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Bagels

Bagels are a donut-shaped type of bread made with flour. They look absolutely amazing when well baked and shiny!

This tutorial will show you how to use the powerful Layer Styles’ capabilities in Photoshop, along with a couple of brushes and filters to create some delicious-looking bagels.

This was suggested by Luca. Thank you for the great suggestion, Luca : )

The Final Result

Tutorial Details

  • Software Used : Photoshop
  • Version : CS6 Extended
  • Time : 1:15 – 2:30

Resources

Step 1

Create a new 1250 x 1250 px document (you can use any Width value you like, but make sure that the Height value is not less than 1250).

Pick the Rectangle Tool, Set the Foreground color to #d4d0c9, and draw a rectangle that extends a little bit outside the document.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

Double click the Rectangle shape layer to apply the following Layer Style:

- Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 3
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #a89a86
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

- Contour

  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

- Texture

  • Pattern : paper_2
  • Depth : 318%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

- Gradient Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Style : Radial
  • Scale : 150%
  • Click the Gradient box to create the gradient.
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

To create the Gradient, you’ll need to click below the gradient bar to add Color Stops, and above it to add Opacity Stops.

This gradient is created using two colors #ffffff to the left, with the Opacity 0%, and #6e3c32 to the right, with the Opacity 100%.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

- Pattern Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Pattern : 1181556893.gif
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

This will create the main background.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 1

Step 2

Set the Foreground color to #d8d1b9, pick the Ellipse Tool, then press and hold the Shift key, and click and drag to create a circle that fits within the document.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

Double click the Ellipse shape layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Technique : Chisel Hard
  • Size : 95
  • Gloss Contour : Cove – Deep
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode : Soft Light
  • Opacity : 50%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

– Contour

  • Contour : Cone – Asymmetrical
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

– Texture

  • Pattern : White Texture
  • Depth : 10%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

– Satin

  • Blend Mode : Linear Light
  • Color : #767676
  • Distance : 73
  • Size : 250
  • Contour : Ring – Double
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

– Pattern Overlay

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Pattern : Wood 411.jpeg
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

– Drop Shadow

  • Opacity : 24%
  • Distance : 55
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

This will create the bowl/dish/plate material. You can play around with the Bevel and Emboss values, or use different colors and textures if you like.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 2

Step 3

Create the first letter of the word you want to create in All Caps, using the font Franks, the color #e3d1ab, and the font Size 570.

You can work simultaneously on all the letters, or work on each one separately. That’s totally up to you.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

If the letter contains closed counters (holes), you’ll need to convert it to a shape to remove the sharp corners of the aperture.

To do so, right click the text layer, then choose Convert to Shape.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

Pick the Convert Point Tool, click and drag around the sharp corner to select it, then click and drag the anchor point to convert the sharp point into a curve.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

Then, you might need to pick the Direct Selection Tool, click and drag the points to move them around, or click and drag the Direction Points to widen or narrow the curve.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

The final result doesn’t have to be perfect; in fact, it better be not.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

Duplicate the shape layer, change the copy’s Fill value to 0, then duplicate the copy twice. So you’ll have the original text layer, a copy, copy 2, and copy 3 layers.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 3

Step 4

Double click the original text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 65
  • Soften : 16
  • Shadow Mode – Color : #a98f59
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 4

– Drop Shadow

  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 80
  • Distance : 20
  • Size : 25
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 4

This will create the basic 3D shape of the bagel.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 4

Step 5

Double click the copy text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Inner Shadow

  • Color : #533416
  • Distance : 0
  • Size : 7
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 5

– Inner Glow

  • Blend Mode : Multiply
  • Opacity : 85%
  • Fill : Choose the gradient fill – we’ll create the gradient in a minute.
  • Technique : Precise
  • Source : Center
  • Size : 43
  • Contour : Gaussian
  • Range : 80
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 5

Click the gradient box to create the gradient.

