Creative Composition – Photoshop Tutorial

Creative Composition – Photoshop Tutorial

Hello everyone welcome back to 3rd Element training tutorials Being creative is a process that requirescollecting materials, putting them together, use yourimagination, and work hard to come up with an idea.

Myinspiration with this tutorial came after the visiting Florence, Italy where I shot some photos and textures, scan some objects like the ribbon and the envelope and put together this composition calledA Letter from Florence.

To start putting his compositiontogether I'm going to open up the envelope image, so I am going up to Photoshop's File Menu, select Open, double click on the envelope, minimize this and the goal here is to create twoselections around this envelop, the side flaps with a bottom flap as one selection then the throat of theenvelope with the top flap as another selection so for that I'm going to select Photoshop's Pen tool which I'm going to use to create precise paths and turn them into selection outlinesnow once you select the Pen tool go to the Options bar right here and make sure the second iconthis icon paths icon is active which is thedefault setting so click once, hold down the shift key to create a straight line, release the shiftkey click and drag to create a nice curve.

Now what we have here is we have a smooth point with these two control handles that they are locked to each other.

We need to convert thissmooth point into a cusp point and a cusp point hastwo directional lines that are independent of one another and are no longer in alignment sowhenever you move one control handle there is no affect on the opposite one so in order toconvert this with point into cusp point I'm going to hold on the ALT key or the Option to the Mac change the direction of the control handleand replace the existent one to follow the path I'm going next.

So hold down the ALT key or the Option key on the Mac, change the direction of the control handle, release the mouse, click and drag.

Before I release the mouse hold on the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac once again, change the direction of the the control handle release the mouse, click and drag to create a nice curve.

Hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac before you release the mouse then hold Shift key to create a straightline and right here I am going the close the path that you can see the indication from there the pen tool has a circle right next to it that means close the path so click once.

Now I am going to select Photoshop's Direct Selection tool which is the white arrow tool that I can select individual anchor pointsand control handles to reshape them so click once and I am using the top arrow key on the keyboard, make sure this is a straight line I am going to hold down the Shift key to select both these corner points and I am pressing the down arrow key on the keyboard.

I am going to zoom in and see where this point is this right here so I am going to select it once I am going to hold down the Shift key and select the other one so they are both selected.

I am tapping the right arrow key ok, now zoom out.

What I want to do now is I want to make sure that these two points right here are align to each other horizontally so I am going go to the View Menu, bring up the Rulers, I am going to click and drag and bring a ruler right here.

and I can just click here once and tap the down arrow key on the keyboard.

looks pretty good.

Go to View menu, select Clear Guides.

View Menu and disable the Rulers.

So let's look on this side, just zoom in just a bit Select Photoshop's Direct Selection tool to move the point to the left a bit so select that point.

I also going to also select that point by holding down the Shift key and I am happy with this.

All right now I am holding on the space bar on my keyboard to pan up & down and I'm gonna work on this endhere so let me zoom out just a bit, bring this down ok, zoom out even more work on this left flap, lets work on that one alright something like that, ok, alright Select the first path and you can seeright here from the paths Menu, that this is a working path.

If you don't have that you can go to the Window menu and you can bring up your Photoshop Paths so you double click to save this path.

Now I want to do is create another, to create more paths that would include the throat of theenvelope and the top flap as another selection.

Now what happens isthat I want to keep this from here to this path I want to keep it as acommon path so what I am going to do is clickand drag to dublicate this path I am going to select the Photoshop Direct Selection tool, I am going to marquee select those two corner points, press the Delete on my keyboard and then I am going to zoom in, select the Photoshop Pen tool click once, click and drag, hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac change the direction the handle, click and drag, will do the same click and drag, hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac click and drag and right here I am just going to the other end just click and drag and I am going to improve this a bit later so hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac change its direction of the controlhandle, click and drag change the direction and I am going to close that path, again right next to the Photoshop Pen tool a circle appears that means close the Path, so click and drag and then Select the Photoshop Direct Selection tool click this again, bring this up and holding down the Shift key and I am dragging so let's work on this guy here.

