matter here. I chose 800×400px because that’s where my comfort zone is. Fill the background with Black and save the document as “Ocean Text”.
Step 2: Use the type tool to type some texts onto it. This will automatically create a new layer on top of the background layer. If you choose the 800×400px canvas size in step 1, it’s a good idea to choose larger size font here. However, you can always adjust the size of the font by holding down the CTRL + T together, then drag the corner of the text to alter the size. (You may also hold down SHIFT key while dragging, this will keep the dimension radio of the text). See image below for the position I place my text:
Here is the text effect so far:
Create a new layer called “Ocean Colour” on top of every other layer, set its layer blending option to “Color dodge”. Use a big brush and a ocean-blue colour, gently brush over the text, you may use the dodge, burn and sponge tool to adjust the lighting constrast. Detail setting see below:
Your image should be similar to below:
Go to Filter > render > fiber and use the following setting:
Duplicate the “Cloud” layer once and put it on top of every other layer, change its blending style option to “overlay”.
Now you will have the following image:
Here is my final result for this tutorial: