Make photo edges in Photoshop tutorial

Here is a photoshop tutorial that will show you how to roll your own dynamic photo edges in Photoshop

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Make photo edges in Photoshop tutorial

Here is a sports photo that I shot using a quadcopter. Its a beach basketball player at Laguna beach who agreed to let me film him in action. What if I want add a High Energy photo edge to this photo for some extra punch? This tutorial shows you how to make your own photo edges in photoshop.

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Step 1

Make a selection around the inside of the image

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Step 2

Invert the selection Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

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Step 3

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Step 4

You can really use any filter at this point.  Now that we have a quick mask, we essentially have a selection that we can apply filters to.

Filter>Filter Gallery

Choose Distort>Glass and makes some settings similar to what we have here.

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Step 5

Click ok and Here is the filter applied to the quick mask.

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Step 6

Turn off the quick mask using the button or pressing “Q”

Invert the selection so that the inside of the photograph is selected. Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

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Step 7

Lets copy the selection to a new layer, Press the Ctrl/Cmd+J keys

Hide the background layer to reveal our effect

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Step 8

Fill the background with white.

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Extra credit

You can use different types of filters on the selection. Play around and discover some favorites of your own.  Here is one variation using the Ripple filter.

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Try adding an adjustment layer between the cut out and original images for some interesting effects.

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Here is our image with the new edge, Experiment with different filters and have fun. Post your results for us to praise :)

See you at the CAFE

Colin

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

  • http://mkeefe.com Matthew Keefe

    Great tutorial, I also like the use of a quadcopter for some interesting photography.