Creating an Out of Bounds Photo in Photoshop

by Guest Writer

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Now for the picture frame

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5. Open an image of a picture frame in Photoshop, and drag this onto your document.

image of a picture frame in Photoshop

6. Press CTRL + T and use the Distort option to adjust the orientation of the frame.

adjusting the frame for perspective

7. Now add a Layer Mask to this new Frame layer.

8. Set the foreground and background colors as black and white, respectively.

9. Select Brush Tool and modify its settings as shown:

10. Using your brush tool, cut out the unwanted part of the frame so that your image looks like that below:

removing_part_of_frame

11. Double click the Frame layer to open Layer Style., and make the following changes:

settings for Shadow layer style

12. Using the Eraser Tool, wipe out the rest of the image as shown below:

remove the background

13. Now we will import the backgrounds. Open another image in Photoshop, then click and drag this onto your document. Make sure that this new image is below the car image -- or, in the layer behind the car image layer.

inserting the backgrounds

14. Open another image in Photoshop, then click and drag this image onto your document. Make sure that this new image is the topmost layer.

15. Now add a Layer Mask to this new Rain layer -- then, set the foreground and background colors as black and white, respectively.

rain layer set blending mode to overlay 16. Select Gradient Tool and modify its settings as shown:

blending mode now set to overlay 17. Change its Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay.

Final Picture: . . . Voila.

final image

This tutorial sent in by Roofi Sardar, a new Photoshop practitioner in Saudi Arabia. The site, owned by Jawwad, was started in February of 2011 at "PhotoshopLayer.com"

Don't forget to log into the Publishers' Warehouse where you can find an incredible gallery of "out of bounds" photos created by artists from all over the world!

ALSO SEE two other angles of this technique from the past :
Out Of Bounds Tutorial by Adri
Photoshop cut-out pops out of the frame by Photoshop 911
VIDEO : HDR Toning in Photoshop CS5 Lynda.com
VIDEO : Adobe Photoshop CS5 - HDR Toning TRAINING VIDEO

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