10 Great Photoshop paper effects tutorials – peel, bends, creases, folds, polaroid, shadows and more!3 Comments
This is a great tutorial that shows you how to use the warp tool to create a pretty believable sticker effect. This effect is great for web icons.
2. Create a Realistic Page Curl in Photoshop
This one also uses the warp tool. A great technique for creating 3d page curls.
3. Creating Old Polaroids in Photoshop
It’s hard to find a really good polaroid tutorial but this one works pretty well. It actually supplies you with an old polaroid and shows you how to crop and impose your picture on it.
4. DIY Advanced Paper Shadow in Photoshop
This one is one of my favorites. This technique is very popular on the web right now and I find myself using it very often. I would even recommend lessening the shadow just a tad and creating just a hint of that raised, 3d effect.
5. A Scrap Of Notebook Paper
I really like this tutorial because it shows you how to build the piece of scrap notebook paper completely from scratch and it looks pretty realistic.
6. Creating Paper Folds and Creases
This one is pretty simple but ends up looking fairly realistic.
7. How to make an awesome grungy paper texture from scratch
This tutorial teaches you how to create a cool grungy paper effect. I recommend going through the tutorial with the paper texture he provides and then trying it with your own once you get the hang of it.
8. Create a realistic grunge peeling sticker
This tutorial is a bit different from the sticker tutorial at the beginning of this post. This one is grungy and uses more of a crease instead of a bend. Great effect for both web and print.
9. Folding Corners
Another really good page curl tutorial that uses more of a crease.
10. Glossy Photos
Create a stack of glossy photos.