Create a delicious text in Photoshop

Using different brushes, textures and layer styles, you can create detailed text effects. In this lesson, I will show you how to use all three elements, including additional tools, to create a text that was inspired by delicious English buns. So let’s get started!

Final result

1. Create a background

Step 1

Create a new document 838 x 530 px. Add a wooden cover texture to our working paper, placing this texture on top of the layer with the background. Apply scaling as needed.

Step 2

Add a new adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). Reduce value Saturation(Saturation) to -83.

Step 3

Next, add an adjustment layer. Levels (Levels). Set the value Gammas (Gamma) for mid-tones by 1.17, and the input level for Light glare (Highlights) at 238.

Step 4

Next, add the Marble texture to our working paper, placing the layer with this texture on top of all the other layers. Apply scaling as needed. Change the blending mode for the marble texture layer to Darkening basics (Color burn) and also reduce the value Opacity (Opacity) up to 30%.

2. Create Text and Work Outlines

Step 1

Add text using all capital letters. Font for text Rockin Record G, font size 235 pt, font color # f2ece6. Set the value Tracking (Tracking) at 100.

Step 2

Next, right-click on the layer with the text and in the window that appears, select the option Create work path (Create Work Path) and then, turn off the visibility of the text layer.

3. Perform a Stroke of the Workflow using Brushes 1 and 2

Step 1

Set the foreground color to # f1ece6, create a new layer on top of all layers, name this layer 1 ’. Next, circle the work path with brush 1 from the text brush set with the effect of wheat bread.

Step 2

Create a new layer on top of the ‘1’ layer, name the new layer 2 ’. Now, stroke the work path with brush 2.

Duplicate the ‘2’ layer, and also reduce the value Fillings (Fill) to duplicate the layer to 0.

Step 3

Next, duplicate the duplicate ‘layer 2’. Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the text layer to load the active selection, and then delete the selected part of the stroke from the second duplicate of the ‘2 ‘layer (Note of translator: in the screenshot below, the layer is designated as ‘2 copy 2’, in the lesson it will be designated as the second duplicate of the ‘2’ layer.).

4. Perform an internal stroke of the working circuit.

Step 1

Execute Compression (Contract) active selection by 10 px.

Step 2

Convert the active selection to the work path by clicking the icon Make a selection from the selected area (Make work path from selection) in the bottom toolbar on the tab Contours (Paths).

Step 3

Create a new layer on top of all other layers, name this layer ‘3’, stroke the outline with brush 3. Next, duplicate the layer 3 ’, to duplicate the layer, decrease the value Fillings (Fill) to 0.

Step 4

Once again, create an active selection by clicking on the original text layer, then compress the active area by 15 px.

Create a new layer on top of all other layers, name this layer ‘4’, fill the active area with foreground color.

Step 5

Convert the active selection to the work path, and then stroke with brush 3.

5. Apply Styling to Layer ‘1’

Step 1

Open the texture Bread Pulp in Photoshop, set the following dimensions for this texture 295 x 275 px. Next, go Editing – Define a pattern (Edit> Define Pattern) and in the window that appears, give the name of the texture ‘Pulp of bread’.

Double click on the ‘1’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 2

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Depth (Depth): 275
  • Gloss contour (Gloss Contour): Gaussian
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)
  • Backlight mode (Highlight Mode) – Lightening (Screen) Colour (Color): # 4f3e34
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode): Linear dimmer (Linear Burn) Colour (Color): # e6d6bf

Step 3

Next, apply a layer style. Circuit (Contour) with the following settings:

  • Circuit (Contour): Half Round
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 4

Next, apply a layer style. Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Texture Bread Pulp
  • Depth (Depth): 50%
  • Tick ​​in the box Inversion (Invert)

Step 5

Next, apply a layer style. Overlapping pattern (Pattern Overlay) with the following settings:

Pattern (Pattern): Texture Bread Pulp

Step 6

Next, apply a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow) with the following settings:

  • Opacity (Opacity): 12%
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle(Angle): 99
  • Bias(Distance): 18
  • The size (Size): 6

So, we applied styling to the edges.

6. Apply Styling to the ‘2’ layer, as well as to the duplicate of the ‘2’ layer (‘2 copy’)

Step 1

Change the blending mode for the ‘2’ layer to Multiplication (Multiply).

Step 2

Double click on duplicate layer ‘2’ to apply layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Colour (Color): # 6e6355
  • Opacity(Opacity): 50%
  • Bias(Distance): 5
  • The size(Size): 10

So, we added the usual shadows on the edges.

7. Apply Styling to the second duplicate of the ‘2’ layer (‘2 copy 2’)

Double-click the second duplicate of the ‘2’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 10
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode) – Lightening(Screen) Colour(Color): # 695041
  • Opacity(Opacity): 50%
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode): Multiplication(Multiply) Colour(Color): # aa998b
  • Opacity(Opacity): 30%

Step 2

Next, apply a layer style. Circuit (Contour) using the default settings.

