Magic Book

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 

Create now the book’s shadow. It’s necessary for this to copy the book’s layer (ctrl+j), make the copy look black with Image – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast
(this the inverse operation of making the flower look white). Move the
shadow’s layer under the basic book’s layer and blur it out with next
selection: Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Distort a little the shadow (Edit – Transform – Distort). Change now the layer’s type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 69%.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

On a new layer above the book must be painted the lateral parts of the book situated in the shadow. Apply the Gradient tool for this.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make one more copy of the flower’s layer.
Move the copy lower than the basic layer and blur it out (Gaussian Blur).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Insert on the top layer now a kind of picture like the next one:

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase its brightness (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the colors (selective Color) and change also the layer’s type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Insert on the upper part a texture that demonstrates the soil and the sand.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create a mask from this layer: Layer – Add Layer Mask – Hide all. Next step includes selecting a brush (Brush Tool) of white color, setting the brush’s Hardness on 0% and painting the picture’s borders to display the sand on the pictured zone.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Make the texture more intensive: Filter – Sharpen – Sharpen and change the layer’s type on Screen. Minimize the Opacity till 80%.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy
two times the layer containing the frame (ctrl+j). One copy must be
grouped out with the floor’s layer (ctrl+g), and the second one – with
the book’s one. The lowest layer must be distorted with the command Free Transform and Distort. The shadow falling on the book must repeat the same shapes that the book has. It’s possible to do that with Polygonal Lasso Tool and the commands Free Transform and Distort.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur out both layers with the same meaning: Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur. Change the type of these layers on Soft Light.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Decolorize the glass’s layer: Image – Adjustments – Desaturate (shift+ctrl+u). Next choose the Brush Tool on a new layer above the glass’s to paint some of its parts as if it was a mosaic.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Soft Light.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using the Gradient Tool, dark out the picture’s corners (on a new layer, upper than the rest of them).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Saturation.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Merge down all the layers now: Layer – Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e). Then apply the Rectangular Marquee Tool
to mark out the right book’s part. Then copy it (ctrl+c) and insert it
on a new layer (ctrl+v). Blur out the layer horizontally: Filter – Blur – Motion Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Color Burn and combine it with the basic layer (ctrl+e). Choose the Brush Tool on a new layer and draw the burs (it’s not necessary for them to be of the same sizes).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Blur them out with the next filter: Filter – Blur – Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the layer that we’ve got (ctrl+j) and the copy must be blurred along the circles’ trajectory: Filter – Blur – Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Combine both layers and change the layer’s type on Overlay.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Merge this layer with the basic one (ctrl+e).
On a new layer must be inserted the picture of a crumpled sheet of paper.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Using the Magic Wand Tool erase the background it is situated on.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Move
this layer under the picture’s layer, group them (ctrl+g) and correct
the size. Create the new layer lower than the rest of them and paint it
in black, using Paint Bucket Tool.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Copy the layer containing the picture and blur this copy: Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Increase the layer’s brightness with curves (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Multiply. Combine the layers with the picture and the paper (ctrl+e) and add the white color to the layer by using next selection: Layer – Layer Style – Blending Options. Choose the Inner Glow.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Add the flare in the central part of the so-called flower: Filter – Render – Lens Flare.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Create a new layer; group it with the picture (ctrl+g). Select the Brush Tool and paint the corners in black.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Blur the layer with the Radial Blur.

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

Change the layer’s type on Soft Light and combine all the layers now (shift+ctrl+e). Correct the colors, applying Curves (ctrl+m).

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2

That is what we’ve got:

magic book effect in adobe Photoshop cs2 

Finished!

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