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Create Glass Text Effect in Affinity Designer

Create Glass Text Effect in Affinity Designer

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When intending to utilize a fun font, it's enticing to pick a fun textual style, as well. Striking, blocky text styles, for example, Old Sans Black work best as they indicate more 3D volume.

1. Prepare your document

Create a FHD1080p which is a regular 1920 x 1080 px document.
Type the word GLASS using the font of your choice. I am using 550 pt OldSansBlack regular font here.
Then go to the Fill color and choose Linear gradient. At position 0 type RGB Hex Slider value as #DFDFDF. Proceed to mid value which is at 50% and put #C8C8C8. Finally move on to the last slider at 100% and type #E3E3E3

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2. Layer Effects

Click on the layer effects. Make sure the fill opacity is 50% and scale with object is ticked.

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3. Outer Shadow

Move on to outer shadow.
Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 50%
Radius: 6.4 px
Offset: 3 px
Intensity: 0%
Colour: #000000
Angle: 315 Degree
Fill knocks out shadow needs to be ticked.

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4. Inner Shadow

Inner shadow setting should be as follows:
Blend Mode: Multiply
Opacity: 46%
Radius: 3.2 px
Offset: 5.8 px
Intensity: 0%
Colour: #000000
Angle: 315 degree

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5. Inner Glow

Click on Inner Glow.
Blend Mode: Screen
Opacity: 100%
Radius: 0.7 px
Intensity: 50%
Colour: #FDFFDE
Ensure that the Edge Inner Glow is highlighted.

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6. Outline

Choose Outline.
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100%
Radius: 1.6 px
Alignment: Outside
Fill Style: Solid Colour
Colour: #FFFFFF

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7. 3D Settings

Click on 3D.
Radius: 4.1px
Soften: 0px
Opacity: 39%
Profile: None
Diffuse: 100%
Specular: 50%
Shininess: 80%
Specular Colour: #FFFFFF
Ambient: 20%
Ambient Colour: #FFFFFF
Light Source: 1
Azimuth: 45 degree
Elevation: 45 degree
Colour: #FFFFFF

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8. Create a background Layer

Choose rectangular Tool and make sure it has 0,0 as x and y coordinate and 1920x1080 px as width and height.
Then go to rectangle fill and choose linear gradient. Insert #ffffff at 0% position and #DBFFFB at 100% position.
When all this is done move the rectangle layer below the Glass Text Layer and you are done.

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Comments

Akanksha Rawat (author) on August 22, 2018:

Thanks so much! :)

minimalist-Logo on August 22, 2018:

Nice

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