The three colors used and their Locations are:
# – Color – Location

  • 1 – #d17a34 – 0%
  • 2 – #ecd8ad – 45%
  • 3 – #e0c09a – 88%

As for the Opacity values:

# – Opacity – Location

  • 1 – 100% – 0
  • 2 – 100% – 45%
  • 3 – 0% – 100%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 5

Using a gradient for the glow will help create a dark to light coloring from the center of the letter towards the edges.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 5

Step 6

Double click the copy 2 text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 62
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 68
  • Altitude : 64
  • Gloss Contour : Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode
  • Color : #ffe4bd
  • Opacity : 25%
  • Shadow Mode – Opacity : 0%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 6

– Texture

  • Pattern : White Texture
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 6

This will add some texture (bump) to the text.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 6

Step 7

Double click the copy 3 text layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Size : 75
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle : 54
  • Altitude : 42
  • Gloss Contour : Log
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Shadow Mode – Opacity : 0%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 7

– Contour

  • Contour : Half Round
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
  • Range : 40%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 7

– Texture

  • Pattern : Concrete wall
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 7

This will add some shine. The shine will change its angle when it will be rotated near the end of the tutorial, which will make it more dynamic.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 7

Step 8

Ctrl/Cmd + click any letter layer’s thumbnail to create a selection.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 8

Go to Select > Modify > Contract, and type the value 50. This will contract the selection 50 px inwards.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 8

Go to Select > Modify > Feather, and type the value 15. This will soften the edges of the selection.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 8

Set the Foreground color to #994b0d, pick the Paint Bucket Tool, create a new layer on top of all layers, call it Brown, and fill the selection with the Foreground color.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 8

Step 9

Ctrl/Cmd + click any letter layer’s thumbnail to create a selection one more time. Create another new layer and call it Texture. Set the Foreground color to #e4c8a0 and the Background color to #936d2f.

We’ll apply some filters to create a simple texture that will also enhance the coloring of the letter.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

Start by going to Filter > Render > Clouds. Then Go to Select > Deselect (Ctrl/Cmd + D) to get rid of the selection.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

Go to Filter > (Filter Gallery) > Sketch > Bas Relief, and change the values as shown below.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

This is what you should get.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

Go to Filter > (Filter Gallery) > Brush Strokes > Accented Edges, and modify the values as shown below too.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

That’s it for the texture. Really simple.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

Change the Texture layer’s Blend Mode to Soft Light. You can see the difference it makes.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 9

Step 10

Pick the Brush Tool, and open the Brush panel (Window > Brush).

Choose a soft round brush, and modify its Settings as shown below:

Brush Tip Shape

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 10

Shape Dynamics

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 10

Create a new layer on top of all layers, call it Color Burn Brush, change its Blend Mode to Color Burn, its Opacity to 45%, and set the Foreground color to #cac2b7.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 10

Click and drag slightly to intensify some areas on the letter. This will make the golden-brown part look more realistic.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 10

Step 11

Create a new layer, call it Inner Shadow, and change its Blend Mode to Multiply. Set the Foreground color to #e7cf93 and reduce the Brush Size to 45 px.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 11

In the Brush panel, under Brush Tip Shape, set the Spacing value back to 25%.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 11

Select the text like you did previously, then paint around the counters to add more shadow.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 11

Create another new layer, call it Outer Shadow, change its Blend Mode to Multiply, set the Foreground color to #e3b96d, and increase the Brush Size to 175 px.

Click and drag a little bit far from (outside) the selection, and around the letter, to darken the edges.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 11

When done, deselect (Ctrl/Cmd + D).

This is the main bagel. The next steps are simple additions to this outcome.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 11

Step 12

Pick the Brush Tool and open the Brush panel. Choose a hard round brush, and modify its Settings as below:

Brush Tip Shape

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 12

Shape Dynamics

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 12

Scattering

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 12

This will be the main seed brush.

