Step 4 - Advanced Effects Now for some more advanced effects. We are going to start with giving it a nice organic look. Create a new layer on top of your current text layer, name it "Brush" or "Gloss".
* Set the opacity to 70% * Set the Blending Mode to "Overlay"
Now take out your brush tool. A reasonable size should be about a third the height of your text. Set the color to brush with to White, and brush all the way through the middle of the text. You should be getting a yellowish tinge. Hold down your control button and click the text layer, but make sure that the Brush (or gloss, whatever you named it) layer is selected. Then go to Select -> Modify -> Contract. I set "2px" for my text, but you can do 1, 2, or even 3px if you have bold text. Anything over 3 will look bad. Right click the newly made selection, click "Select inverse" and then hit the delete button. De-select and have a look at it. Yours should be similar to the picture shown here.