Bar Code in Photoshop
● Many products we design require a Bar Code!
✓ Filters in Photoshop
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Step #1: Open your Image in PhotoShop ~
✗ Open a New Document in PhotoShop (you'll be moving to Illustrator later) and make it 800 x 600 px:
✗ … and fill background layer with WHITE using the Paint Bucket Tool .
Step #2: Noise ~
✗ Go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise and adjust the settings approximately as shown:
Step #3: Motion Blur ~
✗ Now, go to: Filter > Blur > Motion Blur - Angle: 90°, Distance: 999 Pixels.
Step #4: Brightness/Contrast ~
✗ Then, go to: Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and adjust.
Step #5: Curves ~
✗ Go to: Image > Adjustments > Curves and mess around with the adjustments.
Step #6: Borders ~
✗ Get the Rectangular Marquee Tool …
✗ … and draw a border box shape along the side …
✗ … and fill the selection with white.
✗ Do all 4 sides with white.
Step #7: Another White Block ~
✗ Using the Rectangular Marquee Tool again, create another white block area as shown:
✗ Then, get the Horizontal Type Tool or hit the keyboard shortcult letter (t) …
✗ … and type some numbers in the white area:
Step #8: Save the file as a .psd (Photo Shop Document) ~
✗ Save your file somewhere you can find it.
Step #9: Open your project in Illustrator ~
✓ Open YOUR PROJECT in Illustrator …
✓ … go to: File > Place and find the .psd document you saved.
Step #10: Embed the Picture ~
✓ With your image selected, click the Embed button:
✓ If you don't Embed the Photoshop image, it wont be there when you save it!
✓ Select "Convert Layers to Objects."
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Save your document and attach.