Step 3

Next, add a layer style. Texture (Texture) by setting the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Texture Bread Pulp
  • Depth (Depth): 50%

So, we applied styling to the second duplicate of the ‘2’ layer (‘2 copy 2’).

8. Apply Styling to the ‘3’ layer

Double click on the ‘3’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Style (Style): External bevel (Outer Bevel)
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Linear shine(Linear Light)
  • Opacity(Opacity): 10%
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode): Multiplication(Multiply) Colour(Color): # a47a54
  • Opacity(Opacity): 15%

Step 2

Next, apply a layer style. Circuit (Contour) by setting the following settings:

  • Circuit (Contour): Half Round
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)

So, we applied styling to the ‘3’ layer.

9. Apply Styling to duplicate layer ‘3’

Double click on duplicate layer ‘3’ to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 13
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle(Angle): 27
  • Height (Altitude): 69
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Colour(Color): # 8d672c

Step 2

Next, select a layer style. Texture (Texture) by applying the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Clouds (Clouds)

Step 3

Next, apply a layer style. Color overlay (Color Overlay) by applying the following settings:

  • Colour (Color): # e9e1d9

Step 4

Next, apply a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow). Apply the following settings:

  • Opacity(Opacity): 94%
  • Bias(Distance): 1
  • The size(Size): 10

So, we applied styling to baked cream, which is spread on bread and will be located under jam.

10. Apply Styling to the first layer with jam.

Step 1

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for layer ‘4’ to 0, and then duplicate this layer 5 times.

Double-click on the ‘4’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 2

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 32
  • Softening (Soften): 3
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle(Angle): 27
  • Height (Altitude): 69
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Linear shine(Linear Light)
  • Opacity(Opacity): 20%
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode) – Note of translator: default.

Step 3

Add a layer style Texture (Texture) by applying the following settings:

  • Pattern(Pattern): Clouds(Clouds)
  • Scale (Scale): 70%
  • Depth(Depth): 20%

Step 4

Next, add a layer style. Color overlay (Color Overlay) by applying the following settings:

  • Colour (Color): # 330417

Here, you can choose the color of the jam. Therefore, do not hesitate, choose any color of jam at your discretion.

Step 5

Next, add a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow) with the following settings:

  • Bias(Distance): 0
  • The size(Size): 3

So, we applied styling to the first layer with jam. Next, we will add layers with gloss and shine.

11. Apply Styling to the second layer with jam.

Double-click on duplicate layer 4 ’to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 18
  • Softening (Soften): 1
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): 166
  • Height (Altitude): 69
  • Gloss contour (Gloss Contour): Cone – Inverted
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Linear shine(Linear Light)
  • Opacity(Opacity): 50%
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Opacity(Opacity): 0%

Step 2

Next, add a layer style. Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Clouds(Clouds)
  • Depth(Depth): 20%

So, we added light highlights / gloss on the jam.

12. Apply Styling to the third layer with jam.

Copy the layer styles that you applied to the duplicate layer ‘4’, and then paste these layer styles to the second duplicate layer 4 ’. Double-click the second duplicate of the ‘4’ layer to change several settings that are shown in the screenshot below:

Layer style Stamping(Bevel and Emboss):

  • The size(Size): 15
  • Angle(Angle): -14
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Opacity(Opacity): 30%

So, we added shine to the jam.

13. Apply styling to the fourth layer with jam.

Next, paste the layer styles that you applied to the duplicate layer ‘4’ to the third duplicate layer ‘4’. Double-click on the third duplicate of the ‘4’ layer to change several settings that are shown in the screenshot below:

Step 1

Layer style Stamping(Bevel and Emboss):

  • The size(Size): 29
  • Angle(Angle): 45
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Lightening(Screen)
  • Opacity(Opacity): 90%

So, we applied styling to the last layer with glitter.

14. Apply Styling to the edges of the jam.

Double-click on the fourth duplicate of the ‘4’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 1

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • The size (Size): 24
  • Softening (Soften): 9
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle(Angle): -22
  • Height (Altitude): 64
  • Circuit gloss(Gloss Contour): Cone – Inverted
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): Linear shine(Linear Light)
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Opacity(Opacity): 0%

Step 2

Next, add a layer style. Circuit (Contour) with the following settings:

  • Circuit (Contour): Cone – Inverted
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)

Step 3

So, we applied styling on the bottom right edges of the jam. Copy / paste the layer styles for the fifth duplicate of the ‘4’ layer.

Step 4

Double click on the fifth duplicate of the ‘4’ layer to change the settings for the layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss), change Angle (Angle) at 112.

Thus, we applied styling on the upper left edges of the jam.

15. Add Breadcrumbs

Step 1

Create a work path by clicking on the text layer, then create a new layer below the ‘1’ layer, name this layer Breadcrumb ’. Stroke the outline with the ‘Breadcrumbs’ brush.