Step 13

Create a new layer on top of all layers and call it Sesame.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Double click the Sesame layer to apply the following Layer Style:

– Bevel and Emboss

  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode – Color : #ecbe8e
  • Shadow Mode : – Color : #c1803a
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

– Contour

  • Contour : Cone
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

– Drop Shadow

  • Opacity : 60%
  • Distance : 1
  • Size : 2
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Duplicate the Sesame layer, and rename the copy to Poppy Seed.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Double click the Poppy Seed layer to change the Bevel and Emboss effect’s Shadow Mode color back to Black.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Set the Foreground color to #d4ad6c, select the Sesame layer, then click and drag over the middle part of the bagel letter to scatter the sesame.

A helpful tip would be to drag in a subtle zig-zag motion. this will help better spread the seeds much better.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Change the Foreground color to #372f2d, decrease the brush Size to 7, select the Poppy Seed layer, then click and drag to add the poppy seeds to the bagel.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 13

Step 14

The bagel letter is finished now. So group its layers, then go ahead and create the other letters.

When done, select each group, then go to Edit > Free Transform, to rotate and position the letters inside the bowl.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 14

Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon down the Layers panel, and choose Gradient Map.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 14

Change the adjustment layer’s Blend Mode to Multiply and its Opacity to 10%.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 14

The gradient is created using 3 colors:

# – Color – Location

  • 1 – #7b2800 – 0%
  • 2 – #ffb211 – 60%
  • 3 – #ffffc7 – 100%
Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 14

Finally, you can add two more separate Sesame and Poppy Seed layers right on top of the bowl’s layer, and scatter some seeds around to finish off the effect.

Delicious Bagels Text Effect step 14

And there you have your bagels ready!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it delicious ;)

Thanks once again to Luca :)

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  • https://www.facebook.com/oXMMMXo?ref=tn_tnmn MMM

    wow good job realy. :)

    • textuts

      Glad you like it :)
      Thanks for the comment.

      • jussan

        heloo sir…i have problem in step 4 and 5…it doesn’t look like in tutorial image…you said in the original text layer?thank you…nice tutorial by the way…maybe i just cant follow some steps…

        • textuts

          The main reason for getting different results out of using the same Layer Style values is applying them to a text created using a different font or font size.

          If that’s the case, then you might need to change the values a little bit until they look similar to the result here. If not, then can you please upload a screenshot with the issue?

          Thanks for the comment :)

  • Bob

    Yummy – great tut – looks good enough to eat. Maybe the next tutorial can be a pack of cream cheese.. ;-)

    • textuts

      Cool! Will take that into consideration ;)
      Thanks a lot for the awesome comment.

  • Luca

    Fantastic … Simply FANTASTIC … You are the best!!

    • textuts

      Very glad you like it.
      Thank you very much :)

  • Junaid

    Thanks for very nice and yummy tutorial… :)

    here my try out.. hope u like it …

    http://i39.tinypic.com/2gyd0qt.jpg

  • textuts

    Awesome! Well done as always.
    Many thanks for the comments and for sharing your work with us :)

  • Julien S.

    I love the Photoshop tutorials here, they are so well explained and I get no error when follow the steps, congrats for the site, keep this way.

    • textuts

      That’s great to know!
      Thank you very much for the kind words and for the support.

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  • Habib-ur-Rahman

    Oh….
    Can’t believe..

    you make Plate/Bowl in one layer…
    That’s Amazing
    Beautiful Tuts…

    Thaks for Share with us

    • textuts

      The power of Layer Styles!
      Thank you very much for the awesome comment.

      • Habib-ur-Rahman Khan

        Most Welcome Sir..
        I’m Waiting for new Tuts…

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  • kashif rauf

    hello and welcome!

    A problem has been occured during the step no “1″ while I am loading

    the “Texture Pattern PAPER-2″ .I cannot do this step, ” Loading paper-2 pattern in my document”.

    please tell me the proper way “how to load paper-2 patern.

    • textuts

      In order to add (load) the pattern to your preset manager, you’ll need to open the “paper_2.png” image (found inside the “paper_2″ folder) in Photoshop, then go to Edit -> Define Pattern, and click OK.

