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How to create a chocolate text effect in Photoshop Elements

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Tips & Tutorials, by The Photoshop Creative Team
July 29, 2014

Here’s how to use layer styles and gradients to make text appear like real chocolate!

Chocolate text effect in Photoshop Elements

STEP 01

Create a new document and grab the Gradient tool (G). Create a brown background using a linear gradient. Then grab the Type tool (T) and choose a dark brown colour and type your text.

STEP 02

Go to Layer>Layer Style>Style Settings and check Bevel, setting Size to 30px, Lighting Angle 120 and Direction to Up. Tick Stroke, changing the Size to 25px. Choose a light brown colour.

STEP 03

Duplicate and keep the text layer selected. Go to Layer>New Fill Layer>Pattern, and click OK. On the Pattern Fill window choose the Waffle Pattern, setting scale to 300%.

STEP 04

Simplify the Pattern Fill layer. Go to Filter>Stylize>Emboss. Set the Angle to -60, Height to 10 and Amount to 300. Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+U to remove the colour and change the blend mode to Multiply.