How To Create an 80’s Style Chrome Logo Text Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop tutorial we’re going back to the 1980s to create a rad text effect based on those 80s style chrome logos we used to see for games, movies, TV shows and more. The overall design incorporates the classic bold chrome text effect with a hot pink script font. It’s all done in Photoshop using a mix of layer styles and colour overlays to reproduce the shiny metal effects and vibrant colours.

AXIS font:
Streamster font:
Lens flare free stock image:
Free Photocopy Grunge textures:

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34 responses to “How To Create an 80’s Style Chrome Logo Text Effect in Photoshop”

  1. ll The Enchanted Max ll Avatar

    How do you do the gradient on the outline? Mine says the content of the layer is not directly editable 🙁

  2. I Eat Ass For a Living Avatar

    To fast, make your future tutorials more thorough.

  3. Jordo Avatar

    hey im extremley new to photoshop and i dont have alot of the tools you have, an you make an updated version of this vid with the latest addition of photshop?

  4. Максим Левкин Avatar

    От души братан, все получилось заебись

  5. HHLgaming Avatar

    Slow down a bit man

  6. Matthew Sutton Avatar

    Those colour burn overlays are boring and time consuming! I had 13 characters to do :'( Though, great, concise tutorial!

  7. RHODIUM REX Avatar


  8. Selnes knife Avatar

    tooooo fucking fast

  9. MasterOfSteam Avatar


  10. Schäfer Benedek Avatar

    yes please calm down buddy, thats is not a tutorila its a indy car race

  11. STRESS Avatar

    B O Y

  12. azurixide Avatar

    it was going fine then you made me fuck up. now i cant undo. waste of my fucking time

  13. Sauce Avatar

    While applying the small gradient overlays to the "lazer", some of them come out blurry and not very messy. Any idea why that is?

  14. Jake O'Donahoo Avatar

    Thanks man! Really helpful video and easy to keep up with. Subscribed and can't wait to see more tutorials mate!

  15. Foba Bett Avatar

    Thank you very much, i enjoy how you speak in your Videos 🙂

  16. Ivo Stružinský Avatar

    OMG everyone complaining tutorial is too fast. Finally tutorial that does not drag for ages.

  17. LyfeOfGeorge Avatar

    Perfect Timing, yuh

  18. Blakil Music Avatar

    I'm make outline, but after this actions white text in outline layer not be invisible, he be white like a centre layer.

  19. RBRG Avatar

    I don't have an option for "overprint" in stroke (2:50). My stroke is black even though i changed the color to white.. help?

  20. Jesse Vodon Avatar

    how do you do the outside of the letter O with the gradient tool?

  21. SMKDOUT606 Avatar

    Your the worst fucking YouTube demonstrator to photoshop ever I swear to god

  22. Nekko Avatar


  23. Max Miller Avatar

    its so damn fast we aint pro like u god damn it lmfao

  24. Compoy Avatar


  25. xOGx RockStaRs Avatar

    I Don't have overprint for some reason 2:50

  26. Dee Lane Arts Avatar

    Im on the color burn part and I'm doing exactly what you show and the corners are coming out blue not black?

  27. Dee Lane Arts Avatar

    It took me legit 2 hours to do this trying to understand what exactly he was doing… Amazing work, you are extremely talented! But wow for a novice, this is nearly impossible to follow

  28. Mgvvvd Avatar

    I agreed with everybody in these top comments. bro its very frustrating when a person who is a complete noob tries to do photoshop and you fucking talk and record the video at times fucking 10 speed… I don't mean to be rude but I think your problem is that you assume people know how to get to these menus and know all the steps when they don't, most of your viewers are noobs just as I am . don't get me wrong I'm no moron I got this thing done all the way to the end but for example with the grain texture layer I didn't know I had to make sure "show transport controls" was clicked or It wouldn't allow me to resize the image. and the reason I didn't know was because I didn't have to do it with the other layers. Slow down on your tutorials bro, go a little more In depth. You are in fact talented no lie, but youtube is relentless and people will start thumbing you down. I got way to the end and spent 30 minutes trying to figure out why I couldn't get the texture photo larger. Just keep these things in mind for the future. Nevertheless, keep up the good work!

  29. DIXI FREELY Avatar

    Hello, thanks for sharing. I tried to pay someone with a full version of Photoshop (I only have elements) to make this for me, but it didn't work out. Would you be interested in simply changing the words and background (a pic that I will supply) for an album cover for me (for a fee of course)? Thanks.

  30. NesoN Avatar

    U are doin it too fast i had to do it on 0.25x speed LOL

  31. FLAV GANG Avatar

    wayyyyy to fast!!!!

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