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Sweeten the New Year with this dazzling chocolate text effect

Inside Photoshop

by Amy Palermo

As you ring in the New Year you’re probably anticipating a fresh surge of creativity in your designs. If so we’ve got just what you need—a super sweet chocolate text effect with a hint of dazzling foil, as shown in Figure A. Whether you follow our example to the T or customize it to make it your own, you’ll be well on your way to kicking off a creative new year!

Figure A:
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Lay the foundation

To get started with this technique, you need to create a new canvas and add some text. A bold font works best for this technique, but you can experiment with different fonts to see what suits your design needs.

  1. Choose File > New to open the New dialog box.
  2. Enter settings for the new canvas. We made ours approximately 3” wide, 1.5” high, 300ppi, with a pink (R:238, G:119, B:209) background. To set the color, choose Other from the Background Contents pop-up menu, select a color from the Color Picker, and click OK.
  3. Set the Foreground color to white.
  4. Click on the Create New Fill Or Adjustment Layer button at the base of the Layers panel and choose Gradient from the pop-up menu.
  5. Select the[…]

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