hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to create a
cool-looking interlocking basket weave
effect of your photos this effect works
especially well on closely cropped
portraits open a photo you'd like to use
open your crop tool and type in 870
pixels for the width and the height type
in a hundred fifty pixels per inch for
the resolution and check delete cropped
pixels this will delete everything
around the cropped area go to a corner
and when you see a diagonal double-arrow
hold down shift and alt on windows or
shift + option on a Mac as you drag it
in until most of the head is inside the
box to reposition it click inside and
drag it so it's centered then press
Enter or return it immediately crops to
the width height and resolution that you
typed in to see your image at a hundred
percent press ctrl or command + 1 if
your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively
press D on your keyboard make two copies
of it by pressing ctrl or command J
twice click the thumbnail of the bottom
layer to make it active and press alt or
option + delete to fill it with black
make the top layer active and go to edit
preferences and guides grids and slices
in the grid section click the color box
and pick a bright color for the grid
then click OK or press Enter or return
make the grid line every 217 pixels and
divide it into six subdivisions then
click OK or press Enter or return go to
view and make sure Snap is checked if it
isn't just click on it
to see the grid go to show and click
grid open your rectangular marquee tool
go to the top left corner and drag down
a rectangular selection across three
columns of boxes to the bottom it'll
snap to the grid because we have snapped
checked skip one column and hold down
shift as you drag down another
rectangular selection across three
columns continue to skip one column and
drag over three click the layer mask
icon to make a layer mask of the
selection next to the active layer go to
the top left corner and drag to the
right across three rows continue to skip
one row and drag over three make layer
one active and click the layer mask icon
to make a layer mask of the selection we
can hide the grid now press ctrl or
command H to hide it ctrl-click or
command click on the layer mask of the
horizontal rows to make a selection of
it go to the layer mask of the vertical
columns and hold down ctrl shift alt on
windows or command shift option on a Mac
to make a selection that overlaps the
vertical columns with the horizontal
rows go to select and save selection
when you see this window click OK press
Q to make the selection into a quick
mask open your paint bucket tool and
left click inside the second empty box
at the top to fill it in skip a box and
left click on the one after it continue
this pattern on every other row then go
to the first empty box on the second row
and fill it in continue to fill in every
other empty box in every other row so
your final quick mask looks like this
press Q to revert it back into a select
and press ctrl or command J to cut the
shape of the selection from the active
layer click the thumbnail of the top
layer to make it active click the
channels tab to open the channels panel
and ctrl-click or command click on alpha
1 to make a selection of its shape click
back on the layers panel and press Q to
make it into a quick mask this time left
click inside the first empty box at the
top left and fill in every other empty
box on every other row then left click
on the second empty box of the second
row and continue this pattern so your
quick mask looks like this press Q to
make it into a selection and press ctrl
or command J to cut the shape of the
selection from the active layer the
basket-weave effect comes to life once
we add shadows to these shapes we need
to clip the shapes to the layers
directly below each one in order to
restrict their shadows to their
respective layers to do this go to layer
and create clipping mask notice the
active layer moved to the right which
indicates that it's now clipping to the
one layer below it will clip these
shapes as well make it active and this
time we'll use the shortcut ctrl Alt key
on Windows or command option G on a Mac
click the FX icon and choose outer glow
click the color box and pick black then
click OK change the blend mode to
multiply and make the opacity fifty
percent make the size 40 pixels and
click OK to copy the outer glow shadows
to the other shapes go to the FX icon to
the right of the layer and hold down alt
or option as you drag it up to the top
layer next we'll add a texture but first
make a composite snapshot
your image to do this make the top layer
active and press ctrl shift alt e on
windows or command shift option e on a
Mac go to filter and filter gallery open
the texture folder and click texturizer
choose burlap and make the scaling a
hundred percent the relief is one and
the light is from the top then click OK
or press Enter or return this is Marty
from Blue Lightning TV thanks for
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how to create a cool-looking,
interlocking, basket-weave effect of your photos.
This effect works especially well on closely-cropped portraits.
Open a photo you'd like to use. Open your Crop Tool
and type in 870 pixels for the Width
and the Height. Type in a 150 pixels per inch for the Resolution
and check "Delete Cropped Pixels".
This will delete everything around the cropped area.
