Make a product mock-up.
Watch the short tutorial video above to see all the steps. Then download the free trial of Adobe Photoshop, along with sample assets to practice with.
Get the sample assets. We’ve put them in an Adobe Creative Cloud Library for you.
Start with a blank label on a product shot.
Make the background transparent to start.
Bring in your label.
Use Command+T to quickly resize the label to the width of the jar.
“Wrap” the label around the jar.
Use Warp mode to make the label shape appear to wrap. Then make it look even more realistic by setting the Layers blend mode to Multiply.
Add a shadow behind the jar.
To add a drop shadow, double-click the Jar layer, choose Drop Shadow, then edit the values for Opacity, Angle, Distance, Spread, and Size.
Try more tutorials
Explore the rest of our series on designing a brand system, featuring the work of designer Javier Garcia.
San Francisco–based graphic designer Javier Garcia grew up in Mexico, where his early influences included skateboarding culture and punk and electronic music. In his work, he strives to always simplify. His process starts with taking things apart and flipping things around.
“Secondary graphics play a big role because if you just deliver a logo there’s no rules around how that’s going to behave. Graphics help set the tone and personality for the brand.”