Download Lightroom presets and LUTs, absolutely free. Use the presets to add creativity and style to your photos.
To make it even darker add Levels (ctrl+L) and move grey arrow a bit to the right.
Download paper texture from this page. Paste wrinkled-paper.jpg on top of our paper.
Hit ctrl+alt+G to put the texture inside our paper. Change blend mode to Multiply and lower its opacity to 20%.
Double click paper's layer and add Drop Shadow. No need to worry about the setting, default setting is okay.
Take a look at what we have now! Isn't that stupid. In real life, there's no shadow like this. Surely, we need to work on it.
From Layers panel right click layer styles list and choose Create Layer. This step will separate layer styles to its own layer and gives us full control. You might get warning dialog box, if you do just click OK.
Activate the new shadow layer. Hit ctrl+T, right click and choose Warp. Drag the handles until you have a realistic shadow. And that's it, we're done with the paper napkin!
Time to bring back the coffee. From the Layers panel click eye icon in front of the coffee group to reveal it.
Step 29 - Adding Coffee Stain
I want you to download coffee stain brush set from this page. Change foreground color to #6D5631 and paint one or two stains under the cup. Make sure you use brush size smaller size smaller than the cup or it will looks weird.
You can stop here but I want to add more realism to this image. Create new layer and draw one more stain out side the paper napkin. I want to make impression as if the owner forget to put the cup on the napkin.
Coffee stain outside the paper has to be different from those inside. Ctrl+click paper to create selection based on the paper size.
Make sure the coffee stain layer is still active. Open Levels (ctrl+L) and move black slider to 50 to make the selected stain lighter.
We're done with this picture. Finally, you might want to add texture for the background. I hope you learn one or two techniques from this tutorial and have good time while doing it. Click on the image below or click here to see it in full size.