How to Create a Beer Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop | How To

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

In this tutorial I will show you how to a in using layer styles, brushes, filters, and clipping masks. 

For this tutorial, I chose the word “PROSIT!”, a German word which means “Cheers!” in English.

If you like to use styled text in your projects, there are many text effects available on GraphicRiver. 

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial:

  • Poetsen One font
  • Wooden floor with blurred cafe 
  • Bubbles and foam brushes and a pattern

1. How to Set the Background

Step 1

Open Photoshop, go to File > New and set these preset details:

  • Width: 850 px
  • Height: 500 px
  • Resolution: 72 px/inch
  • Color mode: RGB Color 8 bit

Click on Create.

Create a document

Step 2

Go to File > Place Embedded…, and choose wooden-floor-with-blurred-cafe-background.jpg. Check Maintain aspect ratio and Set horizontal scale to 90%. Then move this image with your mouse so that its right and bottom edges intersect with the right and bottom edges of the document. Hit Enter to place the image.

Place image

Step 3

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves and hit OK. In the layer Properties window, check Edit points to modify the curve and then click anywhere near the diagonal white line to create a new point. For this point, set Input: 78 and Output: 12. Then click inside there again to create the second point. Set the second point to Input: 216 and Output: 163.

Use curves adjustment

Step 4

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation… and then hit OK. In the layer Properties window set these values:

  • Hue: +3
  • Saturation: -56
  • Lightness: +5
Change hue and saturation

Step 5

Select the Hue/Saturation 1 layer, hold Shift and click the wooden-floor-with-blurred-cafe layer to select all three layers, and then hit Control-G to make a group of these layers.

Group layers

2. How to Install the Brushes and Pattern

Step 1

Go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager… In the Preset Type, select Brushes, click Load…, and choose bubbles-and-foam-brushes.abr.

Install brushes

Step 2

Go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager… In the Preset Type, select Patterns, click Load…, and choose the foam-noise.pat.

Install a pattern

3. How to Create Text Layers

Step 1

Pick the Type Tool (T) and write “PROSIT!” Choose the Poetsen One font, and then go to Window > Character and set the font Size to 240 pt and Tracking to -60.

Type the text

Step 2

Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer…,name it Shadow, and hit OK. To move this layer under the PROSIT! layer, go to Layer > Arrange > Send Backward.

Duplicate layer

4. How to Style a Text Layer

Step 1

Select the “PROSIT!” layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer style.

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 55%
  • Direction: Down
  • Size: 13 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -170
  • Altitude: 32
  • Gloss Contour: Rolling Slope – Descending
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Screen #ffffff and Opacity: 69%
  • Shadow Mode: Screen #ffffff and Opacity: 85%
Add a bevel and emboss

Step 2

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Gloss Contour: Rolling Slope – Descending
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Range: 100%
Add a contour

Step 3

Add an Inner Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color Burn #000000 
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -90
  • Distance: 0 px
  • Choke: 0 px
  • Size: 32 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an Inner Shadow

Step 4

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blending Mode: Color Dodge #ffc600
  • Opacity: 21%
  • Technique: Precise
  • Source: Center
  • Choke: 0 %
  • Size: 27 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Range: 49%
Add an inner glow

Step 5

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: 90
  • Scale: 100%
  • Click on the Gradient and set these color stops:
  • Color stop 1 – Color: #b2710b Location: 0%
  • Color stop 2 – Color: #dca010 Location: 25%
  • Color stop 3 – Color: #dfb031 Location: 53%
  • Color stop 4 – Color: #c77f0d Location: 80%

Hit the OK button.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 6

Go to Layer > Smart Object > Convert to Smart Object and then go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… In the Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 90% and hit the OK button.

Change blending options

This will create the main beer text effect layer.

Beer text result

5. How to Create a Cast Shadow

Step 1

Select “Shadow” layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer style.

In Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 0%.

Change blending options

Step 2

Add a Gradient Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Normal
  • Check the Dither box
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Style: Linear
  • Angle: -90
  • Scale: 100%
  • Click on the Gradient and set these color and opacity stops:
  • Color stop 1 – Color: #000000 Location: 0%
  • Opacity stop 1 – Opacity: 0% Location: 0%
  • Color stop 2 – Color: #000000 Location: 100%
  • Opacity stop 2 – Opacity: 100% Location: 100%

Hit the OK button.

