When you are in love, everything feels so wonderful and romantic. Clicking Photographs of you as a couple is one such thing. A couple Photograph gives you a memory to cherish forever.
But the world turns upside down if you are no longer in that relationship and thus you want to erase every memory of you two together. Although we never want any such thing should happen to you, but we are showing the sentiment of breakup with today’s Tutorial. In this tutorial we will learn how to convert a normal couple photo into a Torn photograph to show their breakup.
- Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Time: 1 – 1:30 hrs
Before and After
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Open Photo in Photoshop.
Name the base layer coupleDuplicate (Ctrl + J) the image .
Increase the canvas size by using the Crop tool (C)Add a new layer below all the layers (Ctrl + Shift + N).
Fill the newly created layer with black color.
Select the couple layerNow select your Lasso tool (L) and make a selection just like the one I had created.
Copy the layer (Ctrl + J)Note that only the portion under the selected area has been copied.Name this layer male.
Now select the male layer (Ctrl + click on the layer) and delete this area from the couple copy layer (created in the step 2) Name this layer female.I had hidden my male layer just to show you the effect.
Go back to your male layer and reselect the layerGo to select> modify> expand and expand your selection by 7 pixels.
Create a new layerSelect your Brush tool with size 30 and hardness 65%And paint with white colour on the new layer around the margins of your imageYou will note that only the area under the mask is being painted.Make sure not to keep the thickness of the painted area equalName this layer tearing.
Duplicate the tearing layer (Ctrl +J).
Open your smudge tool with brush size 8, hardness 0% and strength 40%And paint on the edge of the tearing layerThe trick is to blend and soften the edge.
Select the male and tearing layers and merge (Alt + Ctrl + E), this will keep your original layers intact and make a new merged layer.
Open the layer style properties and check on the ‘drop shadow’, ‘inner glow’ and ‘bevel and emboss’Make the following changesDrop Shadow:Angle: 130 degreesInner GlowMode: screenOpacity: 75%Color: blackBevel and EmbossMode outer bevelDepth: 50Size: 2Soften: 1Angle: 130 degrees.
Unhide the female layer and Move the layer (we created in the last step) to separate from the female layer..
Now unhide the tearing layer(created in step 10) and alter its thickness with brush and eraser tools.
Repeat step 11 to step 13 on the female portion too.
Place the two layers effectively with the help of transform tool (Ctrl + T).
Add an adjustment layer hue saturation on top of all the layers and color correct the image..
To give a crushed feelingImport the crushed paper file into the Photoshop and place it just below your adjustment layer.
Change the blending mode to Multiply and reduce the opacity to 85%.