Bring this up.

As you can see I am going very close to the edge of the envelope but I leave somebreathing room at the same time ok now let's zoom in a bit, select the Direct Selection tool as you can see here look what happens, I want to move this control handle but what happens is, this is a smooth point and these control handles are locked to each other so we are going to hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and change this control handle independently from the other handle you see these two handles that are not depended from one another because before I had already created a cusp point here just want to bring this in a bit here you go, let's go to the other end and we have the same problem here sohold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac here you go, just click this again bring this up something like that.

So I am going to zoom out, as you can see I have those two paths now ok, the bottom path for that these flaps in the bottom flap and the top so what I need to do now is is I'm gonna load this path as a selection so I'm gonna choose this one first and I am going to click right here, I am going to load the Paths as a selection go to Select menu choose Inverse the Selection, go to Edit menu and choose Copy File New and for the purpose of this exercise I am going to keep things small so 700 pixels by 525 pixels, click ok go to Edit Menu, Paste, push this down here Now go to Select Menu and choose Deselect (Control + D / Command + D) click on this path here, load Path as a selection go to Select menu and choose Inverse selection Edit menu, choose Copy Edit menu, and Paste.

Bring this up we don't need this anymore, just close that, you don't need to save it click on the File menu, choose Save As A letter from Florence (Italy) Save, save The next step is to place the ribbon ontop of the envelope So I am going to go to the File menu, choose Open, double click on the ribbon I am going to minimize this and basically what I did here is I wrapped the ribbon around a DVD case and then I scanned it and so I am going to use the Photoshop Pen tool once more because I want to create some precise paths, turn them into selection outlines so I can copy and paste the ribbon to the working file, the Letter From Florence.

So select the Photoshop Pen tool and make sure that you go to the Optionsbar once again and make sure the Paths icon is active so let's zoom in just a bit to have more real estate and I am holding down the space bar on my keyboard to go up and down.

Select Photoshop's Pen tool click and drag, click and drag Hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and then hold down the Shift key and just click once because I am going tocreate a straight path here and hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac pull out the handle right here, click and drag move that in and I holding down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac click and drag, again change the direction the control handle, click and drag, hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac hold down the Shift key to create a straight line hold down the Alt key or the Option key, pull out a handle, click and drag, repeat the same process basically click and drag with the Pen tool as much as you can because you want to have both the control handles so you have a lot of control click and drag, click and drag, bring that in Hold down the Alp key, Option on the Mac, just click once click and drag here click and drag, change the direction of the control handle I am going to zoom out just a bit let me show you something else if youwant to change like I am in the Pen tool right now so if I want to change this move this anchor points right on the flyI can just hold down the Control key or the Command key on the Mac and then you get the white arrow tool which allows you to select individual anchor points and control handles to reshape them, so I amholding down the Control key or the Command key on the Mac, I'm releasing the mouse and then zoom out, try this long path here click and drag, hold down the Shift key here pull out a new handle, there you go click and drag, same thing here let's try this long path here click and drag there you go and now I'm gonna close to path and notice that there is a small circle appearing right next to the handle, that means you are about to close the path so just click once so let's go in and let's fix our pathshere so I am going to select the Direct Selection tool and I want to start from here now if I move this control handle its because this point is a smooth point so hold down the Alt key or Option key on the Mac and has this control handle work independently from the other handle, as you can see now works very well you need to spend a little time here and come as close as you can to the edge of the ribbon but at the same time leave some breathing space, breathingroom Bring this up bring this down just don't want to have anything showing up from the background, from theDVD case so that's what we're doing here bring this in a bit, we have two controlhandles you see again a nice curve here bring this curve just down a bit the same just a bit alright, I am going to zoom out and again use Photoshop's Direct Selection tool this one here make sure its straight, bring that in also this point, tap your left arrow key on your keyboard and then extent this a bit because we also want to get this area tap the right arrow key, bring that in a bit alright, this one we can improve on thatfor sure so I am going to zoom in here and again this is a smooth point that's why these two control handles are locked eachother so what he can do is you can hold the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and fix or alternatively or you can just go to Photoshop Convert Point Tool very handy and go back to the Photoshop Direct Selection Tool let's bring this down just a bit again I'm quite picky you can see here butI believe everything is the detail and so we are not in a hurry just try to do a good job using the Pen tool and creating paths bring that in just a bit something like that I think we are doing ok here so I am going to zoom out and then I am going to the Paths window again of you don't have that go to Window menu and access it from the paths and then we're going to load the path as a Selection so go to this bottom icon in the Layers panel, click once, go to Select menu, choose Inverse Edit menu, choose Copy and let's bring this up I am going to the layers panel, go to Edit menu and choose Paste you don't need this you can just close it or minimize it and the first thing I am going to do is I am going go to Shift select Layer 1 and Layer 2 and I going to Control + T or Command + T on the Mac and that brings up the Photoshop Free Transform tool and then I'm going to size down so so hold down the Alt + Shift or the Option + Shift on the Mac and size this down see something like that, you can acceptthe changes and then this is the ribbon so bring up the Photoshop Free Transform tool Control + T or Command + T on the Mac, lets rotate that hold down the Shift key as you do and then if you wish you can click on this link icon to maintain aspect ratio and you just scrub the value try to whatever works for you.

Use the move tool, click hold on the shift key to make surethat you are constraining the movement and you're good to go Alright Let's rename our layers, I am going to double click on layer 3 and give it a name of Ribbon, double click on layer 2 and rename this to top envelope and double click on layer 1 and name this bottom envelope now for the top and the bottom envelope I want to apply a texture pattern so I am going to the Layer menu, choose Layer Style and Pattern Overlay or you can just double click on this layer thumbnail icon and you can bring up the Layer Styles so from there choose Pattern Overlay click on the pattern window and from this fly out menu click once and load the Color Paper, Photoshop is going to ask to Append click Append then scroll down and choose this color paper here.

For the Blend Mode I am going to use Multiply blend mode to darken things up, I am going to do the same for the Top Envelope layer so double-click, choose Pattern Overlayand from the list choose this color paper.

Again use another use Multiply Blend Mode and click ok.

For the ribbon I want to change the color this colorred its to vivid for my taste so for that I'm going to go to the bottom of the Layers palette and I am to bring up Photoshop's Hue Saturation Adjustment layer because I want to change the red color to another color.

Choose Reds and change the Hue just a bit and then desaturate it now notice that this Hue Saturation adjustment layer affects the whole composition and that'sbecause we need to clip this to the ribbon we need to make sure that the Hue Saturation adjustment layer only effects the ribbon so the trick for that is place the mouse between two layers and clip it.

that only effects the ribbon as you can see For the ribbon layer itself I am going to to apply and other texture, its an image that I shot in Florence, Italy.

Go to File Menu, choose Open and open up Texture 3, choose the Regular Rectangular Marquee tool, click and drag Go to the Edit menu, choose Copy, close this its on the clipboard Go to the Edit menu, choose Paste.

Select the Move tool Move this down a bit now we need to clip this to the ribbon so you can either go to Photoshop Layer menu and select create clipping mask or I'm going to press Control + Z or Command + Z on the Mac to undo do this or you can just move your mouse right here and you can in a bit you can move yourmouse right here in the middle of these two layers hold down the Alt key or the Option key on the Mac and you are going to see these two circles intersecting, click once and now this Photoshop layer has been clipped to the ribbon also I'm going to bring up the Photoshop Free Transform tool so Control + T or Command + T on the Mac and just slightly sizes this up just to make sure everything fits on the ribbon click on the check mark to accept thechanges and then I want to apply to Photoshop Blend Mode much for that I am going to show you a Photoshop shortcut here.

Now to circle through the Blend Modes quickly using the keyboard use Shift plus (+) to change to the next Blend Mode and use Shift minus (-) to change to the previous mode.

