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Wine Bottle Photoshop Tutorial
Step 1Create a new document with these dimensions & settings:
- Width: 800 px
- Height: 1200 px
- Resolution : 72 px/inch
- Color Mode : RGB Color | 8 Bit
- Background Contents: White
Step 2Make a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or you can go to Layer > New > Layer or you can simply press the button in the image below. Rename the layer created to "Bottle". To rename a layer, right click on it and search for “Rename”.
Step 3For this tutorial we need some Guides so let`s do some guide lines. Press Ctrl+R to display the Rulers then make the following guide.
Step 4Use the Pen Tool (P key), make the next path, between the middle and the right lines of the guide.
Step 5Press Right click on this path then click on “Fill path” function. Enter these settings:
- Use Foreground Color – but here you can use black color because my foreground color was black
- Mode : Normal
- Opacity : 100%
- Feather Radius : 0 pixels
Step 6This is what we should see after we filled the path with the settings above (from Step 5).
Step 7Now we must duplicate the “bottle” layer. Right click on the “bottle” layer then click on “Duplicate Layer” or select the “bottle” layer and press Ctrl+J.
Step 8We should now turn to the left of the duplicated layer. Go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.
Step 9If we are doing everything correct so far, we should have something like this in the picture below.
Step 10Use the Move Tool (V key) to position the duplicated layer on the left of our middle guide.
Step 11To merge the layers, select these layers and press Ctrl+E, or right click on the layers and click on the “Merge Layers” function.
Step 12Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L key) and select the top of the bottle like in the image below.
Step 13Right click on the layer, and click on "Layer via copy".
Step 14At the moment we should have 2 layers except the Background layer. Lock the transparent pixels of our copied layer by pressing the button in the image below.
Step 15Select Brush Tool and fill the layer with a gray color.
Step 16Make a new layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N or go to Layer > New > Layer. Use the Pen Tool (P key) to make a path like in the next picture. Right click on the path and select the "Make Selection" function. Enter "-1px" for the Feather Radius Setting.
Step 17Fill the created selection with a White color, and then decrease the layer opacity to 25 %.
Step 18Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and enter the settings below:
Step 19Make the next path with the Pen Tool (P key).
Step 20Right click on the path > Enter the settings below, and then click OK.
Step 21Select the Eraser Tool (E key) and enter these settings:
- Size : 133
- Mode : Brush
- Opacity : 40%