Create edible text in Photoshop

Final result:

Materials for the lesson:

Note: You can easily find free food icons on the Internet.

Step 1. Create a new document (Ctrl + N) with a size of 1000×600 pixels. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool) (G): Style (Style) – Radial (Radial), colors: from # ffd800 to # ffae00. Fill the background layer.

Get this result:

Step 2. Insert the texture of crumpled paper into the main document. Resize it with the tool Free transform (Ctrl + T). Set Blending Mode to Overlap (Overlay) and lower the Opacity to 35%.

Result:

Step 3. Choose a tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool) (T) and write a few large letters in the center of the canvas. Font settings:
Font Face: Arial Rounded MT Bold
Size: 400pt
Kerning (-Kerning): -50
Color (Color): ffffff

Step 4. Install Fill (Fill) layer at 0% and apply style Stroke (Layer> Layer Style> Stroke) (Layer> Layer Style> Stroke): Color – # d80000, size – 3 pixels.

Result:

Step 5. Now we need food icons. From the downloaded set, insert the icons into our document inside the text. With the tool Free transform (Ctrl + T) you can change their size. Apply a style to each layer of the icon. Stroke (Stroke).

It is not necessary to do this for each layer separately. There is a faster way. Right-click on the style in the layers palette and select Copy layer style (Copy Layer Style). Then right-click on the icon layer and select the item Paste style layer (Paste Layer Style).
Double click on a style to change its settings.

Result:

Step 6. Continue the process of adding icons until you have filled out all the letters. After that, hide all layers except icon layers. Go to Layer> Merge Visible. All icons will be merged into one layer.

Step 7. Apply style to icon layer. External glow (Layer> Layer Style> Outer Glow) (Layer> Layer Style> Outer Glow): Color – # 633b0c.

Result:

Step 8. Make a copy of the icon layer (Ctrl + J). Place it under the original layer go to menu Editing> Transform> Flip Vertically (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertical). Apply the Color Overlay style to the copy (Layer> Layer Style> Color Overlay) (Layer> Layer Style> Color Overlay): The color is black.

Step 9. Go to the menu Editing> Transform> Distort (Edit> Transform> Distort) and drag out the corners of the black text.

Then go to menu Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur): The radius (Radius) is 12 pixels.

Lower the Opacity of the layer to 30% and go to the menu Layer> Mask Layer> Show All (Layer> Layer Mask> Reveal All). Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool) (G): Style (Style) – Linear (Linear), Color – from black to transparent. Make a fill from the bottom of the canvas up. This is necessary in order to hide the lower part of the shadow.

Step 10. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it “dark shadow”. Choose a tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B) with soft edges and black shadow to enhance it.

Step 11. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) on top of all others and call it “dodge / burn”. Go to menu Editing> Fill (Edit> Fill) and select 50% gray color. Choose a tool Brush (Brush Tool) (B) with soft edges and set the Opacity parameter to 10%. Outline the dark places on the letters. Then white color to paint the bright places.

Set Blending Mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 12. Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and name it “white bars”. Tools Lasso (Lasso Tool) (L) and Fill (Paint Bucket Tool) (G) Create several diagonal white lines.

After that apply filter Gaussian blur (Filter> Blur> Blur Gaussian) (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur): The radius (Radius) is 12 pixels. Make a selection of the text layer (hold down the Ctrl key, click on the layer thumbnail in the layers palette), invert it (Ctrl + Shift + I) and on the layer with lines, press the Delete key.
Install Blend mode (Blending mode) on Overlap (Overlay) and Opacity at 35%.

Step 13. Create a new “ketchup” layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and tool Pen (Pen Tool) (P) Draw the outline shown below.

Right click on the canvas and select To form a selected area (Make Selection). Fill the selection with color # cb0000.

Step 14. Apply a style to the ketchup layer.Shadow (Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow) (Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow)

Result:

Step 15. Add a few drops and drips in the same way.

Step 16. Create a new layer on top of the rest and name it “ketchup shading”. Make a selection of the ketchup layer (hold down the Ctrl key and click on the layer icon) and black brush With soft edges and opacity of 10%, draw the shadows on the ketchup. White color the same brush draw glow. As a result, ketchup will be voluminous.

Step 17. Create a new “vignette” layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and use a black brush with soft edges to paint the edges of the canvas to create a vignetting effect. Use low brush opacity.

The image in the original size can seehere.

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