Wrapping a label around a cylinder
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Here is another tutorial that has come about by a request from the forum.
This is how you wrap something around a cylinder. This us useful for creating labels for cans etc.

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by Colin Smith

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1

Begin with a cylinder. or make your own with the gradient tool.

If you make your own, set the gradient to reflected and linear.


2

Open the object you want to wrap around the cylinder and put it on its own layer on top.

3

Here is where it all happens:

Filter>Spherize set the amount to 100 and change the mode to horizontal only.

Click ok


4

See how it looks distorted?


5

Press Ctrl/Cmd+T for free-transform.

Drag the sides in until it matches the size of the shape.


6

This step will add a boost of realism.
Change the top layer to multiply mode. See how it appears to blend into the cylinder, and it shares the shadows and highlights.


7

If you want a more rounded look on the ends of the cylinder:

Make a huge selection with the circular marquee tool.

Invert the selection. Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

Now use the eraser tool to erase the corners away.