      Hope this helps.

      Please feel free to leave any other queries you have.

      Thanks for the comment.

  • vankiet

    I don’t known how to do “click and drag over the middle part of the bagel letter to scatter the sesame” can you help me!

    • textuts

      You need to place the mouse cursor in the middle of the letter, click and hold the left mouse button, and drag so that you can scatter the brush. Then you can release the button.

      Hope this helps.

      Please feel free to leave any other queries you have …

  • vankiet

    thank i can understood it
    thank you so much
    tutorial very cute and nice
    very carefully
    i’m looking for you have many tutorial for any beginer like me!

    • textuts

      … Super glad you enjoyed the tutorial :)
      Thank you very much for the kind words and for the support, they mean a lot.

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  • china_spe

    Yi kan wo du zi jiu you dian e le !

    • textuts

      You can go ahead and have some!
      Xie xie for the comment ;)

  • coral

    It’s so nice!I want to eat!Thank you for sharing the excellent tutorial!

    • textuts

      Feel free to eat some ;)
      Glad you liked the tutorial.

      Thanks a bunch for the comment.

  • PONS

    Très bien expliqué Bravo et merci

    • textuts

      Glad you like it.
      Merci beaucop for the comment.

  • yathartha

    Awesome work ! really boosted me to do something creative
    thanks for your valuable stuff

    very very nice work ! good

    • textuts

      That’s great to know!
      Thank you so very much for the amazing comment :)

  • kamal

    i cant not create this tutorial because 3 different layers effect is different how can i marge all layers effect

    • textuts

      Not sure which layers are causing the problem. Can you please add the step in which you can’t achieve the shown result?

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  • http://pswtut.ru Alexandr

    Thank you for the wonderful lesson. I even have an appetite, I’ll go to the kitchen bake something yourself.

    • textuts

      Awesome! Hope you had a delicious meal ;)
      Thank you very much for the lovely comment :)

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  • kkl

    Cute cookies!

    • textuts

      Thank you!

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  • Taha

    It was so nice to share such a great tutorials with us.Thank you.
    I have a question what is the properties of Contour : Cone – Asymmetrical? Is this the con-inversed or different one?

    • textuts

      It actually is a different contour that you can load into Photoshop. Please take a look at this image to see how to do so.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks a lot for the kind words :)

  • ??????

    too much hard to do ..

    • textuts

      :( Why is that?
      What are the problems you have while trying to create it?

  • Carla
    • textuts

      Aww! Those are some adorable mini bagels :)
      Loving the cup addition as well ;)

      Many thanks for the comment and for the link.

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  • Sanjiv Jha

    Very Nice

    • textuts

      Thanks a lot :)

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  • Amorphous

    What a wonderful tutorial. Its lengthy but the end result is more than worth it. :)

    Your instructions, especially with caps are very easy to follow. Thanks for that. I got the result I wanted but from point of comprehension I am still trying to understand how the contours or different settings in Bevel & Emboss affect the object. Could you please make something to explain that? It will help in my overall understanding of photoshop effects. So that I can use it in other projects as well on my own. Thanks again.

    • Amorphous
      • textuts

        … Wonderful result! I really like how you made it a part of a scene. Absolutely awesome!

        Thanks a lot for sharing your work :)

    • textuts

      Really glad you enjoyed the tutorial and found easy to follow :)

      The thing about Contours is that the more you get to use and try different things with them, the more you understand how they work.

      But that sure would be a good idea for a quick tip article. So will list it down and try to work on it soon.

      Many thanks for the comment once again.

      • Amorphous

        I also wanted to tell you that I made that bowl, using similar technique that you used for making wooden plate and changing the settings.. :) Also the soup… :)

        • textuts

          Cool! Both look absolutely great!
          Thanks once again :)

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  • Rose

    You can download all the used textures and patterns from the Resources section at the very beginning of the tutorial. Anything used will have a link there.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks a lot for the kind words :)