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Artsy Dimensional Perspective Effect Tutorial

By Tuesday, April 3, 2018 (MDT) One Comment
 Creative Team member, Adryane, shares her process to create an Artsy Dimensional Perspective Effect Tutorial in her Orange and Red layout.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective Effect Tutorial

1. The Foundation

Choose a Solid Background. 

  • Create a New Layout (File> New Layout)
  • Open, select and place a solid paper as your background.

Note. Adryane used a solid paper from Light Textured Neutrals No.2.

2. The Photo

Choose a Photo. 

  • Select a photo with strong vertical and horizontal lines. This style of photo will work best for this technique.

3. Photo Effects

Process Image.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective  Effect Tutorial

4. Rectangle Shape

Create the rectangle shape.

  • Add a New Layer above the photo layer in the Layers panel.
  • Select the Rectangular Marquee (M) tool from the Tools panel.
  • Make a rectangle that is almost as high as the vertical line running along the left side of your image and about an inch wide.
  • Fill this shape with white (Edit>Fill).
  • Deselect (CTRL + D) the Rectangular Marquee tool.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective  Effect Tutorial

5. Perspective

Alter the perspective of the rectangle shape.

  • Use the Transform tool (Edit> Transform> Perspective).
  • Drag the upper right corner of your rectangle down to about 45 degrees (this is called the Vertical Skew).

Note. You want the bottom of your rectangle to remain parallel with the bottom of your image.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective  Effect Tutorial

6. Dimensional Effects

Apply Blending Modes and a Drop Shadow to create dimension and visual interest.

  • Set the Blending Mode of this layer to Darken or Soft Light from the Layers panel.
  • Apply a Drop Shadow Layer Style (Layer> Layer Style> Drop Shadow).
  • Duplicate the shadowed shape layer.
  • Reduce its size and move it to the left of your original shape layer to yield the full effect.

Note. You may need to play a bit with your shapes and shadow settings to get a look that works well with your image.

Adryane’s Drop Shadow Layer Style settings:

  • Blend Mode: Multiply
  • Opacity: 40%
  • Angle: 120
  • Distance: 91 px
  • Spread: 0
  • Size: 100 px.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective  Effect Tutorial

7. Embellish.

Add texture with brushes, transfers, and other elements as preferred.

Artsy Dimensional Perspective  Effect Tutorial

Click on the above image to find the original Artsy Dimensional Perspective Effect Tutorial page and supply list.

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Lindy Krickbaum

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