So I want to you see right here once I am pressing Shift plus and cycling through the blend modes so Shift plus and you can see the names are changing so for that I am going to use a Contrast blend mode which is Hard Light.

Now there is another shortcut each of these Photoshop blend modes have their own shortcuts so let's say that I want to go back tothe normal blend mode Hold down the Alt + Shift + N for normal the Option + Shift + N on the Mac and if you want to go back to the Hard Light blend mode then press Alt + Shift + H or the Option + Shift + H on the Mac and that will access directly the Hard Light contrast blend mode.

Let's rename Layer 1, double click on the layer thumbnail and I am going to call this Ribbon Texture then I am going to go to the File menu and click Open and select the Paper One image which I am going to the Select menu Choose Select All, then Edit, Copy close that it's on the clipboard, go to the Edit menu Choose Paste Now I am going to go to the background layer here and I am going to add a new layer above it and then I am goin to click and hold, Select the Photoshop Paint Bucket tool, just click once, because it's white to white I just want to have a contrast to see what I am doing.

Now for this I am going to select, I am going to hold down the Select Magic Wand tool because I want to get rid of this white stuff around it.

Before I do that I'm going to select the RectangularMarquee Tool and I am going to click and drag and delete the bottom part So go to the Select menu, choose Deselect.

Now let's get rid off this white stuff around the paper so I'm using atolerance of 10 I am going to click once and then I want to add more to my selection so I am going to hold down the Shift key and as you can see the plus sign appears right next to the tool that means add to your selection soclick once again click again, click here too and then release the shift key and go to theSelect menu and choose Similar just make sure you select all similar colors and then press delete key on your keyboard Go to Select menu and choose Deselect.

I am going to size this down I am going to press the Control + T or Command + T on the Mac to bring up Photoshop Free Transform tool and I'm going to click on the link icon and I'm gonnatype 50 for 50 percent and accept changes.

Alright I want to change the color of this I don't want to have yellow to yellow so inside the Adjustment panels here I am going to click and add a Hue Saturation Adjustment layer and I'm gonna go to the drop down menu and choose the yellows because this is a yellow we have in the paper, I am going to change the color and then I'm going to desaturated it a bit and I want to make sure that I will clip this to the Layer 1 so just click here so it only effects Layer 1 and not entire composition and then alsoI am going to go back to the adjustments panel and I am going to add a Photoshop Levels Adjustment layer but again I'm gonna clip and and I am to bring up some shadows here to darken this up a bit.

What I want to do now, I want to select all these three layers I am going to hold down the Shift key on my keyboard and do that and I want to merge those layers because I am not going to use this anymore I am not going to use the Levels or the Hue Saturation so the shortcut for this is Control + E or Command + E on the Mac and merge those layers.

Now what happened is we have to go the Layer menu and release the clipping mask.

I am going to double click and I am going to call this paper texture and and going to the File menu and I'm gonna open the Florence Duomo (Italy) picture which I am to click and drag, now you can close that one and again I am want to size this down so Control + T or Command + T on the Mac click on the link icon and to maintain aspect ratio and then type 40 for forty percent and accept changes.

I'm going to selectthose two layers because I wanna make sure this ishorizontally centered so let's do that.

and then I am just going to zoom in just a bit and I'm gonna brings down little bit I'm gonna notched this down and I am going to use going to use the down arrow key on the keyboard and what I wanna do is I want everything around the picture to have a different texture so I am going to create a frame for it so this how I am going to do it.

I am going to select the paper texture and I am going to put a selection around it and the way you do that is hold down the Control key or the Command key on the Mac on the layer thumbnail and click once then I'm going to choose the RectangularMarquee Tool and I'm gonna hold on the Alt key on the PC or the Option key on the Mac.

As you can see this minus sign appears right next to the tool which means remove from the selection so I'm gonnaclick and drag and then I'm good and the Edit menu, choose Copy Edit menu and choose Paste now you can see what I have, if I move this the frame.

So undo this Control + Z or Command + Z on the Mac, let's go to the Layer menu, choose Layer Style and we use a Pattern Overlay and for that I am going to click the pattern again and from the fly out menu, click once and I am going to load the Rock patterns.

