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This tutorial shows you how to mock up a product and add a foil block finish using Photoshop.

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As designers we frequently find ourselves  mocking up a product, which – for one reason or another – does not exist yet. Maybe the product hasn't returned from the printers, or for a presentation to win that all-important pitch.

As the expense of special finishes such as foil blocking are reserved for the most lavish of clients. Mocking-up these products beforehand can be a worthy investment.

Time to complete

2 hours

Software needed


Tutorial Files

The supporting files for this tutorial can be downloaded from here

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