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Create an Ice Cream Text Effect in Photoshop

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Step 17

Now we will create ice cream. Back in Step 8, I mentioned placing a copy of the text shape outside the Artboard. Go ahead and grab a copy to work with. Place the text shape as shown in the image below.

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In this step, we will create pink ice cream for the text shape ” I “. Double-click on this layer and from menu choose Blending mode . Add ” Bevel & Emboss “.

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Add ” Inner Shadow “.

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Add ” Gradient Overlay “.

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And we will get a result like this.

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Step 19

As you know , the ice cream is never perfect. Now we add layer mask on this layer and use hard brush to erase some outside part of the ice cream.

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Step 20

Duplicate the ice cream part that we had created. In this step, we will create yellow ice cream for the text shape ” C ” . You should delete the layer mask for the text shape copy. Double-click on this layer and change the setting.

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We change ” Inner Shadow ” setting.

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We change ” Gradient Overlay ” setting.

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And you should get result like this.

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Step 21

Now we add layer mask on this layer and use hard brush to erase some outside part of the ice cream.

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Step 22

Repeat the previous step to create green ice cream for the text shape ” E “. Double-click on this layer and change the setting.

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We change ” Inner Shadow ” setting.

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We change ” Gradient Overlay ” setting.

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And you should get result like this.

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Step 23

Now we add layer mask on this layer and use hard brush to erase some outside part of the ice cream.

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Step 24

Create a new layer and place it below, now we add shadow for the ice cream. We use soft brush with color #a25229 and draw the shadow then lower Opacity = 81%. You can use the layer mask to erase unwanted shadow area.

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Step 25

Now, we will create chocolate syrup over the ice cream. First, we grab a copy of ICE text shape and place it on top of layers. Double – click on text layer, from menu choose Blending mode . Add ” Bevel & Emboss “.

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Add ” Inner Shadow “.

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Add ” Gradient Overlay “.

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Here is my outcome.

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Next, we add layer mask on chocolate layer and use hard brush and erase some parts to get the proper imperfections for ice cream. I used large hard brush to erase most of the chocolate parts, and small hard brush to create the chocolate drops.

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Step 27

For additional toppings, we will create sprinkles over the chocolate. We use small hard brush to create some circle like this image.

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Double-click on this white sprinkles layer and use the settings below.

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And you should get result like this.

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Step 29

Create a new layer and add more small brush. Repeat the previous step for blue sprinkles.

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Step 30

Repeat the previous step for pink sprinkles.

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And you should get result like this.

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Step 31

Here is my outcome for yellow sprinkles.

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Step 32

Repeat the previous step for green sprinkles.

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Here is my outcome.

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Step 33

And we’re done with the sprinkles. In this step, we will create shadow for ICE text shape. Use the soft brush with color #77a6a9, then draw a shadow like this image below, then lower Opacity = 40%.

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