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greencheeks- cans of Kermit meat

Ruth (check out her textile crafts here) had a dream that you could buy tins of some­thing called “Green­cheeks” that seemed to be tinned Kermit meat.

I had to make this a real­ity in Photoshop using a stock can mockup template. It’s one of those templates where each surface of the 3d objects has a linked docu­ment where you cut and paste things flat and hit save to apply them to the 3d effect. You have to have the most recent version of Photoshop to be able to do this.

So for example there was a docu­ment for the can labels, the floor and the wall. There was also an option to just have a plain white back­ground with shad­ows, but I used some 70s wall­pa­per.

greencheeks label design

Here’s how I made the label:

  1. I found a google photo of Kermit with a white back­ground and did a quick auto cutout with the magic wand tool. I then layered up two versions of it, made the top layer a multiply layer, did a halftone effect on it at size 8, and reduced the opacity so it looked halftoned, but you still had the detail of the origin­al photo under­neath
  2. The text is Cooper Stand­ard, with a black outline, and yellow outer glow applied in the layer prop­er­ties. I faffed with the outer glow settings to make it opaque and used the expos­ure curve to have a faint­er outline
  3. I added a green back­ground and a yellow stripe using the fill tool, and applied some noise to them to give it more of a screen­prin­ted look
  4. I also added a star behind Kermit’s head using the poly­gon tool. I think the star ratio was about 60% centre.

vintage effect Greencheeks label

After that I merged all the layers down for the label design, and added them as a multiply layer to a vintage paper effect I had. (From the True Grit Debaser kit)

Raise Giant Frogs! Vintage ad for the American Frog Canning Company

We know who makes it at least.

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