This PHOTOSHOP CHOCOLATE TUTORIAL will teach you how to take any object and turn it into chocolate. There is also a nice “melted” chocolate effect added to this tutorial at the end. This tutorial comes from miguel.
First we will pick the object that we will be transforming into chocolate. This can be done with basically with any object. I have picked this monster render from a friend and will work with this. Separate any background from the object that will be used with this tutorial. If you have a simple background, you can use the magic eraser tool.
Now create a white background behind the object we are working on. This will make it easier to see and do what we need to with more clarity.
Now we will need to select the monster object. A fast and easy way to do so is by clicking the “ctrl” key and hold it down then click the “mouse” in the little monster layer.(note: it needs to be the small avatar of the layer. Just look at the image below and you will see what i mean.)
Now that we have the object selected, we will need to create a new blank layer but with the selection we used previously. Such as in the image below. To do this we will click (ALT +CTRL+ALT GR+ N) all at once. This will create a new layer without deselecting the previous selection.
Now, you will need to pick a brown color that imitates chocolate. Depending on the tones of your black and white object, the brown might need to be more or less vibrant. Go to the color pallet and select the color you want. Now, we will be filling the selection we made previous with the color we just selected. A fast way to do so is to press Ctrl+ Backspace.
Now with the last layer that we just colored brown so we will apply overlay effect as in the image below.
The image will look like this.
Now we need to merge both the black and white monster and the brown monster layers together. Hold down “Ctrl” and with the “mouse” click the layers you are going to duplicate. Once both are selected, you will use the “right button of the mouse” and select the option “Duplicate Layers.” Once duplicated, you will do the same process as before but this time after clicking the right mouse button, merge the layers instead.
Now that we have chocolate done and all in one layer, it would be interesting to give it a special touch and melt it a bit. To do so there are many methods but I will show you one of my favorite ways to go about this. Go to Filter > Liquify and mark the specifications that are in the image below. Note: depending on the size of the image the brush size may alter.
Hold the mouse button and drag down like the image below. This will give a dripping effect.
After completing step 8, your image will look something like this.
The basics on the PHOTOSHOP CHOCOLATE TUTORIAL have been explained. Backgrounds can be picked according to the theme of your creation. In this case, ill just create a background so the overall image does not look too plain and simple. Select the background image you want to work with. Place it behind the chocolate monster layer.
Give the image a reflection on the floor. To do this, select only the monsters feet and duplicate it. After duplicating the feet, flip it upside-down and place it below the monsters feet. Lower the opacity to about 70% and you will get a similar effect to the image below.
I have aided some miner touches to the image like the chocolate lettering on the leg etc. Just as a personal taste to the image. You are finished!
Another example using this tutorial.