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Out of Bounds

Biker (Out of Bounds):

Me (Out of Bounds):

Business Poster (Orignal):

Business Poster (Out of Bounds):

Extra Credit (Original):

Extra Credit (Edited Version):

Steps to Success:

  • First off, in the “Layers List” get rid of the padlock on the background layer by clicking and holding the left-mouse button on the lock and dragging it down towards the “trash icon below the layers list:
  • Now click on the “New Layer” icon located right beside the aforementioned “Trash” icon on the left and click and hold the left-mouse button on the new layer and drag it below the other layer in the layers list. Also, hide the layer with the image by clicking the eye icon in the layers list:
  • Then change the color of your foreground and background with any color you want using the color selection located on the bottom left of the program:
  • Simply then grab the ‘graduated filter tool’ located underneath the ‘eraser tool’ on the left and using the left-mouse button, click and hold it on one corner of the canvas and drag it to the opposite corner to create a graduated background.
  • Now click on the “eye” icon in the layers list to make the layer with the image visible:
  • Now using the ‘Rectangular Marquee Tool’ (the tool second from the top on the left of the program), select half of your image that you want to stay “inside the picture”:
  • With the Marquee’s borders still there go to the ‘Select’ tab> Transform Selection, then using the mouse, right-click anywhere inside the marquee’s borders and on the little tab the pops up, choose “Perspective”.
  • Now Drag a top corner handle IN just a bit and a bottom corner handle OUT just a bit and press ‘Enter’ on the keyboard.
  • After, make sure you are working on the correct layer (the one with your object/picture) and click on the ‘layer mask’ button located at the bottom of the ‘Layers List’:
  • Then with that same layer still selected press ‘Ctrl + J’ on the keyboard to duplicate that layer.
  • Now with the right-mouse button right click on the layer mask of the duplicated layer and choose ‘Delete Layer Mask’:
  • Then grab the ‘Quick Selection Tool’ (4th icon from the top of the icon list on the left) and select the area that is outside of the layer mask by clicking and or holding the left-mouse button. Also, if you select an area that you didn’t want to select, simply hold the ‘Alt’ key on the keyboard and continue clicking and or holding the left-mouse button until you have finished unselecting that area.
  • After you have finished that selection, go to the ‘Select’ tab> Modify> Feather and on the window that pops up, where it says pixels simply change it to 1 if it is not already 1, then hit OK.
  • Then simply click the ‘Layer Mask Button again to make the layer mask reappear:
  • After, click on the previously mentioned ‘new layer’ icon located at the bottom of the ‘Layers List’. Then with that new layer selected hold the ‘Ctrl’ key on the keyboard and left-click with the mouse on the layer mask (the rectangular one):
  • Now go to the ‘Edit’ Tab>Stroke and on the window that pops up choose “40 pixels” (may vary depending on your picture) and make the “border color white” on the “inside” of the picture and hit OK:
  • Now deselect that part by pressing ‘Ctrl+ D’ on the keyboard.
  • After that, in the layers list move that border layer, in between the two layers with layer masks to make that line go behind the part of the image that is popping out:
  • Then merge those three layers together by left-clicking on the top layer, then while holding the ‘Shift’ key on the keyboard left-click the bottom image layer (NOT the gradient layer). Once done that, simple press ‘Ctrl+ E’ on the keyboard to merge those layers into one.
  • Now with that layer still selected, go to the ‘Edit’ tab> Transform> Warp and move the bottom corner handles of the picture upwards by clicking and holding the left-mouse button.
  • Finally, simply add a shadow underneath by creating a new layer (use the ‘New Layer’ button located at the bottom of the ‘Layers List’), drag that layer by clicking and holding the left-mouse button on that layer and drag it underneath the image layer:
  • On that layer grab the ‘paint brush’ tool and choose the first brush style (it should already be selected unless you changed it):
  • Finally, while holding the ‘Shift’ key on the keyboard click and hold the left-mouse button and drag it straight across the bottom of the image’s borders and FINALLY, you should get something similar to this:

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