Let me show you how to place a logo into a bottle in Photoshop! This technique is nondestructive and you can use the resulting image as a mockup.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How to place a logo into a bottle in Photoshop
- Convert The Logo Layer Into a Smart Object
Right-click on the logo layer and select “Smart Object.” A Smart Object is a container where you can place one or more layers and apply editable adjustments, distortions, filters, or transformations.
- Scale and Place the Logo Over The Bottle
Next, select the Logo layer and press Ctrl T (Windows) or Command T (macOS) to transform the layer. Place the logo over the bottle and use the handles to scale the logo.
- Warp The Logo to Match the Bottles Curvature
Then, while on the transformation mode, right-click and select “Warp.” From the Options bad, under “Warp” select Arch. Then use the center handle to determine the curvature that best matches the bottle.
- Duplicate the Bottle
Select the bottle layer and press Ctrl J (Windows) Command J (macOS) to duplicate it. Then drag it up to the top of the layer stack.
- Desaturate the duplicate
Select the bottle duplicate layer, and go into Image > Adjustments > Vibrance. Then use the Saturation slider to desaturate the layer. (See the difference between Saturation Vibrance here.)
- Create a Clipping Mask
with the desaturated layer active, press Ctrl Alt G (Windows) or Command Option G (macOS) to create a Clipping Mask.
- Blend The Layer to the Logo
Next, blend the logo layer with the desaturated layer with a Blending Mode. Linear Light, Soft Light, or Overlay could work. But in this case, Vivid Light gives us the best results.
You could apply Vivid Light from the Blending Mode dropdown or use the Keyboard Shortcut Alt Shift V (Windows) or Option Shift V (macOS).
- Reduce the Fill
If the effect is too strong, press Shift and the #7 to decrease the Fill to 70%. Vivid Light is one of the 8 Special Blending Modes that gives you different results when you decrease Fill instead of Opacity. And in most cases, Fill looks much better.
- Apply a Levels Adjustment
A label will never have pure black or pure white. Use a levels adjustment layer to change the withe and black output levels.
Everything in this workflow is editable and nondestructive and you can change anything you want.
If the client updates their logo, you can easily open the Smart Object by double-clicking on it. Then replace the logo.
Once you save the Smart Object the mockup will update the working document automatically!
Also, make sure you watch my video on the difference between saturation and vibrance!
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