Download my Silver Text Style
Go to Window/Styles and in Styles panel menu at the top right. Then choose ‘Load Style’ and navigate to the downloaded to the file with the extension of “.asl”.
Importantly don’t forget to group the Layer with itself and change the blend mode of the group to “Normal” at the end.
Colour your Text
Make sure you’ve picked a neutral grey colour I use HSB 0/0/60 which is 60% grey.
Be careful to set the size of your stroke to match the size of your font.
I use the colour of HSB 192/3/65 (light grey).
Bevel and Emboss
Ensure you keep the size of the Bevel in the same region as the size of the stroke. I normally make the Bevel size a little larger than the Stroke. Using the Gloss “Ring Contour” seems to work best.
Choose Ring Contour and keep the Range in the region of 50%. Don’t feel you have to use Contour. If it doesn’t work for you don’t use it.
Pick your Gradient by going to the drop-down arrow at the right of the Gradient and then click the Cog symbol, and choose Metals.
Try and match these settings
Click the drop-down arrow at the right edge of Pattern then click the Cog symbol and choose “Artists Surfaces”. Then pick “Granite”. Play around with the Scale to get the effect you want.
Don’t worry too much about the Drop Shadow. The shadow just helps give it some more pizazz.