Do in Photoshop logo with the effect of wood engraving

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a mocap with a logo engraved in wood. Thanks to carefully tuned layer styles, we’ll get a photorealistic result at the end.

Download the archive with materials for the lesson

Note: The author used paid materials. In the archive you will find an alternative version of the images to perform the lesson.

1. Create a smart object with the correct perspective.

Step 1

Load the texture of the tree and open it in Photoshop.

Step 2

Load a picture with perspective and open it in Photoshop.

Step 3

In the top menu, go Select – All (Highlight – All), then Edit – Copy (Edit – Copy) to copy the selected area.

Go to the document with the texture of the tree and in the top menu, select Edit – Paste (Edit – Paste) to paste the copied image with perspective over the texture.

Double click on the name of the layer on the layers panel and enter “Perspective”.

Step 4

Set the foreground color to yellow (any color that will stand out from the perspective) will do.

Then choose Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle) and click on the document. In the dialog box that opens, we can enter the exact dimensions of the shape. We write 1267 x 814 pixels and click on the OK button.

Double-click on the name of the layer with a rectangle to rename it, and call it “Smart Object”.

Select the layer “Smart Object” and go to the top menu Layer – Smart Object – Convert to Smart Object (Layer – Smart Object – Convert to Smart Object).

Step 5

Move on Edit – Transform – Distort (Editing – Transforming – Distortion). Move the upper right anchor point so that it corresponds to the upper right corner of the black rectangle.

Step 6

Draw the remaining anchor points to transform the yellow shape to the shape of a black rectangle.

Step 7

Now we can delete the “Perspective” layer, we will not need it anymore. To do this, select the layer on the layers panel and go Layer – Delete – Layer (Layer – Delete – Layer).

2. Preparing the Icon in Illustrator

Step 1

In this section of the lesson we will slightly correct the selected icon. If you do not use Illustrator or have chosen a different logo for your mockup, you can skip this section and go directly to the third section.

The logo will be central to our work.

In this tutorial, we will use the Badge and Logos Vol.01 logo. Download it and open it in Illustrator.

Step 2

Open vector ai-file in Adobe Illustrator. When opened, a window may appear warning that this document uses fonts that are not installed on the system. Do not worry about it – all fonts are free and inside the archive with logos there is a text file with instructions for installing and downloading.

In this lesson, I used two fonts for the logo:

  • Familiar pro
  • Corleone

Step 3

Having finished with fonts, we select the tool Selection Tool (V) (selection). Left click on the Vintage Knights logo (or the one you liked the most).

Copy the logo through the menu Edit – Copy (Edit – Copy) or by pressing Ctrl + C.

Create a new document size of 350 x 350 pixels File – New (File – New).

Paste the copied logo on this document through the menu Edit – Paste (Edit – Paste) or by pressing Ctrl + V.

Step 4

With help Selection Tool (V) (Highlight) move the logo to the gray area outside the white field of the document.

Step 5

Before importing the logo into Photoshop, we must transform it into curves and remove all white areas that are clearly visible on a gray background.

Select the logo tool Selection Tool (V) (selection).

In the top menu, go Object – Expand Appearance (Object – Disassemble the design).

Then apply Object – Expand (Object – Disassemble). In the dialog box that opens, mark Object (Object) and Fill (Fill) and click OK:

Step 6

Go to the panel Window – Pathfinder (Window – Contouring).

Push the button Trim (Trimming).

Step 7

Since the logo is a vector shape, we can easily remove the white area. Take Magic Wand Tool (Magic Wand) and click the cursor on the white to select the desired area. For convenience, you can zoom the document using Zoom Tool (Z) (Scale). Selecting all the white areas of the logo, go Edit – Cut (Editing – Cut).

3. Transfer the logo to Photoshop

Step 1

We continue to work in Adobe Illustrator. If the logo is not selected, click on it with the tool. Selection Tool (V) (selection). Through the menu Edit – Copy (Editing – Copy) or by pressing the Ctrl + C keys copy our logo.

