Crumpled sticker

The image shows the final result:

The clarifier and dimmer are very powerful tools used in Photoshop to create various things.
This tutorial will show you how to create a rumpled sticker using these 2 tools. So, let’s begin!

Step 1. Create a new document. The size is 600×400 pixels.

Step 2. Fill the background with color # 282828. On the new layer, place the stone texture, place this layer above all.
Set the blending mode Overlap (Overlay). You can download the “stonetexture5.jpg” texture from the Stone Texture Pack.

Step 3. Now, let’s create the sticker itself. Create a rounded rectangle using the tool. rounded rectangle (Rounded Rectangle Tool).
Set the rounding radius to 12px and set the foreground color to #ebebeb.

Step 4. For further work, you need to rasterize the layer. Right-click on the thumbnail of the layer with the figure> Rasterize the layer.
Once this is done, select a part of the sticker using the tool. Rectangular area (Marquee Tool (M)) and rotate the selection a little using Free transformation Ctrl + T.
You can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to rotate and shift.

Step 5. Using the tool Finger (Smudge Tool) with different parameters, create a distortion of our sticker.
Tip: Try to use hard brushes, and high intensity for best results. Otherwise, the image may be too blurry.

A similar result can be achieved using the filter Liquify, but this method is a little faster.
We will try to create a large fold, as shown below.

Step 6. Now it is time to add shadows and highlights, add realism to the image.
Using the tool Dimmer (Burn Tool), draw a few lines on the right side of the crease.
Lines should not be perfectly smooth; the imperfection of the lines will make the crease more realistic. You can adjust the size of the brush, so that you get different results.

Now do the same thing using the tool. Clarifier .

Using the same technique, create a few more folds on the sticker.

Step 7. To give even more realism, add shadows and embossing (click on the screenshot to enlarge).

Step 8. To make our sticker look clearer, you need to duplicate the layer and clear the layer style. To do this, go to Layer> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style. Then select Filter> Other> Color Contrast.
For those who do not know, this filter enhances the dark / light areas of the image.

In the filter settings, set the radius to 2 pixels. Place this layer above the sticker layer and set the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 9. What is good about this technique is that it is very easy to give the text such shapes as a sticker.
The author used the gothic font Lt Std Bold, which is great for writing. Make the text size correspond with the size of the sticker, depending on the word,
which you want to print. The author used a font size of about 75pt. Set the text color to # 393939.

Step 10. When placing the layer with the text, try to place it so that it falls on the area of ​​our created fold. You must rasterize the text before you start working with it on.

Step 11. Using the same technique as with the sticker, using the tools Clarifier and Dimmer, Try to repeat the text bending of the sticker. The result is shown below.

Step 12. To give texture to a sticker, you can use grunge brushes, which are very many on the Internet.

Step 13. Now let’s add a lighting effect to the background. To do this, create a new layer, fill it with black and make an oval selection using the tool Oval area , shading 150 pixels.

Then click the button Del several times to get rid of the dark background in the center. (2-3 times should be enough)

The final image.

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