Font choice can make all the difference with alien text, so try experimenting with different widths and strengths for this Photoshop tutorial. The end result works better on dark backgrounds.

Step 1

Go to File > New and create a new image with a black background.

Step 2

Choose lime green as your foreground colour and black as your background on the colour palette.

Alien Text Tutorial

Step 3

Click the text tool (it looks like a T), and then type the text you want on your image. In the top right corner of the screen, click the check/tick, and then look at your layer palette in the bottom left.

Step 4

Select the text. You can do this by clicking the Magic Wand tool and clicking just underneath your text to create a floating dotted line around the edge. Then hold down the Shift button on your keyboard and click inside any solid letters such as Os and As to select the middles of those too.

Step 5

Now go to Select > Feather, type in 2 and press Ok.

Step 6

Go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur and choose 100, Zoom and Best before clicking Ok.

Step 7

Press Ctrl (and hold) whilst you press F. Then repeat.

Step 8

With the text still selected, right click the top layer in the layer palette. Then choose Blending Options. Check/tick the Bevel Emboss box, and the Contour box underneath. Then hit Ok.

Step 9

Go to Select > Deselect

Step 10

Go to Layer > Flatten Image, then save. This is the final result:

Alien Text Tutorial