How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Building your own high-quality mockup is not as hard as it seems. In fact, it’s something anyone with a digital camera and some basic Photoshop knowledge can master. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a realistic paper embossed logo mockup with Adobe Photoshop, and I’ll provide you all the resources that you need to get this done quickly!

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop
There are many logo mockups available on GraphicRiver, such as this embossed logo mockup, similar to what I’ll be teaching today.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial:

1.How to Prepare the Source Files

Step 1

Download theBackground Imageand open it with Photoshop.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Download thePerspective Imageand open it with Photoshop.

In the top menu, chooseSelect > All, and then chooseEdit > Copyto copy the selection to the clipboard.

Go back to the background document and choose, in the top menu,Edit > Pasteto paste the perspective image over the background.

Rename the layer bydouble-clickingdirectly on the layer’s name in theLayerspanel and changing it to”Perspective”.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

2.How to Create the Smart Object

Step 1

Set the foreground color to red (any color different from black is good).

Then choose theRectangle Tool,move the cursor over the canvas, and click. You’ll open a small dialog box that allows you to enter precise dimensions for your new shape. Type1353x 1015pxand click theOKbutton.

Rename the layer bydouble-clickingdirectly on the layer’s name in theLayerspanel and changing it to”Smart Object”.

With the “Smart Object” layer selected, choose, in the top menu,Layer > Smart Object > Convert to Smart Object.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

What we’re going to do now is distort the red rectangle to fit the shape of the black perspective rectangle.

ChooseEdit > Transform > Distort.

Click on the top right corner of the red rectangle and drag the corner until it touches the top right corner of the black rectangle.

In this step, it’s extremely important that we transform the red rectangle using only the handles at the corners of the bounding box.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Keep dragging the corners to fit the red rectangle into the black one:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Select the “Perspective” layer in theLayerspanel and remove it by choosingLayer > Delete > Layer.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Now we’re ready to replace the red rectangle inside the smart object with a badge or logo to customize our project. Let’s go!

3.How to Get the Badge Ready With Illustrator

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In this tutorial we’ll use a badge that comes from a great collection of Vintage Style Badges and Logos:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 1

Open the vector .ai file withAdobe Illustrator. While you open the file, a window may pop up alerting you that the document uses fonts that are currently not available on your computer. Download the required fonts for the badge that we’re going to use.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

For the purpose of this tutorial, I replaced the commercial fonts used in this badge with two free fonts:

Step 2

Once you’re done with fonts, choose theSelection Tool(V).

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Now select the “Skateboards” badge (or whatever badge you like). Copy the badge by going toEdit > Copyor pressingCommand-C.

Create a new350 x 350 pxdocument inAdobe Illustrator. Now paste the badge you just copied by choosingEdit > Pasteor pressingCommand-V.

Step 3

With theSelection Tool(V), move the badge over the grey area, out of the white canvas.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Select the badge by clicking on it using theSelection Tool(V).

In the top menu, chooseObject > Expand Appearance. Again, chooseObject > Expand. A dialog window will appear; selectObjectandFilland pressOK:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Locate thePathfinderpanel. If you can’t see the panel, open it by choosingWindow > Pathfinder.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Choose theTrimbutton, from the Pathfinder panel, to remove the overlapping elements of the badge.

Step 5

Choose theMagic Wand Tool:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Move the cursor over a white area and click to select all the white areas of the badge:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Remove the selected white areas by choosing, in the top menu,Edit > Cut. Keep removing all the white areas within the badge:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Remove them by choosing, in the top menu,Edit > Cut.

Now the badge is ready to be imported into the Photoshop scene!

4.How to Include the Badge in the Scene

Step 1

Select and copy the badge by going toEdit > Copyor pressingCommand-C.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Go back to Photoshop, select theSmart Objectfrom theLayerspanel, anddouble-clickon theSmart Objectsthumbnail.

In theLayerspanel, deactivate the visibility for the red rectangle layer,and paste the badge just copied by choosingEdit > Pasteor pressingCommand-V.

From the dialog box, chooseSmart Objectand pressOK.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Locate the top options bar and set the badge’s position to676 x 507 pxand its dimension to440%for both theWidthandHeightfields. When you’re done, pressEnteron your keyboard.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Save the document by choosingFile > Saveor using the keyboard shortcutCommand-S. The smart object is now updated with the last changes.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

5.How to Add the Embossed Effect

Step 1

Set the Fill for the “Smart Object” layer to 0%:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Duplicate the “Smart Object” layer three times by going toLayer > New > Layer Via Copy. Now rename the layers as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

From now on, when you need to replace the badge in your smart object, you can use the “Smart Object” layer, by clicking on it and editing the content.

