Design a Realistic Ribbon in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial I’m going to be teaching you how to design a somewhat realistic (sort of cartoon-themed) ribbon in Photoshop! I’m sure if you read this tutorial carefully, even the beginners will be able to understand and follow through until the end result.

This is what we will be designing in this tutorial:

Design a Realistic Ribbon in Photoshop (Photoshop Tutorial)

Glossy & Shiny (Highlight) Effects

In this simple Photoshop tutorial we’ll be looking at a simple technique that’s quite popular at the moment. The technique is using gradients/brushes to make soft highlights/glows on things, it’s particularly popular with some styles of forum skins. You can see the end result of this tutorial below.

Glossy & Shiny Effects (Photoshop Tutorial)