Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an "out of bounds" effect, part of Affinity Photo Essential Training.
- So here's our guitarist placed into our document. Let's shrink him down and rotate him, so he appears to be coming out of the screen. We can grab a corner handle to shrink down towards the opposite handle, and of course that takes him off the bottom of the screen. So we can pick him up and rotate him around. Remember, the Rotate tool is this little handle that sticks out of the top. We'll bring him around like this, shrink him a little bit more, and let's get him into the position we want.
And I think somewhere like that is going to look quite good. In fact, let's make him a little bit bigger and rotate a touch more. But how do we make him appear to be coming out of the screen? Let's add a layer mask to this layer. We can go to Layer and New Mask Layer. There is the layer mask, and while we're here, let's give this layer a name. We'll double click the word Background and type in rockstar.
Now let's go on to the computer layer. We can take the magic wand tool and click in the white on the computer layer. And as we click and drag, you can see now all that white has been selected. We're going to want to change the color of this. So, let's make a new layer. We can go to Layer and Duplicate, or we could use the shortcut command + J. And because we have a selection active, this makes a new layer from just that selection.
We still have the selection made. Let's go on to our rockstar, making sure we're clicking on the mask rather than on the pixel layer. Let's zoom in on this area. And when we zoom, we can also hold (mumbles) the space bar to pan around the image. Now we've currently got the screen selected. We want to select everything except it. So let's go up to our Select menu, and choose Invert Pixel Selection.
Now we'll switch to a brush tool. And we'll go to our color panel to make sure our foreground color is black. Let's go back to the Layers panel. Where we paint in black on the mask, we hide the layer. I want the legs hidden, but I want to keep the guitar bursting out of the screen. So let's erase the bottom of these legs.
But when I get to the guitar, I'm going to go up the edge of the guitar like this. And as you can see, when I hit the screen, it then stops erasing because we're working within that selected area. We can deselect either by choosing it from the menu or choosing the shortcut command + D. And there now is our guitarist neatly bursting out of the screen.
- Using Affinity Photo's raw controls
- Applying lens correction
- Removing chromatic aberration and fringing
- Reducing noise and sharpening photos
- Making and modifying selections in Affinity Photo
- Creating layer masks
- Making global adjustments
- Adjusting shadows and highlights
- Enhancing color
- Converting to black and white
- Applying standard and live filters
- Creating photomontages in Affinity Photo
- Working with image stacks
- Distorting images
- Exporting photos from Affinity Photo
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using the Raw Controls
2. Using Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Tools
4. Using Adjustments
5. Working with Filters
6. Creating Photomontages
7. Distortion and Special Effects
Distorting with Mesh Warp2m 18s
8. Text and Graphics
9. Exporting Images
Using the Export Persona2m 37s
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