In this tutorial I’ll show you how to Create a very tasty Cookies text effect using Photoshop. You will learn some useful tips on the use of layer styles, filters and brushes to create different elements of cookies.


The final result:


So, let’s try.

Step 1

Create the new document with the following size as on the picture below:

Step 2

Create the new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and call it “Wood”.

Step 3

You need to download the texture of wood, you can find it <a href=”“>right here</a>.  Then, open the pattern in Photoshop and Go to Edit -> Define Pattern, and type in any name you want for the pattern. I’ve called it “wood”.

Step 4

Back to your new document, take the Paint Bucket Tool at the Right side (shown below) and in the option right on the top choose Pattern as a Fill type and choose “wood” from the drop down menu.  Then fill the whole document with the pattern. (shown far below)

Step 5

Create the new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and call it “Gradient”. Then choose the Gradient Tool and change the options like it shown on the picture below.

Change the Blending Mode on the Soft Light.

Step 6

Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon, you’ll find it down the Layers panel, and choose Levels.

The Shadows Value should be on the 65, like on the picture below.

Step 7

Choose the Horizontal Type Tool. Then go to the Window>Character and change the option, as it shown below. I’ve used the <a href=””>Bubblelegum Font</a>. Then write the word you like, for example “WDremix”.

Step 8

Now take the Brush Tool and open the Brush Panel (F5). Make changes in options as on the picture below:

Step 9

Create the new layer and call it “Stroke”. The color of Foreground should be #a06600.  Choose the Direct Selection Tool.

Then back to the Brush Panel and finish changing the options:

Step 10

Click on the document with the right mouse button and choose the Stroke Path.

Step 11

Choose the Brush in the appeared window, you’ll find it in drop down menu and press Ok. Here what you should have in the result:

Make a copy of the text layer (Ctrl + J) and then hide the original one (click on the icon of the eye).

Right-click on the copy of the text layer and select Rasterize Type. It means that you won’t change the text anymore.

Step 12

Apply a Gaussian Blur Filter with a value of 2 pixels. You’ll find it on the top menu.

Hold down Ctrl, click on the rasterized layer and the layer “Stroke”. After that, combine them into one (Ctrl + E).

Make a copy of the layer (Ctrl + J) and hide it for a while.

Step 13

Double click on the original layer to open the sheet. Apply the following styles:

Drop shadows:  Mode – Multiply, Color – # 825a0c.

Bevel and Emboss: Style – Inner Bevel, Method – Smooth, light mode – Overlay, shadow mode – Multiplication.

The Contour:

The Texture:

The Color Overlay:

Step 14

Make visible the appeared copy and click with the right mouse button on it. Choose Convert to Smart Object.

Step 15

Then go to the Filter> Sketch> Reticulation right on the top menu.

Go to the Filter>Brush Strokes>Ink Outlets.

Then go to Filter>Texture>Craquelure.

Step 16

Go to the correction of Hue /Saturation and set up as shown below.

Go to the Color Balance.

Step 17

Set the Blending Mode to the Soft light. You should have something like this:

Step 18

Create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and name it “Frosting”. Set the fill color – #eae2cb, the background color – #c3a46c. We will apply the layer styles before painting something.

Step 19

Go to layer styles (double click on the layer “Frosting”) and set as follows:

Drop shadows: Mode – Multiply, Color – # ad7b40

Inner Shadow: Mode – Multiply, Color – # 9c958f.

Outer Glow: Mode – Multiply, Color – # e3ddd2.

Bevel and Emboss: Style – Inner Bevel, Method – Smooth, light mode – Linear light, shadow mode – Multiplication.


Satin: Mode – Saturation, Color – # 838383.

Color Overlay:  #ebe1c6.

Step 20

Select the Brush Tool and go to the Brush Panel  (F5). Set up as shown below:

Step 21

On the layer “Frosting” paint glaze. Since the styles we have used, you’ll immediately see the final result. Change the brush size, use the cancel function and remove unwanted parts.

Then duplicate the “Frosting”, right click on it and choose Clear Layer Style.

Step 22

Apply the Add Noise filter

Set the layer Blending Mode copies of “Frosting” to the Soft Light and lower the Opacity to 50%.

That’s it. We’re done. Hope you like the tutorial. The final result:

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