Wrap A Logo Or Photo on a Mug or Cylindrical Item with Photoshop

Use Photoshop to Add a Logo or Photo to a Mug or Other Cylinder

This post is part of the series Photoshop

Other posts in this series:

  1. Use Photoshop To Remove Those Pesky Unwanted Elements From Your Photos
  2. Little Known Photoshop Feature to Straighten A Photo While Cropping
  3. Make A Meme for Facebook Using Photoshop Gradient Tool

Wouldn't it be cool to add your logo to a mug that's in a photo you use on a blog post?

Check out the photos below, which photo looks more realistic? The one where I just placed the flat logo on the mug or the one that looks like it wraps around the mug?

For this one, I just placed the logo on the mug. Because the mug curves up, the logo almost looks concave. I venture to say, this is not what you want:

Coffee with flat logo

For this one, I used the Warp tool to make the logo wrap around the mug. It looks so realistic you'd never know the logo wasn't printed on the mug before the photo was taken:

The second one looks so much better and it's so easy to do with Photoshop. Once you watch this video you'll be a pro and your finished photos will look like the image was actually printed on the mug.

This technique can also be used for bloated items like pumpkins, water towers or barrel-shaped items.  Follow along as I show you how easy it is to do this in Photoshop.

Video is best viewed in FULL-SCREEN mode.

Until next time,


About the Author Reba

I’m a fifty-something, self-taught, online business geek from Texas and owner of Online To Thrive. A lot goes into creating an online business and it can be a really scary endeavor. I’m here to help make getting started easy and affordable with step-by-step courses that are clear, straightforward, and uncomplicated.