Photoshop Tutorial – Creating a Mirror Edge for a Gallery Wrap

Photoshop Tutorial – Creating a Mirror Edge for a Gallery Wrap

Welcome to the Breathing Color video discussinghow to create a file for gallery wrapping.

A brief overview of gallery wrapping wouldbe a canvas print stretched onto a frame that also includes the print on the stretched portionof the frame.

In Photoshop, let’s make sure that we haveour layers palette open.

In our layers palette, we want to select the menu options and select“duplicate layer.

” You have the ability to rename this layer, but in this case we’regoing to leave it at “background copy.

” Click “Okay.

” This duplicate layer isgoing to be the layer that will allow us to create the extra image that we need on thestretched portion of the frame.

First thing we need to do now is we need toadjust our canvas size.

Go to “Image” select “Canvas Size” – we notice ourcurrent canvas size, or our actual image right here, is 22 inches by 16 inches.

Let’s saythat we needed to add two inches all around our image to create that gallery wrap effect.

We’re gonna change our width to 26 and we’re gonna adjust our height to 20 inches and hit“okay.

” Now, go to your tools palette and select therectangular marquee in the top left corner.

Now, starting on the top left of the image,we are going to click and drag the mouse to go across the entire image and select thewhite area that’s above the print.

Now that we have our selection, with the same tool,let’s click and let’s drag this down over the image.

A trick to dragging this straightand evenly is to hold the “shift” key on the keyboard.

Click on your “Edit” menu and select “FreeTransform.

” We’re gonna drag the bottom middle button.

Let’s click and hold this,and let’s drag it to the top of the screen.

And this is gonna create our gallery wrappedeffect for the top portion of the print.

We’re gonna release our left mouse and we’re gonnahit “enter” or “return” on our keyboard.

Now we have our duplicated section.

Let’snow do the same thing for the bottom portion of the print.

Let’s start in the bottomleft corner and we’re gonna click and drag to the right side.

Once we have it where we need, we’re gonnarelease the left mouse and we’re gonna go into our “Edit” menu and select “FreeTransform” again.

Go ahead and click and hold, and we’re gonna drag to the bottomof the screen.

When you have it where you need to, release the left mouse and select“enter” on your keyboard.

Now that we have the top and bottoms, we needto do the sides.

But before we do the sides, let’s flatten this image.

In your layerspalette, select the menu options and go down to “flatten image.

” The reason why weneed to do this, is when we originally create a duplicate layer, the layer behind it stillshows the white.

So when flattening the image, now this is our one image to edit from.

Sowe’re gonna go back to step one in the layers palette, and we’re gonna go to our menuoptions and we’re gonna select “duplicate layer.

” Hit “okay,” now we have ourduplicate layer in which to add the sides onto.

Once we have our selection, let’s move itover.

Now that we have that, we’re gonna continue the same process.

“Edit” menu,“Free Transform.

” Select the right middle box and drag it over to the left.

Hit “return”on the keyboard.

Now we have our left side.

Let’s do the same for our right side.

Now that we have our area, let’s drag itover while holding the “shift” key again.

And for the last time, we’re going to “Edit”and “Free Transform.

” Hit “return” on the keyboard and we have our gallery wrappedimage.

Let’s go back to our layers palette and let’s select from the menu options “flattenimage.

” And that concludes the video on gallery wrappingfor images.

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