A free tutorial on turning text into bubbles, with Layer Styles taking the limelight
Create a new canvas in Photoshop with the settings 800×600 pixels at 72dpi. This gives a small canvas size, so if you make this larger you’ll need to increase the settings of the Layer Styles layer on. Fill it with black (Edit>Fill) once opened.
Using a ronuded-edge font, such as Cooper Std, set to 100px size, click on your canvas and type a word. Set it to white and then set its blend mode to Darken. It’ll disappear at this moment.
Double-click on the text layer to open up your Layer Styles menu. Add the following settings for an Inner Shadow.
Set up an Outer Glow with these settings below.
The Inner Glow settings used are here. This is now softening the overall text with just white against black.
The final Layer Style for this effect is the Satin option. Here are the settings we used. Hit OK to complete the bubble text.