Making the rip effect

 

After much debate, I decided to use outside sources mixed with my own. However, I needed a method to help the images appear as though they belong on the same page, instead of clumsily put together. I took a few magazines and tried cutting images out, but found that a rip looked far more natural. With that in mind, I started thinking about how best to transfer that thought on to the screen. When an image is ripped, it is never a clean cut. The ends fray, and depending on the material, a lighter texture is revealed underneath. I took the images into Photoshop, and added a lower layer that is an off-white colour. With a speckled and uneven eraser brush, I tried to go around the part of the image I needed, without being completely clean. This revealed the lower layer. I then did the same to the lower level but on a slightly larger scale to give the images an uneven border. I feel this works well to give the desired effect. When these are put together, they all appear as separate entities pasted to a page.

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