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Unread 09-02-2010, 07:09 AM   #28
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Here's how I do the break out technique.
  • Bring photo into photoshop
  • Drag in and size a frame (can also do a stroked selection)
  • Click photo layer and use lasso tool to do a rough selection the part of the image that will be the break out. Be sure to include the image inside the frame.
  • Copy selection to a new layer and name it Break Out
  • Hide the photo layer
  • Remove background from the break out layer (selection tools, eraser, masking - whatever you are comfortable with)
  • Move breakout layer above frame layer
  • Unhide photo
  • Click on the frame layer
  • Use magic wand selector and click outside the frame
  • Expand selection (Select/Modify/Expand) if needed so that it is at the edge is right at or just inside the outer edge of the frame.
  • Click the photo layer and press delete
  • Create a new layer under the break out layer and name it Shadow
  • Use a soft brush to paint in a shadow behind the breakout.

If you need visuals, I have it on my blog with the images.

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Last edited by Draygonflies; 09-02-2010 at 07:51 AM..
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