Step 2

Let’s start adding some layer styles to the “Effect 3” layer. Open theLayers Stylepanel and add a newBevel & Embossedeffect. Set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color is White#fffffffor theHighlight Modeand Black #000000 for the Shadow Mode.

Step 3

Add a newInner Shadoweffect and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color for the Blend Mode is White #ffffff.

Step 4

Add a new DropShadoweffect and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color for the Blend Mode is Black#000000.

Step 5

Let’s add some smart filters by choosingFilter > Distort > Ripple. Set the filter amount to -50%.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blurand set the radius to 1.0 pixels.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

Now let’s add some layer styles to the “Effect 2” layer. Open theLayers Stylepanel and add a newBevel & Embossedeffect, and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color is White#fffffffor theHighlight Modeand Black#000000for theShadow Mode.

Step 7

Add a newInner Shadoweffect and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color for theBlend Modeis White#ffffff.

Step 8

Let’s add some smart filters by choosingFilter > Distort > Ripple. Set the filter amount to -50%.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

ChooseFilter > Blur > Gaussian Blurand set the radius to1.0pixels.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 9

Select the “Effect 2” layer and right-click on it. Choose Group from Layers, type the name “Group 1”, and press OK.

Now choose Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Allto add a mask to the group.

Choose Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient and press OK to confirm.

In the Gradient Fill dialog, set the effect as follows:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Then click on the small gradient window to edit the gradient. Set the first color stop to Location 0% with Color #444444 and the second color stop to Location 100% and Color #ffffff.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Press OK twice to confirm the effect.

Select the gradient layer just created (its name should be “Gradient Fill 1”), right-click on it, and choose Convert to Smart Object. Right-click again and choose Rasterize Layer.

In the top menu, choose Select > All,choose Edit > Copy, andthen choose Select > Deselect.

Press the Option/Alt key on your keyboard and click on the mask thumbnail for the “Group 1” folder to edit the mask.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Paste the gradient inside the mask by choosing Edit > Paste, andthen chooseSelect > Deselect.

Remove the gradient by selecting the “Gradient Fill 1” layer, right-click on it, and choose Delete > Layer.

Step 10

Now let’s add some layer styles to the “Effect 1” layer. Open theLayers Stylepanel and add a newBevel & Embossedeffect, and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color is White#fffffffor theHighlight Modeand Black#000000for theShadow Mode.

Step 11

Add a newInner Shadoweffect and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color for theBlend Modeis White#ffffff.

Step 12

Add a newDropShadoweffect and set it as shown in the image below:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

The color for theBlend Modeis Black#000000.

Step 13

Let’s add some smart filters by choosingFilter > Distort > Ripple. Set the filter amount to -50%.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

ChooseFilter > Blur > Gaussian Blurand set the radius to1.0pixels.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 14

Select the “Effect 1” layer and then right-click on it, chooseGroup from Layers,type the name “Group 2”, and pressOK.

Now chooseLayer > Layer Mask > Reveal Allto add a mask to the group.

ChooseLayer > New Fill Layer > Gradientand pressOKto confirm.

In theGradient Filldialog, set the effect as follows:

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Then click on the small gradient window to edit the gradient. Set the first color stop toLocation 0%withColor#000000and the second color stop toLocation 100%andColor#ffffff.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

PressOKtwice to confirm the effect.

Select the gradient layer just created (its name should be “Gradient Fill 1”), right-click on it, and chooseConvert to Smart Object. Right-click again and chooseRasterize Layer.

In the top menu, chooseSelect > All,chooseEdit > Copy, andthen chooseSelect > Deselect.

Press theOption/Altkey on your keyboard and click on the mask thumbnail for the “Group 2” folder to edit the mask.

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Paste the gradient inside the mask by choosingEdit > Paste,andthen chooseSelect > Deselect.

Remove the gradient by selecting the “Gradient Fill 1” layer, right-click on it, and chooseDelete > Layer.

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create an embossed paper logo mockup with Adobe Photoshop!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my tutorial and learned something new.Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and outcomes below.

Enjoy Photoshopping!

How to Create an Embossed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop