In this tutorial, I will show you the process used to Create a Crispy Pastry Text Effect with Dark Chocolate Background in Photoshop.
This is an intermediate level tutorial and prior knowledge of Photoshop layers, image adjustments, layer masks are required.
Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6 or above.
Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)
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OK Let’s get started!
To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:
Splatter Brushes (Pick one from the list)
Particle Brushes (Pick one from the list)
Create a new document sized 1400px * 770px with black background. We will prepare the chocolate b Load the Melted Chocolate image into Photoshop and select it:
Copy and paste the selection onto our document. Set the layer opacity for this new layer to 50%:
Apply this levels adjustment to this chocolate layer:
Use a soft eraser, remove/fade the following area:
and here is the effect so far:
Load the pastry stock image into Photoshop. Select the following piece:
Copy and paste the selection to our document, reduce its size and place it to the position shown below:
We will duplicate this new pastry layer four times. To add variety to the overall text effect, we can use the following methods:
Use the free transform tool to rotate, distort each duplicated layer:
Use the levels image adjustment on each duplicate layer to adjust the contrast:
This is my effect so far:
We will add the texts onto the pastry in this step. Create a new layer, use the following chalk brush:
Write the texts onto the pastry:
We will use a particle brush as eraser to break apart the texts:
This creates an effect where the texts blend into the pastry:
and here is my effect so far:
We will add some chocolate splash behind the pastry. Go to the meleted chocolate stock and create a new layer, use a splatter brush to paint a slash on the new layer:
Make a selection on the new layer, go back to the background layer and copy the selection:
Paste the selection behind the pastry, adjust its size to fit the pastry:
Repeat this process and add the chocolate splash for all:
To make the text more visible, I added the following “Drop Shadow” layer blend option to the text layer:
and here is the effect so far:
Use the particle brush to paint some small particles around the texts:
This is my final result: (click to enlarge)
That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy it and find it useful! If you have any questions about the steps, please contact me or leave a comment below. I will try my best to answer them.
Till next time, have a great day!