How To Create a Realistic Coin In Photoshop

How To Create a Realistic Coin In Photoshop

Welcome back to another very exciting tutorialhere at the Photoshoptrainingchannel.


My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can findme on Twitter @JRfromPTC.

In this video, I'm going to show you How toCreate a Realistic Coin in Photoshop from scratch.

We're going to start out with a basicvector shape, and we're going to simply apply multiple layer styles that are going to helpgive our coin shape, and dimension.

I'm, also, going to show you how to create text that'sgoing to wrap perfectly around the coin.

Then I'm going to show you how to create an embossedlook from a photograph.

Also, before we get started, I want to point out that I have anew Instagram account.

You can follow me at JRfromPTC.

Okay, let's get started with thetutorial.

The first thing we're going to do is to createthe document that we're going to be working on.

I'm going to go to File, New, and I'mgoing to Create a Document that's 1,000 pixels wide by 1,000 pixels tall.

The backgroundfor the document is going to be a dark gray.

Then, we're going to Create Guides to helpus create our coin shape.

So, I'm going to click on the ruler here.

Click and Drag thatguide to the center of the canvass, and it should snap right in the center.

So make surethat you have Snap Enabled.

Also, if you don't see your rulers, you can Press Ctrl R, CommandR on the Mac, or you can go into View, and make sure that Rulers has a check mark, andthat will enable it or disable it.

Now create a horizontal guide, and that should snap tothe center.

Then, click on the Ellipse Tool and create a circle.

Make sure that thereis no stroke in the fill.

We're going to use a light gray, so, maybe, this gray here.

Clickin the center and Drag.

Also, hold Alt Shift to create a perfect circle from the center,about that big, minus 968.

Then we're going to rename this Layer to “MainShape.

” So what we're going to use this Main Shape for is to Duplicate it and createother elements of the coin and to use it as a way to easily create Layer Masks.

You'llsee as we move on how we're going to use it.

But for now, we're going to duplicate it,so I'm going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac.

This is going to be the coin shape,which in reality is the same as the main shape, but I'm just giving them different names soI can easily tell what they are just by looking at the layers.

I'm going to double click on the side of theLayer here to bring up the Layer Style Window, and I'm going to add a Gradient Overlay.

I'mgoing to click on the Reset to Default button, just so we're working with the default settings,and you can follow along.

I want to leave the Blend Mode set to Normal.

I want to changethe Gradient to Black and White, and I want to change the angle to, maybe, about 127,as long as the light is coming on the top left here.

And, maybe, decrease the scalea little bit, and Click and Drag this down, so this is what we have.

Maybe, even, bringthe Opacity down just a little bit.

So, as long as you have your light source on thetop left, and your Shadows on the bottom right, you should be okay.

I'm also going to clickon Drop Shadow, and you can match the angles if you want—127 degrees.

I can do that hereas well, so 127, and I can increase or decrease the distance of the Shadow, Size, and, ofcourse, Opacity, then press OK.

I'm going to collapse the Layer Styles sothat we have a little more room to work with.

Then I'm going to add a new Layer, and we'regoing to add a texture.

I'm just going to rename this Layer to “Texture.

” So we'regoing to add Texture to our coin.

You can fill this Layer with whatever color you want.

I'm going to fill it with Black, which is my foreground color, Alt Backspace, OptionBackspace on the Mac, to fill with your foreground color, then make sure that Black and Whiteare your foreground colors by clicking on this icon here.

Then go into Filter, Noise,Add Noise, 63% is good, Gaussian, Monochromatic, press OK.

Then, go into Filter, Blur, andBlur one more time just to give it a light Blur; then go into Filter, Stylize, Emboss,and these are pretty good, 129 degrees for the angle, Height of 3 pixels, Amount of 45,press OK, and I can, then, bring the Opacity way down, maybe, around 7%.

I'm going to ZoomIn just so you can see what we did there.

I'm going to Zoom Out, and the reason we createdthis Main Shape is it's always easy to find, and I can always have a place to Ctrl Click,Command Click on the thumbnail icon here, to load it as a Selection, and then I caneasily create a Layer Mask on any Layer I want with the shape of the coin.

In this instanceit was pretty easy, but later on, we're going to have a lot more layers and finding thecoin layer may not be as easy.