Add a gradient overlay

Step 3

Right-click the “Shadow” layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Edit > Transform > Skew and Set vertical scale to 50%. Drag the top center anchor point to around -40° and hit Enter

Transform a shadow

Step 4

Select the Move Tool (V) and then use your arrow keys to move the shadow as shown in the picture below.

Move the shadow

Step 5

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur…, set the Radius to 2.6 px, and then hit OK.

Gaussian blur filter

Step 6

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… and set the Fill Opacity to 75%. Hit OK.

Change blending options

This will create a cast shadow for your text.

Shadow result

6. How to Create the First Texture of the Beer

Step 1

Select the “PROSIT!” layer and go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color…. Name the layer Texture 1 and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK and select black color. Hit OK again.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Pointillize…, select Convert To Smart Object, and then set the Cell Size to 9. Hit OK.

Add a pointillize filter

Step 3

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options…, set the Blend Mode to Lighten and Fill Opacity to 10%, and then hit OK.

Change blending options

This will create the first subtle texture of the beer.

Filter result

7. How to Create the Second Texture of the Beer

Step 1

Select the “Texture 1” layer and go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color…. Name the layer Texture 2 and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK and select black color. Hit OK again.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint…, select Convert To Smart Object, and then set the Type to Coarse Dots. Hit OK.

Add a mezzotint filter

Step 3

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options…, set the Blend Mode to Soft Light and Fill Opacity to 20%, and then hit OK.

Change blending options

This will create the second subtle texture of the beer.

Filter result

8. How to Create the Third Texture of the Beer

Step 1

Select the “Texture 2” layer and go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color…. Name the layer Texture 3 and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK and select black color. Hit OK again.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint…, select Convert To Smart Object and then set the Type to Fine Dots. Hit OK.

Add a mezzotint filter

Step 3

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options…, set the Blend Mode to Soft Light and Fill Opacity to 20%, and then hit OK.

Change blending options

This will create the third subtle texture of the beer.

Filter result

9. How to Create Big Bubbles With a Custom Brush

Step 1

Select the “Texture 3” layer and go to Layer > New > Layer…. Name the layer Big Bubbles and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to your brushes (Window > Brushes) and select the Bubbles – big brush.

Select the brush

Step 3

Brush over the text to create a similar density of bubbles as in the picture below. You can come back to this layer and add more bubbles at any time.

Brush the text

Step 4

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer styles.

In Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 0%.

Change blending options

Step 5

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 240%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 6 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -90
  • Altitude: 60
  • Gloss Contour: Cone – Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Screen with white color
  • Highlight Opacity: 43%
  • Shadow Mode: Soft Light with black color
  • Shadow Opacity: 32%
Add a bevel and emboss

Step 6

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Gloss Contour: Cone – Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Range: 100%
Add a contour

Step 7

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color Dodge
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Color: white
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Center
  • Size: 13 px

Hit OK to apply the layer style.

Add an inner glow

This will create some big bubbles in the beer.

Brush result

10. How to Create Small Bubbles With a Custom Brush

Step 1

Select the “Big Bubbles” layer and go to Layer > New > Layer…. Name the layer Small Bubbles and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to your brushes (Window > Brushes) and select the Bubbles – small brush.

Select the brush

Step 3

Brush over the text to create a similar density of
bubbles as in the picture below. You can come back to this layer and add
more bubbles at any time.

Brush the text

Step 4

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer styles.

In Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 0%.

Change blending options

Step 5

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 209%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 7 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 90
  • Altitude: 30
  • Gloss Contour: Cone – Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Screen with white color
  • Highlight Opacity: 43%
  • Shadow Mode: Soft Light with black color
  • Shadow Opacity: 32%
Add a bevel and emboss

Step 6

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Gloss Contour: Cone – Inverted
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Range: 100%
Add a contour

Step 7

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Color Dodge
  • Opacity: 50%
  • Color: white
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Center
  • Size: 13 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box

Hit OK to apply the layer style.

Add an inner glow

This will add some small bubbles to the beer.

