This tutorial will show you a simple trick using the smudge tool and some layer styles to make your name sparkle!
Your students will have a 14 page handout with instructions on how to create this text effect. The instructions highlight how to create layers, rename layers, use the smudge tool, add layer styles, and use the text tool.
View my other Photoshop and Microsoft Office lessons, some with videos, by searching for migbos on Teachers Pay Teachers. View the free sample and assess the quality of the handout before you purchase.
***This is one of 6 effects you can find on my Text Effect CD-ROM available here on TPT! For $19.99 you can have this lesson plus another 5 that will teach your students various text effects with Photoshop CS3, CS4, or CS5.
View the CD-ROM at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adobe-Photoshop-Text-Effects-Pack-CS3-CS4-CS5
All the files are in PDF format and are separate individual lessons.
Why buy these lessons when there is free stuff like this on the Internet?
These lessons are all high-school/adult learner tested. I have used these lessons with over 100 students, some with thousands of students. Many of the online tutorials are meant for intermediate or more advanced users and will skip steps. I have added steps and images to make the lesson easier to follow, these are not 1 page lessons. They are between 6 (for the simple ones) and 14 pages each! If you let me know of a step you would like added I will add it in and send you the updated file. I try to create these so my students have the least amount of questions possible.