Tag: effect

Create a Folded Paper Effect
by Lesa Snider

In Photoshop, anything is possible. That includes making a digital photo look like it was printed and folded; lovingly toted around for years in someone’s wallet. This folded paper effect is a slick graphic design trick that can evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Today you’ll learn how to produce the effect on separate layers so you can swap in different photos.

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Creating a Grid Portrait Effect 
by Lesa Snider

Photoshop’s ability to clip one layer to another lets you push the top layer’s content through the shape of the layer or layer group underneath it. That could be a shape drawn with one of the built-in shape tools, a shape made with the Lasso or Pen tool, a brushstroke, or even text. In this column, you’ll learn how to push a portrait through a grid of squares. 

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Making Doodles on your Photos in Photoshop
by Lesa Snider

Doodling on a photo is a great way to add whimsy and visual interest, and you don’t have to be an artist to give it a whirl. Today you’ll learn how to outline your subject’s clothes, how to isolate your subject so you can put doodles behind her, as well as how to doodle using Photoshop’s Custom Shape tool. Read on!

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Create a Sci-Fi Watercolor Effect in Photoshop
by Kirk Nelson

As Star Trek: Discovery finished up their third season, we were still transfixed by the unique design of the title sequence. The blend of tech sketches and watercolor brushes work surprisingly well together. In this project, we boldly explore a technique inspired by that very effect. It’s accomplished by some clever uses of filters, blending modes, and stock images but proves to be a versatile technique that can be applied to your own work. One of the essential elements of the technique is a set of watercolor brushes freely available on Adobe’s website. 

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