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Adding product labels with vector art

From: Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

Video: Adding product labels with vector art

Sometimes when you're working with a product shot, you may not have a label

Adding product labels with vector art

Sometimes when you're working with a product shot, you may not have a label or are waiting for artwork from another source to add to the product shot. In this case, we have a product shot without a label currently on it. So we're going to have to add one electronically. To do this, we're simply going to go to File > Place. In newer versions of Photoshop CC, you'll see two options. Place Embedded and Place Linked. For this exercise, we want to use Place Embedded. If you're on earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop, simply go to File>Place. Once inside of here, we'll go to our Product Labeling folder, and grab cleaner.pdf.

Click Place, and this will bring it in, to open as a Smart Object. Once in here, we'll simply hit OK to place this in our Photoshop file. Once the object is placed inside of Adobe Photoshop, you'll notice that it's in Free Transform mode, allowing me to scale, rotate and skew this if necessary. In this case, I'm simply going to position this onto my bottle, and hit Enter or Return to accept the change. This item will come in as a smart object. If any additional transformations are needed, I simply need to go to Edit and Transform.

Now, this will give me Scale, Rotate, and Skew. And in some cases Distort, Perspective, and Warp will be grayed out. If I'm faced with this situation, I simply have to go back over to my layer, right click on it and tell it to convert it to a smart object again inside of Photoshop. This will give me full access to my transformation controls down below.

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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

46 video lessons · 6050 viewers

Kevin Stohlmeyer
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      21s
  2. 6m 41s
    1. Getting started
      50s
    2. Starting with the right photograph
      1m 55s
    3. Utilizing colored or white backgrounds in Photoshop
      1m 28s
    4. Setting up your tablet for detail work
      2m 28s
  3. 12m 37s
    1. Using RGB vs. CMYK color spaces
      1m 17s
    2. Using adjustment layers vs. the Adjustment menu
      2m 4s
    3. Adjusting exposure in Photoshop
      3m 47s
    4. Easy color adjustments using the two-pass method
      2m 59s
    5. Removing color casts from backgrounds
      2m 30s
  4. 16m 31s
    1. Retouching overview
      19s
    2. Setting up your file for nondestructive editing in Photoshop
      1m 26s
    3. Using filters to remove dust and scratches
      2m 58s
    4. Cleaning up your image with healing tools
      3m 49s
    5. Utilizing the Clone Stamp tool to its fullest potential
      2m 20s
    6. Understanding the Clone Source panel
      2m 48s
    7. Using the Content-Aware Patch and Spot Healing tools
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 40s
    1. When do you use a mask or a path?
      1m 15s
    2. Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool
      2m 51s
    3. Saving your work path and creating a clipping path
      1m 56s
    4. Making an initial selection with selection tools
      2m 14s
    5. Cleaning up your selection
      3m 3s
    6. Creating a layer mask from a selection
      1m 21s
  6. 10m 58s
    1. How does light affect your product's shadow?
      1m 17s
    2. Using the original source to create a shadow
      1m 51s
    3. Creating your own shadow using brushes
      2m 54s
    4. Adding realism to your shadow with filters
      2m 54s
    5. Using blending modes to add your shadow to the background
      2m 2s
  7. 10m 39s
    1. Enhancing the product
      17s
    2. Adding product labels with vector art
      1m 29s
    3. Transforming the label
      1m 48s
    4. Adding realistic highlights
      2m 47s
    5. Replacing product colors with adjustment layers
      2m 33s
    6. Using layer comps for alternative versions
      1m 45s
  8. 19m 10s
    1. What are ideal files for automation?
      45s
    2. How to create an action in Photoshop
      2m 5s
    3. The batch-automation process
      2m 25s
    4. Automating color correction
      1m 27s
    5. Automating shadow creation
      2m 14s
    6. Automating image sizes for print and the web
      1m 49s
    7. Using conditional actions in Photoshop
      2m 52s
    8. Outputting your file to multiple formats
      1m 31s
    9. Adding metadata using templates in Adobe Bridge
      1m 15s
    10. Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge
      2m 47s
  9. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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