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With top layer still chosen, drag Opacity Slider in Layers Palette down to about 50% or 60% based on how dark or light you want your final effect to appear. Make a new layer and choose Gradient Tool. Drag within text selection to make a gradient from top to bottom and then drag opacity slider down till you can view some of texture behind gradient.
Moreover, we will generate a shadow for text to "blend" into website’s background. With text still chosen, click on Background Layer and add a new layer from there. Go to SelectFeather and then 1-3 based on thickness of font you are utilizing. Press D on your keyboard and then Alt-Delete to fill feathered selection with black. Again, press Alt-Delete to make a darker shadow. Then, hold down Ctrl key and press down arrow on your keyboard once or twice.
Finally, you can end process here but if you have Eye Candy filter, you can include an extra effect by applying a slight bevel to text. You can also add to your image other stuff that you want and you're already done!
So, you can now follow abovementioned steps using Photoshop and you’ll also enjoy working on your unique 3D text effects. Enjoy working!
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