Learn how to make a honeycomb with delicious golden honey drips in Photoshop and Illustrator.


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Create a Honeycomb Artwork Photoshop Tutorial


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Step 1

Create a New Document. 400px x 421px

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Step 2 Honeycomb

First we will create the honeycomb, create a new layer and name it ‘honeycomb’. First grab your ‘custom shape tool’ (U) and find the hexagon shape, place it on your canvas. Make sure the color of the shape is #ffcb05.

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Step 3 Layer Styles

Add these layer styles by double clicking your ‘honeycomb’ layer.

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Step 4 Highlights

Now we will make the honeycomb shine and glisten. Create a new layer name it ‘highlight’. Get your Paint Brush Tool (74 px soft round brush #FFFFFF) and place the brush in the center of the honeycomb.

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Step 5

Change this layer to Overlay

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Step 6

Create a New layer and name it ‘highlight 2’. Then grab a 7px soft round brush #FFFFFF and make a marking like so.

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Step 7

Grab your Smudge tool (22px soft round brush) and smooth out the highlight on both sides. The way I did it was that I started in the middle of the line and went outwards.

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Step 8

Change this layers Opacity to 57%

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Step 9

Also in this tutorial I have where there seems to be that the honeycomb is empty. To achieve this effect repeat steps 2&3 but add the layer style Satin.

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Step 10

Next, create a new layer and grab your paint brush tool (61px #000000) place it in the middle of the honeycomb.

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Step 11

Change this layer to Color Burn with an Opacity of 71%

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Step 12

Now repeat steps 6-8 to add the shine effect. Note: Change this layer Opacity to 39%

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Step 13

So now we have both of our honeycombs. I hope your image looks like mines.

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Step 14

Now prior to creating a new document place the honeycombs into their own groups (Click the Folder Icon>drag all layers pertaining to that item in the folder). Now create a new Document.

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Step 15 Background

Fill your background layer with #673606

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Step 16

Create a New layer and make sure that your Foreground is set to #673606 and your Background is set to #FFFFFF. Next Filter>Render>Clouds

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Step 17 Ripple

Then go to Filter>Distort>ZigZag and add these settings.

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Step 18

Change this layer to Divide

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Step 19

Blur this layer by Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.

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Step 20

Create a New Layer. Grab a 750px soft round brush #fadc0f and place it in the middle of your canvas

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Step 21

Change this layer to Soft Light

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Create a New layer make sure that it is the top layer. Fill it in with black #000000 then make sure the layer Fill is at 0% an add this layer style.

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Step 23

Now here comes the time consuming part. Drag over your honeycombs and duplicate them however many times you need and line them up as so. Note: Don’t forget to create gaps in the honeycomb.

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Step 24

Now it is best for you to merge the clusters that are connected to one another. In my case I will have 3 different layers of honeycombs. Now we will add a drop shadow to the honeycombs. Use this drop shadow for all of the honeycomb layers.

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Step 25

Your honeycombs should look like this

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Step 26 Text Effect

Now we will create the honey text. When I create my text I usually like to start it in a new document. So create a New document. It doesn’t really matter what size. The text I will be using is BorisBlackBloxx with a size of 155 pt and a color of #f5d610. Make sure you have clicked the Bold button.

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