If you’ve come from my YouTube Video the Glass Style can be downloaded here
A lot of this process is font size dependent. The larger the font size the larger the stroke size and the larger the size of the Bevel. Reverse this process for the small fonts.
Lower Fill Opacity to 0%
- Double click any area of the layer in the Layers Panel except the name and thumbnail to bring up the Layer Style dialogue box.
- Under Advanced Blending bring down the Fill Opacity to 0%.
- Size the Stroke so that it looks reasonable on the text, only your eye can decide this.
- Change the position to outside. You can come back here and try the other options later.
- Fill Type Gradient.
- Click the drop-down of the Gradient. Then click the Cog Symbol and Choose Neutral Density.
- Choose Neutral Density 30. You can go higher or lower but 30 works well on most occasions.
Don’t worry about the settings of the Gradient itself stay with the default. If you do experiment, just click Reset Alignment. Align with Layer is not necessary, but it won’t have a massive effect either way.
Bevel and Emboss
Follow the settings below, bearing in mind the following:
- Keep the ‘Size’ the same size as the stroke or at least in the same region.
- The Gloss contour seems to work best on ‘Ring’ and ‘Ring – Double’
- Raise the Highlight Mode Opacity to about 70
- Lower the Shadow Mode Opacity to about 38
To be honest Inner Shadow is not 100% needed. You could even try a Gradient Overlay using a Neutral Density Gradient
- Drop the Opacity to about 20%
- Move the Distance and Size sliders until you like the effect.
- Try and keep Choke low as this will help blur the shadow. Raising the choke will remove the blurring.
- To be safe keep to a linear contour. Experiment if you wish.