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How to Make Delicious Ice Cream Text in Photoshop

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.


Tutorial Resources

Step 1

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


Step 2

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


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.


Step 4

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


Step 5

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


Step 6

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



Step 7

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


Step 8

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

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


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”.


Step 10

Add new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N or Layer > New > Layer…). Pick #612200 color and set linear gradient. Choose color – transparent one. Apply it by short line on the center.


Step 11

Change blending mode of this layer to Soft light and set opacity to 45%.


Step 12

Choose Type tool. Pick VAL font. Set size to 250 pt. Set color of type to #5b1e00.

Step 13

Add layer styles. Click RMB on layer and choose “Blending options”. Pick:

Inner shadow:

Blend Mode: Multiply, #000000, Opacity: 75%.


Inner glow:

Blend Mode: Screen, #612200, Opacity 5%.


Bevel and Emboss:

Style: Inner Bevel,

Technique: Smooth

Size: 6px,

Soften 0px

Highlight Mode: Screen, #fb9838, 75%

Shadow Mode: Multiply #2b0c03, 75%.





Step 14

Click where is shown to add layer mask. It works also on text layers :). With 24 px hard round brush erase some places, so it will looks like bitten.


Step 15

Add new layer. Choose gradient tool and fill it with #f8941d color as is shown.


Step 16

Click on this layer with RMB. Choose Create clipping mask.


Step 17

Change blending mode to Lighten and opacity of this layer to 32%.


Step 18

Duplicate layer with text. Change positon of this layer below first layer with text. Change mask with hard round brush as shown.


Step 19

Place Food texture above duplicated layer. Everything is shown on the image:


Step 20

Make this layer clippy by RMB > Create Clipping Mask.


Step 21

By holding ctrl choose layers with: Text, Grafient, Food and text below food. Then duplicate it and click RMB, then choose Convert to Smart Object.

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