PS Tutorial! Hands-on teach you to make atmospheric 3D fluorescent fonts

This time I did a dark background, using a number “2” to simulate the effect of fluorescent lighting (the prototype is a Korean game site), the author simply made a typography and atmosphere, the effect is as follows:

Tools: photoshop CC 2015 (version does not matter ~ as long as it is not too low)

Difficulty: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ (grey is often simple, but very effective ~)

1. Create a new canvas 900 x 600px with a resolution of 72 and use the gradient tool to pull a gradient as the background:

2. Use the pen tool to draw the middle number 2 and copy it to hide the previously drawn 2, as shown below:

3. Copy 2, then click on “3D-New 3D Model from Selected Path”. In the Properties panel, turn off the capture shadow and projection, and adjust the protrusion depth (see your preference, a little deeper) as shown below:

4. Rasterize the 3d model you just created into a picture, apply the layer style, as shown below

5. Open the previously drawn 2 and place it above the 3d layer. And apply the layer style, set as follows:

6. First find a texture, then on the layer of 2, execute ctrl + left mouse button to use the mask function, cut out the shape of 2, and select the layer blending mode as the overlay. Figure:

7. Draw a shadow for 2, which can be drawn with a brush and then adjusted with the Transform tool. I will not elaborate here, as shown in the figure:

8. Draw the wire with the pen tool and add a shadow.

9. Still the pen tool draws the unpowered light tube, set the stroke to 5, and set the fill to 0. This thickness can be set according to your preference. Add shadows and inner glows. As shown below:

Details as follow:

10. Use the ellipse tool to draw the hole connecting the tube. It will not be described in detail here. It is very simple, so the basic effect will come out~

11. Copy the unpowered tubes separately and copy two copies. One is the effect after power-on, and the one that is the brightest after the power is superimposed, as shown in the figure:

Effect chart:


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