making a graphic like a magazine cut out collage HELP!

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by chuchi, Dec 2, 2003.

  1. chuchi

    chuchi Guest

    go here:

    I want to make something similar. i dont know how to do the following and i
    havent been able to find tutorials that explain it:

    1. how do i make pictures to look like they were really cut from a magazine
    + dropping shadows on photos below

    2. how to make those pins, that pin the images (some of them) on that

    3. is there any way to realisticaly make small tears and crimple the paper
    like it was cut oout from a magazine

    any help would be appreciated since i havent found anything that could help

    Thank you ever so much!
    chuchi, Dec 2, 2003
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  2. chuchi

    RTM Guest

    Cut out your image part using the Polygon selection tool. Hold down the
    'shift' key and click a series of points arount the part of the image you
    want. Don't follow the outline too closely.
    Copy then paste onto a new layer. Go to layer effects (layer styles in some
    cersions) and choose Drop Shadow.
    Stick some pins into a piece of card at different angles. Place it upside
    down in your scanner (pins against the glass) Scan it, then copy and paste
    the appropriate ones into your main image.

    Crumple a piece of plain white paper, then open it out and scan it. Copy and
    paste onto a new layer in your main image, then set the layer mode to 'hard
    light' and play with the opacity setting.
    It always amuses me that now we have the means to make perfect, flawless
    pictures, so many people want to deliberately degrade their images (how to
    age it, how to crease it, how to fade it, how to stain it etc.)
    RTM, Dec 2, 2003
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  3. chuchi

    jjs Guest

    Is the time right for my 'coffee cup ring stain' and 'homework partially
    rescued from the dog' plug-in?
    jjs, Dec 2, 2003
  4. chuchi

    RTM Guest

    Don't hold down the Shift key.
    It isn't necessary with the polygon select tool.
    If anyone knows why I included that, please put your answers on a postcard.
    Winner to be 'drawn' next week.
    RTM, Dec 2, 2003
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