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How to Create a Gingerbread Cookie in Photoshop

In this article we’ll show you how to create a gingerbread cookie in Photoshop from scratch.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop
  • Version: CS5
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30-45 minutes

Final Result

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Step 1

Create a new document in Photoshop.

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Step 2

Grab the Pen Tool (P) and draw the shape of the cookie. Use an image as a reference if you want. Draw only the one half and then duplicate it and flip it horizontally. Fill the “cookie” with #a26d45 and apply the following style.

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Step 3

Duplicate your cookie shape and replace the Drop Shadow style with these.

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Step 4

Add a layer mask and draw some cracks using a soft round brush.

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Step 5

Create a new layer and pick the Brush Tool (B). Select a hard round brush and add some dots. Turn Fill to 0% and apply these styles.

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Step 6

Create a new layer and once again select a hard round brush. Add two dots for the eyes (color: #f2e0cb) and apply the following styles; copy these styles, as you’ll need to apply them later.

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Step 7

On a new layer add two smaller dots (color: #2c6992). Add these styles.

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Step 8

Create a new layer and draw the mouth (stroke path technique). Fill it with #f2e0cb and apply the styles you copied before.

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Step 9

Create a new layer and draw some more frosting. Again apply the same styles (color: #f2e0cb).

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Step 10

Decorate more the cookie.
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Step 11

Group all the layers created so far (except from the background) and duplicate the group. Merge this new group, set #000000 as your foreground color and #ffffff as your background color and go Filter>Sketch>Photocopy.

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Change the Blend Mode to Linear Burn and lower Fill to 15%.

Conclusion

That’s it. Your gingerbread cookie is ready! Add any effects you want to make it look even better.

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