This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop's brush settings, layer styles, and adjustment layers to create a fun, bright glazed cookies text effect. Let's get started!
1. How to Create a Gradient Background and Text Layers
Create a new 1000 x 800px document, and click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel to add a Gradient layer.
Create the gradient fill using the Colors #e8d2d6 to the left and #ddbcc0 to the right, and change the Angle to 107.
Create the text in All Caps using the font Sniglet, and set the Size to 250 pt.
You can create the whole word at once, or, if you want a more dynamic result, create each letter on a separate layer.
If you are creating the letters separately, make sure to place each one's layer in a group with the letter's name.
2. How to Create and Save a Stroke Brush Tip
Pick the Brush Tool and open the Brush panel. Choose a hard round tip and use these settings:
Brush Tip Shape
Click the Create new brush icon in the bottom right corner of the panel, change the Name to Cookie Stroke, and click OK.
3. How to Create and Stroke a Work Path
Right-click the text layer and choose Create Work Path.