Brush result

11. How to Create a Beer Foam

Step 1

Pick the Rectangle Tool, set the Fill to white color, and draw a rectangle over the top part of the text. I have lowered the opacity of the rectangle to show you how much of the text I covered. Your rectangle should be solid white.

Create a rectangle

Step 2

Go to Filter > Distort > Wave…, select the Convert To Smart Object button, and use these settings:

  • Number of Generators: 5
  • Wavelength: Min. 10 Max. 60
  • Amplitude: Min. 2 Max. 6
  • Scale: H. 100% V. 100%
  • Type: Sine
  • Undefined Areas: Repeat Edge Pixels

Hit OK.

Add a wave filter

Step 3

While the rectangle layer is selected, Control-click the “PROSIT!” layer to make a selection, and then go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection.

Mask a selection

Step 4

Right-click the rectangle layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Convert to smart object

Step 5

Go to Layer > New > Layer…, name the layer Foam, and then hit OK.

Create a new layer

Step 6

While the “Foam” layer is selected, Control-click the Rectangle layer to make a selection, and then go to Paths panel (Window > Paths) and click on the Make workpath from selection icon.

Make a workpath

Step 7

Go to your brushes (Window > Brushes) and select the Foam brush.

Select the brush

Step 8

Right-click on the Work Path and select Stroke Path…. Select Tool: Brush and hit OK.

Stroke the path

Step 9

Hold Control and select the Foam and the Rectangle layer, and then Right-click the Foam layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Convert to smart object

Step 10

Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer… and duplicate the Foam layer as Foam shadow. Hit OK.

Duplicate the layer

Step 11

While the “Foam shadow” layer is selected, Control-click the “PROSIT!” layer to make a selection, and then go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection.

Mask the layer

Step 12

Send the “Foam shadow” layer backward. To do so, go to Layer > Arrange > Send Backward.

Arrange layers

12. How to Style the Beer Foam

Step 1

Select the “Foam shadow” layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer styles.

In Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 0% and check the Layer Mask Hides Effects box.

Change blending options

Step 2

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn with black color
  • Opacity: 8%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 90
  • Distance: 2 px
  • Size: 4 px
  • Contour: Gaussian
  • Check the Anti-aliased box

Hit OK to apply the layer style.

Add a drop shadow

Step 3

Select the “Foam” layer and go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer styles.

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 150%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 29 px
  • Soften: 4 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 90
  • Altitude: 30
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Screen with white color
  • Highlight Opacity: 100%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn with black color
  • Shadow Opacity: 10%
Add a bevel and emboss

Step 4

Add an Inner Shadow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn with black color
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -90
  • Distance: 5 px
  • Size: 7 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner shadow

Step 5

Add an Inner Glow with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 21%
  • Color: black
  • Technique: Softer
  • Source: Center
  • Size: 62 px
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
Add an inner glow

Step 6

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Blend Mode: Linear Burn
  • Opacity: 34%
  • Pattern: Foam noise

Hit OK to apply the layer style.

Add a pattern overlay

Step 7

Right-click on the “Foam” layer and choose Convert to Smart Object. This will create the texture and the shadow of the foam.

Convert to smart object

13. How to Create the Beer Foam Bubbles

Step 1

Select the “Foam” layer and go to Layer > New > Layer…. Name the layer Foam bubbles and check the Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask box, and then hit OK.

Create a new layer

Step 2

Go to your brushes (Window > Brushes) and select the Bubbles – small brush.

Select the brush

Step 3

Brush over the foam to create a similar density of
bubbles as in the picture below. You can come back to this layer and add
more bubbles at any time.

Brush the foam

Step 4

Go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options… to apply the following layer styles.

In Blending Options, set the Fill Opacity to 0%.

Change the blending options

Step 5

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Inner Bevel
  • Technique: Smooth
  • Depth: 220%
  • Direction: Up
  • Size: 7 px
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: -90
  • Altitude: 30
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Screen with white color
  • Highlight Opacity: 80%
  • Shadow Mode: Soft Light with black color
  • Shadow Opacity: 55%

Hit OK to apply the layer style.

Add a bevel and emboss

Congratulations! You’re Done

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a beer text effect using layer styles, custom brushes, and clipping masks.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, and feel free to leave your comments and creations below.

Final result
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