Folding Paper Effect

Folding Paper effect give very nice, different and eye-caching look. It is very east to create this kind of effects. I found this creative tutorial and sharing with you that how to make Folding paper effect. Enjoy !Step1:

Copy the magazine cover, Right click on the image and copy it, open up Photoshop and paste the image into your work area.folder-paper1

Make sure you have two layers one with the Simpson’s magazine cover and your background layer. Change the background layer color to #c0c0c0

Step2:

Now Hold Ctrl and click on the magazine layer to select it, so it looks like the image below.folder-paper2

Click on the Polygonal Lasso Tool folder-paper3 and select subtract from selection option.folder-paper5Subtract from your selection using the polygonal lasso tool as shown

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Subtract from your selection until you have only the edge of the magazine selected. Make sure you are still on the magazine layer and with the edge still selected press you Delete key. If you did it right your image will look like my image below.folder-paper8

Now hold Ctrl and click on your layer to select it, click on the Rectangular Marquee Tool and set the selection to Subtract From Selectionfolder-paper5folder-paper9

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Step3:

At this point your selection should look like the image on the right. Create a new layer, Click on the Gradient Toolfolder-paper11 usually hiding behind the paint bucket tool and apply the setting below.

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color:#73726d — color:#FFFFFF — color:#9f9fa1 — color:#9f9fa1

Apply the gradient from top going down to the point of your selection as shown in the image below. The

Gradient Directionfolder-paper15

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Still on the same layer and with your selection still selected click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool folder-paper17 select subtract from selection option folder-paper5 and subtract from your selection to get the curve as shown below.

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When your selection looks like the image above press Shift+Ctrl+I to inverse your selection and press the Delete key. If you did everything right you should have what I have below.

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Still on the same layer we need to create another curve on the left hand side of the paper. Click on the Elliptical Marquee Tool folder-paper17 select the subtract from selection option folder-paper5 and subtract from the selection shown below.

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Step4:

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At the point your fold should look like the image above. Now right click on the fold layer, click Blending Options, and add the setting below.

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With the setting applied to the layer your image should look like what I have below.

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That is it, you are finished.

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