In this interesting Tutorial, you will learn Photoshop Effects by using various techniques in Photoshop. You will be creating many interweaving strips with different layers and the result will look stunning.
So check out and learn how to create an Interweaving Photo-strips Effect. You can click on the images to see the larger version.
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- Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4
- Skill: Intermediate
- Estimated Time: 2 hrs
Open the image into Photoshop.
Open rulers (Ctrl + R), and make a horizontal and vertical guide by clicking and dragging from the horizontal and vertical rulers.Align the photo’s Background lines to these lines by rotating the image a bit (I used a rotation of -1.2 degrees) with the help of transform tool (Ctrl + T).
Hide your guides (Ctrl + H)Select your Crop tool (C)Hold down Shift key and drag around your image to make a square; make sure to also crop unnecessary parts arise due to rotation.
Make a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N)
Make a horizontal selection around 1 inch thick.Fill it with black color (You can fill it with any color) on new layer.Reduce its opacity to 50%.
Rotate the black strip 45 degreesIncrease the length to cover the entire photoMove the layer to the center of the image.
Duplicate the image and move it at a certain distance.
Repeat step 7 several times to cover the image in the manner I have done.
Select all the strip layers and merge (Ctrl + E) all the strip layers into a single layer.
Hide the strip layer.
Duplicate the girl layer.
Add a layer mask by clicking on the third icon on the bottom part of layer panel.
Unhide the strips layer and make a selection out of it (Ctrl + Click).Fill this layer with FG color (Alt + Backspace).Invert your selection (Ctrl + Shift + I).
Select your layer maskFill it with black color.
Unhide this layer.Duplicate your girl’s layerAdd a layer mask on the new layer.
Make a selection of your layer mask (Ctrl + Click on the layer mask).Rotate the selection 90 degrees clockwise with the help of transform tool (Ctrl + T).Press EnterInvert your selectionFill the new layer mask with black color.
Unhide your Girl’s layerAdd a new layer below all the layers and fill it with black color.
Make a Selection of your first layer mask (Ctrl + click on layer mask)Inter select your second layer mask (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + Click on your second layer mask)Go to Select > Save Selection and save your selection.
Deselect your alternate selections with lasso tool.
Duplicate (Ctrl + J) your girl’s layer.Note that only those portion have come up which were selected.Rename this layer as Diagonal.Rename your two masked layers as Diagonal mask and Cross mask.
Load your selection (Go to Select > Load selection).Repeat steps 19 and 20 but this time make sure to deselect the other alternate squares.And rename the newly created layer as cross.Arrange your cross layer with your cross mask layer and diagonal layer with diagonal layer.
Your layer palette should look like this.
Select your cross layerGo to layer > Create clipping maskRepeat this step on diagonal layer too.
Select your cross layerOpen your layer style propertiesCheck on outer glow
- blend mode: multiply
- Color: black
- Size: 65 px
- Range: 50%
Copy your layer style properties and paste it on diagonal layer.
This is your final look.