So, in a project like this, I always like to have a main shapethat I can easily find, select and duplicate.

So with the Texture Layer selected, I'm goingto hold Shift and click on the coin shape, then press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac andturn that into a Group, and I'm going to call this "Main Coin.

" So this is going to be ourmain coin.

Everything else that we add is going to be built on top of this.

Now we'regoing to add some decorations to our coin, so we're going to add an outer ring and thenan inner ring.

So let's start with the outer ring.

I'm going to click on the Main Shape,and press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate.

Click and Drag this above all theother layers, and now we're going to cut a whole in this Layer.

So I'm going to clickon the Ellipse Tool.

I can come into the Options Bar and select Subtract from Shape, or I cansimply hold Alt, Option on the Mac, and when you see that minus sign, you can click inthe center, hold Shift, and create a circle.

It is going to cut a hole into that shape.

So now you just have to determine how thick your outer rings are going to be.

So, forme, I think that something like this will work.

So now we have this outer ring.

I can doubleclick on the side of the Layer here to bring the Layer Style Window, click on Bevel andEmboss, click on Contour, and I can increase and decrease the size of the Bevel here, and,actually, I want the Bevel going up, not down, and you know what? To make it easy, I'm justgoing to click on Reset to Default, and we'll work on it together.

I'm going to increasethe Depth, Size, and increase the Opacity, on both the Highlight and Shadows.

And youknow what? That might have been too much.

So let me bring that back a little bit to,maybe, 5 pixels, and, maybe, even bring this to 100%, because I want the Highlights tobe very bright, and, also, increase the Shadow.

And you can change the Range of the Contouras well to whatever you think looks good for your image.

So, for me, maybe, somewhere beyondthe 80's, and I want to press OK now, but I want to show you what we're going to dowith all the other layers, and I want to make it really obvious, so I want to double clickon the thumbnail of this Layer to bring up the Color Picker, because it's still a shape.

And I'm just going to change the color to Red.

And the reason I'm doing this is so thatI can show you that the color doesn't really matter, because we're going to bring downthe Fill, all the way down to zero, which is going to make the original pixels on thisLayer disappear, and only keep the Layer Styles that we're applying.

So I'm going to doubleclick on the side of the Layer here, and you'll see that if I disable the Bevel and Emboss,this Layer is invisible.

The only pixels that are visible are the pixels that we apply byusing the Layer Style.

So that's how we're going to continue to build upon this coin.

I'm just going to press OK.

I'm going to doubleclick on the name to rename it.

I'm going to call this "Outer Ring.

" I’m going toclick on the Main Shape, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate, Click and Dragit above the Outer Ring and I'm going to call this "Inner Ring.

" I'm going to press CtrlT, Command T on the Mac, to Transform, Alt Shift.

Alt, like in drag that anywhere, somewherearound here.

So we're going to have Text going around the coin and then we're going to havethese ornaments going around in this inner ring.

So you have to determine the width ofboth—the width of the area where you're going to keep your text, and the width ofthis inner ring, so, maybe, somewhere around here for me, and we'll press Enter.

Then I'mgoing to cut a hole, like we did earlier, so I'm going to hold Alt, Shift, I can directfrom the center, and determine how thick that inner ring is going to be.

This is my innerring, and that seems to be a good size.

If it's not for you, you can just make sure youhave the entire Layer selected, and that is just the inner ring I had selected a momentago, and press Ctrl T, hold Shift and Alt, and just Scale it accordingly, but for me,that was a good size, so I'm just going to Undo.

And, I'm going to keep the same LayerStyle I had for the Outer Ring, and you can copy very easily by holding Alt, Option onthe Mac, clicking on that FX icon, and dragging it over to the new layer.

Unfortunately, thatdoesn't copy the fill, so we have to Click and Drag that Fill to zero percent.

If youwant to make any adjustments to that, you can just double click on the FX icon.

It bringsup the Layer Style Window, and then you can make any adjustments that you want to.

I'mnot going to make any adjustments now.

I'm just going to continue working with this coin.

Now we're going to work on the little ridgesthat go outside of this coin.

I'm just going to click on something that is not a shape,so, maybe, here on this Main Coin, because I don't want to add or subtract from any ofthese shapes 'cause I'm going to be using the Polygonal Tool, and, by the way, beforewe go any further, some of you, after watching this, maybe, thinking all these steps willbe a whole lot easier in Illustrator.

