How to Create a Chocolate Text Effect in Photoshop
Learn how to create a ‘Chocolatey Goodness’ text effect in Illustrator and Photoshop. You’ll learn the benefits of the burn and dodge tool while experimenting with Layer Styles.
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Chocolatey Goodness Photoshop Tutorial
Step 1 – Create a New Document
Choose File > New or press Ctrl/Command + N. The size of my canvas is 1600px (width) x 916px (height) but choose any size you wish.
Step 2 – Background
Grab the Paint Bucket Tool, pick #7f3e08 brown color and fill the background.
Step 3 – Stripes
Create a new layer name it ‘Stripes’. Grab your Rectangular Marquee Tool, draw out a long rectangular shape. After that fill it with #602e06 (Edit > Fill > Color).
Step 4 – Duplicate
Once you’ve filled the rectangle, duplicate the ‘Stripes’ layer (right click ‘Stripes’ layer and click ‘Duplicate Layer’, click ‘ok’). Repeat this step as need be, so that it looks like mine. Once it looks like my image merge all of the stripe layers.
Step 5 – Rotate
Rotate your ‘Stripes’ Layer (Edit > Free Transform or ‘ctrl T’) I rotated mines to 39 degrees. Duplicate this ‘Stripe’ layer again and place it next to your first ‘Stripe’ layer. Merge both layers. Grab your Rectangular Marquee Tool and make another rectangular shape that covers a little bit less than half of the canvas and press ‘delete’.
Step 6 – Illustrator
Fire up Adobe Illustrator. Create the same size canvas as the one you made in Photoshop (File > New) 1600px X 916px.
Step 7 – Chocolate Drips
Next, we will be creating the drips in Illustrator. Of course you can do this in Photoshop but for me it’s easier to do it in Illustrator. Grab your Pen Tool (P) and mimic the curves and drips that I have made in Illustrator. At this time it doesn’t matter what color you make the drip because when we transfer it over to Photoshop we will change the color.
Step 8 – Transfer drips to Photoshop
Transfer these drips over to photoshop by ‘drag and drop’ or save it and open it up in Photoshop. Once you have placed the drips in Photoshop, ‘rasterize’ the layer (right click on the layer > rasterize) and name it ‘Drips’. Soften the areas of the drips with a soft round brush. In the image below I have circled the areas in red that have some areas that need to be softened.
Step 9 – Duplicate Layer and add Layer Styles
Duplicate your ‘Drips’ layer three times. On the original layer, makes sure that the ‘fill’ is at 0% then double click the layer so that the Layer Styles dialog box pops up and apply these settings. For the Inner Shadow I used #22190a.
The color I used for Inner Glow is #855100.
The color I used for Highlight Mode #ffe8b8 and for Shadow Mode #cfb788
The color I used for Satin #633701