How to make an image look like it's been printed


Question

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips, tutorials or templates on how to 'fake' a printed effect. I want to make it look in my portfolio like I have printed business cards and other collateral without doing so.

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8/21/2012 7:07:00 AM

I don't know about a template. You'd need to

  • select an image or texture for your surface
  • drop your art in at the desired angle
  • overlay the setting with a gradient and add shadows for a lighting angle
  • add soft-focus for effect
  • judiciously apply film grain to temper that overly-smooth cgi look

Get one setting working the way you like, then create a few alts and you have your own template :)

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8/20/2012 5:27:00 PM

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