How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to take advantage of Photoshop’s Smart Objects to mock up your logo with photorealistic results. Thanks to the use of multiple layer styles, we’ll carve your logo into wood!

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

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How to Create a Wood Engraved 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 theWood Textureand open it with Photoshop.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Download thePerspective Imageand open it with Photoshop.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

In the top menu, chooseSelect > Alland thenEdit > 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

Set the foreground color to yellow (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. Type1267 x 814 pxand then 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 a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

ChooseEdit > Transform > Distortand move the top right corner point to align it with the top right corner of the black rectangle

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

Keep dragging the corner points until you align all the corners of the yellow rectangle with the black perspective image and cover the whole area:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7

Now you can remove the “Perspective” layer by selecting it in theLayerspanel and choosingLayer > Delete > Layer.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

2.How to Prepare the Badge With Illustrator

Step 1

We need a logo or badge to complete the scene. This badge will be a prominent element that later will be engraved in the wood texture.

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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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

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. No worries about that—all the fonts are free for use, and you can find a text file inside the folder with all the references and links to download each font.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

For the purpose of this tutorial, I used the following free fonts for the badge:

Step 3

Once you’re done with fonts, choose theSelection Tool(V). Now select the “Vintage Knights” 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

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

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

Before importing the badge into our scene in Photoshop, we need to expand the appearance, convert all the text to vector shapes, and remove the white area revealed now that we’ve 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 Appearance.

Again, chooseObject > Expand. A dialog window will appear; selectObjectandFilland pressOK:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

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

ChooseTrim.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7

Now that the badge is 100% vector shapes, we can remove the white area. 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

3.How to Include the Badge in the Scene

Step 1

We’re still in the Adobe Illustrator workspace. If the badge is not selected, select it by clicking on it with theSelection Tool(V). Copy the badge by going toEdit > Copyor pressingCommand-C.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Go back to Photoshop, and double-clickon theSmart Objectsthumbnail. This will open the content of the smart object 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, deactivate the visibility for the yellow rectangle layer,and paste the badge just copied by choosingEdit > Pasteor pressingCommand-V.

From the dialog box, chooseSmart Objectand pressOK:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Locate the top options bar and set the badge’s position to633.50 x 406.50 pxand its dimension to666%for bothWidthandHeightfields. When you’re done, pressENTERon your keyboard:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 4

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

Go back to the main document and you’ll notice that the smart object is now updated with the last changes. The badge, in fact, has taken the perspective of the smart object.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

4.How to Engrave the Badge Into the Wood

Step 1

Set theFillfor the “Smart Object” layer to0%:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 2

Duplicate the “Smart Object” layer five times 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 3

Let’s start adding some layer styles to the “Effect 5” layer. Open theLayer Stylepanel and add a newBevel & Embossedeffect. Set the color for the Highlight Mode to #ffffff, the color for the Shadow Mode to #000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 5

Add a newSatineffect, set the color for the Blend Mode to #3b2b25, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6

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

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7

Now let’s add some layer styles to the “Effect 4” layer.

Open theLayer Stylepanel and add a newInner Shadoweffect, set the Blend Mode color to #000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 8

Add a newPattern Overlayeffect and set the options as shown in the image below:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Click on the pattern thumbnail, and then click on the small gear to open the cascade menu. Choose Grayscale Paperand then click on the first pattern named Black Weaved.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 9

Add a newDrop Shadoweffect, set the Blend Mode color to #b07555, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 10

Let’s add a layer style to the “Effect 3” layer.

Open theLayer Stylepanel and add a newInner Shadoweffect, set theBlend Modecolor to#000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 11

Let’s add a layer style to the “Effect 2” layer.

Open theLayer Stylepanel and add a newInner Shadoweffect, set theBlend Modecolor to#000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 12

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

Open theLayer Stylepanel and add a newInner Shadoweffect, set theBlend Modecolor to#000000, and set the rest as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Step 13

Add a newGradient Overlayeffectand set the options as follows:

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

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

  • Set the first color stop to Color #696969 and Location 0%.
  • Set the second color stop to Color #d9d9d9and Location 100%.

How to Create a Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial we learned how to create an engraved wood 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 Wood Engraved Logo Mockup in Adobe Photoshop