Sweet text from toffee in photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create beautiful and tasty text from ‘Candy Corn’ in Photoshop using layer styles.

Final result

Step 1

Create a new document 900 x 460 px. Open the skin texture Tango-orange-41587 in Photoshop. Move this texture to our working paper, placing it on top of the layer with the background, if you want, apply scaling to the skin texture. Next, go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation), and then, decrease the value Saturation (Saturation) to -10.

Next, go Image – Correction – Levels (Image> Adjustments> Levels), change the value Gammas (Gamma) 0.93. Next, go Layer – Merge with the previous(Layer> Merge Down).

Step 2

Next, add capitalized text using Janda Manatee, font size 230 pt, Set tracking for selected characters. (Tracking) 75. If you want to add another line of text, create each line of text on separate layers.

Right-click on the text layer and in the window that appears, select the option Transform at a figure(Convert to Shape).

This step is selective, however, it will improve the final effect. Choose a tool Angle (Convert Point Tool), with this tool, start slightly moving the anchor points to slightly round the sharp corners.

You can also use the tool. Outline selection (Direct Selection Tool (A) to add anchor points and offset them if necessary.

Duplicate the text layer, next, to duplicate the layer, decrease the value Fillings (Fill) to 0%, and then duplicate the duplicate layer again.

Step 3

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

Stamping(Bevel and Emboss)
The size(Size): 30
Softening(Soften): 1
Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Color: # a8896a

Texture(Texture)
Pattern(Pattern): Texture soft wallpaper(Soft Wallpaper)
Depth (Depth): 20%

Overlay gradient(Gradient Overlay)
Click on the gradient to set the gradient colors.

To create a gradient, you need to click on the gradient scale to edit color control points. When the window appears Gradient editor (Gradient editor), you can edit control points of color, changing their color and location. In the screenshot below you can see the location of the control points from left to right:

The location of color control points
# e8e038 – 0%
# e8e038 – 20%
# ee6322 – 45%
# ee6322 – 61%
#ebeeee – 93%
#ebeeee – 100%

So, we created styling for the main text layer.

Step 4

Double click on the first duplicate of the text layer to apply the following layer styles:

Stamping(Bevel and Emboss)
The size (Size): 18
Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
Angle (Angle): 135
Height (Altitude): 70
Backlight mode (Highlight Mode): Overlap (Overlay)
Opacity (Opacity): 55%
Shadow mode (Shadow Mode) Opacity (Opacity): 0%

Texture(Texture)
Pattern(Pattern): Texture of Shards and Scratching(Green Dust Scratches)
Depth (Depth): 25%

So we added a gloss texture to the main text.

Step 5

Double click on the second duplicate of the text layer to apply the next layer style. Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Apply the following settings:
The size (Size): 18
Uncheck the box Global coverage (Use Global Light)
Angle (Angle): -24
Height (Altitude): 37
Mode backlight(Highlight Mode): (Overlay)
Mode the shadows(Shadow Mode) – Opacity (Opacity): 0%

This layer style will give a gentle 3D look to the text.

Step 6

Select all the layers with the text, then right-click on the selected layers and in the appeared window select the option Rasterize layer (Rasterize Layer). Next, go Layer – Merge Layers (Layer> Merge Layers), name the combined layer ‘Candy’.

Duplicate the merged text layer, and then move the duplicate layer down, below the original text layer. Next, go Editing – Free Transformation (Edit> Free Transform (Ctrl + T), press the Right Arrow key once, then press the Down Arrow key once to shift the duplicate text layer 1px to the right and 1px down.

Press Enter to apply the changes.

While on a duplicate layer, press the key combination (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + T) 4 times to create 4 duplicate transform layers. Next, select all duplicate layers and then go Layer – Merge Layers (Layer> Merge Layers), name the combined layer ‘Candy copy’.

Thus, we additionally added a 3D feel to the text.

Step 7

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

Stamping(Bevel and Emboss)
The size (Size): 4
Shadow mode (Shadow Mode) – Color: # 848484

Shadow(Drop Shadow)
Opacity(Opacity): 50%
Bias (Distance): 11
The size (Size): 21

So, we finished styling the text.

Step 8

Choose a tool Lasso (Lasso Tool). With this tool, select the first letter of your text.

Next, you need to do the following with each letter, after each selection of the letter:

1. Switch to the ‘Candy’ layer.
2. Press the keys (Ctrl + J) to duplicate the selected letter on the new layer.
3. Once again, highlight the same letter with the tool. Lasso (Lasso Tool).
4. Go to the duplicate layer ‘Candy copy’.
5. Press the keys (Ctrl + J).
6. Select both layers with selected letters, then go Layer – Group Layers (Layer> Group Layers). Give the name of the created group the name of the letter you were working on.

Repeat the previous step for all other letters of your text. As soon as you finish, turn off the visibility of the two original text layers by clicking on each eyelet located next to the layer thumbnail.

You can add text if you want. You can also zoom the letters, shift and rotate the letters as you like.

Being on a layer with a group with a separate letter, we go Editing – Free Transformation (Edit> Free Transform) to scale, rotate and shift the letter, perform any transformation of your choice, then press the Enter key to apply the changes made. You can also select not only one group, but several groups in order to immediately transform several letters at the same time if necessary.

Step 9

Add a new adjustment layer Gradient (Gradient).

Set the gradient Transparent to Fill (Transparent to Fill), gradient colors # 949494 on the left and # 262626 on the right. Set gradient type Radial (Radial) as well Scale (Scale) 350.

Position this adjustment layer Gradient (Gradient) on top of all other layers, and also, change the blending mode for this adjustment layer to Multiplication (Multiply).

Next, open the original image ‘Blue Confetti’. Move this image to our working paper, placing it on top of the layer with the background, name this layer with confetti ‘Point’. Change the blending mode for this layer from confetti to Lightening (Screen).

Further, being on a layer with confetti, we go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). Tick ​​in the box Toning (Colorize), and also set the value Color tone (Hue) to 55, and the value Saturation (Saturation) at 50.

And we have completed the lesson!

Final result

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