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Electric Ice Text

Step 1

Open a new RGB document (I made it 300*200px) and type your text in white on a black background. Rasterize the text layer.

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Step 2

Select your text layer (CTRL + click on layer icon).

Inverse the selection (Shift + CTRL + I).

Fill the selection with black (Shift + F5).

Hit CTRL + D to deselect.

Now use the magic wand tool to select all letters of our text (hold down Shift).

Use Filter –> Blur –> Gaussian Blur with a radius of 3.

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Step 3

Apply Filter –> Stylize –> Solarize

Apply Auto Levels (Shift + CTRL + L) to make it look better

It should look something like this now:

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Hit CTRL + D to deselect.

Step 4

Use Filter –> Stylize –> Wind from the left.

Rotate Canvas bei 90 degree (Image –> Rotate Canvas) and do it again (CTRL – F)

Repeat until you applied wind in all 4 possible positions and the canvas is rotated back to normal position.

Now use Filter –> Stylize –> Glowing Edges with these settings:

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It should look like this now:

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Step 5

Last step

Hit CTRL-U to bring up the Hue / Saturation box and choose a color similar to this:

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This is about what you will get:

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