hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
I'm going to show you how to make any
object person or thing pop out of its
photo giving it a kind of
three-dimensional effect this is an
update of a tutorial I did quite a while
ago on an earlier version of Photoshop
before we begin for a limited time you
can get the most current version of
Photoshop and Lightroom and 20 gigabytes
of cloud storage all together for only
799 per month click the link in my
video's description to get the discount
open an image you'd like to use for this
project I downloaded this one from
shutterstock the first step is to
convert it into a smart object so we can
modify it non-destructively to do this
click the icon at the top right corner
of the layers panel and click convert to
next we'll crop and size our image
open your crop tool
the top there are fields for the width
height and resolution clear the amount
in the width field leave it empty in the
high field type in a thousand px4 pixels
and for the resolution type in a hundred
fifty go to a corner and drag in the
crops bounding box to reposition it just
drag your image and make sure you leave
room below your subject then click the
checkmark at the top or press Enter or
return to fit it back onto your canvas
press ctrl or command 0 next we'll
separate our subject from the background
by making a selection around the subject
there are many ways to do this but for
this example I'll use the quick
selection tool if you're using this tool
as well make its radius between five to
drag the tool inside your image to make
a selection of it even though I'm
dragging the tool over the entire
subject the bottom two-thirds of your
subject isn't really necessary to make a
selection of since just the top third
will be popping out of the background to
remove areas of the selection press and
hold alt or option as you drag over
click the refine edge button or go to
select and refine edge
I did an in-depth tutorial on refine
edge so if you'd like to watch it I
provided its link in my video's
description drag the radius slider to
the right a bit
check decontaminate colors and drag the
amount approximately this much output it
as a new layer with layer mask and click
don't be concerned at the bottom
two-thirds of your subject is roughly
cut out hide the top layer
and make the bottom layer visible and
active click the new layer icon to make
a new layer let's name it frame we want
to make a new layer below the bottom
layer to do this make the bottom layer
and ctrl-click or command click on the
new layer icon to make a new layer below
the active layer
I'll name it BK g for background hide
the middle two layers let's fill the
background with a dark radiant
open the gradient tool and make sure the
linear gradient icon is active click the
gradient bar to open the gradient editor
click this black and white box click the
lower right stop and the color box
in the brightness field type in 50 then
press Enter or return twice to close
both windows go to the top of your
document and press and hold shift as you
drag the gradient to the bottom then
release holding shift kept the tool
vertical as we drag it down make the two
middle layers visible and make the frame
open your rectangular marquee tool
and drag a rectangle below the top of
your subject and a bit below the bottom
of your subject
go to edit and stroke
make the width 20 pixels and the
location inside click the color box
and pick white then click OK on both
windows to close them
immediately the selection took on an
inside white stroke 20 pixels wide to
deselect it press ctrl or command D next
we'll change the perspective of the
white frame open your transform tool by
pressing ctrl or command T
go to a bottom corner and press and hold
ctrl alt shift on Windows or command
option shift on a Mac as you drag out
approximately this much continue to
press and hold those hotkeys as you go
to the top corner and drag it in then
release go to the top middle anchor
and when you see a vertical double-arrow
drag it down until you like the amount
your subject is showing above the frame
then press Enter or return to reposition
the frame press V to open your move tool
and just drag it
ctrl-click or command click on the
thumbnail of the frame to make a
selection of the frame shape change it
to a quick mask by pressing Q on your
as soon as we did this our foreground
and background colors inverted now white
is our foreground color
open your paint bucket tool
top make sure contiguous is checked
click inside the frame to remove the
quick mask inside that area then click
it again to ensure that we removed all
of it if we didn't click contiguous the
entire quick mask would have been
deleted including the outside of the
frame as well press Q to revert it back
into a selection
make layer 0 active
and click the layer mask icon to make a
layer mask of the selection
make the top layer visible
double click layer 0 to open its layer
style window click drop shadow the blend
mode is multiply the color is black and
the opacity is thirty-five percent make
the angle 90 degrees the distance 6
size 9 pixels then click OK
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
I'm going to show you how make any object,
person or thing pop out of its photo giving
it a kind of 3-dimensional effect.
This is an update of a tutorial I did quite awhile ago on an earlier version of Photoshop.
Before we begin, for a limited time, you can get the most current versions of Photoshop and Lightroom
and 20 GB of cloud storage altogether for only $7.99 per month.
Click the link in my video's description to get the discount.
