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Glowing Pixel SKull Text

This time you're going to learn how to create a text with a glowing pixel skull background like this:

Step 1

Create a new RGB document.

Type your text.

The font you are going to need for the skulls is "04b_21", you can get it at

Now type your text and apply these Blending Options:

Drop Shadow (black):

and a stroke (color:white)

Step 2

Duplicate the text layer and move it under your original text layer.

Click the copied layer's icon while holding down CTRL and apply Filter --> Blur --> Gaussian Blur with a radius of about 3.5

Step 3

Hit CTRL-D and go to Edit --> Transform --> Warp and warp the layer until it looks something like this:

Step 4

Now dye your background black and click Layer --> Flatten Image:

Step 5

Hit CTRL-U and pick a color.

I used these settings:

That's it.. there's your glowing pixel skull text effect: