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How to Create a Pouch Mockup in Photoshop

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What You'll Be Creating

Doypack mockups can be a powerful marketing and branding tool when used correctly. In this tutorial, I walk you through the entire process of creating a doypack mockup from a 3D object in Adobe Photoshop. You'll learn how to create a smart object and design a pouch mockup, and how to apply adjustment layers to make it realistic.

If you want a quick fix, check out this packaging bag mockup. You'll get a realistic look and feel for your design, and all you have to do is place your image into the mockup. Take your brand to the next level.

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What You'll Learn in This Pouch Packaging Mockup Tutorial

  • How to create a smart object in Photoshop
  • How to design a doypack mockup PSD
  • How to apply adjustment layers to a packaging bag mockup

What You Need to Create a Pouch Design in Photoshop

1. How to Create a Smart Object in Photoshop

Step 1

Open the pastel podium background image in Photoshop. Resize (Command-T) the image so that it's 73% smaller. Take the Crop Tool (C) and crop the image.

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Step 2

Open the doypack mockup PSD file. Drag and drop the 'Subject' and 'Shadows' layers onto the pastel background. With the 'Subject' layer selected, place it in a group by selecting the folder icon at the bottom of the Layers panel.

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Step 3

Grab the Rectangle Tool (U) and make a vertical rectangle with the dimensions 1000 px Width x 1590 px Height. Name this layer 'Pouch Design'. Right-Click this layer and select Convert to Smart Object.

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Step 4

Go to Edit > Transform > Warp and adjust the pouch design smart object so that it looks like the image below. Right-Click this layer and select Create Clipping Mask.

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2. How to Design a Doypack Mockup PSD

Step 1

Double-Click on the 'Pouch Design' thumbnail in the Layers panel. The pouch design smart object should appear in a new window. Open the floral pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Copy (Command-C) and paste (Command-V) the floral vectors from Illustrator into Photoshop.

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Step 2

Open the 'Mongondow Roasters_Stroke.psd' file from the coffee logo folder in Photoshop. Use the Sandbox 26 pt font and type "Tropical Roasters" for the name. Double-Click the logo folder and change the Color Overlay to #a7fee6. Drag and drop this folder into the pouch design smart object.

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Step 3

Create dividers on either side of the logo using the Rectangle Tool (U). Fill the rectangles with #a7fee6.

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Step 4

Use the Nipera 10 pt font and type "100% Organic" and "100% Fresh" at the bottom of the stand-up pouch template. Save the file by going to File > Save.

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3. How to Apply Adjustment Layers to a Packaging Bag Mockup

Step 1

Go back to our main doypack mockup file. You should now see the design within the smart object. Select the 'Subject' layer in the Layers panel. Command-Click on the 'Subject' thumbnail to create an active selection. Copy (Command-C) and paste (Command-V) this selection. A new layer should appear above the 'Subject' layer. Rename this layer 'Shadow Pouch' and place it above the 'Pouch Design' layer.

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Step 2

Change the 'Pouch Shadow' layer to Linear Burn with an Opacity of 50%. Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer. Change the Brightness to -9 and the Contrast to 6. Select this adjustment layer and Right-Click > Create Clipping Mask.

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Step 3

Add a Black & White adjustment layer.

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Step 4

Duplicate (Command-J) the 'Shadow Pouch' layer and rename it 'Highlights'. Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light with an Opacity of 100%.

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Step 5

Add a Black & White and Levels adjustment layer on top of the 'Highlights' layer. Change the Levels shadow input level to 19, midtone input level to 1.00, and highlight input level to 185.

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Step 6

Open the shadow overlays file in Photoshop. Drag and drop the '8' folder from the overlays PSD to our pouch mockup file. Add a Black & White adjustment layer within the '8' folder. Change the Blending Mode to Soft Light with an Opacity of 70%.

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Step 7

Create an active selection from the 'Subject' layer by Command-Clicking the thumbnail. Select the '8' folder and create a vector mask by selecting the mask icon (highlighted in red below).

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Bravo! You're Done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to create a pouch mockup in Photoshop. Use this tutorial to create stand-out mockups featuring your unique designs.

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5 Excellent Pouch Bag Design Templates

Are you looking for a way to showcase your new doypack design? Find your next client by giving them a realistic preview of what their package will look like, and attract more customers with this selection of doypack mockups, plastic pouch packaging mockups, and pouch bag design templates from Envato Elements.

1. Doypack MockUp (PSD)

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Say hello to your new best friend! This mockup is a great starting point for your next packaging design. Flat bottom pouch mockup templates are a perfect way to showcase your design skills and instantly make your presentation more professional. Update, customize, and create an amazing presentation in no time with this beautiful stand-up pouch template.

2. Sealed Doypack Mockups (PSD)

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If you're looking for the perfect way to show off your new brand or packaging design, this pouch packaging mockup is the answer. Creative high-quality plastic pouch packaging mockups for any of your branding needs, with a beautiful and realistic showcase that's sure to grab some attention. All you have to do is insert your design in the smart object and customize it according to your needs!

3. Doypack Packaging Mockup (PSD)

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Stop wasting precious time in Photoshop and get your first flat bottom pouch mockup in just a few minutes! With this doypack mockup template, you can easily create professional presentations in less time.

4. Ziplock Doypack Mockup (PSD)

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This plastic pouch packaging mockup is the one you've been looking for. With smart objects, you can customize your pouch design in Photoshop in a second without any hassle. 

5. Doypack Product Mockup (PSD)

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Your packaging looks great, but you want to make it look even better. With Doypack Product Mockup, you can finally show clients how their product is going to be packaged with these stand-up pouch templates. 

Learn How to Create Even More Packaging Mockups!

Take your skills up a notch by learning how to create a variety of mockups, from beer cans to shopping bags. Learn a variety of design skills that will surely come in handy.

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