Digital Candy

By Melissa Evans

3) Making the Swirl

Apply the Twirl filter with settings similar to mine shown in the image below
Filter >> Distort >> Twirl…

Grab your Eliptical Marquee Tool from your tool box. See below

Hold down shift and click drag to create a perfect circle selection on your canvas. This will be the shape of your candy.

After the circle selection is created drag it to the right position (center it).

Invert the selection
Ctrl + Shft + I

Hit Delete
Deselect (Ctrl + D)
Your canvas should now look like the one shown below.

4) Faking 3D Depth with a Layer Style

Click on the Add Layer Style (Layer Style) button at the bottom of the layers pallete. Select Bevel and Emboss. Apply the settings shown below and click OK.

Finally click on the Add Layer Style button one more time and select Colour Overlay. Change the colour to a grey (#e5e5e5) and make the mode multiply, then click OK. See image below. This is just to get rid of the absolute white on the candy so that we can add white highlights.

Now is probably a good time to remind you to Save.

On the next page we are going to do a little digital painting >>