Double-click the ‘Breadcrumbs’ layer to apply the following layer styles:

Step 2

Apply layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Set the following settings for this layer style:

  • Depth(Depth): 275
  • The size(Size): 3
  • Circuit gloss(Gloss Contour): Gaussian
  • Tick ​​in the box Smoothing(Anti-aliased)
  • Mode backlight(Highlight Mode) – Lightening(Screen) Colour(Color): # 4f3e34
  • Opacity(Opacity): 75%
  • Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode): Multiplication(Multiply) Colour(Color): # aa998b
  • Opacity(Opacity): 75%

Step 3

Next, add a layer style. Circuit (Contour) with the following settings:

Tick ​​in the box Smoothing (Anti-aliased)

Step 4

Next, add a layer style. Texture (Texture) with the following settings:

  • Pattern (Pattern): Texture Bread Pulp

Step 5

Add a layer style Overlapping pattern (Pattern Overlay) with the following settings:

  • Pattern(Pattern): Texture Bread Pulp

Step 6

Add a layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow) with the following settings:

  • Opacity (Opacity): 30%
  • Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
  • Angle (Angle): 99

So, we applied styling to breadcrumbs.

16. Create 3D Part

Step 1

Create a selection around the contents of the ‘1’, ‘2’ layer and the original text layer.

Create a new layer (Layer 1) below the ‘Breadcrumbs’ layer. Fill the selected area with the foreground color, and then, cancel the active selection.

Step 2

Next, enter the scaling mode. Zoom out the contents of Layer 1 to 99% height AT (H) and width Sh (W).

Step 3

Double-click (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + T) to create two reduced duplicate layers. Group all three layers in one group, name the new group ‘3D’.

17. Apply Styling to 3D Parts

Copy / paste the layer styles we applied to the breadcrumb layer to the ‘3D’ group layer. Double click on the layer with the ‘3D’ group to change some of the settings shown in the screenshot below:

Step 1

  • Stamping (Bevel and Emboss)
  • The size (Size): 5
  • Shadow mode (Shadow Mode): Linear dimmer (Linear Burn) Colour (Color): # bf9876

Step 2

Texture (Texture)

  • Tick ​​in the box Inversion (Invert)

Step 3

Shadow (Drop Shadow)

  • Opacity(Opacity): 15%
  • Bias(Distance): 12
  • The size(Size): 6

Thus, we applied styling to the 3D part.

18. Strengthening the Shadows

Step 1

Once again, create a selection around the contents of the ‘1’, ‘2’ layer and the original text layer. Create a new layer below the ‘3D’ layer. Name the new layer ‘Shadows’. Fill the selected area with the color tint # 4b4845, convert this layer to the Smart Object.

Step 2

Next, go Filter – Blur – Blur by Gauss(Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur). Set the blur radius to 3.5px.

Step 3

Change the blending mode for the layer with the shadow on Linear dimmer (Linear Burn), and also reduce the layer opacity to 25%. Next, shift the shadow a bit as you like.

19. Enhance Color and Add Additional Object.

Step 1

Add adjustment layer Gradient (Gradient).

The color of the gradient is from transparent to fill color, the fill color is # f2ece6. Type of (Style) gradient Radial (Radial) as well as install Scale (Scale) 500.

Next, position the adjustment layer. Gradient (Gradient) on top of all other layers. Change the blending mode for this adjustment layer to Linear dimmer (Linear Burn).

Step 2

Open the original image ‘Bagels and jam’. Using tool Magnetic Lasso (Magnetic Lasso Tool) or use any other selection tool at your discretion, select the knife and the cup with jam.

Step 3

You can use the tool Refine edge (Refine Edge) to improve the quality of the selected area.

Step 4

Copy / paste the selected part of the image of the knife and jam on our working paper with text. Apply scaling by turning and positioning the knife with a cup of jam at your discretion.

Step 5

To layer with a knife and a cup of jam, add an adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) as a clipping mask.

For Khmer (Reds) shades, change the value Color tone (Hue) at -30, and the value Saturation (Saturation) to -20. Basically, we are trying to combine the color of the cup with jam with the text.

Step 6

Duplicate the layer with a knife and a cup of jam. Place the duplicate layer below the original image.

Being on a duplicate layer, go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). In the settings window, decrease the value Brightness (Lightness) to -100.

Convert this duplicate layer to a Smart Object, and then apply a filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur), blur radius 3.5 px. Now, transform the duplicate layer to create a shadow according to the direction of the text shadow.

Step 7

Finally, using the tool Sponge (Sponge Tool), hide the orange shades on the knife.

Congratulations! We have completed the lesson.

In this tutorial, we created a simple background using a couple of textures, added text, changed the text settings to get started with effects.

Next, we created selections, work paths, and layers to get different types of strokes, including a different fill.

Next, we applied styling to different layers of bread, creating the bread portion of the text, including cream and jam.

Finally, we created a 3D effect, enhanced the shadows, and also added a simple image to complete the effect.

Final result

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