STEP ONE:

As always, use your text tool to type your word(s). I’m typing “Brunettestonerbarbie.” The color does not matter at this point, as we will be changing it eventually. Here’s what it looks like so far.

EXAMPLE ONE

STEP TWO:

Right click and go to blending options. While here, you’re going to add a 2px stroke to your text with a gray color and either (a) add a gradient overlay with the gradient (angle - 0 degrees) of your choice or (b) color the text with the colors from your color scheme. I’m just going to do a gradient overylay. 

EXAMPLE TWO

STEP THREE:

Create a new layer and merge it with your text layer. Go back to blending options and add another 2px stroke, but change the fill type to gradient and select your gradient from the drop down box. Change the angle to 0 degrees. Add a pattern overlay to your text to your choice. I added cheetah print with ten percent opacity.

EXAMPLE THREE

STEP FOUR:

Create another new layer, and again merge it with your text layer. The only thing you should do on this layer this time is to add a white stroke @ 2px.

EXAMPLE FOUR

STEP FIVE:

For the last time, create a new layer and merge it with your text layer. This time, add a scanline stroke at 1px and add a drop shadow at distance zero.

FINAL