How to Create a Motion Blur Text Effect

April 02, 2024

Master the technique of creating a motion blur text effect in Photoshop with this short tutorial. It’s a dynamic way to add movement and energy to your text, making it stand out!

10 easy steps: 

  1. 1. Let’s start by converting text into a smart object.
  2. 2. After that apply a gaussian blur filter and set it to about 3-5%.
  3. 3. Then go to filter, noise, median. Set it to about 8.
  4. 4. Create a duplicate of your smart object using control-j keys combination.
  5. 5. Go to the blur gallery and select path blur.
  6. 6. Create a path like you can see on the screen.
  7. 7. Select the first point and set the speed to 400 and taper to about 40%.
  8. 8. Uncheck centered blur box and change the end point speed to 8 pixels.
  9. 9. Select the second point, use the same settings as before, but change the end point speed to 300.
  10. 10. And as a last step create a gradient map. Here are the color codes: #fffae1; #2ed5c7; #1159ba; #0e051e. That’s it!

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written by

Ivan Gromov

Ivan is a Photoshop tutor and stock graphic designer who loves to create textures, templates, and all kinds of effects and tools for Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to check all his exclusive tutorials for Pixelbuddha!