In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple barcode in Photoshop using only a few filters. A barcode is a commonly mark you see on most product such as books, cds etc.
Create a barcode
Open a new Photoshop document with the size 200 x 150 dimensions.
Select Filter > Noise > Add Noise and add the following settings:
- Amount = 350%
- Distribution = Uniform
Select Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and then add the following setting like below. The motion blur creates the vertical lines of the bar code.
- Angle = 90
- Distance = 800
Insert a new layer Ctrl + Shift + N.
Select a white foreground colour and then the rectangle tool with the ‘fill pixels options’ selected. And drag a rectangle shape at the bottom of the barcode like below:
Now add some text to the white area using black foreground colour.
You should now have a barcode.