Sewing a Fabric Badge in Photoshop

Download Fabric Linen by Jaqx Textures. Create a new document of size 500×708 pixels. Drag the texture downloaded into the working document. Name this layer as Fabric.
Create a Levels Adjustment Layer and key the settings as 34, 1.00, 255. Follow by another Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and set Hue to 0, Saturation to 46 and Lightness to -60.
Set the foreground color to #FF9000. Create a new layer and name it as Stripes. Draw a few vertical lines with various widths like the example below. Set the Blend Mode of this layer to Overlay.
Select the Custom Shape Tool and pick Sign 4 from the preset list. Make a path with that shape at the middle of the working document.
Go to Paths tab, select the path created and click on "Load Path as a Selection". Back to Layers tab, select the Fabric layer, press Ctrl+C to copy. Then press Ctrl+V to paste a new layer. Name this new layer as Badge. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Check on Colorize. Set the Hue to 200, Saturation to 45 and Lightness to 0.
Ctrl+left click on the Badge layer to load a selection. Create a new layer and name it as Border. Fill the selection with #FFFFFF. With the selection still on, go to Select > Modify > Contract. Set contract by 20 pixels. Hit Delete.
Type the texts you want to appear on the badge.
Merge Border and your text layers into one single layer. Ctrl+left click on the layer to load a selection. You may delete the merged layer. Now with the selection still on, select the Badge layer, press Ctrl+C to copy. Then Ctrl+V to paste a new layer. Name this newly pasted layer as Badge Items. Hide the Badge layer behind and you will get something similar to the example below.
Select Badge Items layer. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Check on Colorize. Set the Hue to 0, Saturation to 65 and Lightness to 0. Unhide the Badge layer.
Right-click on Badge Items layer and choose Blending Options. Check on Bevel and Emboss. Set the Style to Pillow Emboss, Size to 5px, Highlight Opacity to 30% and leave the rest of settings as default.
We need to create a new brush now. Open up the Brushes Palette. Go to Brush Tip Shape and enter the settings as shown below.
Go to Shape Dynamics and enter the settings as shown below.
Ctrl+left click on Badge Items layer to load a selection. Go to Paths tab, click on "Make Workpath from Selection". Set the foreground color to #FFFFFF. Right-click on the path create and choose Stroke Path. Set the type to Brush and hit OK.
That’s all and you are done! You may wish to adjust the colors of your badge items like what I have done. Hope you find this tutorial useful. Thanks!

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  1. hosein says:

    tnx man! I like it <3

  2. Sidney says:

    I think this is a cool idea, and I can’t wait to put some twists on it.

  3. faizle says:

    sweet tutorial mate! 😀

  4. anniee says:

    Hey ! I’m a beginner,and i like this effect.Can you give me some nice photoshop effects for self pics.
    Thankyou for this nice effect.

  5. uksweetheart says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I’ve actually created something that looks quite good, thanks, keep up the good work

  6. syk1987 says:


  7. u always have the great tuts!

  8. pankaj says:

    cool blog, and i love this tutorial

  9. brion says:

    Great effect, I tried it several times but it gets confusing and i get lost right at the begining, the background suddenly changes colour its like a step has been missed. Ignoring that i go on but then get lost again between 5 and 6. Then give up with frustration. Probably best you provided a downloadable psd to accompany it, because it seems like there are steps missing which may be minor or no problem at all for advanced photoshop users.

    • Daniel says:

      For first steps, make sure you tick “Colorize” check box before you change the hue/saturation

  10. This is a brilliant tutorial. Really love the effect. Definately bookmarking it and trying out for myself. Just wandering, Why not make a video on something like this ?

  11. k4nk says:

    that cool tuto mr koh

  12. dGjess says:

    tnx johnson! 🙂

  13. cytacc says:

    thank you

  14. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks fellows! You all have been very supportive!

    @dGjess: I have added one more step before Step 8. Hope it is clearer this time. Let me know if there are problems still. Thanks!

  15. dGjess says:

    i’m having problem with step number 8..i tried to colorize but there are no changes happening..tnx

  16. dGjess says:

    wow..another tut.. :))

    i’m sooooooooooo excited…..luv you 10steps… you rock \m/

  17. Blue Blots says:

    nice tutorial 🙂 keep them coming

  18. robby says:

    Really neat effect I must say!

  19. Sewmarm says:

    This was really cool and unique!

  20. Johnson Koh says:

    It’s great to see both of you again! 😉

  21. hi Koh…! its really Cool..! i make one today…! XD

  22. John Holt says:

    Thank you Mr. Koh. Another really cool tutorial and one I never would have thought of.

  23. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks everyone! Do let me know if any problems encountered. 🙂

  24. katty says:

    cool, i try this one. love your blog.

  25. Romi says:

    thanks 4 sharing

  26. P@W says:

    very thank.

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