Add a Tear in the Middle of a Photo.

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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that does't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Want to learn how to make one of those tore up photos that appear on magazines when a couple breaks up? Well now you can with my tut. I will be using the oh so cute ex-couple that was Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

Let's break them up!

001.First, open up your pictures.

002.Next, select your Polygonal Lass Tool (L).

003.Make a selection in-between the couple.

004.Now press "backspace". Your picture should look like so:

005.Now go Select>Modify>Expand.

006.Enter 6 as your pixels when the pop-up appears.

007.After that, go Filter>Distort>Ripple.

008.Enter 100% as your amount & select Medium as your size.

009.And you're done!

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutorial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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this effect is really awesome!

you can also add drop shadow to make it look more awesome ;D

By myspacelayouts4rp on Dec 26, 2008 5:15 pm

gosh ryan looks adorable.
great tut!!

By egduf8 on Dec 25, 2008 7:06 am

Wow this was the first advance one I attempted to do and I did it perfectly tanx

By linlineee2 on Oct 28, 2008 2:54 am

i thought you mean TEAR like crying haha

By L0V3M4K3UP on Aug 7, 2008 4:48 pm

omg this is sooo cool!!! tried it love it!!! thanks!!
ooh btw i have PSE6 if anyone was wondering if this would work with this version...

By missk on May 2, 2008 11:20 pm

very interesting tutorial...i'll have to try this...

By shmuggy on Apr 23, 2008 8:56 am

I love the way you write tutorials. =)

By superstitious on Dec 16, 2007 9:54 am

awesomeee :]
i thought it meant like a tear drop in the middle of a pic.
i was like what?
than i was liek OOOOH niceee

By munkyfacgrl on Nov 29, 2007 7:14 pm

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Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Nov 28, 2007
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Approved on Nov 28, 2007