Step 5
Now it’s time to create the text: I’ve used Goudy Sans, in italics, at 50pt. Other good fonts to use here include Amelia BT, Cooper, or Tango BT. Alternatively, you could go to dafont.com and select one you like – these fonts are free for personal work. Position the text as shown here, then go Layer > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay, setting a gradient that runs from pink to cyan.


Step 6
Duplicate the text layer then change the Fill Option to 0. Then edit the Layer Style and change the Gradient Overlay, using the following settings: angle – 90º; colours – black and white. In the Stops section, go to the pulldown Color menus and select the black, and set the Location to 51%.

Select the white and set the Location to 50%. Add an opacity marker at 50% and change the other opacity markers
to 0 (see the screengrab).

This will make a gradient that is visible at the centre and then fades away. From the middle up it will be white, and from the middle down it will be darker, creating a very cool reflection.


Step 7
Select the two text layers and select Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Objects. Then go to Layer > Layer Styles. In the Stroke menu of the palette, set a one-pixel white stroke. In the Inner Shadow menu, set the opacity to 50% and the angle to 120º. In the Distance menu, set the distance to three pixels and the size to three pixels.