tryptych query

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Burdett, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Hi all,

    I was trying this tutorial:

    After completing the tutorial I'm trying to add an fx style (drop shadow and
    stroke) to each of the photos as well as around the canvas. The first and
    third photos work ok (alt+draging the "fx' icon)...but I can't seem to get
    the effect around the middle photo. What am I missing here? Thank you in
    advance (using CS5)


    Paul Burdett, Jun 3, 2011
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  2. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Update: By creating a blank layer first and then adding the 3 photos
    manually...positioning them and cropping with a white border around them,
    it's easy to add the layer styles. I guess the issue is that one of the
    photos (in the tutorial) becomes the background layer and so the layer style
    affects the border not the photo.
    Paul Burdett, Jun 3, 2011
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  3. Crerate NEW LAYER before adding the first Photo. Fill with white - this is
    now your 'canvas'. Then create layers for the photos and apply effects.

    Can't positively say about CS5, but the above works in earlier versions.
    Sir F. A. Rien, Jun 3, 2011
  4. Each part of the triptych should be on its own layer.
    Arrange the photos approximately.
    Use the layer function 'align' to put them perfectly in line.
    Add the shadow effect and stroke to one of them, then copy the effect
    and paste it into the other layers (click to right of layer icon).
    John Stafford, Jun 3, 2011
  5. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Thank you all...much appreciated:)


    Paul Burdett, Jun 3, 2011
  6. Thanks for the comeback. We don't get much of that here.
    John J Stafford, Jun 4, 2011
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