Go to a corner and when you see a diagonal, double-arrow,
hold down Shift + Alt on Windows
or Shift + Option on a Mac as you drag it in
until most of the head is inside the box. To reposition it,
click inside and drag it so it's centered.
Then, press Enter or Return. It immediately crops to the Width,
Height and Resolution that you typed in. To see your image at 100%,
press Ctrl or Cmd + 1. If your foreground and background colors
aren't black and white respectively, press "d"
on your keyboard. Make two copies of it
by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J, twice.
Click the thumbnail of the bottom layer to make it active
and press Alt or Option + Delete to fill it with black.
Make the top layer active and go to
Edit, Preferences and "Guides, Grids & Slices"
In the Grid section, click the color box
and pick a bright color for the grid. Then,
click OK or press Enter or Return. Make the Grid Line
every 217 pixels and divide it into 6 subdivisions.
Then, click OK or press Enter or Return.
Go to View and make sure "Snap" is checked.
If it isn't, just click on it. To see the grid,
Go to "Show" and click "Grid". Open your Rectangular Marquee Tool,
go to the top, left corner and drag down a rectangular selection
across 3 columns of boxes to the bottom. It'll snap to the grid because
we have "Snap" checked.
Skip 1 column and hold down Shift
as you drag down another rectangular selection across 3 columns.
Continue to skip 1 column and drag over 3.
Click the Layer Mask icon
to make a layer mask of the selection next to the active layer.
Go to the top, left corner and drag to the right
across 3 rows. Continue to skip
1 row and drag over 3.
Make Layer 1 active
and click the layer mask icon to make a layer mask of the selection.
We can hide the grid now. Press Ctrl or
Cmd + H to hide it. Ctrl-click
or Cmd-click on the layer mask of the horizontal rows
to make a selection of it. Go to the layer mask of
the vertical columns and hold down
Ctrl + Shift + Alt on WIndows
or Cmd + Shift + Option on a Mac
to make a selection that overlaps the vertical columns
with the horizontal rows. Go to Select
and "Save Selection". When you see this window,
click OK. Press "Q" to make the selection
into a Quickmask. Open your Paint Bucket Tool
and left-click inside the second empty box at the top
to fill it in. Skip a box and left-click on the one after it.
Continue this pattern on every other row.
Then, go to the first empty box on the second row
and fill it in. Continue to fill in every other empty box
in every other row, so your final Quickmask looks like this.
Press Q to revert it back into a selection
and press Ctrl or Cmd + J to cut the
shape of the selection from the active layer.
Click the thumbnail of the top layer to make it active.
Click the "Channel" tab to open the Channels panel
and Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on "Alpha 1"
to make a selection of its shape. Click back on the Layers panel
and press "Q" to make it into a Quickmask.
This time, left-click inside the first empty box at the top, left
and fill in every other empty box on every other row.
Then, left-click on the second empty box of the second row
and continue this pattern, so your Quick mask looks like this.
Press "Q" to make it into a selection
and press Ctrl or Cmd + J
to cut the shape of the selection from the
The basket weave effect comes to life
once we add shadows to these shapes.
We need to clip the shapes to the
layers directly below each one
in order to restrict their shadows to
their respective layers.
To do this, go to layer and "Create Clipping Mask".
Notice the active layer moved to the right,
which indicates that it's now
clipping to the one layer below it. We'll clip these shapes, as well.
Make it active and this time,
we'lluse the shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + G
on Windows or Cmd + Option + G on a Mac.
Click the "fx" icon and choose: Outer Glow.
Click the color box
and pick Black. Then, click OK.
Change the Blend Mode to Multiply and make the Opacity 50%.
Make the Size: 40 pixels and click OK.
To copy the outer glow shadows to the other shapes,
go to the "fx" icon to the right of the layer and hold down
Alt or Option as you drag it up to the top layer.
Next, we'll add a texture, but first make a
"composite snapshot" of your image.
To do this, make the top layer active
and press Ctrl +Shift + Alt + E on Windows
or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac.
Go to Filter and Filter Gallery.
Open the "Texture" folder and click "Texturizer".
Choose "Burlap" and make the Scaling 100%,
the Relief is 1 and the Light is from the Top.
Then, click OK or press Enter or Return.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!