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How to Create a Honey Text Effect in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a honey text effect Photoshop style. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create the effect, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

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What You'll Learn in This Honey Text Effect Photoshop Tutorial

  • How to create Photoshop text effects
  • How to make a liquid text effect Photoshop look
  • How to create honey effect Photoshop style
  • How to make honey drip in Photoshop
  • Honey text effect ideas

What You'll Need

To recreate the design above, you will need the following resources:

1. How to Start Creating a Honey Text Effect

First, create a new file. Go to File > New and set the Width to 2340 px, Height to 1560 px and Resolution to 72 px/in.

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2. How to Create the Honey Effect Photoshop Background

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the honey effect Photoshop background. Go to File > Place Embedded, select the photo from the link, and click Place. Then, set the Width and Height to 215%, and position the photo as shown below. Change the Opacity of this layer to 50% and name it Background Photo.

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Step 2

Now go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient Fill to create a new gradient fill layer, name it Background Color, and use the settings below:

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The left color stop color is set to #e56d17, and the right color stop color is set to #ffcf40.

Step 3

Change the Opacity of this layer to 85%.

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3. How to Create the Honey Text Effect Base

Step 1

In this section, we are going to create the honey text effect base. Choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T), and set the font to Fruity Smoothie, font style to Bold, size to 620 px, alignment to Center, and color to #000000. You can experiment with using a honey drip font to create honey dripping letters. Then, click anywhere inside the canvas, type "Honey", and center the text with the canvas. Name this layer Base.

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Step 2

Now Right-click on this layer and choose Blending Options. Then, select and check the Bevel & Emboss effect and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #f2dd9d, and the Shadow Mode color is set to #d97d21.

Step 3

Select and check the Gradient Overlay effect and use the settings below:

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The left color stop color is set to #ffcc33, and the right color stop color is set to #ff9500.

Step 4

Now change the Fill of this layer to 0%, and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, Right-click on this new layer and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Gradient Overlay effect, select the Bevel & Emboss effect, and use the settings below:

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The Shadow Mode color is set to #ff9f40.

Step 5

Name this layer Fill_1 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Fill_1 layer in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Bevel & Emboss effect, select and check the Satin effect, and use the settings below:

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The color of the effect is set to #ff9f40.

Step 6

Now name this layer Fill_2, and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Fill_2 in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Satin effect and use the settings below:

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The color of the effect is set to #ff9f40.

Step 7

Name this layer Fill_3.

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4. How to Add Shadow to the Honey Text Effect

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add a shadow to the honey text effect. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Fill_3 layer, and drag this new layer just below the Base layer in the Layers panel. Then, Right-click on it and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Satin effect, select and check the Drop Shadow effect, and use the settings below:

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The color of the shadow is set to #e5b217.

Step 2

Now name this layer Shadow_1 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below Shadow_1 in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Drop Shadow effect and use the settings below:

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The color of the shadow is set to #e57e17.

Step 3

Name this layer Shadow_2 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Shadow_2 in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Drop Shadow effect and use the settings below:

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The color of the shadow is set to #e57e17.

Step 4

Now name this layer Shadow_3.

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5. How to Add a Glow to the Honey Text Effect

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add a glow to the honey text effect. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Shadow_3 layer, and drag this new layer just below the Base layer in the Layers panel. Then, Right-click on it and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Drop Shadow effect, select and check the Inner Glow effect, and use the settings below:

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The color of the glow is set to #fceab1.

Step 2

Now name this layer Glow.

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6. How to Add Reflections to the Honey Text Effect

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add reflections to the honey text effect. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Glow layer, and drag this new layer to the top of the layers in the Layers panel. Then, Right-click on it and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Inner Glow effect, select and check the Bevel & Emboss effect, and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #ffffff.

Step 2

Now name this layer Reflections_1 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Reflections_1 layer in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Bevel & Emboss effect and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #ffffff.

Step 3

Name this layer Reflections_2 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Reflections_2 layer in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Bevel & Emboss effect and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #ffffff.

Step 4

Now name this layer Reflection_3 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Reflections_3 layer in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Bevel & Emboss effect and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #ffffff.

Step 5

Name this layer Reflections_4 and press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate it. Then, drag this new layer just below the Reflections_4 layer in the Layers panel, Right-click on it, and choose Blending Options. Select the Bevel & Emboss effect and use the settings below:

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The Highlight Mode color is set to #ffffff.

Step 6

Now name this layer Reflections_5.

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7. How to Soften the Edges of the Honey Text

Step 1

In this section, we are going to soften the edges of the text effect. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Reflections_5 layer, and drag this new layer to the top of the layers in the Layers panel. Then, Right-click on it and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Bevel & Emboss effect, select and check the Inner Glow effect, and use the settings below:

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The color of the glow is set to #e57e17.

Step 2

Now name this layer Edge Softening.

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8. How to Add Bubbles to the Honey Text Effect

Step 1

In this section, we are going to add bubbles to the honey text effect. Press Control-J on your keyboard to duplicate the Edge Softening layer, and drag this new layer to the top of the layers in the Layers panel. Then, Right-click on it and choose Blending Options. Uncheck the Inner Glow effect, select and check the Pattern Overlay effect, and use the settings below:

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The pattern is set to UnicDesign_Bubbles_Pattern.

Step 2

Now Control-click on this layer thumbnail to make a selection of this layer. Then, go to Select > Modify Contract, and set the Contract By to 10 px, and go to Select > Modify > Feather, and set the Feather Radius to 15 px. After that, go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to add a layer mask that reveals the selected area of the layer and hides the rest.

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Step 3

Name this layer Bubbles.

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You Made It!

Congratulations, you've succeeded! You've now learned how to create a honey liquid text effect in Photoshop. Here is the final honey Photoshop effect result:

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Liquid Tasty Text Effects (PSD, ASL, PDF)

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Besides creating honey Photoshop effect, with this item you can also create other liquid text effects in Photoshop, like juice, jelly, water, jam, liquid, toxic and berry text effects. There are eight different styles included!

Glossy 3D Silver Text Effect (PSD)

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Create this melted, glossy silver 3D text effect from your text with no work at all. Simply use the smart object that comes in the file, and get the effect in seconds!

Glossy Holographic Text & Logo Effects (PSD)

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With these effects, you can add various glossy and holographic looks to your text and logos. With some editing, you could also create honey dripping letters. There are eight high-resolution PSD files included, and everything can be customized using the smart object!

Broken Glass Text Effect PSD Editable Template (PSD)

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Simply transform your text to glass and shatter it in all directions with this easy-to-use effect! The PSD file has smart object support and editable and organized layers!

Purple Glossy Text Effect (PSD)

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If you are looking for a shiny and glossy text effect, this effect is a cool choice. You just need a few clicks to get this style, and you can use any font!

Did you like this honey text effect Photoshop tutorial? Would you also like to learn how to make a honey drip in Photoshop without using a honey drip font? Then you may also like:

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