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Transforming the label

From: Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

Video: Transforming the label

Once you have your label placed on the object, it may be With scale I'm able to grab the bottom

Transforming the label

Once you have your label placed on the object, it may be necessary to use transformation controls to fit the label to the object, itself. In this case, my cleaner label is pretty good, but maybe I want to stretch it to fill out the bottom of the bottle. I'm simply going to make sure that I have a smart object over on my layer. If not, right-click and choose Convert to Smart Object. Then, go to Edit > Transform and choose any number of transformations. In this case, I'm going to use scale. With scale I'm able to grab the bottom handle and stretch this down to elongate the label.

To fit on my bottle. This is a pretty simple surface. It's a flat surface with not a lot of contour. However, with this shot I actually have a cylindrical object that may cause a little more challenge. To start, I'm simply going to use the rectangular tool to create a vector layer to simulate a label. Then I'm going to go over to my edit menu and go to Edit > Transform and Warp. Warp will allow me to use presets such as arch. Arch will allow me to bend this label to fit the contour of my bottle.

Even though I have bend controls up at the top of my Control panel, I find it easier to grab the handle on the label itself. And transform this manually. Now you may notice that the surface of this bottle is somewhat straight at the top with a curved contour at the bottom. So after I have my initial bottom contour, I'm going to switch my work back to custom, allowing me to use handles and points to adjust the top of the label to more accurately fit the top of the bottle. This method allows me to customize my angles and my labels non-destructively using smart objects and vector shapes to fit the contour of my objects.

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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

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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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