Make a Grassy and Flowery Soft Drink Can in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to make a grassy and flowery soft drink can in Photoshop. I know it sounds weird but I actually found the inspiration from seeing a soft drink can lying on the lawn in my backyard!

Together we will be exploring various layer blending methods, image adjustment tools and methods of adding colour depth. Have a go!

Here is my final result for this tutorial:

Ok let’s get started!

Step 1

Create a new document sized 1000x1600px, leave the resolution to 72 pixel/inch and hit Shift + F5 to fill the background layer with black colour.

Let’s donwload the image below, which will be used as the starting point for this tutorial:

After downloading this image, load it into Photoshop and hit Ctrl + A to select the entire image, copy and paste the entire image to our new document, this will automatically form a new layer, name it as “Soft Drink Can”.

The postion of the can is shown below:

Step 2

On the “Soft Drink Can” layer, use the Eraser Tool with a brush size of 200px and the hardness to 100%, gently erase the white area around the can:

Duplicate the “Soft Drink Can” layer twice and merge them together: (To select multiple layers, hold down the Ctrl Key while selecting)

After selecting the layers, right-click on any of three layers and merge the layers:

So far the effect looks like this:

Step 3

Now we will add some contrast to the image. Hit Ctrl + M to bring up the cuver, apply the following settings:

Then hit Ctrl + L to bring up the Level tool, apply the following settings:

RGB Settings

Red Settings

You will have the following image so far:

Step 4

Download this image from CG Texture and load it into Photoshop, select a portion of the image, copy and paste it on our document. See below for position details:

Name this layer “Grass”, right-click on it and go to “Blending Option”, set the blending mode to “Overlay” and set its opacity to around 85%.

You will have the following image so far:

Step 5

We can now add some of more depth for the grass. To do this, duplicate the “Grass” layer and keep the blending mode of the duplicated layer as “overlay”.

Then Hit Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B to bring up the Black and White image adjustment tool and apply the following settings:

Here is the effect after:

Step 6

The image looks a bit boring just with the grass texture so I decided to add some flower onto it :)

Download this image and load it into Photoshop, use the same method as described in the previous to select a portion of the image, copy and paste it onto our document:

Name this layer as “Flower”, then hit Ctrl + L to bring the Level Adjustment Tool and apply the following settings:

Then right-click on this layer and set it as a clipping mask:

Then use the Eraser Tool to get rid of the flower texture around the top of the can.

You will have the following image so far:

Step 7

This is an optional step if you would like to add some more colour contrast and depth onto the image.

On the “Soft Drink Can” Layer, Hit Ctrl + Alt + Shift + B to bring up the Black and White Tool and apply the following settings:

And you will have the following result:

Ok that’s it for this tutorial! I will leave you with some room to expand your own creativity!

Here is my final result for this tutorial: (I used some brushes downloaded from Qbrushes.com and further adjusted the colour contrast of the image)

Hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful and inspirational!

As usual, if you have any question, just leave me a comment below. Thanks very much and have a nice day!

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  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

  • Show Comments

  • Nice ! :).. Thanks buddy..

  • Eric

    Nive result. Very easy to understand. I would really like to learn how to create the condensation on the can.

  • That was nice. Thank you for sharing this one.

  • Hi Eric, I might write a tutorial about how to do that in the near future :)

  • No problem mabuc! cheers~

  • Vuongot

    I think you love dark color

  • To be precise, I love colours on dark background :)

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  • Blake

    Nice job !

  • Timur Alhimenkov

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  • I love it! That is way cool man! The steps weren’t that complicated too, which is great. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  • i really liked this one very good image output

  • lissa

    Good work! Thank you very much! =))

  • Vineet Sharma

    Awesome stuff that you have shared here.. really helped!

  • Lankang Kuncing

    Hey, the link you’ve given on Step 4 isn’t working.
    Thanks for redirecting me to a Rick singing Roll’d, author. LOL

  • Jerome

    that was nice :))
    what is the name of the brush you use?

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