Learn how to create a simple collage effect using shape layers, Smart Objects, and layer styles in Photoshop.
- Here I'm going to show you how to create this…simple collaging effect using Shape Layers.…Here's where we begin.…Now since I want to divide the image into nine pieces,…I'm going to begin with a Guide Layout…of 3 Columns by 3 Rows, no Margins.…And then using my rectangle shape tool,…I will draw myself a shape in one of those grid fields.…Before I do anything to this shape…so that I have flexibility in editing it,…I'm going to convert it to a Smart Object.…
Now I need to duplicate it.…I'll hold down the Option key and the Shift key,…drag away from it once and then twice…then I'll select all three of those…and drag down and then repeat that.…So we now have nine shapes,…which are currently completely covering our image.…The next step is to transform each of these individually.…So I'll select the layer Command T…and I will rotate it and position it…so that it's going to overlap with the others…and I'll repeat that for all nine of them.…
Command T, rotate, re-position, press Return or Enter…to commit to that transformation.…
- Creating basic shapes and lines
- Converting shapes to paths (and vice versa)
- Inverting paths and shapes
- Transforming shapes
- Designing with shape layers
- Creating web buttons, guides, and collages with shape layers
- Working with type and shape layers
- Creating custom shapes with Adobe Capture and Illustrator
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating Basic Shapes
2. Editing Shapes
3. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 1
4. Designing with Shape Layers: Part 2
5. Working with Custom Shapes
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