Torn Paper Effect in Photoshop | Photoshop Effect | Photoshop tutorial

In this tutorial , you will learn how to give this awesome Torn Paper effect to your Photos in Photoshop and make your Photos look amazing. Creating such effect might look a bit difficult but it is not so just follow the steps mentioned below and learn how to create it for yourself . So let's get started!





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Steps on how to give this Paper torn effect to your Photos in Photoshop :-


  • So the first step is to Replace the background of the model with Plain white background , so for that select model in the image using Quick selection tool


Select Quick selection tool

Selecting Model using Quick Selection tool
  • Press ALT(After pressing ALT the + sign will change to -) and left click on your mouse and hover over area to remove a selection


Removing some selected areas

After complete selection
  • Then click on Refine to get the selection of Hair and edges properly


Click on Refine edge
  • Then using it left click on your mouse and hover over the Hair and edges of the model which will give you selection of the Hair properly without background in it and after the proper selection click on OK


Rough selection (Before hovering over edges)

Proper selection (After hovering over edges)
  • Now after the selection press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of the selection into new layer


After pressing CTRL + J
  • And then make the background layer active by clicking on it


  • After that go to Create new fill or Adjustment layer icon and select solid color over there


Create new fill or Adjustment layer icon

Select Solid color over there
  • Now in the pop up set the color as White and then click OK


Set color as White and then click OK
  • Then keeping the solid color layer active press CTRL and click on Model layer which will give you selection of both the layers at the same time


Press CTRL and click on Model layer to get the selection of both layers
  • After that right click on the layer and select Merge layers over there


Right click and select merge layers over there
  • So this will merge both the layers into single layer and will give you image with white background


Model with White background
  • Now open the Torn paper image in a new document


Open torn paper image in new document
  • Then go back to model image document and then using move tool move the image over to the torn image document


Go back to Model image document and then select Move tool

Using move tool drag model image and place it to torn paper document
  • Now press CTRL + T and then go to View and then select Fit on screen over there


Press CTRL + T and then go to View and then select Fit on Screen over there

After clicking on Fit on Screen
  • Now reduce the opacity of the layer a bit to Place the model image properly on Torn paper image


Reducing Opacity

After reducing opacity
  • And now scale down the image by dragging from one corner and press SHIFT while scaling to scale evenly , also place it properly using move tool so that only eyes are visible in the torn part and then click on tick icon


After scaling down and moving

Tick icon
  • Now increase the opacity back to 100%


Increase opacity to 100%
  • Then make the torn paper layer active by clicking on it and then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of it


Make torn paper layer active and then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of it
  • Now drag the duplicate torn paper layer to the top


Drag torn paper layer on top

After placing torn duplicate layer on top
  • Now make model layer active by clicking on it and then press CTRL + J to create a duplicate of it too


Make model layer active and then press CTRL + J
  • Now drag the model layer to the top


Drag duplicate model layer to top
  • Now press CTRL and click on icon of the Torn paper layer which will give you selection of that layer


Press CTRL and click on Icon of torn paper layer
  • And then click on Add layer mask icon which will mask the model layer with the current selection i.e Torn paper's layer selection


Add layer mask icon

After clicking on Add layer mask icon

After clicking on Add layer mask icon
  • Now click on Create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Black & White over there


Click on create new fill or adjustment layer icon and select Black & White over there
  • Then in the pop up click on Create Clipping mask icon so that it only affect one layer below it and not the rest of the layer


Click on Create clipping mask icon in the pop up

After clicking on Create clipping mask icon
  • Now make the duplicate torn paper layer active by clicking on it


Make duplicate torn paper layer active
  • Then click on Add layer style icon and select Blending options over there


Click on Add layer style icon and select Blending options over there
  • After that click on Drop shadow and then set the following , Opacity : 75% , Angle : 130 deg , Distance : 5px , Spread : 0% , Size : 5px and click OK


Click on Drop shadow and then set the following and then click OK
  • Now make the masked model layer active by clicking on it


Make masked model layer active
  • And then change it's blend mode to Multiply


Change it's blend mode to Multiply

So this will you your Torn paper effect in Photoshop

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