Convert Text to Chocolate Embossed Title with Photoshop
Do you need to apply a chocolate embossed type effect to your specialized magazine, catalog print or flyer printing titles? With some simple text and blending effects in Photoshop, it is delightfully easy to do this. You do not even have to be totally familiar with all the different controls in Adobe Photoshop to achieve this effect. So for the sake of your posters, catalogs and other types of prints, here are the instructions in converting your test titles to chocolate embossed type using Photoshop. Try to learn and apply these tricks for your own designs.
1. Open a new document in Adobe Photoshop. Make sure you set your dimensions depending on your needs. You will want to set the resolution to a very high setting if you are printing this design on paper (around 300ppi). Otherwise, a 72 ppi value should suffice for web designs.
2. First, let us create the bar of chocolate. With the use of the Rectangle tool, simply inscribe the rectangle chocolate bar that you need. Colour your bar a dark brown for dark chocolate. Use this value as a basis: #3c2216
3. Now double click on this shape layer to access the layer options and blending options. First, click on Bevel and Emboss. Set all these values in its option settings.
a. Style: Inner Bevel
b. Technique: Chisel Hard
c. Depth: 490%
d. Size: 13px
e. Soften: 9px
f. Shadow Mode Color: #251313
4. Once done, we will create a new layer. Simply press CTRL+SHIFT+N to create a new layer. Name this layer chocolate highlight.
5. Now, click on the brush tool. Use a soft brush with 0% hardness and paint a swatch of light brown colour at the centre of our chocolate bar. Since this is a new layer, you can try different strokes and combinations until you get it right. Remember that you can just simply resize or erase the brushes without fear or altering the chocolate bar below. Try to get something like this:
6. Next, we shall type in our chocolate bar text. Now, remember to choose a very distinctive font style that is a bit thick. This helps make the chocolate embossed text look more convincing. For now the colour of the text is not really that important, so for this example we have used a black colour. Just type in your title and position it neatly inside the bar.
7. We will now apply several layer styles and blending options to the text to make it look like embossed chocolate text. Just double click on the text layer to get to the layer styles window. The first stop is the drop shadow option. Check its box and then apply these settings:
a. Opacity: 45%
b. Angle: 30 Degrees
c. Distance: 2
d. Spread: 0
e. Size: 1
8. Then, check the Bevel and Emboss option. You will want to set all these values accordingly.
a. Technique: Chisel hard
b. Depth: 1000%
c. Size: 2px
d. Soften: 1px
e. Angle: -150 degrees
f. Altitude: 53 degrees
g. Highlight Mode: Overlay, White, 100%
h. Shadow Mode: Overlay, Black, 64%
9. Also click on the colour overlay option. Add a BLACK colour but reduce this with an opacity of 20%.
10. Finally select the gradient overlay options. You will want to set all these settings for this effect:
a. Gradient Colour: #4e2816 to #7d3c1e
b. Style: Linear
c. Angle: 90 degrees
11. Great! Once you press OK, you will have your text turned to chocolate, embossed convincingly.
12. Now, the great thing about this effect and layer style is that it is applicable to any kind of Layer. So you can use any kind of layer shape that you need to get the same effect. So you can use it in shapes such as squares, circles, and even odd clip-art, wingdings type text. Once you have set the properties above, simply right click on a layer, select copy layer style, and paste it to other shape layers.
Now you know how to easily convert your text and even your shapes into chocolate embossed elements.
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