Make the Subject "Pop Out" of Your Photo.
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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that doesn't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.
Looking for a cool new effect to apply to your pictures? Well I am introducing you to something called the "pop out" effect. For this tutorial I will be using Panic! At The Disco. Here's the before:
Here's the after:
Let's get started!
001.First, open up your picture.
002.Next, do a ctrl+j.
003.Hold down ctrl & make a new layer.
004.Make sure your fg & bg colors are at their default. Press "D" to do so. With "Layer 2" selected, do a ctrl+backspace to fill your layer with white.
005.You can use any tool you're comfortable with such as the Pen Tool (P) or Lasso Tool (L). But I like to use the Quick Selection Tool (W).
006.Select the subject in your picture. Oh yeah & make sure you're on "Layer 1" when doing this.
007.Now do a ctrl+j.
008.Select your Rectangular Maruqee Tool (M).
009.Select "Layer 1" & make a selection just around your subjects. Make sure that the parts you selected are sticking out. I probably don't make sense right now so look at my screenshot below.
010.Add a layer mask to "Layer 1".
011.With "Layer 1" still selected, double click on it, go to the Stroke section & apply the following settings:
012.Now select both "Layer 1" & "Layer 3". You can do that by having one of the layers selected, then holding down shift & selecting the other layer.
013.Merge them by doing a ctrl+e. I know that selecting two layers through using shift does not seem to work for most of you so you can do this; Have "Layer 3" selected. Right click & select "Merge Down". That should work.
014.Double click on "Layer 3", go to the Drop Shadow section & apply the following settings:
015.After pressing ok, you're done. Your outcome should look something like this:
If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutotial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D
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very first tutorial of yours that ive followed that didnt work for me. im using photoshop 7.0
this is so neat (:
wow, gorgeous effect =)
haha that's cool
how do you do it on photofiltre?
i used this on my picture it came out great
i used this on a photo and it looked great! really good tut. thanks.
damn. mad simple..mines came out great 8-D! thx!
xdestinyleex- if you want to do it in Photofiltre, it has to be Photofiltre Studio, so you can have more than one layer.