In this simple and easy tutorial Iâ€™m showing you how to make a showy advertising badge, just like the one shown below!
First of all, as usual, create a new document in Photoshop; in my case 500×300 pixels, 72 dpi white color.
Make a new selection with Rectangular Marquee Tool, then create a new layer and fill the selected area with color of #a1ca04:
Alright, now we have a picture like this:
Letâ€™s create the base of our badge now. Firstly, get out the Elliptical Marquee Tool, then make a selection as on picture below. Create a new layer and fill your selection with color of #0094ba. Press Ctrl+D to deselect new round shape.
Alright, now we need to cut away a small corner. To do this, first get out the Polygonal Lasso Tool, then select a corner of your shape like so:
Right-click your selection and go to layer via cut; this will cut the selected pixels and place them in a new layer. Hide the copy (click on the eye, which indicates layer visibility). Go to lower layer and apply such layer styles as:
â€¢ Outer Glow
â€¢ Inner Glow
â€¢ Gradient Overlay
Now, time to add grid pattern to our badge. For this create a new document with size of 3×3 pixels and draw a skew line by using Pencil Tool as on picture below.
Then go to Edit > Define Pattern and save it as pattern. After that go back to our main document and apply the Pattern Overlay layer style to get the next picture:
Ok, what about soft glare? For this effect create a new layer, then get out the Polygonal Lasso Tool and create the selected as shown below. Fill it with white color.
Deselect chosen area with Select > Deselect and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with the next presets:
Then apply Filter > Blur > Motion Blur with similar setting to these:
Now we have something like this:
Then go back to the hidden corner of the shape and make it visible again. Rotate your peel effect layer with Edit > Transform > Rotate 180, then you may need to move it slightly so itâ€™s exactly on the corner.
Your image should look like this:
And the last one thing that we need to add is white glare on corner surface. So, to make this effect select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and make selection like on picture below. After that activate the Gradient Tool and a white to transparent gradient, fill in the work area on the new layer as on picture below.
Apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:
Now we have a little bit blurred glare effect:
Ok, we need to cut away a little part of glare what is outside the corner area. Go to previous layer Right click the Layer Thumbnail in the Layers Palette. Then go back to upper layer and press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert the selection, then press Delete to clear selected area. Remove the selection with Select > Deselect and set opacity to 70% up for this layer.
Now letâ€™s add some text. Get out the Horizontal Type Tool (just the regular one) and write out something like below on two lines. Also you can add some graphic elements more.
Alright, looking nice, isnâ€™t it?