So in my ventures in making some nail art textures, I wanted to make some pretty cool baked beans (the theme was everything British, Baked Beans was one of my first ports of call). This isn't so much a tutorial as it is a walk through of my process, so if you're a beginner you may not completely understand, but if you're already OK with basic PS functions, you should be able to follow along. Click below the cut to see the whole thing!
At first I went into Illustrator and messed around but my beans were coming out uniform and not at all baked bean like. In the end I made some baked bean shapes modifying and duplicating an ellipse shape, moving them around until I was happy with their locations and then copied the vector shapes over to PS as a smart object. I then applied the following layer styles to this vector smart object:
I then duplicated this later, and then rasterized layer styles so I would have the base for the next step!
I used the Glass and the Plastic Wrap Filters to create the glossy, wet goopy effect you get on the topmost baked beans and added a drop shadow on the layer styles so then when I did the background, there would be some additional depth to the beans.
Next was to add in a colour balance layer mask using the beans as a selection. I messed with the reds and yellows to make the colours as vibrant as possible without being neon or too harsh.
For the sauce background I cut out my bean shapes from a new layer filled black, and then applied the following on a layer style - this is similar to how gel text layer styles are done.
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