Page Curl Tutorial

Made by: Nick

Well, today I thought i'd show you how to create a nice looking page curl in the corner of a picture. For this you can use any image, I will use one of the Eiffel Tower as an example:

Eiffel Tower


Start by using the polygonal lasso tool

polygonal lasso tool


and make a selection on any corner of the design something like I have shown below:

make a selection


then hit the delete key, it should remove the selection:

delete selection


Now select the new pixels of the image (all but the part you have deleted).

select pixels


then inverse the selection

inverse selection


You will notice that the deleted area has been selected.

deleted area


Now we have to transform the selection, from the select menu choose the transform selection option

transform selection


then right-click over the selected area and select rotate 180 degree

rotate 180 degrees


this is the result

selection rotated


make a new layer

new layer


and fill the selected area with white color

fill with white


open the blending options window for the new layer by right clicking on it and choosing the blending options.

blending options


From Gradient overlay option make the sure that the angle fits your folded part (here I -75 fits mine)

gradient overlay


then select white foreground and gray background colors for the Gradient overlay

white and grey

Now add a drop shadow with these values below and make sure that the angle of the shadow is right for your folded part (it might be different than mine).

drop shaddow


This is what I had so far:

page curl


You could stop there as it looks pretty good as it is, but I decided to carry on and try a few extra modifications out to try and make it look better.
I started by transforming the shape (Ctrl+T), and then right-click and select warp

transform - warp


here just pull the 90 degree angle a bit to outside to create an even more curled effect.

warp the shape


Final Result


folded corner end result

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