How To Design A Badge In Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll discover how to make a beautiful badge with ribbons including a stitch effect in Photoshop. We’ll use textures and various other blending options to do this effect.


Final Result

Step 1:

Create a new document with width 1400px and height 1000px.


Step 2:

First of all, we’ll make our background. Create a new layer by going to Layer> New> Layer. Fill it with #bdb293 color using ‘paint bucket tool’. Now open ‘wood texture’, copy and paste it on a new layer. Set its blending mode to ‘Hard light’ and reduce opacity of this layer to ‘75%’. Go to Filter> Texture> Texturizer to add more character to this texture layer. Then click on Filter> Brush strokes> Spatter and we’ll get a nice background to move on.


Step 3:

We’ll move ahead to draw the basic shape of our badge. For this, pick the ‘ellipse tool’ and draw 3 circles of different sizes, I labeled these as base circle, middle circle and front circle. Fill these with different shades of any color you want. You should get something like this till now.

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Step 4:

Now we will add some texture to our badge. Open the grunge texture, copy and paste it on a new layer just above ‘base circle’ layer. Click on the texture layer and then click Ctrl + base circle layer. Then click ‘add layer mask’. In this way, texture would be confined to this base circle only. Now select the texture layer and set the blending mode to ‘overlay’ and reduce the fill of this texture layer to 80%. Repeat the same step to give texture to the middle and front circles.


Step 5:

It’s time to style these circles to add more depth. For this select the base circle, go to Layer> Layer style> Blending options and use the following settings to get the effect as shown below.

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Badge Design