Adding 2D Images to 3D Image
So now let's go in and start adding the other elements. So this is, of course, gonna be an ad for airline peanuts. Knows when I first development. So it was like, it's gotta be something silly, so why not that? So I started with, um, a generic peanut background again, this is Ah, Adobe stock image. Get the high reservoir, actually, So this is just a generic peanut background, and it's gonna take this as it is and just drag and drop it into this working file here. Obviously, it's very large. So let's go and scale him and press command t then coming in zero, it's going to scale it down. I'm gonna hold down shift option, and that allows me to scale it proportionately to the center of the image. Bring it around here and I'm gonna hold down, shift and just rotate it since it's ah vertical formatted design in a place it right over the front label. Art wants to scale it so it covers all that area. Just nudge it over a little bit. So now I have it covering that area. Now I wanna blend it to my...
background, so I'm gonna go in here in the layers panel. Bring that out here, Here in the layers panel. I'm simply gonna change the blend mode of this layer to multiply. And if I just go over here and let's close this up and I just save the changes here, you don't see a change until you actually save it. It's kind of the principle of a smart object. You know, if you're working in a smart of you say that you don't you don't see it updated until you actually do the saving. So here's what it looks like blended on there. So it's looking pretty good so far. Go back over here into my working document. And just as you're doing this sort of thing, you really you need to be able to see the three D package and you all seem to be able to see your design element. So usually I just make it a lot smaller. Enlarge my working window here. So that way whatever changes I make here, I can see them updated over here in the final image. So here in the layers panel, I want to add a layer mask to that peanut layer There, I am gonna get my grainy until I want to put a faded Grady it right here in the center. Because this is where the product name is gonna be. So I don't want the background to be, um, any distraction around that. So I'm gonna fade that area out. Just give it a circular or radio radiant fade here is going to get my radiant tool once again, foreground to transparent. Fine. I'm just gonna start right up here in the upper area, Just kind of drag out and give it a little fade like that. We'll do a save and see outlook. So that looks pretty good. All right. So looking good. So far. So now I'm gonna go back into my folder here. Let's get the next design element, which is? Ebola peanuts. You can never have too many peanuts on the package. So this is just a simple bullet. Peanuts on a white background again. Easier to select and extract when it's on a solid background. As I talked about, you can make yourself or save yourself a lot of headache. No particular this case because it's really simple shape. But as I said before, you can may save yourself a lot of time by selecting the background. In fact, I'm just gonna take the magic one tool click once in the background, and I'll just hold the shift key down and add the shadow area here. And that's simple. Now I just gotta select inverse and now the object of selected. So any time you got a much simpler back I own or a solid background, whether it's white or a different color, you might find it a lot easier to select the background and then just flip the selection around. So now I'm gonna go and press command J to copy that to a new layer. So there it is, honestly extracted. I didn't do refine edge because it's a very hard edge object. Didn't see it necessary to go into refine edge to clean up any of soft edges or anything like at, So I just went ahead and pulled it up there. So now let's take this element and just drag and drop it over. I'm gonna hold down the shift key as I drag and drop. It lands in there. Well, just put this right down here must scale it again. We're only concentrating on the front label and right about like that. Now, once I got it in place, I do want to darken it up. It still has the It was shot, obviously on a white background on a white surface. So what, you can see a lot of that light is spilling over onto the object. Doesn't feel like it belongs in the scene. So quick trick to get to get around. That is to go in the layers. Family here, make a duplicate of that layer on a press command control J gonna simply changes to multiply. And let's drop the opacity out to 50% darkens those edges up a little bit and ah helps put in a single bit more. And I think I'm also going to go and select that background element and dropping to 50% as well. I wanted to be more hinted in the background, not so much yelling at you. So now if I hit save again now it's coming together