Black Diamond Text Effect | Photoshop CC Tutorial

I received a request to do a tutorial on the Black Diamond Speed Art video by DutchGFX. You can view that video here:

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SF Automaton font:
http://www.dafont.com/sf-automaton.font

Spiky Flourish brush set:
http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/1749…

Media Militia Lens Flares:
http://mediamilitia.com/

Some sparks (another thing you can add to your effect!):
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/416

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Stuff Used:

Shure SM7B
Blue Icicle
Camtasia Studio
Photoshop
Sony Vegas