Create a barcode

Create a barcode

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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:

Step 4

Now add some text to the white area using black foreground colour.

You should now have a barcode.