In this tutorial, we will create a photorealistic cardboard tag using the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Create a new document in Photoshop (Ctrl + N) with a size of 800×800 pixels.
Choose a tool Pen (Pen Tool) (P) and draw the base for the tag with the color # c09d77.
Add anchor points and round the right corners.
Need to cut a hole. Create a new layer and tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) (U) Create a circle with the color # c09d77. The diameter of the circle – 44 pixels.
Select both layers and go to the menu. Layer> Merge Shapes> Subtract Front Shape (Layer> Combine Shapes> Subtract Front Shape).
You must have a hole.
Now we will create a cardboard texture. Highlight the shape of the tag (hold down Ctrl, click on the layer thumbnail), create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N) and fill the selection with color # c09d77. Apply to this layer noise filter (Filter> Noise> Add Noise) (Filter> Noise> Add Noise).
Apply style to tag Casting a shadow (Drop Shadow) via the fx icon at the bottom of the layers panel.
Choose a tool Rounded Rectangle(Rounded Rectangle Tool) (U). In the options bar, select the dotted stroke, turn off the fill, and set the stroke thickness to 1.24pt. The stroke color is # 362f2d. Create a rectangle on the tag, as shown in the screenshot.
Apply style to dotted stroke. Casting a shadow (Drop Shadow).
Choose a tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) (U), on the top panel, turn off the fill, turn on the stroke of 7.06pt in color with color # 76726f. Create a ring around the hole.
Apply the following styles to the ring:
Stamping (Bevel Emboss):
The result is a plastic ring.
Tool Pen (Pen Tool) (P) Draw the rope with the color # 745029. Remove the fill and turn on a 2.99pt thick stroke.
Apply the following styles to the rope:
Stamping (Bevel Emboss):
Casting a shadow (Drop Shadow):
Choose a tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool) (T), configure it as shown in the screenshot, and write the text on the tag with color # 222526. Write the middle line of the text in 40pt.
Now we will create a barcode. Tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool) (U) Create a vertical shape with the color #bdbfbe. On top of the black rectangle, create a gray, with no fill, but with a black stroke.
Choose the font “Calibri” and write the numbers.
Create a set of vertical rectangles of the same height with no black fill stroke. Place all rectangles in one group.
In mode Free transform (Ctrl + T) rotate the barcode and place it in the previous rectangle.
Place the barcode on the tag.
In conclusion, you can add some textural background.