Its going to say Append Append that and then choose this pattern and for Blend Mode use Color Burn click ok and for let's call this layer Frame and for the Layer 3 which is Duomo (Italy) I want to use a different blend mode so let's zoom out a bit and that will be a Hard Light blend mode so the Photoshop shortcut for this is Alt + Shift + H or Option + Shift + H on the Mac so I am going to select these three layers with the Shift key and make sure you link them together because we are going to be moving these so let's say we move it there.

If I go and see the final render here the frame and the image appear inside the envelope so that's what we have to do here and soon and so I am going to select the ribbon hold down the Shift key shift key, shift and click and then i'm gonnahold down the Control key or the Command key to just deselect the Top Envelope layer and I'm going to click and drag and bring this up on top of the layer stack so now the image appears to be underneath make sure you save your work as you go I'm going to the other picture so go to the File menu, open up the Leonardo DaVinci photo, go to Select menu Select all, go to Edit menu, select Copy, and you can close that now, its on the clipboard.

and then go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.

Now we are going to size this down Control + T or Command + T on the Mac to bring up the Free Transform tool click on the link icon to maintainaspect ratio and size this down to 40 percent and accept the changes Let's rename Layer 3 to DaVinci and also let's rename those layers herethis is the frame on the left and this paper texture on the left so double click and type L for left and double click and type L for left too.

I am going to select those two, hold the Shift key I am going to click and drag over here to duplicate these layers and bring up on layer list here the stack order so I am going to double click here and rename those frame right and then same thing here of paper texture rightand since they are linked with each other I am just going to click and drag, hold down the Shift key to contrain my movement and zoom in a bit.

Select Photoshop's move tool and place this exactly in the middleat least when it covers this so I am tapping the down arrow key on my keyboard for that.

For the blend mode for the DaVinci picture I am going to use the same one and that's the Hard Light blend mode so the Photoshop shortcut is, Alt + Shift + H or Command + Shift + H for the Mac for the frame I'm double-click and go to Pattern Overlay and I'mgonna use another paper here another texture, I am going to use this one as you can see its too dark so I am going to use another Layer Style blend mode, the Soft Light blend mode and click ok.

Again since those two are linked with each other I am going to press Control + T or Command + T on the Mac for the Free Transform tool right click, and choose Flip Horizontally and accept changes.

Now to be as realistic as we can since these textures applied on the front and not on theback and here we have a fold and also here as well I am going to delete this part, I am going to erase this part from the texture so I'mgoing to select the frame and go to Photoshop's Eraser tool, make sure you have the brush, also make sure you have 100% hardness for the brush.

I am going to zoom in just a bit and select the Eraser (E) and I am going to size this down so I am tapping the left bracket ( [ ) key on my keyboard and if you want to size the brush up tap the right bracket ( ] ) key on your keyboard, so I am just going to click and drag here a bit to erase that then I am going to right frame layer and do the same ok I am going to zoom out and then I am going to select all these 3 layers and link them together and move down the stack order and under the Border Envelope layer so they are inside it.

Now I am going to select the whole composition here except those two layers and I am holding down the Shift key that.

I am going to rotate everything slightly so Control + T or Command + T for free transform tool and rotate it slightly and also size it down so Alt + Shift or Option + Shift on the Mac move it up here a bit and accept the changes now for the, for the DaVinci frame here Control + T or Command + T on the Mac and also slightly rotate it accept changes move it slightly so its not outside the envelope also this one slightly move it and don't forget to save your changes, Control + S or Command + S on the Mac to save the Photoshop composition.

We're going to place the sunflowerright here on the top of the envelop so go to File menu, choose Open and open up the sunflower Photoshop file which already contains a path so we can just copy and paste it in our composition Go to Photoshop's Paths window here and if you don't have it just go to theWindow menu and select Paths click on the path and at the bottom click on this icon to Load the Pathas a Selection so click once.

