every week one of the CT members of NBK Design hosts a challenge at oscraps:
Last week we had a technique challenge, hosted by Marianne , and she made a great tutorial.
As you can see here I extracted the player and made him looking as he
came out of the paper. Important for that was the shadow technique. But
also the lower parts of him being a sketch and the brushes layered under
him contributed to the effect here. So for this week I want you to try to make a kind of 3D
looking effect on your page. Using some shadow, layering, or photo
treatment like a sketch as I did on my page! You don’t have to do all 3
of them. Just try to focus on giving some depth in your page.
To help you I have some screenshots of the process while my layout. I work in CS6 but I know this can be done in PSE too.
I have a photo with a solid background so my extraction work is pretty
easy. After making a duplicate of the photo (never forget) I select the
Magic Wand tool and click on the W…
I made this tutorial for you to show how to make a torn paper with text.
1. Open a new document, size 3600x3600 and fill it with black
2. Create a new layer and fill it with white
3. Go to filter –noise- add noise.
Make the amount about 20 %, Gaussian and Monochromatic
4. Go again to filter – Blur –Gaussian Blur.
Make the Radius about 5 px
5. Pres CTRl or CMD + B to open the color balance. Slide the yellow to about – 50
6. Open your lasso tool, go to one side of your document and draw a
unregular line to the other side and continue drawing around the
document until it connects with the starting point
7. Click on the layer mask button which creates a layer mask on your paper texture
8. Go to Filter Gallery – Brush strokes – Spatter. Choose about 25 for the spray radius and 15 for the smoothness
9. Make a copy of this layer, CTRL or CMD + J
10. Press CTRL or CMD + L to open the levels window and slide the input midtones to 0.65 and the output highlights to 244
This Tutorial was made by Marianne one of the CT members of NBK Design and was a technique challenge at oscraps
- First the preparation of the photo with the filter(s) on it.
- And second the Blending/painting of (parts) from that photo back in with a Layermask.
Note in this tutorial I worked with CS6! (So that is what you are going to see on the screenshots) I know that if you have the latest versions of PSE you can follow it too! I will give you some info after the Photoshop tutorial so you can work with it too!
To get a kind of inky/grungy effect like this I used the Dry Brush from the Artistic Filters in the Filter menu.
So open up your photo in a new document in Photoshop! Look at the photo you are going to use! Note don’t use a photo with a low resolution, or a very busy unclear photo. I used a portret photo with no distractions behind it! I made a Smart Object from my photo (rightclick on the layer-Convert to Smart Object) , I did that to be able to go back later and change an…