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…
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…
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