How to create realistic neon text effect in Adobe Photoshop

First neon light became popular on the streets of our cities, and nowadays, when you meet LCD panels and LED installations much more of them than real neon signs, its stylization is one the most frequently used techniques in graphic design. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create realistic neon text effect in Adobe Photoshop.

And a great thing about photoshop is that there are so many ways to bring design on your mind to life! That would be fair for the neon effect because you can get it using different tools and combining them in an unexpected way. But you know me, I like to keep it simple and get maximum result out of it, so today we’ll create a realistic neon text effect using only Photoshop layer styles.


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