Create text from chocolates in Photoshop

In this lesson you will learn how to create text from chocolates in Photoshop. Let’s get started!

The final result:

Step 1

Create a new document 600 x 600 px, then go View – Show – Grid (View> Show> Grid) to activate the grid, and then go Preview – Snap To – Grid Lines (View> Snap To> Grid) to snap to grid. Press the keys (Ctrl + K) to bring up the window Installations (Preferences), then select the setting Guides, mesh, etc. (Guides, Grid Slices) and set the settings that are shown in the screenshot below. Throughout the lesson, I will turn off the grid visibility (Ctrl + ‘) so that you can see better. The grid will facilitate your work when creating shapes.

Step 2

Set the foreground color to # 431D10. Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool).

Using tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), draw a shape with the following dimensions 68 x 44 px.

Step 3

Choose a tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool), draw a rectangle with the following dimensions 60 x 20 px, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 4

Select the layers with the created shapes, then go Combine shapes (Merge Shapes).

Double click on the merged layer to apply the layer styles. Apply the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 5

Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), create a shape with the following dimensions of 68 x 44 px, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 6

Apply layer styles to the shape layer you created in the previous step. Apply the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 7

Next, duplicate the layer (Ctrl + J) that you edited in the previous step.

To duplicate the layer, apply the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 8

Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF. Choose a tool Brush (Brush Tool), the size (Size) brush 1 px, Rigidity (Hardness) brush 100%.

Create a new layer by clicking on the corresponding icon at the bottom of the layers panel.

Use a brush to draw several arbitrary lines, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 9

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the 68 x 44 px shape layer to load the active selection, as shown in the first screenshot below.

Make sure you’re on a layer with white lines drawn, now add a layer mask by clicking the Add layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers panel.

Step 10

Next, add a layer style to the layer with white lines. Apply the settings for the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 11

Create a new layer, now with a brush, draw a few vertical lines, as shown in the first screenshot below.

Hold the (Ctrl) key + click on the thumbnail of the layer with the first figure (translator’s note: merged layer) to load the active selection. Make sure that you are on a layer with white lines drawn, now add a layer mask by clicking on the corresponding icon at the bottom of the layers panel.

Step 12

Next, to the layer with white vertical lines, add layer styles. Apply the settings for the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 13

Create a new layer. Choose a brush, the size (Size) brush 90 px, Rigidity (Hardness) brush 0%. Now click the brush once on top of the 68 x 44 px figure, as shown in the screenshot below.

Hold down (Ctrl) + click on the thumbnail of the 68 x 44 px layer with the active selection. Make sure you are on a layer with a highlight, now add a layer mask through the bottom of the layers panel.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Soft light (Soft Light), and also reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer up to 35%.

Step 14

Select all the layers with the first candy, press the keys (Ctrl + G) to group them. Name the new group “S”.

Duplicate (Ctrl + J) group “S”. Name the new group “W”. Arrange the second candy as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 15

Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), draw eight small circles (diameter 2 px, 3 px and 5 px). Arrange the circles randomly, as shown in the screenshot below.

Select layers with circles, and then move the selected layers to the “W” group.

Hint: holding down the Shift key will help you draw perfect circles.

Step 16

Select four layers with drawn circles and then go Editing – Transformation – Deformation (Edit> Transform> Warp). From the drop down menu Deformation (Warp), select the option Flag (Flag) in customization Bend (Bend) set 25, and then press (Enter).

Next, select the following three circles and go again Editing – Transformation – Deformation (Edit> Transform> Warp). This time select the option Archway (Arch) from dropdown menu Deformation (Warp) in customization Bend (Bend) set 50, and then press (Enter).

In conclusion, select the remaining circles and once again go Editing – Transformation – Deformation (Edit> Transform> Warp). From the drop down menu Deformation (Warp), select the option Compressed (Squeeze) in customization Bend (Bend) set 25, and then press (Enter).

Step 17

For layers with circles, apply the layer styles that are shown in the screenshot below.

Hint: Once you have applied the layer styles to the layer with the circle, then just right-click on the layer and in the appeared window select the option Copy layer style (Copy Layer Style), then click on another layer with a circle and in the appeared window select the option Paste style layer (Paste Layer Style).

Step 18

To change the color of the circles, open the layer style window and in the style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay), set the settings that are shown in the screenshot below.

Step 19

Duplicate group “S”, place a duplicate group, as shown in the screenshot below.

Name the new group “E”.

Step 20

Now, let’s focus on the “E” group. On a layer with white lines, go to the layer style settings, select a style Color overlays (Color Overlay). Replace the existing color with the color shown in the first screenshot below.

Next, go to the layer style window for the second layer with lines, also select the style Color overlay (Color Overlay). Replace the existing color with the color shown in the second screenshot below.

Step 21

Duplicate the “W” group, place a duplicate group, as shown in the screenshot below.

Name the new group “E 2”.

Step 22

Choose a tool Move (Move Tool), inside the group “E2? Scatter the circles in a chaotic order, as shown in the screenshot below.

Open the layer style window for layers with these circles. Apply the settings for the layer styles shown in the screenshots below.

Step 23

Duplicate group “S”, place a duplicate group, as shown in the screenshot below.

Name the new group “T”.

Step 24

Finally, we add the text. Choose a tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool), use LEHN260 Regular font, font size 32 px, text color # 9F5136.

Step 25

Apply layer styles to text layers. Apply the settings shown in the screenshots below.

Step 26

Now let’s focus on the “T” group, including the letter ‘T’. Further, convert the layer with this group into a smart object (Convert to Smart Object), and then go Rasterize layer (Resterize Layer).

Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool), with this tool, create 4 circles, size 20 px, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 27

Select the layers with the four circles that you created in the previous step, and then merge them.

Create an active selection around the created shape, go to the layer with the “T” group, and then press the (Delete) key.

Next, hide the visibility of the four-circle layer that you created at the beginning of this step.

Step 28

Set foreground color to # 653523, select tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool). Draw a few small squares.

Using transformation (Ctrl + T), arbitrarily expand the squares.

Step 29

Apply a layer style to the layer with the figures you created in the previous step. Set the settings that are shown in the screenshot below.

Step 30

Finally, go to the layer with the background, and then click on the lock to unlock the layer.

Apply a layer style to the background layer. Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay).

We have completed the lesson! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

The final result:

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