Learn how to create an easy sticker effect in Photoshop using non destructive smart objects. With only some simple layer styles you can add a sticker paper style to any text, shape, graphics, etc. To make the sticker label look more interesting you can add fold paper gradients to obtain a realistic folded effect.
Design your own sticker by following this easy Photoshop tutorial and customize it to your liking
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Sticker in Photoshop
For creating a sticker in Photoshop we only need some simple layer styles that you can add to any text, vector or raster layer. Start with a colorful background. Type any text you like using your favorite font and/or add a custom shape like shown in the image.
Open the layer style window and add the following layer styles for the Text Layer
For the Color Overlay you can use any color you like; I've used #c24dc1
The Gradient Overlay contains a grayscale gradient map with the following colors/locations: #7d7d7d/0%, #6e6e6e/20%, #565656/45%, #cfcfcf/45%, #a7a7a7,100%
The Stroke color is #f4f4f4; you can choose any color you want and any stroke size depending on your font/object size.
Copy layer style and paste layer style to the Vector Shape Layer; you can change the color overlay.
Select the Text Layer and the Vector Layer and convert them into a smart object like shown in the image.
For the final touches I will add a Inner Shadow and a Drop Shadow style to the smart object.
So here is the psd sticker efffect that you can create in just a few simple steps; you can save the layer styles for further use. If you want to create a similar effect with just 1 Click you can try my sticker action generator; you can create different sticker effects, stamp effect, labels, round and rectangle sticker and many more. There pack contains 20 sticker actions that you can use to create stickers and labels in Photoshop.
With the Sticker CREATOR you can make similar sticker effects, cut paper sticker, transparent plastic sticker and many other effects; it comes with different fold paper effects included.
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