Hi - I want to be able to create text like this. Not the font itself - I have that. Not the lens flare over the T - I know how to do that. I am talking the shading - whe way the top of the text starts off one shade, and gradually changes as you go down the text. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thank you!
Create a black solid. Apply Lens Flair. Set the blend mode to Screen or Add. Copy the lens flair effect and apply it to the text layer. Tie the Flair Center on the Solid to the Flair Center on the text by an expression. Adjust the position of the lens flair. Adjust the Lens Type and amount. For the most realistic effect set your project to 32bit. Fine tune the opacity of the black solid to get the look you want.
This is only one of about a thousand ways to do this.
Hey - that was great - thank you!