Creating Pepsi Logo in Adobe Photoshop

This tutorial is about creating a Pepsi-logo in Photoshop. The tools used for creating it include the ellipse tool and pen tool. The rest is giving effects to it. Let’s begin!

STEPS

1. Create a new-document in Photoshop. File—> New. Set the following attributes of the document.
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2. Make the grid visible of the document. Go to view tab in the main menu. From the fly-out menu of show, click on grid.
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3. The canvas will now be covered with the grid-lines.
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4. Now, create a new layer. Press ‘Ctrl Shift N’. Rename it to ‘base’.
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5. Grab the ellipse-tool from the toolbar. Set the foreground color to white and draw a circle on base.
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6. Right-click on the base layer in the layer-palette and click on rasterize layer.
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7. Press ‘Ctrl J’ to duplicate base layer. Rename it to red. Press & hold ‘Ctrl’ and click on red layer. It will select the pixels on this layer. Now, select the paint-bucket tool. Set the foreground color to red and click inside the selection. It will turn red.
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8. Select the rectangular marquee tool and make a selection of exact-lower half of the circle.
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9. Right-click on the selection and select layer-via-cut. It will cut the selection on another layer. Rename the layer to blue. Now, change its color. Press & hold ctrl and click on the blue layer. Select the paint-bucket tool. Set the foreground color to blue and click inside the selection.
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10. Press ‘Ctrl Shift N’ to create a new layer. Rename this layer to curve. Grab the pen-tool. Use the grid lines for accuracy. Draw a rectangle, using the pen tool, covering some part of red and blue half-circles.
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11. Set the foreground color to white. Click on make shape in the option-bar.
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12. Now, select the convert-point tool.
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13. Click on center-point at the top-of-rectangle. Drag this point to the 12 boxes right and 3 up. Do the same with the center point at the base-of-rectangle. The curve will now look like this:
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14. Right-click on the curve-layer thumbnail and click on the rasterize option. Now press ‘Ctrl’ and click on curve layer, it will select the layers pixels. Then, click on the red layer and press backspace. Do the same by selecting the blue layer. By this, you will see the curves within both the half circles.
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15. Press ‘Ctrl D’ to deselect the selection. It will make the curves part of the half-circles rather than a separate layer. Delete the curve layer as it has served its purpose. Also, remove the grid lines too. (View –> Show—>Grid)
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16. Now, select the thumbnail of red circle. Press ‘Ctrl J’ to duplicate it. Press ‘Ctrl’ and click on red-copy layer thumbnail to select the pixels of this layer. Go to select tab in the main menu. Roll the mouse over modify and select contract.
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17. Set the value to 2 px. Click ok.
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18. Again go to select menu and click on feather.
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19. Set the value to 1 px.
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20. Go to filter tab. Choose difference clouds in the render fly-out menu.
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21. Change the blending-mode to multiply and lower the fill to 30%.
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22. Press ‘Ctrl D’. Select the thumbnails of both red and red-copy layers and merge them. Press ‘Ctrl E’.
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23. Now, repeat steps from 16 to 22 to give the same effect to blue circle.
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24. Press ‘Ctrl’ & click on red layer. Press ‘Ctrl Shift N’ to create a new layer. Select a polygonal-lasso tool from the toolbar.
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25. From the option bar, select third option (selection-subtraction option).
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26. Create a polygonal shape as shown below:
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27. The final selection should be like this:
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28. From the menu, go to select tab. select modify –>contract. Set the value to 3px and click ok. Apply the feather (select –>feather). Set the value to 1 px. Select the gradient tool. From the option bar, select the second option from the left i.e. foreground-to-transparent.
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29. Draw a gradient line from the left to right. Go to filter tab, roll the mouse over blur and select Gaussian blur.
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30. Set the value to 1 px. Repeat this step for several times to give a nice but slightly blurry look.
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31. Similarly, give some more effects to the both circles.
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32. Select the red-layer thumbnail and give layer-style to it. Click on fx at the bottom of the layers palette and select bevel-&-emboss.
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33. Set the settings according to the snapshot.

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34. Click ok. Press ‘Alt’ and drag the effect of red-layer to blue-layer.
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35. Select the thumbnail of base layer. Apply a stroke effect on it. Set the following settings:
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36. Add drop-shadow effect too.
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37. The logo will be like this:
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FINAL PEPSI LOGO

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Author: Haseeb Khan

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