With this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a curled effect to an image in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter added on CS2 and newer Photoshop editions
Let’s open a photo to start with for applying the effect to. For this tutorial, I’ve selected a stock photo
To start, we need to rename the background layer. I have renamed mine to “Curled Page”
Now we need to use the Marquee tool (Keyboard Shortcut – M) and select a small area
Next we need to add a gradient to our selection. Start at the inside corner and drag to the outside corner of the image
Now deselect (Select->Deselect) or (Ctr+D)
Next go to Edit->Transform->Warp.
Drag the bottom right point towards the center. Press enter when you are happy with your results.
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