How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll show you, step by step, how to create a photo-realistic logo mockup with Adobe Photoshop using multiple layer styles and a smart object.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop
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How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Tutorial Assets

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

1.How to Create a Smart Object With the Right Perspective

Step 1

Download thePaper Textureand open it with Photoshop.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Download thePerspective Imageand open it with Photoshop.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Choose, in the top menu,Select > 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 a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

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

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. Type1317 x 947 pxand click OK.

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 a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

ChooseEdit > Transform > Scale.

If we look closely, a thin bounding box appears around the rectangle. We can also see a small square in the top center, bottom center, left center, and right center, as well as a square in each of the four corners. These little squares are called “handles”, and we can transform whatever is inside the bounding box simply by dragging these handles around.

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

Move the mouse cursor over the handle on the top right corner, press and hold theCommandbutton on your keyboard (the cursor will change to a small white arrow), and then click and drag the handle until you touch the top right corner of the black perspective square with your mouse cursor:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

Keep dragging the handles to cover the whole black area with the orange rectangle:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7

Now we don’t need the “Perspective” layer anymore,so we can remove it by selecting it in theLayerspanel and choosingLayer > Delete > Layer.

Good work! From now on, everything we put inside the Smart Object will take the angle of the orange rectangle.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

2.How to Import the Badge From Illustrator

Step 1

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In this tutorial we’ll use a badge that comes fromBadges and Logos Vol.01. Download it and open with Illustrator.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Choose theSelection Tool(V). Now select the “Kexolo” badge (or whatever badge you like). Copy the badge by going toEdit > Copyor pressingCommand-C.

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

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

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

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Before importing the badge on our scene into Photoshop, we need to expand the appearance, convert all the text to vector shapes, and remove the white area revealed now that we moved the badge to the grey area.

If the badge is not selected, select it by clicking on it with theSelection Tool(V).

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

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

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

ChooseTrimto remove the overlapping elements and clean the badges of unnecessary shapes.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

Choose theMagic Wand Tool, and move the cursor over a white area and click to select all the white areas of the badge. If you need,magnify the canvas by using theZoom Tool(Z). When all the white areas of the badge are selected, remove them by choosing, in the top menu,Edit > Cut.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

3.How to Include the Badge Into the Scene

Step 1

Copy the badge by going toEdit > Copyor pressingCommand-C.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

In the Layers panel of Photoshop, double-click on the thumbnail of the smart object to edit it.

When you edit aSmart Object, the source content is opened in a new window ofPhotoshop. Here you can make any changes you like and, once you’re satisfied, all you need to do is save the file and the Photoshop Smart Object will be updated when you return to it.

In theLayerspanel, paste the badge just copied by choosingEdit > Pasteor pressingCommand-V andremove the orange rectangle layer by clickingLayer > Delete > Layer.

From the dialog box, chooseSmart Objectand pressOK:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Locate the top options bar and set the badge’s position to658 x 472 pxand its dimension to685%for bothWidthandHeightfields. When you’re done, pressEnteron your keyboard:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Save the document by choosingFile > Saveor using the keyboard shortcutCommand-S.

Going back to the main document, you’ll notice that the smart object is now updated with the latest changes.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

4.How to Stamp the Badge Into the Paper

It’s time to add some significant effects to the badge to give it a 3D feel, consistent with the scene.

Step 1

Set theFillfor the “Smart Object” layer to0%:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Duplicate the “Smart Object” layer twice by going toLayer > New > Layer Via Copy.

Now rename and group the layers as shown in the image below.

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.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Let’s start adding some layer styles to the “Effect 2” layer. Open theLayers Stylepanel and add a newBevel & Embossedeffect, set the color for theHighlight ModeandShadow Modeto#000000, and then set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Add a newInner Shadoweffect, set the color for theBlend Modeto#000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

Add a newSatineffect, set the color for theBlend Modeto#ffffff, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

Add a newGradient Overlayeffectand set the options as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Click on the small gradient window to edit the gradient color.

  • Set the first opacity stop to Opacity75%andLocation 71%.
  • Set the second opacity stop toOpacity 25% andLocation 100%.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7

Add a newDrop Shadoweffect, set the color for theBlend Modeto#000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 8

Let’s add some smart filters to the “Effect 2” layer by choosingFilter > Distort > Ripple. Set the filter amount to -50%:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

ChooseFilter > Blur > Gaussian Blurand set the radius to1.7pixels.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 9

Now let’s add a layer style to the “Effect 1” layer.

Open theLayers Stylepanel and add a newDrop Shadoweffect, set theBlend Modecolor to#ffffff, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 10

Finally, add some smart filters to “Effect 1” layer by choosingFilter > Distort > Ripple. Set the filter amount to -60%:

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

ChooseFilter > Blur > Gaussian Blurand set the radius to0.8pixels.

How to Create a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial, you learned how to create a pressed 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 a Pressed Paper Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop