How can I give a logo a sticker effect?


I'm new to graphic design and have started to use Adobe Illustrator. I was wondering if someone can tell me how to make the sticker pop up art like the Gowalla logo. Below is the logo that I'm referring to:

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Any help is appreciated. So for I've been using the pen tool to make the white sticker area. Then I try to add an outer glow, but it doesn't look quite right. The most important thing I need help with is the shadow outlining to look crisp. Thanks for any help.

3/27/2011 12:55:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I guess this effect is called sticker effect and the white thing is an outline stroke near to 5 or 10 px and a shadow effect to glow the corners. You can follow this tutorial for nearly output:

8/26/2018 8:20:00 PM

Do the vector art in Ai, as it is def a faster program for that, but you should probably save the shadow effects for Ps.

The shadow effect like that is done by a close shadow with a large size.

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