///Candy Coated Photoshop Tutorial

Candy Coated Photoshop Tutorial

Candy Coated Effect

Candy Logo Tutorial

In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to make a web 2.0 logo so damn
sugary sweet it’ll give your website a cavity. Then I’ll give you the
PSD, the font, and all the patterns used in the image so that you can
play with it yourself. If you want to skip the tutorial altogether, you
can download the PSD here.

The beauty of the correct way to design logos in Photoshop or
Illustrator comes when we keep everything as editable text layers from
start to finish. That way if we need to make changes or reuse the idea,
we can just pop open a Photoshop file and quickly output a new version
of an old idea. This will also make it easy for you to duplicate my

1. Open up Photoshop and Create a new layer.

2. Use the Text Tool download free photoshop files to write something in black using the "Creampuff" font.

download free psds

3. Choose "Color Overlay" from the Layer Style options.

color overlay

4. Select a pinkish color. Because it makes most people think of candy
or something edible(….like babies). For your reference, I’m using
these settings….. Color Overlay >> #9e5859. Let’s name this
layer ‘Base’.


5. Duplicate this current layer twice by dragging it to the layer button two times.

6. Name one of the duplicates ‘Hard’ and the other ‘Sugar’. This is
just for the sake of the tutorial, really you could name them whatever
you want. Make sure you order the three layers so that ‘Base’ is
underneath ‘Hard’ and ‘Sugar’ is topmost.


7. Hide the layer named ‘Sugar’ for now. Select ‘Hard’ so we can make
it look like hard candy (now you see why I named it that?). Use the
following settings in your layer style.

Drop Shadow Settings
Opacity = 50%, Angle = 90%, Distance = 2px, Spread = 3px, Noise = 0%, Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow = Yes

Bevel and Emboss Settings
Style = Inner Bevel, Technique = Smooth, Depth = 471%, Direction = Up,
Size = 8px, Soften = 0px, Use Global Light = Yes, Gloss Contour =
Gaussian, Anti-Aliased = No, Highlight Mode = Screen at 42% with a
White (#ffffff) Color Setting, Shadow Mode = Multiply at 17% with a
Black (#000000) Color Setting.

bevel and emboss

These settings serve to make your candy text look three dimensional.

8. Next we want to select a Pattern Overlay. This step isn’t necessary but a little decoration will make your candy look more appetizing. Before you attempt this, make sure you’ve loaded ‘candy_stripes.pat’ into your version of Photoshop.

Make the following setting changes.

Pattern Overlay Settings
Blend Mode = Exclusion, Pattern = Pattern 1 (my choice, you can choose differently), Scale = 61%, Link With Layer = Yes

now we're getting tricky

We’re all done making the candy look hard. Now it’s time to lick it….no seriously.

9. In this step we’re going to make our candy look like someone has
salivated all over it…either that or maybe someone dipped it in a
sugary sweet candy coating! (note: This is the hardest part of tutorial
to explain but you’ll figure it out.")

Activate the layer named ‘Sugar’. Hold down the ‘command’ (‘control’ on
a PC) and click on the layer to select all the letters in your word.
Add a layer mask to it.

Hit ‘L’ to select the Lasso Tool and select the ‘Intersect with
Selection’ option. Make sure you CLICK ON THE LAYER MASK FIRST before
you go to Step 10.

10. Now that you’ve selected the layer mask and not your actual text,
draw around your selection loosely and fluidly. The idea is to make
this look like liquid. It doesn’t matter if you go out side of the
lines or get too crazy, you can fix it later by editing the mask. Once
you’ve made a selection through the whole word, go back to your
starting point and let go of the mouse. This will subtract everything
from the selection except for what you’ve just drawn! (note: click the
image below for a close-up view!)


11. Now Make the following settings to the Layer Style of the topmost layer ‘Sugar’.

Bevel and Emboss Settings (note: this makes it look like a candy coating)
Style = Inner Bevel, Technique = Smooth, Depth = 100%, Direction = Up, Size = 5px, Soften = 0"

Color Overlay Settings (note: this gives the liquid a bit sugary glow and a bit of pop)
Blend Mode = Overlay, Opacity = 23%

Gradient Overlay Settings
Blendmode = Screen, Opacity = 35%, Style = Linear, Align with Layer = Yes, Angle = 90%, Scale = 100%
Gradient Color = #6f1d1d as the darker hue with #FFFFFF as the lighter hue.

12. Lo and behold you’re done! You’ve got hard candy dipped in sugary sweetness!

13. We COULD stop there but I always like to ‘sweaten’ (no pun
intended) my designs with color backgrounds. Create blank layer. Add a
Color Overlay in the Layer Styles and set the color to #0f0702.

14. Add a new layer. Add a Layer Mask. Select the Gradient Tool (Hit
the ‘G’ Key) with the normal black/white colors. Set it to Radial and
Reversed. Drag from the center of your image to the outside of the
screen. Bam. Instant spotlight. Now add the Color Overlay of your



Simple right? Don’t you just want to lick the screen? Of course we
could get far more detailed with this but this tutorial is long enough!
Make sure you download the files below to make sure you’ve done things

Download this Tutorial with all relevant PSD, Font and Pattern Files here!
Download just the font here!
Download this Tutorial with all relevant PSD, Font and Pattern Files here!
Download just the font here!

2010-05-25T22:25:33+00:00 February 25th, 2008|Photoshop|0 Comments

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