And I just want to say that I do agree with you,but this is a Photoshop training channel, and a lot of people who watch these tutorials,either don't have Illustrator, or they don't know how to use it, so I decided to do allthese steps in Photoshop.

So, with the Polygonal Tool selected, I'm going to go into the OptionsBar here and make sure I have Star selected and Indent Sides By 99%, and the Number ofSides is 50.

Then, I'm going to click here on the center and Drag, while holding Shift,and make sure that one of these lines here that I'm creating is going right through thecenter there—the horizontal center—then release.

Notice this line here right in thecenter.

Then I'm going to press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac to Duplicate that Layer.

PressCtrl T to Transform, hold Shift, Click and Drag, and notice the Tool Tip, right on mycursor.

When you get to 90 degrees, you can just release, and you'll have lines cuttingin-between the lines you have there previously.

So if I select both of these, you can seewhat that looks like, and, actually, I'm going to press Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, toMerge them, and I'm also going to right click on them and choose Rasterize Layer, and Ican double click on that Layer and click on Stroke, and now you'll see what I'm creating.

I want to have these lines point here along the edge.

I'm going to, also, add Color Overlay anduse black as my foreground color, because if you remember, the shape was, actually,like this.

It might be a light, faint gray line there that I don't want, then I'm goingto press OK and I'm going to right click on the Layer again, and choose Rasterize LayerStyle, put all on the Layer here.

Then I can press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate,then press Ctrl T to Transform, hold Shift and Rotate the Layer, until you find anotherin-between area, meaning, the lines that are being created now and are going in-betweenthe previous lines, and, so, somewhere around here, and just press Enter.

So, now, we havethis Effect here.

I press Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, to Merge that onto one Layer.

Then, I can hold Alt, Option on the Mac, on this FX icon from the outer ring Layer, toDuplicate it, Click and Drag it on to the Polygonal copy here, then I'm going to clickon the Layer thumbnail here of the outer ring to make a selection out of it, and click onthe Layer Mask icon, and I'm actually going to Click and Drag this above the outer ring.

So now we have this Effect here.

I'm going to click on the FX icon becauseright now these ridges are currently popping out.

I want them to be embedded in.

I’mjust going to click on the Down button here, and I can bring down the Opacity, Shadows,and Highlights if I want to, and I am just going to bring it down a little bit, and Imay, actually, just change the Depth a little bit to, maybe, something like that, and thenpress OK.

I want to click on this Layer and on the other ring.

I'm going to select bothof these layers and then press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, put them into a Group, and Ican call this group "Outer Ring.

" Now we're going to work with the inner ring.

We're goingto add little tiny circles going around the entire shape, and, again, this is a lot easierin Illustrator, but we're going to do it in Photoshop.

And what we're going to do now is use theEllipse Tool and make sure that you don't have a Shape Layer selected.

I mean, you can,but for me, it's easier to just select something that's not a shape, because I don't have toworry about adding or subtracting from the shape accidentally.

So, I'm going to holdShift, Click and Drag, create a circle about that big.

The color, really, doesn't matter,just make sure that it's a color that you can see.

So, I know that you can see red,so we'll make it red, then Click and Drag it to this area here, right along the guideand center it around the ring.

But what we're going to do now is we're going to make copiesof it that go all the way around this ring.

So, with that Layer selected, I'm going topress Ctrl T, Command T on the Mac, to Transform, and right click on it and choose Rotate.

ThenI'm going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, click on that center pivot point, and dragthat right to the center, right there.

Then, hover over on top of it, Click and Drag thatwhile holding Shift, and when you get to 90 degrees, release, press Enter.

Now, you'regoing to press Ctrl Alt Shift T, Command Option Shift T on the Mac, and press that three timesto Duplicate it in that same 90 degree angle.

Then you're going to select top 1, hold Shift,select the bottom one to Ellipse, then Copy, Copy 2, and Copy 3—four layers, and pressCtrl J, and hold Shift, Click and Drag on the corner here to rotate and then press Enterwhen you have eight evenly-placed circles.

Now click on the top one, hold Shift, clickon Ellipse 1, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to duplicate, and then Ctrl T to Transformand rotate that while holding Shift.

And then, you're going to have something that lookslike this.

Press Enter, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate the last set ofselected circles, and then press Ctrl T to Transform, hold Shift, and then go the otherway one time.

So, now, we have all these circles going around.

At this point, if you want to get an extraset of circles that are going to go in-between these circles, you have to select all of them,so you can either stay where you're at, or select the top one, go all the way to thebottom one, hold Shift, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, and then Rotate that and sortof eyeball that right about there, and press Enter.

Now you can select all these circlesand just simply pressing Ctrl E, Command E on the Mac, to put that into one single layer.

This is still a Shape Layer, so you can leave it as a Shape Layer if you want to.

I'll justchange the color or leave it at red; it really doesn't matter, because we're going to copythe Layer Style here.

Hold Alt, Click and Drag, and release, and we're going to doubleclick on it here to change the Bevel to down and the Fill Opacity to zero.

You might, actually,want to add a color overlay, maybe, black, and leave it at, maybe, 27% because it willbe a little bit darker in there.

You could, also, come back into the Bevel, if you want,and adjust the size and shape, and how these little holes are going to look around that.

I'll leave that up to you.

I'll going to press OK now.

Now, one thing I forgot to do on the earliershape on the outer ring here with the grooves is to bring the Fill Opacity to zero, becauseI do want some of those colors to come through, but that might be a little too light, so I'mjust going to increase the Fill just a little bit, so it's not as light, so, maybe, at about25%.

I'm going to Click and Drag this layer above the inner ring layer, even though itdoesn't really make any visual difference.

I just want to have it on top.

It just makesmore sense that way.

So I'm going to click on this top one, click on the inner ring layerwhile holding Shift, press Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, to put that into a group, andcall this "Inner Group.

" An Ellipse Tool, make sure you have Path selected, and we'regoing to create the Path where our text is going to lie.

So here at the bottom, we'regoing to have Photoshop Training Channel going in the bottom of the coin.

So we have to thinkof where that text is going to lie, so I'm going to Click and Drag, while holding Shiftand Alt, and think of where the baseline of that text will be.

It will, probably, be somewhere around here,maybe, and I can come into the Text Tool and I'm going to use Adobe Caslon Pro.

If youdon't have that, you can use any other font that you like.

Also, I'm going to capitalizeall of the characters.

So I'm going to click and just type in Photoshop Training Channel.

Then, with the Move Tool, I'm going to just Click and Drag that text in here, and I'musing the Path Selection Tool, by the way.

We just Click and Drag that text in, and thenyou'll see these icons throughout the text.

Do you see that? There's one here, that'sone there, so this is going to determine where my text is going to start from, and I wantedto start here, and go around, and this one, I wanted to end here.

So this is, essentially,the start point and end point of the Path.

So no text is going to go higher than thispoint in the beginning, and at the end, there's no text that's going to go higher.

If youhad more text or bigger text—let me increase the size—it will disappear, because we can'thave any text going past that line that we set there.

So I'm going to bring that backdown, and adjust it accordingly.

And, also, notice that I have the Center Aligned buttondown.

If I had Left Aligned, it will align to this line here.

But I want it centered,so I want to click that.

And now that I'm looking at this, I thinkthat my text is not going to be centered because there's a lot less space here than it is onthe top, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to select my Path.

Press Ctrl T, Command Tto Transform, and Scale that in, and my text disappear, because, now, I have less space.

So what I'm going to do is just double click on here, press Ctrl A, Command A, to SelectAll, even text is not showing, and then just decrease the size of my font here to, maybe,72 points, and now it all fits.

Let me see if that's more centered.

And, yeah, I'm stillnot 100% happy with how centered this is, so I'm going to select my path again, pressCtrl T.

This tool here, the Path Selection Tool, select it, press Ctrl T, Command T,to Transform, and Scale that in just a little bit more, and press Enter.

And now, I think,my text is more centered than it was before; so that's what we did.

What we're going to do now is type more texton the top, so what I'm going to do is I'm going to click on the Ellipse Tool again,make sure I have Path, Click and Drag from the center, but remember that the baselineis going to match the top of the text we had before, and you'll see why, in a moment.

So,just match the top of the text, release, click on the Type Tool, and you can type somethinglike "Photoshop Coins," which is what we're creating.

So this is the title of the tutorial—PhotoshopCoins, and then, Photoshop Training Channel, the name of this channel at the bottom.

