Quick & Easy Candy Cane Text

Good evening everybody, welcome to another tutorial by photoshop plus. In todays tutorial I’ll be walking you through the process of creating some nice snow covered candy cane text. Lets get started…

In Text Effects

What We’ll Be Creating

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Lets Get Started, Creating Your Document

Create a new document (Ctrl + N) 800×600 pixels with a transparent background. Fill (G) your background with any color then add the following gradient overlay to your background layer.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Your background should look something like this.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Creating The Stripes Pattern

Before we start creating our text we must first create our stripes pattern. Create a new document (Ctrl + N) 15×15 pixels then replicate the image below.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Once you’ve replicated the image above go to “Edit > Define Pattern”, save your pattern as diagonal lines then head back to your original canvas.

Creating The Bottom Half Of The Text

Select the “Type Tool” (T) then type out your word onto your canvas. The font I’ve used is called “RockoUltraFLF”.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Once you’ve added the text to your canvas add the following layer styles.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

You should have something like this.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Create a new layer above your text layer and label it pattern. We now need to load a selection around the text layer, to do this click the little thumbnail in the layers window whilst holding down the ctrl key on the keyboard. Once the selection has been loaded select the “Paint Bucket Tool” (G), select your pattern from the menu at the top.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Fill (G) the selection with your pattern.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Now add a gradient overlay to your stripes layer using the settings below.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

You should have something like this.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Creating The Top Half Of The Text

Duplicate your text layer then drag it to the top of the stack. Right-click the duplicated text layer then select clear layer styles from the menu, now select the “Move Tool” (V). With the arrows on the keyboard press the left arrow key once and then the top arrow key twice, doing so should shift your text.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Next, add the following layer styles to your duplicated text layer.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

You should now have something like this.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

For this next part we just need to add out pattern once more by re-following steps we took the first time round.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Creating The Snow

Select the “Lasso Tool” (L) then make small random selection over the top parts of the text.

Quick Tip:

Holding down the shift key will allow you to make multiple selections at the same time.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

When your happy with your selection fill (G) the section with the color white #ffffff.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Now add a inner shadow to the snow layer using the settings below.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Conclusion

Your finished result should look something like this.

Snow Covered Candy Cane Text Tutorial

Thanks for taking part in this tutorial, maybe you could share some of your results by posting them below.

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  1. mustapha
    December 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Cooooooooool man, good job.
    ;)

  2. December 21, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Thank you. glad you like it

  3. December 23, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    You the Man Richard! Glad to see your back!

  4. Momzombie
    December 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Nice holiday text treatment, but I am fairly new to Photoshop and got hung up on the step where I had to apply the pattern to the text. When I followed the instructions, I applied the pattern to my whole canvas, not just the text. Help – is there a step missing in the tutorial? Also, it would be good to know the pixel width for the pencil tool on the step where you “replicate the pattern.” Thanks!

  5. December 23, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    No step missing.

    Create a new layer above your text layer and label it pattern. We now need to load a selection around the text layer, to do this click the little thumbnail in the layers window whilst holding down the ctrl key on the keyboard.

    make sure your blank layer is selected before filling with your pattern.

    hope this helps

  6. December 28, 2010 at 7:07 AM

    Very nice. Keep up the good work

  7. December 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Very nice keep its up
    good tutorial

  8. isabellle
    January 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    you’re getting good at this! now I’m jealous :P

  9. January 8, 2011 at 3:12 AM

    i like this,i will try it.thank u.

  10. The Maldivian
    January 11, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    Hey Richard. I Can’t Do The Snow Making Part. It Says That No Pixels Of 50% is used. So It Looks Really Dull!! Plx Help Me.!

  11. March 24, 2011 at 11:05 PM

    how are you my teacher
    Thank you,good job
    And accept the assurances of my highest consideration
    goodbay

  12. May 18, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    i like this,i will try it.thank you

    Tşk ler güzel paylaşım..

  13. Htet Myet Aung
    June 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    it’s really cool.
    Thanks!

  14. October 1, 2011 at 8:07 AM
  15. October 16, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Like the candy text effect

    :)

  16. January 2, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    hey great work, really thanks you for this :) and ur site is beautiful i like all ur tutorials

  17. April 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Thank the tutorial, I applied it but no results were as expected.

  18. Uugulu
    May 24, 2012 at 4:03 AM

    What an outstanding inspiring tutorial . keep it up

  19. lekan
    September 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Love this i will be able to some nice effect for my younger sister birthday..this is so cool

  20. September 28, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    Was looking for new logo design and finally got here some good PSD to use as raw for my new logo.
    Thanks

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