Open an image you'd like to use for this project. I downloaded this one from Shutterstock. The first step
is to convert it into a Smart Object, so
we can modify it non-destructively. To do this,
click the icon at the top, right corner
of the Layers panel and click, "Convert to Smart Object".
Next, we'll crop and size our
image. Open your Crop Tool. At the top, there
are fields for the Width, Height and Resolution.
Clear the amount in the Width field. Leave
it empty. In the Height field, type in 1000
"px" for pixels and for the Resolution, type
in 150. Go to a corner and drag in the Crop's
Bounding Box. To reposition it, just drag
your image and make sure you leave room below
your subject. Then, click the check-mark at
the top or press Enter or Return. To fit it
back onto your canvas, press Ctrl or Cmd + 0.
Next, we'll separate our subject from the
background by making a selection around the
subject. There are many ways to do this, but
for this example, I'll use the Quick Selection
Tool. If your using this tool, as well, make
its Radius between 5 to 10 pixels.
Drag the tool inside your image to make a selection
of it. Even though I'm dragging the tool over
the entire subject, the bottom two thirds
of your subject isn't really necessary to
make a selection of, since just the top third
will be popping out of the background. To
remove areas of the selection, press and hold
Alt or Option as you drag over those areas.
Click the "Refine Edge" button or go to Select
and "Refine Edge". I did an in-depth tutorial
on Refine Edge, so if you'd like to watch
it, I provided its link in my video's description.
Drag the Radius slider to the right a bit.
Check "Decontaminate Colors" and drag the
amount approximately this much. Output it
as a "New Layer with Layer Mask" and click
OK. Don't be concerned if the bottom two thirds
of your subject is roughly cut out. Hide the
top layer and make the bottom layer visible
and active. Click the New Layer icon to make
a new layer. Let's name it "Frame". We want
to make a new layer below the bottom layer.
To do this, make the bottom layer active and
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the New Layer icon
to make a new layer below the active layer.
I'll name it "Bkg" for "Background". Hide
the middle two layers. Let's fill the background
with a dark gradient. Open your Gradient Tool
and make sure the Linear Gradient icon is
active. Click the gradient bar to open the
Gradient Editor. Click this black and white
box. Click the lower, right Stop and the color box.
In the Brightness field, type in 50.
Then, press Enter or Return twice to close
both windows. Go to the top of your document
and press and hold Shift as you drag the Gradient
to the bottom. Then, release. Holding Shift
kept the tool vertical as we dragged it down.
Make the two middle layers visible and make
the "Frame" layer active. Open your Rectangular
Marquee Tool and drag a rectangle below the
top of your subject and a bit below the bottom
of your subject. Go to Edit and "Stroke".
Make the Width: 20 pixels and the Location: Inside.
Click the color box and pick white.
Then, click OK on both windows to close them.
Immediately, the selection took on an inside
white stroke 20 pixels wide. To deselect it,
press Ctrl or Cmd + D. Next, we'll change
the perspective of the white frame. Open your
Transform Tool by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T.
Go to a bottom corner and press and hold Ctrl
+ Alt + Shift on Windows or Cmd + Option +
Shift on a Mac as you drag out approximately
this much. Continue to press and hold those
hot keys as you go to a top corner and drag
it in. Then, release. Go to the top middle
anchor point and when you see a vertical,
double-arrow, drag it down until you like
the amount your subject is showing above the
frame. Then, press Enter or Return.
To reposition the frame, press "v" to open your Move Tool and just drag it.
Ctrl-click or Cmd-click
on the thumbnail of the frame to make a selection
of the frame's shape. Change it to a quick
mask by pressing "Q" on your keyboard.
As soon as we did this, our foreground and background
colors inverted. Now, white is our foreground color.
Open your Paint Bucket Tool. At the
top, make sure "Contiguous" is checked. Click
inside the frame to remove the quick mask
inside that area. Click it again to ensure
that we removed all of it. If we didn't click
"Contiguous", the entire quick
mask would have been deleted including the
outside of the frame, as well. Press "Q" to
revert it back into a selection. Make "Layer
0" active and click the Layer Mask icon to
make a layer mask of the selection.
Make the top layer visible.
Double-click "Layer 0" to open its Layer Style window.
Click "Drop Shadow". The Blend Mode is Multiply,
the Color is Black and the Opacity is 35%.
Make the Angle 90 degrees, the Distance: 6 pixels
and the Size: 9 pixels. Then, click OK.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching!