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!
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.
- Choose File > New to open the New dialog box.
- 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.
- Set the Foreground color to white.
- 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.
- Select the[…]