Art Of Paper

September 29th, 2007 in Designing, Graphic Design, Tutorials by

I found this funny. Few days ago, I receive a mail from my friend. It is about the art of paper. I bet you see this before but that is real photo. However, I think over and figure it out. Now, I am going to create the paper cut art with Photoshop.

Step 1

Open a document with 400 X 350 px, RGB, 72 DPI with white background. Immediately, create a new layer and rename it as paper. Apply this setting:-

Gradient Overlay
Blend mode : normal
Gradient from #69bbd3 (location = 65%) to white, reverse.
Angle = 90°

Step 2

With the custom shape, choose a desire shape and draw with holding shift with white color. You can download my custom shape here. Apply the following setting for the shape:-Gradient Overlay
Blend mode : normal
Gradient from Blackto white
Angle = 90°Drop Shadow
Blend mode : multiply
Opacity : 15%
Distance : 1px
Size : 0px
Uncheck global light, Angle = -155°

Step 3

CTRL + J to duplicate the shape and right click on the copy shape and clear the layer style. Change the shape color to black for easy modification. CTRL + T to enable the transform. Right click and select distort. drag the top middle point as shown.

Step 4

After confirm the transform. CTRL + Left Click on the layer to bring out the selection. Select paper layer and press del.

Step 5

Create a new layer and rename as inner. Draw as shown with the rectanlge marquee tool. Drag a black to transparent gradient. CTRL + Left Click on shape layer and select inner layer, click the add mask layer at the bottom of the layer pallete.

Step 6

CTRL + J to duplicate shape layer again and change the color to black. CTRL + T to transform. Select distort too and drag as shown.

Step 7

Rasterize the transform shape and go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur > 3px. Set the opacity to 25%. Put it below shape layer. Open the wood picture and place it below paper layer. Done!

Below is another sample I did. Hope you enjoy this!

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