Andwe're going to click on the Path Selection Tool here, and then find these icons thatwe can move around, so, then, this one here is going to go right there, and, actually,Click and Drag it out.

Notice that there are three icons—this one on the left, this onehere on the right, and this center icon there.

So Click and Drag this one here, and, actually,they're icons, but they're more like handles.

So think of these as handles—the start handle,the end handle, and the center one there.

And now we have Photoshop Coins, PhotoshopTraining Channel here at the bottom, and notice that by aligning the path here on the bottom,now the text is centered and matches the curvature of the original font, because, now, it's facingup, not facing down.

This is how we had it with the other one.

Obviously, that wouldhave worked, but if it's facing up, like so, then it matches.

At this point I can selectboth of the text layers by holding shift and clicking them both, pressing Ctrl G, CommandG on the Mac, put that into a group.

If you have Photoshop CS6 or newer, then youcan add Layer Styles to a group.

If you don't, at this point, you can apply the Layer Stylesto each individual Text Layer, or convert this into a Smart Object and then apply theLayer Styles.

Since I have Photoshop CC 2015, which is, obviously, after CS6, I can applya Layer Style to a group, which is what I'm going to do.

So I'm going to click on theinner ring here, and I'm going to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, within the FX icon anddrag it on to this Group 1, which is, actually, my text, and that's what I'll call it—"Text.

"So, now, this group has those Layer Styles, and I can bring down the Fill to zero, andI can click on the FX icon and adjust that level, and you know what? I may bring in justa little bit of that Fill up, just so the text stands out, just a little bit more.

You can also decide to add a Drop Shadow ifyou want to, but I'm just going to bring the distance way down and the Size way down, aswell, and the Opacity; so just a very faint Shadow that barely shows.

And, I think, itdoes add a little more to the effect, and press OK.

So now we have coin, the ornamentsof the coin, and the text.

The final thing that we're going to do is add the person that'sgoing to go in the center of the coin.

And, like everything else in Photoshop, there'sa lot of ways of doing the same thing or similar things.

I'm going to show you a very easyway, in case you're a beginner, and you don't have to follow all the steps, and then I'mgoing to show you the more difficult way for advanced users.

So I'm going to open up the stock image ofa woman, and you can use whatever face that you want.

It really doesn't matter what faceyou're using.

You don't even have to use a face if you don't want to.

You can just putin a number or text inside of that circle that we're going to put the face in.

But,anyway, first, like I said, I'm going to show you the easy way.

So I'm just going to duplicatethis layer, press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, so we have a duplicate of the original,then go to Filter, Stylize, Emboss, and then you can Emboss this image until it looks likea queen would; so, maybe, something like this, maybe increase the amount just a little bitmore, then press OK.

Obviously, it has color, and we don't want that, so you can press CtrlShift U, Command Shift U on the Mac, or you can go into Image, Adjustments, Desaturate,shortcuts here—Shift Ctrl U.

And we can use this as the face of our coin, and that'sthe easy way.

Now let me show you a way that's a littlemore difficult, but you have a little more control, as I like to have control over theEffects I create.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to duplicate this original layerand press Ctrl J, Command J on the Mac, to Duplicate it, and I'm going to go into theChannels Panel, and I'm just going to look through all the channels and see what channelgives me the most Contrast; maybe the Blue channel.

It will be different channels fordifferent images, so just look through all of them and see what give you more contrast.

You can duplicate that channel by clicking on and dragging it over to this New Channelicon, and we have a blue copy.

Then go to Image, Adjustment, and Levels, and adjustyour channel to have more Contrast, maybe something like this.

Press OK.

Now, this channel has a lot of detail, whichis good for photos but not good for the effect that we're going to create.

So what I'm goingto do is I'm going to Blur it, but I want to try to keep the details and just blur theselarge areas; so one quick way of doing it is go in to Filter, Blur, Surface Blur, andPhotoshop tries to blur out everything in the large areas here, and tries to keep somedetail.

So you can play around with the Threshold and the Radius and see what gives you thebest result; so, maybe, 8 pixels and Threshold of 18 levels for this image.

If you're usinga different photograph, then just play around with it until you get something that lookslike this.

The values will be different for almost any photo that you use, then pressOK.

