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sbourson

Posts: 559

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Hi is it possible to do this effect with photoshop please ...?

http://www.sbourson.com/mm/scratch.JPG

May 19 13 09:31 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Here is a tutorial...

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/phot … orn-edges/

Keep in mind that, in this tutorial, it's being used for torn outside edges. But the process can easily be used on the image you posted by separating the image into as many layers as you want (in the above case the image is being "separated" into 2 pieces) and the torn action is being used on those adjacent edges...if that makes sense.

Then, once the tears are created, the 2 layers are just manipulated to overlay (or however you want them to look).

There is a lot of customizing you can do to change the look of the tear.

May 19 13 09:45 am Link

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sbourson

Posts: 559

Paris, Île-de-France, France

thanks for you answer but the tutorial you show me look like really fake ..no ?

May 19 13 09:55 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33879

Los Angeles, California, US

sbourson wrote:
thanks for you answer but the tutorial you show me look like really fake ..no ?

You have to capture the idea of a slightly wrinkled gloss and screen it on as well -- the sheen.

May 19 13 10:16 am Link

Retoucher

RLRetouch

Posts: 46

London, England, United Kingdom

Just had a quickish attempt which looks ok, i haven't rendered as much reflection as your example though, more of a torn matte print effect

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/40226143/torn1.jpg

May 19 13 10:17 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33879

Los Angeles, California, US

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/3782774275_aeb8ba0198_z.jpg
Real (not simulated) Torn Paper Edges by jfrancis, on Flickr

If you want some high resolution torn edges I made some and posted them to flickr. Feel free --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalartform/3782774275/

May 19 13 10:18 am Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33879

Los Angeles, California, US

http://www.sbourson.com/mm/scratch.JPG

For the sheen I'd take a white bar on black and 'ocean ripple' or 'glass ripple' it (whatever the filter is called) - then screen it onto the photo in the right place.

May 19 13 10:19 am Link

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M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

sbourson wrote:
thanks for you answer but the tutorial you show me look like really fake ..no ?

I agree...because it was done without adding gloss/texture. You definitely want to customize those settings. Also, that tutorial wasn't done on a photo so it looks rather flat.

Imagine the image in your example without the overlap and shading. In your mind, pull the 2 pieces apart and remove the shading on the underneath layer. it would look very ordinary. I don't think it's the "tear" settings that give it the realism. It's the overlap and how the shading of the "piece" underneath is treated that gives it the depth and realism.

May 19 13 10:33 am Link

Retoucher

Gary Alan

Posts: 407

Esperance, Western Australia, Australia

why not print it, tear it and then shoot it, bring it back in, overlay it and then blend in the tear/shadows. Use difference mode for alignment. You could print it small say 6 x 4, fill your frame so it comes back in large..

May 20 13 06:01 pm Link

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Charlie-CNP

Posts: 2644

New York, New York, US

Gary Alan wrote:
why not print it, tear it and then shoot it, bring it back in, overlay it and then blend in the tear/shadows. Use difference mode for alignment. You could print it small say 6 x 4, fill your frame so it comes back in large..

+1, why does it all have to be done in post. Use some old school art skills to involve a process with it. I'm sure you could just edit the image you wanted to tear, print it, then tear it, and re-photograph it also. good luck

May 20 13 06:10 pm Link

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Rafael_Alexander

Posts: 84

Atlanta, Georgia, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/3782774275_aeb8ba0198_z.jpg
Real (not simulated) Torn Paper Edges by jfrancis, on Flickr

If you want some high resolution torn edges I made some and posted them to flickr. Feel free --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalartform/3782774275/

+1

May 22 13 08:17 am Link