Emphasize Photos with the Page-Curl Effect

Curl Your Photos with Photoshop (see all four pages)

Curl your photos; achieve eye-catching results.  In the world of two-dimensional print and web design, it's sometimes hard to imagine how photos will look on a computer screen. But when a photo editor, using Photoshop, gives a 2-D photo a 3-D page-curl effect, the converted image can drastically or subtly add extra flair, making your photo and the page it's on be easily noticed.

On each of these three page-curl pages, Warren presents remarkably realistic curl effects added to one or more corners of images, along with examples of image twists, bends, folds, and shadows. With Photoshop, not only can the classic curl be created in any direction and to any degree, but shadows can be applied to backgrounds beneath the curls to maximize a photo's eye-catching 3-D results.

four pages of curled images  (Their links are at the bottom of each page.)


Click the thumbnail images to enlarge them and read their captions. Click again to reduce them.





A Photo Curl Can Add Dimension


A recent photo of a white marble sculpture of a muscular Roman male torso was overlaid with a parchment texture.

Digital staining was added to the parchment layer to give a bruised, antiquated feel.

The curl — stained and shadowed — helps suggest an aged period photo.

For added dimension, a distressed-text background image was applied beneath the curled photo.




Broken Edges Almost Flattened


Flattening two corners of this stained and grained image reveals another document beneath it. Both flattened corners were given a distressed, aged look to suggest authenticity of these parables documents.

You can read Jesus' parables, found in Matthew chapter 13, by clicking the following Bible references. Click again to delete them.

Parable of:
the Sower (13:1–9; The Parable of the Sower  1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9Whoever has ears, let them hear.” 13:18–23) The Parable of the Sower, Explained  18“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
the Weeds (13:24–30; The Parable of the Weeds 24Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

27“The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

28“‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

29“‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
36–43) The Parable of the Weeds, Explained  36Then he left the crowd and went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field.”

37He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. 38The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

40“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.

the Mustard Seed (13:31–32) The Parable of the Mustard Seed  31He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
the Leaven (or the Yeast) (13:33) The Parable of the Leaven (or the Yeast)  33He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
the Hidden Treasure (13:44) The Parable of the Hidden Treasure  44“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
the Pearl (13:45–46) The Parable of the Pearl  45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
the Dragnet (13:47–50) The Parable of the Dragnet  47“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
and the Householder (13:52) The Parable of the Householder  52He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”





More types of curled photos

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In addition to these three pages of page-curl enhancements,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




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