How to Add Effects in Photoshop?

Today we are going to tell how to add effects to different types of photos. They look very unusual and fantastic. You can use an image with a straight horizon line for the fold effect.

We will not only tell you how to create the fold effect but also look at tools and techniques for eliminating moments that may occur with a different photo. If you want to change Photoshop gradient transparency read Skylum’s blog. There are many more interesting articles there.

How to add a fold effect

Open in Photoshop (Ctrl+O) the image “Photo” from the folder with the sources. Then do the following steps:

  • Now we need to select the corner and rotate it. Activate the Rectangle Lasso tool. Click in the upper right corner, hold Shift and move the mouse according to the picture on the screenshot. In the end, we click on the starting point to get a selection. As a result, we should have a triangular selection. 
  • With the selection active, press Ctrl+J to copy the selection to a new layer. Rename the layer with the corner to “Triangle”. To rename, double-click the layer name in the panel, type a new name, and press Enter. 
  • Go to Edit-Transform-Transform Horizontal to rotate the “Triangle”. Call Free Transform (Edit-Free Transform or Ctrl+T). Hold down Shift and rotate the “Triangle” by twisting the corners of the frame. This is what you should get as a result. 
  • If some excess areas need to be removed, you can use the Brush tool and the layer mask. In the Layers panel, add a mask to the “Triangle”. Activate the Brush tool and choose a soft round brush (to call the brush selection menu, click the PCM on the canvas). If you don’t have a soft round brush set loaded in the program at the moment, click on the “gear” on the right side of the brush selection menu and choose “Basic Brushes”. 
  • In the color panel, set black as the primary shade. To do this, just press the D key on your keyboard to reset the colors to the default – black and white. 
  • On the mask (exactly on the mask, not on the layer itself!), use a soft round brush of black color to erase the impact of the “Triangle” layer. Remember that black on the layer mask hides and white restores the layer’s visibility. To make the layer visible again, switch to the white shade (X key in English layout) and brush over the layer mask in the area you want to make visible again. 
  • If necessary, in the upper panel of the Brush tool settings, decrease the transparency and pressure values. 
  • You can use the Stamp tool to “fill in” the missing areas. In order not to disturb the integrity of the picture and, if necessary, to easily remove the areas formed by cloning, I recommend creating a new empty above all the layers in the bar and working on it with the Stamp tool. To work on the newly created layer, enter the settings as shown in the figure below in the upper settings panel of the Stamp tool. 
  • Hold down the Alt key and click on the area you want to clone, release the Alt key, and click on the area where you want to move the cloned area. 

The folding effect on the photo is ready!

Holographic effect in Photoshop

How to add a fold effect

Open in Photoshop (Ctrl+O) the image “Photo” from the folder with the sources. Then do the following steps:

  • Now we need to select the corner and rotate it. Activate the Rectangle Lasso tool. Click in the upper right corner, hold Shift and move the mouse according to the picture on the screenshot. In the end, we click on the starting point to get a selection. As a result, we should have a triangular selection. 
  • With the selection active, press Ctrl+J to copy the selection to a new layer. Rename the layer with the corner to “Triangle”. To rename, double-click the layer name in the panel, type a new name, and press Enter. 
  • Go to Edit-Transform-Transform Horizontal to rotate the “Triangle”. Call Free Transform (Edit-Free Transform or Ctrl+T). Hold down Shift and rotate the “Triangle” by twisting the corners of the frame. This is what you should get as a result. 
  • If some excess areas need to be removed, you can use the Brush tool and the layer mask. In the Layers panel, add a mask to the “Triangle”. Activate the Brush tool and choose a soft round brush (to call the brush selection menu, click the PCM on the canvas). If you don’t have a soft round brush set loaded in the program at the moment, click on the “gear” on the right side of the brush selection menu and choose “Basic Brushes”. 
  • In the color panel, set black as the primary shade. To do this, just press the D key on your keyboard to reset the colors to the default – black and white. 
  • On the mask (exactly on the mask, not on the layer itself!), use a soft round brush of black color to erase the impact of the “Triangle” layer. Remember that black on the layer mask hides and white restores the layer’s visibility. To make the layer visible again, switch to the white shade (X key in English layout) and brush over the layer mask in the area you want to make visible again. 
  • If necessary, in the upper panel of the Brush tool settings, decrease the transparency and pressure values. 
  • You can use the Stamp tool to “fill in” the missing areas. In order not to disturb the integrity of the picture and, if necessary, to easily remove the areas formed by cloning, I recommend creating a new empty above all the layers in the bar and working on it with the Stamp tool. To work on the newly created layer, enter the settings as shown in the figure below in the upper settings panel of the Stamp tool. 
  • Hold down the Alt key and click on the area you want to clone, release the Alt key, and click on the area where you want to move the cloned area. 

The folding effect on the photo is ready!