This tutorial will help you create an awesome glossy candy text effect in a simple way.
The Final Result:
* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 2000 * 1500
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.
Start by filling the Background with the color #724c21.
Then, create the text using the color #ee9b0f. Very thin fonts do not suit this effect, so make sure to pick a pretty bold font. The font used here is Fontleroy Brown NF and the size is 1000px.
Duplicate your text layer, and make the copy invisible (by clicking on the eye icon next to it).
Double click on the original (visible) text layer, and apply the following styles:
- A Drop Shadow using the color #71511b.
- An Inner Shadow, using the color #ffa508. Change the Distance to 0, and the Size to 32px.
- Bevel and Emboss. Change the Size to 29px, the Softness to 16px, and use the color #ef9508 for the Shadow Mode.
- Finally, apply Satin, change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge, the color to #705737, and the Contour to Cone – Inverted.
Ctrl + Click on the original text layer thumbnail to create a selection.
Create a new layer above the text layer and rename it to “Noise”. Fill the selection with the original text color #ee9b0f and make sure that its the Foreground color as well, and set the Background color to White. Then go to Filte -> Noise -> Add Noise. Change the Amount to 150 %, make sure that the Distribution is Gaussian, and check the Monochromatic box.
With the “Noise” layer still active, zoom in (Ctrl + ‘+’) until you are able to see the pixels. Grab the Magic Wand Tool, remove the check next to Contiguous on the options bar (this will let all the pixels of the same color range be selected, whether they are adjacent or not), and select the darkest pixel or group of pixels. Then, hit Delete.
Change the “Noise” layer Blend Mode to Soft Light, and the Fill value to 50 %.
- We’ll create the lines right now. So create a new documents that is 110 by 50 px, and set the Background Contents to Transparent, so that you’ll be able to see the pixels.
- Draw a rectangle using the Rectangle Marquee Tool. You can display the Info palette form the Window menu to help you make sure that the rectangle width is 50 px.
Place the rectangle (or the square) at the center of the layer, then fill it with the color #e8641b.
- Remove the selection (press Ctrl + D), and go to Edit -> Define Pattern and type in the name of the pattern.
Go back to the original document, and create a new layer on top of the “Noise” layer. Call it “Lines”.
With the Paint Bucket Tool Selected, change the fill type to Pattern, and choose the one you’ve just created.
Fill the “Lines” layer with the pattern.
Go to Edit -> Transform -> Rotate or press Ctrl + T to rotate the lines until you think the result is good. Hit Enter to confirm.
Then, Ctrl + Click again on the original text layer thumbnail (or icon) to create a selection. Make sure the “Lines” layer is active (selected), go to Select -> Inverse, and hit Delete.
Press Ctrl+D to remove the selection.
Double click on the “Lines” layer to apply the following styles:
- Add an Inner Shadow. Change the color to #ba8c73, and the Distance and Size values to 4px.
- Add Bevel and Emboss. Change the Style to Pillow Emboss, the Size to 3px, the Soften value to 1px, and the Shadow Mode color to #ba8c73.
- Finally, add Satin. Change the Blend Mode to Overlay, the color to #fff8ad, and the Contour to Shallow Slope – Valley.
(*Note: If you can’t find these contours, check out how to get them here.)
You’ll end up with something like this:
Now, we need to go back to the duplicated text layer we created back in Step 1, and make it visible once again.
Change its Fill value to 0, and double click to apply the following styles:
- Bevel and Emboss. Change the Depth to 450, the Size to 10, remove the check next to Use Global Light, and change the Angle to 100, and the Altitude to 30, use Log for the Gloss Contour, and assign 0 for the Opacity value of the Shadow Mode.
- As for the Contour just check the Anti Alias box.
Add a layer above the “Background” layer, set the Forground color to Black, and with the Gradient Tool, choose the Foreground to Transparent fill, click on the Radial Gradient icon, and check the Reverse box.
Starting from the center of the layer, click and drag to one of its corners to create the gradient fill. Change the Blend Mode of the layer to Soft Light.
And this is the final result once again.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.