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Interweaving Photo Strips Effect
Today we will create an amazing photo effect in Photoshop. We will create an Interweaving Photo Strips Effect with Photoshop. This Photoshop tutorial will guide you in turning an image into a series of interweaved strips.
Let’s begin with the tutorial by opening an image in Photoshop.
Now follow the step-by-step process to create Interweaving Photo Strips Effect in Photoshop.
Firstly, we will crop the image into a square. Select the Crop Tool from the Tool Panel. With the left-click, drag the cursor and select the area of the image. While making a selection, press and hold the Shift key to constrain the selection to a perfect square.
After making the selection, press Enter (Win)/ Return (Mac) to crop the image. Alternatively, you can select the tick-mark icon in the Options Bar to crop the image.
Now we will make a couple of copies of the Background Layer. Press Ctrl + J twice to duplicate the layer two times. Then double-click on the layer name to rename the layers. (See the below image)
Hide the top layer by clicking on the eye icon. Then select the Diagonal Strips 1 layer and click on the Create a New Layer icon in the Layers Panel. A new layer will get created above the Diagonal Strips 1 layer.
Let Layer 1 (new layer created in the above step) be selected in the Layers Panel. Then select the Rectangular Marquee Tool from the Tool Panel and make a horizontal selection. With the help of the Paint Bucket Tool, fill the selection with color. Then reduce its Opacity to 50%
Now press Ctrl + T to activate Free Transform. Then change the angle of the selection to 45 degrees. Place the selection in the mid of the image.
Select the Move Tool from the Tool Panel and place the cursor on the selection. Then press & hold the Alt key and drag the selection to create a duplicate copy of it.
Similarly, create a few more copies of the selection and place them on the image at a certain distance.
Select the Background Layer in the Layers Panel. Then go to Edit > Fill. In the Fill dialogue box, set the Contents to Black and click OK. This will fill the Background Layer with black color.
Select a layer named Layer 1 and increase its Opacity to 100%.
Now select the Diagonal Strips 1 layer and add a Layer Mask. The Layer Mask icon is at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
Now we will make a selection out of Layer 1. So, press and hold the Ctrl key and left-click on the Layer 1 thumbnail. (Ctrl + Click)
After making the selection, we will inverse the selection by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.
Make sure the Layer Mask thumbnail is selected, and then select the Paint Bucket Tool from the Tool Panel. The Foreground Color should be black. Place the paint bucket cursor on one of the selected strips, and with the left-click fill the whole selection with black color. This is how we have created the layer mask for Diagonal Strips 1.
Hide Layer 1 by clicking on the eye icon.
Select Layer 1 and press Ctrl + J to create a copy of it. Then select the duplicate layer (Layer 1 copy) and drag it to the top layer. It will be placed above Diagonal Strips 2 layer. Also, unhide the Diagonal Strips 2 layer.
Now select the Layer 1 copy and press Ctrl + T. Then change the angle to 90 degrees to transform the direction of the strips.
Next, add a Layer Mask to the Diagonal Strips 2 layer and repeat Step 7.
Unhide the Diagonal Strips 1 layer and the image will look like this-
Make a selection of the first layer mask using Ctrl + Click and then select the second layer mask using Alt + Ctrl + Shift + Click.
After making the selections, go to Select > Save Selection and save your selection.
Now we will deselect alternate selections using the Lasso Tool.
Select the Girl image thumbnail and press Ctrl + J to duplicate the selection. Hide all the remaining layers except the new copied layer, and your image will look like this-
Go to Select > Load Selection. Now deselect the selection which we have kept earlier, and we will keep those selections that we have deleted in the above step. Then create a copy of the selection as created in the above step. Arrange the layers as shown in the below image.
Select Layer 2 (the layer above the Diagonal Strips 2) and press Alt + Ctrl + G to create a Clipping Mask. Then select Layer 3 (the layer above the Diagonal Strips 1) and create a Clipping Mask.
Select Layer 2 in the Layers Panel and go to Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow.
In the Outer Glow dialogue box, set the Blending Mode to Multiply. The Color of the Outer Glow is Black and the Techniques selected are Softer. Then increase the size of the Glow and reduce the Spread to 0.
Apply the same Outer Glow Layer Style to Layer 3 and the result will be this-
So, this is how you can create Interweaving Photo Strings with Photoshop.
This whole process might be time consuming for you but the result which you will get after all the efforts is amazing.
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