Photo edges Photoshop Tutorial

To celebrate the new Photography section in the Cafe, lets try our hand at creating high Impact Photographic edges using the quickmask tool.

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Photo edges Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1

edges001Make a selection around the inside of the image

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2

edges002Invert the selection Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

 

Step 3

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Step 4

edges005Filter>Distort>Ripple

 

Step 5 edges006

Here is the filter applied to the quick mask.

 

Step 6

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edges008Turn off the quick mask using the button or pressing “Q” again

 

Step 7

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Invert the selection back again. Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+I

 

Step 8

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Press Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+J to move the selection to a new layer.

 

Step 9

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Fill the background with white.

 

Step 10

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To finish off the effect add a default drop shadow

 

Step 11

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Here is our image with the new edge, Experiment with different filters and have fun.

 

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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

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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