Now that we have this, I can rename this channelto anything I want, so I'll just call this channel "Face Coin" because it's going tobe the face for the coin, and I'm going to Zoom Out, and I'm going to go back into theLayers Panel, and I'm going to create a new layer, and I'm going to fill that layer with50% gray, and the easiest way of doing that is by going into the Edit menu, choosing Fill,and in Contents, choose 50% gray, and press OK.

Now we have a layer with 50% gray.

Thengo into Filter, Render, Lighting Effects.

Under Lighting Effects, there's an optionthat reads Texture, and you can select the channel that we created or one of the originalones.

So select the one that you created, in my case it's called “Face Coin” andyou get that effect there.

And you can just select the different types of lighting, so,originally, I had Infinite, there's Spot, and Point, so, maybe, you can move this here,and Click and Drag on this icon to adjust the effect.

So my light is coming from thetop left, so maybe I want the top left to have more light, and adjust it accordingly;so maybe something like that.

And you can adjust the Ambiance and find something thatworks for you; have Metallic all the way to 100%.

For now, I'm going to leave these settingsas they are because I think this will work for me, and all the brightest spot of my imageis on this side of here, so something like this should work for me, then I'm going topress OK.

Now that I have this, I'm going to make amask out of it, but I'm going to start my mask with the original image.

So I'm goingto click on the Quick Selection Tool, increase the size of my brush by tapping on the rightbracket key on the keyboard and clicking and dragging throughout her face and neck, justto make a selection out of her.

And if I made a mistake like I did there, I can hold Alt,Option on the Mac, and subtract that selection.

I can keep adding to it, and it seems likeI'm having problems here in the hair, and it's okay.

What I can do now is press Q onthe keyboard, and with white, I can paint those pixels in and I'm using the Quick Mask.

I'll just paint this in really quickly and it's okay if I go over the line.

I can paintwith black and hide those pixels, and I'm going to press Q again to bring back the Selection,and go back into the image we created there and add a Layer Mask.

So now we have thishere.

What I'm going to do is I'm just going to click on this, select the Move Tool, clickon the Layer, and Drag it over on to this tab.

I'm going to hold Shift, and then release,place that in at the center.

I can't see the corner handles, so I'm going to press Ctrlzero, Command zero on the Mac, to go into the bird's eye view, hold Shift, Alt, Clickon one of these corner handles, and Drag down to the appropriate size, so, maybe, somewherearound here, and then press Enter, and I'm going to Zoom In.

Then we need to create the Mask, so I'm goingto click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool, click on the center here, hold Alt Shift, and tryto match that inner circle as best as possible, so, maybe, here, and add a new group.

Thisgroup is going to be called "Person" because that's a person on the coin, and add the LayerMask to that group.

Then you can click on the Person Layer.

I'll call this one "Woman,"just so we can have a different name, and Click and Drag it into that group.

And, now,it hides the rest of the layer that was overlapping the rest of the coin.

And the advantage ofhaving the Mask in the group is that we can Click and Drag her around accordingly, somaybe you don't want her on the center, maybe you want her here on the side somewhere oranywhere that you want.

For this tutorial, I'll leave her in the centerhere, and I'm using the arrow keys on the keyboard to center her a little bit better.

Then I'm going to change the Blend Mode to Luminosity, and if your Luminance values areeither too bright, too dark, you can adjust them by creating an Adjustment Layer, selectingLevels, clicking on this icon here, which turns it into a Clipping Mask.

This down pointingarrow indicates that you're only affecting the Layer below it, in this case the WomanLayer, and you can adjust the Luminance values, and make them match the color of your coin,or the gray tones of your coin.

So this is how you would get it to match the coin moreaccurately, so maybe something like this.

At this point, we can start adding the colorof our coin.

Right now we have a silver coin, but maybe you want to have a gold coin.

Theway you would go about that is by creating a new Adjustment Layer and clicking on Hueand Saturation, Colorize, and make sure that you're using the Color Blend Mode, becausewe're going to use this Layer just for color.

So I can, actually, rename this layer "Color"and, maybe, you want to make this into a gold coin, so I select a golden color, somethinglike this, increase the Saturation, bring down Lightness.

I can delete the Layer Mask,and with the main shape, we can control Command Click on the thumbnail, and then, on the AdjustmentLayer for Color, click on the Layer Mask, now it applies only to the coin.