Go to the Select menu, choose Inverse, go to Edit menu Choose Copy, close this one, go to the Layers window and then click on the top mostlayer.

Go to Edit menu Select Paste.

We are going to size this down so Control + T or Command + T on the Mac to bring up the Photoshop free transform tool click on the link icon to maintain aspect ratio and click and drag to the left to size this down interactively, like so place this up here, accept the changes and for blend mode I am going to use Luminosity and the direct Photoshop shortcut for this is Alt + Shift + Y or Option + Shift + Y on the Mac double-click rename this layer sunflower now we're gonna go to the File menu and we are going to open up paper 2 photo, select the rectangular marquee tool, click and drag go to Edit menu, choose Copy, close this one, got to Edit menu and choose Paste now I'm going to continue using Photoshop's Rectangular Marquee Tool because I'm going to click and drag and trim the top a bit so press Delete on your keyboard, go to Select menu and choose Deselect.

We're going to create a paragraph typebecause we want to confine our text within the width our paper which we just opened so we going to define and area by drawing a bounding box and I'm not going to use a whole papersome of its going in the back so you won't be able to see all of itanyway so I'm going to select title and I'm gonna click and drag and define the area where the type will be inserted as for the type already have somethingfor use so open up the Italian words, Select all, Control + A or Command + A on the Mac, copy this, Control + C or Command + C and then paste it, Control + V or Command + V Now go to the Window menu and bring up the character window, for the leading I'm going to increase this what happens not all the text appears inside the area so we need to change the size of the text block, the way you do is click on the Type tool, click once and now you can see all these handles around which you can just click on the handles and change the width of the type area so click and drag and I am looking at the last word right here, okay, accept the changes and let's move the type a little bit and I am tapping the right arrow here, just make sure the move tool is selected, like so let's also rename layer 3 to Torn Paper paper and I will get to this very soonand I'm gonna select both actually before I do that let me go to the Rectangular Marquee tool drag this and then press Delete on your keyboard go to Select menu and choose Deselect.

Now select both of these layers and move them under the Top Envelope layer.

Move this down a bit Control + T or Command + T on the Mac to rotate and slightly rotate it like so.

Accept the changes and now I'm going to work on the Torn Paper layer I'm going to create the torn paper edgeeffect so I'm going to use the lasso tool and lace around the edges of the letter try to be as random as you can to show a natural effect for torn paper, don't do a perfect zigzag here so, something like that the go to the Select menu, choose Inverse press Delete on your keyboard, go to Select menu and choose Deselect So I'm gonna double click on the torn paper go to Pattern Overlay inside the Layer Styles and I am going to use this pattern right here and then I am going to use a contrast blend mode, the Soft Light blend mode click OK actually before click OK I'mgonna go to Drop Shadow and then I am going to scrub this to the left just to decrease the distance and then scrub to the right to increase the size and I am looking interactively what I am doing click OK and then create a new layer here in the top ofthe text select the Brush and they make sure youhave a very soft Photoshop brush with 0 hardness and then use a color of your choice and then click and drag and create a shadow something like that so we can double click here and rename this layer Shadow Don't forget to save your work looking at image covering the top of theribbon right here appears to be flat and not naturally bend as the ribbon itself and to makethings more realistic we're going to use the Displace Filter inside Photoshop which is a gray scale image that uses the brightness values of one file to shift the position of or displace pixels in another file.

Anything that is darker than 50% gray would push pixels down and to the right, anything that is lighter than 50% gray will push pixels up and to the left, 50% gray is going to have absolutely no effect on the image so in other words black color moves down and to the right where white color moves color up and to the left 50 percent great makes no difference onthe distortion of the image.

Also, the displacement image needs to be a single channel image and be saved as a Photoshop document so click on the topmost layer, I'm going to create a new layer which I am going to fill this with 50% gray so go to the Edit menu choose Fill and from the drop down menu click and choose 50% gray, click okey now because I want to be able to seewhat I'm doing I'm going to lower the layer's opacityto 50% so press 5 on your numeric keyboard and automatically you have 50% also I am going to go right here, I am going to looking at these colors because I want to have the default black-and-white so press the letter D on your keyboard and then press the letter X to flip the colors or press X again to flip the colors and go and choose your brush and I use a very soft brush with 0 hardness, make sure you have Opacity 100 and Flow 100.

