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The first water bottle labels I designed were actually Melted Snowman water bottle labels because we were having a holiday party and I thought they would be cute.
Since then, I’ve made water bottle labels for probably 20 or 30 different events (a few of which were mine). I also sell some on Teachers Pay Teachers for different events (100 school days, end of the year, Valentine’s Day, etc.). I also have a few other free ones on my Freebies page that you can download. Most of the time I print these on paper and tape them to the water bottles, but I am also experimenting with some waterproof label paper currently, which I hope to be able to recommend in the future.
Alright, so how do you go about making one? These are pretty simple actually. In honor of the Fourth of July, we’ll be making these water bottle labels:
First you want to open a new file in Photoshop Elements. You can purchase Photoshop Elements through the link below on Amazon.
Draw four rectangles that are 8 1/2″ x 2″. Space them 1/4″ apart. Then open up one of your 12″ x 12″ digital scrapbook papers that you made in Part 2. Pick it up and drop it on the water bottle labels document.
Move it so that it covers the entire label you would like to use. Be sure that you have placed the layer just above the rectangle you want to select, then hit CTRL G.
Repeat this process for the next three labels.
Now you need to make a frame for your message. For this example I just used a rectangle with curved corners, but you can use a frame shape, circle, cloud, whatever.
Next use the text tool to add your message.
Of you want to add an outline to your text go to Layer, Simplify Layer, then go to Edit, Stroke (Outline) Selection. This is one of the tools I use ALL of the time. I do this for outlining text, adding a white background to a picture so it looks like a sticker, etc.
Select the width in pixels and the color of the outline you’d like to use.
Now copy (Ctrl+J) the label and text layers and place them on each label. You can change the colors using the paint bucket tool.
Voila! You’re done! I usually save these as PDF files. That way if you want to share (or sell) your creation, the size will always be correct.
Happy Fourth of July!