Create “Ice cream” Text effect in Adobe Photoshop by using simple tools: layer styles, brushes and stock photos. It’s great way to make your typography more interesting and yummy!

The Final Results

This tutorial shows you how to create yummy typography. You’ll need Photoshop CS5 or newer to follow this tutorial.

final-results

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Create new file (File > New, or Ctrl + N) 1600×1200 px.

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Step 2

Choose first layer – Background. Pick gradient tool (G). Set Radial gradient from the top. Pick #591d00 and #2d0e00 colors.

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Step 3

Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N or Layer > New > Layer…). Choose brush tool. Set #fea800 color. Pick Soft round brush and set it to 1242 px big. Draw dot on the center.

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Step 4

Change blending mode of this layer to Screen and set opacity to 20%.

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Step 5

Now you will need Bokeh stock. Place it into your image.

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Step 6

Click at the mask of the layer with holding alt. Choose black and white radial gradient and make something like that:

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Step 7

Change blending mode of bokeh layer to Linear Dodge (Add).

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Step 8

Create Adjustment layer with Hue/saturation (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation or use marked shortcut).

Hue: +175 Saturation: -100 Lightness: -76

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Step 9

If Adjustment layer isn’t clippy (layer adjusts all below) you should make it clippy. Just click Right Mouse Button on Adjustment layer and choose from menu “Create clipping mask”.

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