If you wantto control the Luminance values of the entire coin at the same time, just create a new LevelsAdjustment Layer, change the Blend Mode to Luminosity, and I'm actually going to deletethe Layer Mask, click on this Layer Mask, hold Alt, Option on the Mac, Click and Dragit, and you Duplicate it.

So now, all the effects that I apply will only affect thecoin.

So, I can come in here and just make the coin brighter or darker in different areas.

I think we're okay, so I don't need to make any adjustments.

I just wanted to show youthat option.

By the way, you can also use a Curves AdjustmentLayer.

This time I'm just going to Ctrl Click on the Layer Mask thumbnail to make a selection,then go in to Curves, set that to Luminosity, and use Curves if you're familiar with Curves.

I, personally, would probably use Curves instead of Levels, just because I prefer it.

But ifyou're not familiar with Curves, Levels will also help you out.

So levels are Curves, whateveryou want to do.

I'm going to delete the Levels layer in my case and I'm just going to callthis Luminance, because this is taking care of my Luminance values and we can make adjustmentsto that as well.

I'm, actually, going to just come in to my Luminance here and lead allthose points and just Click and Drag and bring this one down.

I think my coin was just a little too bright,so, maybe, something like this.

It's still bright, but not as bright as it was before.

Then I'm going to create a new layer.

I'm going to click on the Brush Tool.

I'm goingto select a Soft Brush, something like this, make sure that the hardness is at zero percent.

With the right bracket key on the keyboard, I'm going to tap that a few times until Ihave a large Brush, like so.

Click right in the center.

And, actually, I had black, butthat's okay, I can press Ctrl I, Command I on the Mac, to Invert it to white.

With thatwhite brushstroke, I can switch the Blend Mode to a Linear Dodge (Add).

Nothing willhappen.

It will look exactly the same, but if you double click on the side of the Layerhere in the Layer Style window, and uncheck Transparency Shapes Layer, notice what happens.

It looks brighter, hotter, and that's what we want.

It looks more metallic.

So I'm goingto press OK.

Now, with the Move Tool, I can place thatanywhere I want to, and I want it right about here.

And there's several Blend Modes thatlook different when you bring down the Opacity and the Fill.

This is one of those Blend Modes.

So if I bring the Fill down to 50%, check out how that looks.

And, actually, just soyou could see, I'm going to go to the History panel, create a Snapshot; Snapshot numberone is Opacity of 50%.

When we bring the Opacity back up to 100%, and the Fill to 50, createanother Snapshot.

So, this is what it looks like with Fill at 50% and this is what itlooks like with Opacity at 50%.

See the difference? The second one still looks hotter and brighter,and that's what we want to do.

We want to use the Fill to adjust the brightness in thishighlight.

So, in my case, 31% looks good.

I'm going to duplicate this Layer Mask.

I'mgoing to hold Alt, Option on the Mac, Click and Drag it on to this Highlight.

I'm going to create a new layer, and I'm goingto do the same thing.

I'm going to paint with white and I'm just going to shape that intoa highlight, and put that right up here, so it's really bright.

And, I'm also going toremove this checkbox here, so just a little hotter, probably, no real difference is prettysmall.

So, just place that into position, and, maybe, use the Smudge Tool, and smudgethe edges, and a little bit, and that's our highlight.

And I can, also, use the Fill toadjust it.

So now we have these highlights.

So I'm going to select both of these layers,put them into a group, Ctrl G, Command G on the Mac, Call it "Highlight," and now we havea highlight in our coin.

And I'm actually looking at the coin now and I forgot to addone thing that's, actually, not really that important, but if I wanted to add it, it'snot difficult.

In the text group, I can add ornaments here on the coin, so I can go into the Custom Shape Tool, for example, and if I select All and click OK, I can see allof my shapes, and there's different shapes that I can use to add ornaments to this coin,so maybe like this one here, for example, and make sure that you have Shape.

I can come and add something that looks likethis.

And since I'm inside of this group, it will take that Bevel effect, because it'sapplied to everything inside of that group.

With that selected, then I can hold Alt, Optionon the Mac, Click and Drag to Duplicate it and place it on the other side.

So, you canadd all kinds of ornaments and things like that to your coin; anything that you finduseful.

And that's it for this tutorial.

I hope thatyou enjoyed it and that you learned something new.

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