Awesome Blade Text Effect


Photoshop CS5 has always provided it’s innovative users with so many special features and new facilities. It’s like a magic wand in the hands of a user and it depends on him or her how he or she uses it. But first of all, you need to learn some basics of Photoshop like working the layers, getting familiar with the tools, and many other features provided by Photoshop CS5.

There are various online tutorials for Photoshop. The best ones are available  at VTC and LYNDA. These are video tutorials to make it for you to understand Photoshop basics.

In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create an awesome text effect using the blade2 font in Photoshop. If you will follow the steps correctly, you will end up with an effect like this.


1. First, you need to download this font style named blade2.


After you download the zip file, extract the file blade2 file and install it by just double clicking over the file.

2. Then start with a new layer with the following specifications as shown in the image below:

2. Then fill the layer with black colour by pressing shift+f5. Then, you will get a pop up window like this:

From here, choose the black color and hit ok. Now,  your background layer will be coloured black.

3. Now, choosing the blade2 text effect and choose the size you desire. Write anything you like on the background layer.

text effect

4. Now, open the blending options by double clicking the text layer and use the following specifications in your options:

  • First choose the outer shadow and fill various options as per following image:

  • After this, choose the bevel and emboss with following specs:

  • Then, the most important part is the gradient overlay. Choose the gradient overlay option with following specs:

After all these, you will get an image like this:

5. Now this is my favorite part:

  • First, choose the custom shaped tool by pressing the letter U. Then, from the shape options choose the grass3 shape.

Now create a new layer and on that new layer create a shape like this:

After doing this, go to the blending options of the layer and select the overlay mode and set the opacity to 80 and after that, click on the background layer and you will get a cool and shiny text effect like this:


Enjoy your blade text effect!

About Steve Robbins:
Steve Robbins is a self professed geek loves all Tech. He was the former chief writer and editor for TechBugs.

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13 Responses to Awesome Blade Text Effect

  1. Aman Arora @ The Tech Addicts says:

    Very nice and easy to understand tutorial bro, Keep it up 🙂

  2. ankit gairola says:

    i am surely gonna try this..nice effect..

  3. mannat says:

    really cool effect bro..

  4. ashish chauhan says:

    looks coolll..i will try this..

  5. chander prakash says:

    i was looking for something like this.thanksss:)

  6. ashish says:

    Bro i have a problem loacting the grass3’s not in my custom shapes..pls help

  7. ashish says:

    thanks buddy 🙂 after selecting all option it did appear..

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