I am going to flip the colors first start painting with white and remember white moves colors up and to the left so I going to click and drag and paint like so and then I'm gonna flip again.

Press X on your keyboard I am going to paint the rest with black something that alright and then I'mgoing to make the Opacity back to 100% so press 0 on your keyboard then go to the Select menu, choose Select All, go to Edit menu Choose Copy, go to File menu, choose New file click okey, go to the Edit menu and choose Paste now this has to be single-channel image so I am going to the Image menu, choose Mode, and gray scale.

I am going to Flatten this, click Disregard and you can see this from the Channels panel and then the softer the transition these colors have the softer the bend on the letters will be and so I am going to give a bit of Blur effect So go to Photoshop Filter menu, choose Blur and then Gaussian Blur and choose something between 4 or 5 well it depends on your image as well, alright so click OK, go to the File menu and Save As a Photoshop document I'm gonna name this dmap fordisplacement map Click Save and close this one you don't need it Go to Select menu, choose Deselect, you can just delete that and then we're gonna go to the ribbontexture here go to the Photoshop Filter menu, choose Distort Displace.

Now the displaced filters madeup of two separate dialog boxes the horizontal scale and the vertical scale both options determine how much impactthe displacement map would have image so in other words they determine how farthe pixel in the image will shift horizontally andvertically, so I am going to keep things as is except I am going to lower the horizontal and thevertical value to something very small because I want to have a very slight displacement a very slight shift so I am going to click OK and then Photoshop is going to ask you to choose a displacement map, click select open, and here you go.

So I am going to do Before and After So I am going to press Control + Z or Command + Z to see the Before and then the After.

Do one more time, Before and After I also have some textures that we are going to use to put them in as a background so go to the File menu, choose Open and I'm going to open up first texture 2 image which I am going to click and drag and hold down the Shift key as I do to place it around the middle and then click and drag and drop thisunder the torn paper layer.

Now I'm going to rename this, I am going to double click on the layer thumbnail and this is wall texture and I'm gonna go to File menu, choose File Open and I am going to open up texture-01 image, once again I am going to hold down the Shift key and I am going to click and drag and drop it right in the middle and move this under the wall texture layer and double-click to rename this layer wood texture.

For the wall texture layer I'm going to use multiply blend mode and the direct Photoshop shortcut for this is Alt + Shift + M or Option + Shift + M on the Mac now you don't need this later 2, you can just delete it alright now I'm going to at some drop shadows here on the papers and the envelope so I'm going to the paper texture layer double-click and I'm gonna click on the drop shadow, uncheck the Use Global Light option and I'm going into this interactively so click and drag and move the Drop Shadow to the left like so and you can size this up if you scrub this to the right even increase the pixels click OK and then for the paper texture left layer left I'll do the same, click on the dropshadow and uncheck Use Global Light option and then click and drag to the left and do this interactively, and click OK Lets go to the bottom on the envelopedouble-click to open up the Layer Styles, I already have a Pattern Overlay so click on the Drop Shadow, uncheck the Use Global Light option let's do this carefully here, I want to go to the bottom down here and then I will size up and make the shadow Shofter as you can see I do before I had a red background so Icouldn't see what I did with the shadow here so select the shadow layer go to the Photoshop Eraser tool and then make sure you have a very soft brush I have zero percent hardness and justclick and Erase that shadow here now what we can do is select all of these guys here, all these layers move them to the center, something likethat Don't forget to save your work, Control + S to save, Command + S to save on the Mac and as you can see we have completed ourcomposition and you know the challenge comes from collecting the right materials but everything's around us, so keep youreyes open start scanning, capture images andtextures that you might use and come up with a creative design.

This concludes this lecture and thank you for watching 3rd Element training tutorials by Elias Sarantopoulos.

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