Learning to draw an envelope in Photoshop

Step 1. Create a new document 512×512 pixels with a white or transparent background layer. Fill the background layer with gray (9D9D9D). Create vertical and horizontal guides for convenience.

Step 2. Create a new layer and name it “envelope”. Choose a tool RectangularMarqueeTool (M) (rectangular selection) and on the new layer create and fill the selection with white. Name the new layer “body”.

Step 3. Double click on the new layer (in the layers palette) and apply “Gradient Overlay” (gradient fill) to it. The settings are shown in the figure.

Step 4. Create a new layer and name it “pattern”. Using the tool RectangularMarqueeTool (rectangular selection), fill the selection in turn with colors # 6092BD and # E84141. Make sure that the distance between all the rectangles is the same.

Step 5. Move the strips to the left edge of the envelope. Run the command Edit > Transform > Skew (edit> transform> bevel) and “squint” the stripes as shown in the figure. Remove the part that went beyond the envelope with the tool. EraserTool(eraser).

Step 6. Create a new layer and name it “shade”. Hold CTRL and click on the “body” layer to select its contents. Apply black and white gradient from the left edge of the envelope to the middle of the bands (approximately). Change the layer’s overlay mode to Multiply (Multiply) and reduce its Opacity to 30%.

Step 7. Now you need to create the same strip for the right edge of the envelope. To do this, duplicate the “pattern” layer (CTRL + J), run the command Edit > Transform > FlipHorizontal (Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontally) and move it to the right edge of the envelope. Do the same with the “shade” layer.

Step 8. Choose a tool Pen (Pen) and create a shape as shown below. Name the new layer “lower”

For more accurate placement of the shape, you can use the guides.

Step 9. Apply the following styles to the “lower” layer:

Step 10. Make a copy of the “pattern” layer and place it above the “lower” layer (in the layers palette). Run the command Edit > Transform > Rotate 90degCCW (Edit> Transform> Rotate 900 counterclock-wise). Then place the stripes as shown.

Erase unfinished stripe sections using tool Eraser (Eraser). Choose a tool PolygonalLasso (Polygonal lasso) and highlight the full strip. Then click on the selection with the right mouse button and select Layerviacopy(copy to new layer). Move the resulting strip to the right.

Step 11. Select the contents of the “lower” layer and fill the selection with black and white on the new layer gradient as in step 6. After that change blending mode on Multiply (Multiply) and change the opacity to 50%

Step 12. Create a new layer and place below the “lower” layer. Select the contents of the “lower” layer and fill the selection with black. Press CTRL + T and change the height to 102%. Now run the command Filter > Blur > GaussianBlur (Filters> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 0.7 pixels. Reduce the opacity to 40%. Remove some of the shadow that has gone beyond the envelope.

Step 13. Using the tool Pen (Pen) create the shape shown in the image. New layer name upper.

Step 14. Add this layer the following styles:

Step 15. To add a shadow, repeat steps 11 and 12, but with some changes. In step 11, change the opacity to 10%, and in 12 – the height to 103%, the blur radius to 1.2 pixels and the opacity to 70%.
You should get something like this:

Step 16. Now you need to add a shadow at the bottom of the envelope. To do this, create a black rectangle and apply the following filters to it:
Filter > Blur > GaussianBlur (Filters> Blur> Gaussian Blur) 2.0 pixel radius
Filter > Blur > MotionBlur (Filters> Blur> Blur in motion) with a distance of 20 pixels

Our envelope is ready. It remains to add a stamp to it. You can find many stamps on the Internet, but you can do it yourself. To do this, follow these steps.

Step 17. Create a new document 180×180 pixels with a white background layer. Create a new layer and name it “shape”. Create a circle of any color. Change its fill to 0%. And give it a parameter Stroke (Stroke).

Step 18. Duplicate the “shape” layer and reduce the circle by half.

Step 19. Select the contents of the copy of the “shape” layer. Click the Paths tab and click the button. Makeworkpathfromselection (Create work path from selection).

Choose a tool TypeTool (text), move the cursor to the edge of the contour. When the cursor changes its appearance, click on the outline and write something. The text will be located around the contour. Add a logo to the center of the circle to complete the stamp.

Step 20. Make the background layer invisible. Press the key combination CTRL + SHIFT + E in order to merge all visible layers into one.
Select the layer you just merged and execute the command Layer > Addlayermask > revealall. Now open this image (Fig. Image 1) and place it over the stamp. Name the new fade layer. Select the contents of the fade layer and execute the command Select > ColorRange (Highlight> Color Range) (settings shown in the figure). After that, the white part of the image will stand out. Without deselecting, make the fade layer invisible, right-click on the “stamp” layer mask icon and select ApplyLayerMask(apply mask).

Step 21 Move the stamp to a document with an envelope on top of all layers. Reduce the opacity to 35%.

Step 22 Select the contents of the upper layer (the stamped layer should remain active), right-click on the selection, and select LayerViaCut (Cut to a new layer). Reduce the opacity of the resulting layer to 30%. Delete the background layer and save the file in PNG format.

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