Carl’s Jr. has a great Orange Cream shake right now, and their Orange Cream Shakes & Malts posters are even more appealing. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create yummy Orange Cream shake text in Photoshop, inspired by Carls’ Jr.
Create the Basic Text
- Create a new RGB document which is 1000 pixels by 500 pixels and 72 pixels/inch (white background).
- Select the Horizontal Type Tool in the Tools panel
- Up in the Control panel, set these text styles:
- Select a font which is straight up and down, and has thick strokes and a pointy serifs (serifs are those little bits that jut out from the tops and bottoms of letter strokes.) I chose Lady Copra Narrow.
- Change the font size in the Control panel to something large like 200pt. Just delete the current size with and type in “200”.
- Click on the Center text icon.
- Click on the Set the Text Color color swatch to open the Color Picker.
- Select a bright orange color. I chose R: 255, G: 165, B: 0. Click OK to save the text color.
- Click in the center of the upper half of the image window with the Type tool.
- Type the words “Orange Cream”. Make sure to use capital letters at the beginning of each word, and lower case for the rest.
- Click the Commit any current edits check mark icon in the Control panel.
- Open the Character panel (Windows > Character).
- Click on the Small Caps icon. This makes all your letters upper case but keeps the first letter of each word a little larger.
Add Some Dimension
- Ctrl+J (Mac: Cmd+J) to duplicate the text layer.
- With the Type tool still active, change the text color for this duplicated layer to white (use the color swatch in the Control panel again; R: 255, G: 255, B: 255).
- Press V to select the Move tool.
- Use your arrow keys to move the white text down and to the right slightly. I pressed the down arrow twice and the right arrow twice.
- View the Layers panel (Window > Layers if it is not visible).
- Click on the top-most “Orange Cream” layer and drag it underneath the second “Orange Cream” layer. Your white text will seem to disappear in the image window.
- With the now-bottom “Orange Cream” layer still selected, press Ctrl+J (Mac: Cmd+J) again.
- Select the Type tool and change the text color for this duplicated layer to a brownish-orange (from the Control panel again). I chose R: 180, G: 11, B: 20.
- Again press V to select the Move tool, and use the arrow keys to move this brownish text down and to the right. I pressed the down arrow twice and the right arrow twice.
- In the Layers panel, drag this layer below the other two “Orange Cream” layers.
Next: Add Some Yellow Zest