Step 2

We return to Photoshop and double-click on the smart object thumbnail in the layers panel. As a result, we will open the contents of this smart object in a new tab. Here we will make the necessary changes. After saving the work, the smart object on the main document is automatically updated, and we will see the result.

On the layers panel, turn off the visibility of the layer with the yellow figure by clicking on the eye icon opposite the layer name. Paste the copied logo Edit – Paste (Edit – Paste) (Ctrl + V).

In the dialog box that appears, mark Smart Object (Smart Object) and click OK:

Step 3

On the top panel, set the position of the logo along the X and Y axes at 633.50 and 406.50, respectively. Then we increase the width and height to 666%. When finished, press the Enter key to accept the changes.

Step 4

Save the document File – Save (File – Save) or Ctrl + S.

We return to the main working paper and see the changes. Now, instead of a rectangle, we have a logo. At the same time, the perspective of the yellow rectangle is maintained.

4. Create an engraving effect.

Step 1

On the layers panel set Fill (Fill) 0% Smart Object:

Step 2

Five times we duplicate the smart object. This can be done through the menu. Layer – New – Layer Via Copy (Layer – New – Copy to new layer) or by pressing Ctrl + J.

Rename and group (Ctrl + G) all copies as shown below.

From now on, if you want to replace the logo, then use the “Smart Object” layer. Open it, change the picture and save. In this case, all the styles that we add below will automatically be applied to the new logo.

Step 3

Let’s start by applying styles to the “Effect 5” layer. Right click on the layer and select Blending Options (Overlay options). In the opened window we activate Bevel Emboss (Embossed) and customize it. Set color Highlight Mode (Backlight mode) to #ffffff, color Shadow Mode (Shadow mode) to # 000000, and the rest of the parameters, as shown below:

Step 4

Add style Inner Shadow (Inner shadow), set the color to # 000000 and adjust the remaining parameters:

Step 5

Apply effect Satin (Gloss), set the color to # 3b2b25 and configure the rest of the parameters:

Step 6

Add style Drop Shadow (Shadow), set the color to #ffffff and adjust the other parameters as shown below:

Step 7

Now add styles for the “Effect 4” layer.

Open the window Layer Style (Layer style) and add Inner Shadow (Inner shadow). Set the color to # 000000 and set up the remaining parameters:

Step 8

Add effect Pattern Overlay (Overlay pattern) and customize it as shown below:

Left click on the pattern select button, in the opened window click on the gear icon and select a set of patterns Grayscale Paper (Gray paper) and find the pattern Black Weaved (Black fabric).

Step 9

Add a layer style Drop Shadow (Shadow), set the color to # b07555 and set the rest of the parameters:

Step 10

Next we will add styles for the “Effect 3” layer.

Open the window Layer Style (Layer style) and add Inner Shadow (Inner shadow). Set the color to # 000000 and set up the remaining parameters:

Step 11

Add styles for the “Effect 2” layer.

Open the window Layer Style (Layer style) and add Inner Shadow (Inner shadow). Set the color to # 000000 and set up the remaining parameters:

Step 12

And the last layer “Effect 1”.

Open the window Layer Style (Layer style) and add Inner Shadow (Inner shadow). Set the color to # 000000 and set up the remaining parameters:

Step 13

Apply layer style Gradient Overlay (Overlay gradient) and customize it:

Click the gradient selection button and customize.

  • Set the color of the first slider to # 696969 and Location (Position) 0%.
  • Set the color of the second slider to # d9d9d9 and Location (Position) 100%.

Congratulations, we are done!

In this lesson, you learned how to create a logo with the effect of wood engraving.

I hope you enjoyed it and you learned something new. Feel free to leave comments, suggestions and share the results.

Note: If you are looking for a high-quality mocap logo (paid), the author recommends looking at the sites of Envato Elements or GraphicRiver, there you will find everything you need, including the mocap that you created in this lesson.

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