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Cream and Chocolate Cake Photoshop Text Effect
Tutorials Text Effects 37066 Views September 18th, 2014

In this tutorial we'll create a delicious 3D cake typography in Photoshop using layer styles, 3D action generators and cake patterns. This is a tutorial that can be easily practiced by beginners as it has all the steps in detail. You have to download the sweets cake patterns that I used in order to create this effect or you can use your own patterns/textures. You can create your own realistic cake using any type of layer (text, shape or raster).


Before we begin please download the ZIP file that includes all the cake patterns used in this tutorial.

In this tutorial we'll learn how to create vector shape silhouettes in Photoshop using some simple techniques. You can save the vector silhouettes as Photoshop custom shapes as I will show you in the next steps.

Open a new PSD file and add your text, shape, raster image tha you want to turn into cake. I will choose a text layer with font type Pacifico , a free font that you can download. Learn how you cann easily install new font in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners.

For this step you have to download this useful 3D action and load it in Photoshop. Make sure you have only one layer before playing the action. If you have a background layer please delete it. This action was recently updated so if you have an older version you might have to download it again.

Add a Color Overlay to the text/shape layer and choose color #737373 . Pick the " 3D shape" action which is the second action from the ATN file. Click Play button and wait for the result.

Inside the "3d effect by psddude" group you will find a layer called "shadow" that you have to delete. Select all the visible layers and merge them into one single layer, pressing CTRL+E. Rename this layer and call it Cake Layer 1.

Go to Layer Menu>Layer Style and choose Global Light; make the settings shown in the preview.

Make 2 more copies of the Cake Layer 1 and call them Cake Layer 2 and Cake Layer 3. Now all we have to do is to add a layer style for each of these 3 layers. Let's start with the top one, Cake Layer 3 by adding these styles. For the Pattern Overlay use the "cake 4" pattern from the PAT file.

Let's go to the next layer, Cake Layer 2; first you have to move the layer 5px down. Pick the Move Tool and click the arrow down 5 times. Than add these layer styles. For the Pattern Overlay use the "cream 1" pattern from the PAT file.

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10 comment(s) for "Cream and Chocolate Cake Photoshop Text Effect"

1:54 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hello, I followed to your recomendation with this tutorial, but...nothing happend. Instead your result (picture 1, see link) it produced picture 2 (see the same link) . Just in case I send to you the file psd.
Possible I was wrong on the way?
Respect, kotroj
1:58 AM Saturday, October 25, 2014
Move the "Cake layer 2" using the Move Tool and the arrows (3 pixels up) .
Move the "Cake layer 3" using the same Move Tool and the arrows (6 pixels up) and you should obtain the 3D look. reply
8:50 AM Monday, October 27, 2014
my version of the tutorial.
8:59 AM Monday, October 27, 2014
Very creative as always my dear friend :) reply
9:40 AM Monday, November 23, 2015
Amazing tutorial, please tell me how did you made the final shadow effect, at what layer/s and what styles. thank you reply
9:45 AM Monday, November 23, 2015
You can obtain a similar effect by creating a layer filled with black color(with the cake shape of course). Go to Filter>Blur and choose Motion Blur (Angle:45 and Distance 180) ... lower the opacity of the layer and move it to create the shadow effect. reply
1:57 AM Monday, January 04, 2016
My attempt at cake :) reply
10:12 AM Friday, May 06, 2016
Amazing tutorial! reply
1:14 AM Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Thanks for this amazing tutorial! reply
10:47 AM Friday, July 15, 2016
Strawberry and Chocolate Cake made by me in Photoshop. Hope you like it :) and thank you for wonderful tutorials reply

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