Magic Book

 
Magic Book - Part 1
In this lesson we'll learn to create lights illusions, imitate stained-glass window, insert organically an object into a certain space and create the effect of having tear borders.

Before:

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    After:

 yellow portrait photo effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

First open in a new window the picture of an old book: File - Open (ctrl+o).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

To be possible to work with this picture, it's necessary to copy the layer it is situated on: Layer - Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Then choose Polygonal Lasso Tool to mark it out along its contours.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Cut it out: Edit - Cut (ctrl+x) and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste (ctrl+v). The previous layer must be erased. Increase now the size of the image, using Crop Tool and correct a little the book's perspective with Edit - Transform - Distort.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Now you have to change its brightness and contrast making use of the next command: Image - Adjustments - Levels (ctrl+l).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Distort it a little also (Distort option).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Choose now the floor's texture.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Open it on a new window (ctrl+o), mark it out with Rectangular Marquee Tool and copy it: Edit - Copy (ctrl+c). Get back to the processed picture and insert it on a new layer: Edit - Paste (ctrl+v).. Stretch out this layer in a way to be situated lower than the book's layer and distort the floor in such a way to be situated under the same angle as the book is. Apply next selection for this: Edit - Transform - Perspective.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Choose now the wall's texture.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Insert it on a layer under the floor's layer and correct its size making use of the next combination: Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Choose now any picture
  
that has a frame.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Insert the picture above the glass, correct its size (ctrl+t) and apply Polygonal Lasso Tool to mark it out. Erase the central part of it (ctrl+x).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create now a new layer above the floor's layer and group out both layers (just not to get outside the borders) with next selection: Layer - Create Clipping Mask (ctrl+g). Applying the Gradient Tool, dark out a little the floor on the first plane.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Overlay and merge down both layers with Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change now the floor's color. It's necessary to use for this the command Image - Adjustments - Selective Color.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

The frame's color also must be changed (Image - Adjustments - Curves (ctrl+m)).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

The window must be corrected too. Apply Curves (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using a brush now - Brush Tool (download them here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/24280702/
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) and different colors, the command Free Transform, Flip Horizontal and Distort, we must picture out from the ornament that we have already an original flower that will come out from the book.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine the layers composing the flower (ctrl+e) and change its color, if it is necessary: Image - Adjustments - Hue/Saturation (ctrl+u).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy this layer after that: Layer - Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Place it above the book and turn it a little (ctrl+t). Group it with the book (ctrl+g). Erase now those parts of the flower which are situated outside the border of the upper page.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer's type on Color Burn. Copy out the flower's layer again and make it look white: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Move this layer under the book's layer and make use of Free Transform selection and Distort option to stretch it out. Change the layer's type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

   


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