Making text from buns in photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create letters in the form of mouthwatering buns using layer styles, brushes, and filters.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1

Create a new document with a size of 1250 x 1250 pixels (the width can be any, but the height must be at least 1250 pixels). Take Rectangle tool(U) (Rectangle), select the color # d4d0c9 and draw a rectangle that is slightly beyond the bounds of the document.

Double click on the rectangle layer to apply the layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Size: 3
Activate Anti-aliased (Smoothing)
Shadow Mode – Color (Shadow Mode – Color): # a89a86

Contour (Circuit)

Activate Anti-aliased (Smoothing)

Texture (Texture)

Pattern (Pattern): paper_2
Depth: 318%

Gradient overlay (Gradient overlay)

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Multiply (Multiply)
Style (Style): Radial (Radial)
Scale (Scale): 150%
Click on the gradient to customize it.

The bottom sliders are color sliders, and the top ones are transparency. We have to set them up. For the left slider, we selected the color #ffffff and set the transparency slider to 0%, for the right one we chose color # 6e3c32 and set the transparency slider to 100%.

Pattern overlay (Overlay pattern)

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Multiply (Multiply)
Pattern (Pattern): 1181556893.gif

We get this background.

Step 2

Select the color # d8d1b9, activate the Ellipse Tool (U) (Ellipse), then hold down the Shift key and create a circle to fit the document.

Double click on the circle layer to apply the layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Technique (Method): Chisel Hard (Hard Cut)
Size: 95
Gloss Contour (Gloss Contour): Cove – Deep (Deep Cut)
Activate Anti-alised
Highlight Mode: Soft Light
Opacity: 50%

Contour (Circuit)

Contour: Cone – Asymmetrical (Cone-Asymmetric)
Activate Anti-alised

Texture (Texture)

Pattern (Pattern): White Texture
Depth: 10%

Satin (Gloss)

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Linear Light (Linear Light)
Color (Color): # 767676
Distance (distance): 73
Size: 250
Contour (Ring): Ring – Double (Double Ring)

Pattern overlay (Overlay pattern)

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Multiply (Multiply)
Pattern (Pattern): Wood 411.jpeg

Drop shadow (Shadow)

Opacity: 24%
Distance (distance): 55

We get just such a plate. You can experiment with the style of the layer. Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing) or use other colors and textures.

Step 3

Create the first letter. It should be capitalized. Font – Franks, color – # e3d1ab, size – 570. You can create all the letters at once and work with them simultaneously.

If the letter has holes with right angles, then they need to round out. To do this, we right-click on the layer and select Convert to shape (Convert to shape).

Activate Convert point to (P) (Convert point), select the corner knot, then pull the guides to make the corner rounded.

Then take Direct selection tool (A) (Partial selection) and adjust each nodule to form a circle.

The final result should not be perfect.

Duplicate the letter (Ctrl + J), reduce the Fill (Fill) to 0, then duplicate the copy twice more. Thus, we have four copies: the original, copy 1, copy 2 and copy 3.

Step 4

Double click on the original layer to apply the layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Size: 65
Soften: 16
Shadow Mode – Color (Shadow Mode – Color): # a98f59

Drop shadow (Shadow)

Remove the checkbox from the Use Global Light option.
Angle (Angle): 80
Distance (distance): 20
Size: 25

We get a 3D effect.

Step 5

Double click on the first copy to apply layer styles:

Inner shadow (Inner shadow)

Color (Color): # 533416
Distance (distance): 0
Size: 7

Inner glow (Internal glow)

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Multiply (Multiply)
Opacity: 85%
Fill: select gradient fill
Technique (Method): Precise (Precise)
Source (Source): Center (From the Center)
Size: 43
Contour (Contour): Gaussian (Gaussian)
Range (Range): 80

Click on the gradient field to customize it.
We will use 3 colors:

Color – Location (Position)

1 – # d17a34 – 0%
2 – # ecd8ad – 45%
3 – # e0c09a – 88%

Opacity – Location (Position)

1 – 100% – 0
2 – 100% – 45%
3 – 0% – 100%

We get the following result:

Step 6

Double click on the second copy to apply layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Size: 62
Uncheck Use Global Light option
Angle (Angle): 68
Altitude: 64
Gloss Contour (Gloss Contour): Half Round
Activate the Anti-aliased option
Highlight Mode (Backlight Mode)
Color: # ffe4bd
Opacity: 25%
Shadow Mode (Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 0%

Texture (Texture)

Pattern (Pattern): White Texture

As a result, we added some texture.

Step 7

Double click on the third copy to apply layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Size: 75
Uncheck Use Global Light option
Angle (Angle): 54
Altitude: 42
Gloss Contour (Shine Contour): Log
Activate the Anti-aliased option
Shadow Mode (Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 0%

Contour (Circuit)

Contour: Half Round
Activate the Anti-aliased option
Range: 40%

Texture (Texture)

Pattern (Pattern): Concrete wall

As a result, we added highlights. Thanks to the settings of the layer styles, the glare is static and their position will not change, regardless of the position and inclination of the bun.

Step 8

Hold Ctrl / Cmd and click on the thumbnail of any copy of the letter to load its selection.

Move on Select – Modify – Contract (Selection – Modification – Compress) and in the appeared window we enter the value 50. As a result, the selection will be narrowed by 50 pixels.

Move on Select – Modify – Feather (Selection – Modification – Feather) and in the window that appears, enter the value 15. This will smooth the selection edges a little.

Set the color to # 994b0d, take Paint bucket tool (G) (Fill), create a new layer above all the previous ones, call it “Brown” and fill it with color.

Step 9

Hold Ctrl / Cmd and click on the layer thumbnail to create a selection. Create a new layer and call it “Texture”. Set the foreground color to # e4c8a0 and back to # 936d2f. Now we will apply a couple of filters to add more texture.

Move on Filter – Render – Clouds (Filter – Rendering – Clouds). Then use Select – Deselect (Ctrl / Cmd + D) to get rid of the selection.

Next, go Filter (Filter Gallery) – Sketch – Bas Relief (Filter (Filter Gallery) – Sketch – Relief) and enter the following parameters.

We get the following result:

Move on Filter (Filter Gallery) – Brush Strokes – Accented Edges (Filter (Filter Gallery) – Strokes – Emphasis on edges) and enter the following parameters.

We get the following result:

Change the blending mode of the “Texture” layer to Soft Light.

Step 10

Take Brush tool (B) (Brush) and open the brushes panel (F5).
Choose a soft round brush and set it up:

Brush tip shape (Brush print form)

Shape dynamics (Dynamics of the form)

Create a new layer above all the previous ones, call it “Color Burn Brush”, change its blend mode to Color burn (Dimming basis), reduce the opacity to 45% and select the color # cac2b7.

We draw the brush in several places of the letter to make it more realistic and give a golden brown effect.

Step 11

Create a new layer, call it “Inner Shadow” and change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication). Select the color # e7cf93 and reduce the brush diameter to 45 pixels.

On the brushes panel in Brush tip shape (Brush print form) Set Spacing (Spacing) to 25%.

Load the selection of the letter and gently draw a brush around the edges to add a shadow.

Create another layer, call it “Outer Shadow”, change its blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication), select the color # e3b96d and increase the size of the brush to 175 pixels. Gently draw a shadow.

When finished, remove the selection (Ctrl / Cmd + D). So we created the first letter. The procedure for creating the rest is the same, so it makes no sense to describe it.

Step 12

Take Brush tool (B) (Brush) and open the brushes panel. Choose a hard round brush and set it up:

Brush tip shape (Brush print form)

Shape dynamics (Dynamics of the form)

Scattering (Scattering)

With this brush we will draw sesame on buns.

Step 13

Create a new layer above all the previous ones and call it “Sesame”.

Double click on the “Sesame” layer to apply layer styles:

Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing)

Activate the Anti-aliased option
Highlight Mode (Backlight Mode) – Color (Color): # ecbe8e
Shadow Mode (Shadow Mode) – Color (Color): # c1803a

Contour (Circuit)

Contour: Cone
Activate the Anti-aliased option

Drop shadow (Shadow)

Opacity: Opacity: 60%
Distance (distance): 1
Size: 2

Duplicate the “Sesame” layer and rename the copy to “Poppy Seed”.

Double click on the “Poppy Seed” layer to change the settings. Bevel and Emboss (Chamfer and embossing). Set the color of the Shadow Mode to Black.

Select the color # d4ad6c, select the “Sesame” layer and draw the sesame.
I advise you to move the brush zigzag so that the grains are better distributed over the bun.

Change the color to # 372f2d, reduce the size of the brush to 7 pixels, select the “Poppy Seed” layer, then draw the poppy seeds on a bun.

Step 14

Group the layers with the letter B and create the rest.
When finished, select each group and adjust its position and tilt (Ctrl / Cmd + T).

Click the button at the bottom of the layers panel Create new fill or adjustment layer (Create a new fill or adjustment layer) and select Gradient map (Gradient map).

Change the blend mode of the adjustment layer to Multiply (Multiplication) and reduce the opacity to 10%.

For the gradient we use 3 colors:

# – Color (Location)

1 – # 7b2800 – 0%
2 – # ffb211 – 60%
3 – # ffffc7 – 100%

In addition, you can add a couple more layers over the plate and draw the scattered seeds.

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