DPhotoNews.com - dSLR cameras and digital lens DPhotoNews.com - surveilance camera and underwater photography DPhotoNews.com - Sony camera and Sony dSLR camera
DPhotoNews.com - Tripod and monopod photo gear Byu camera or pocket camera with DPhotoNews.com DPhotoNews.com - Nikkor for Digital photography
Camera review
Lens review
Photo gear
Mass storage
Photoshop tutorials
Photo tips
Photo links
RSS Feed
Bookmark us

Start to earn $$$ selling your photos. Just click on this banner and register today

Tutorials home | Index page

surveilance cameras
surveilance cameras
dslr camera
underwater camera
Make film role using Diplacement Map

Step 1
Create new image, size 800px by 300px.
Make new layer and call it "film". Pick marquee tool, select STYLE - FIXED SIZE and enter value of 800px for width and 150px for height. Now click on "film" layer. This will make a selection. Pick Bucket tool, select color (I used #a54702) and fill in the selection. Click "film" layer, hold SHIFT and click on Background layer. Align these two layers by choosing Align vertical centers.
Step 2
Now we have to make holes on the edges of film.
Make new layer called "holes". Go to the shapes tool and select Rounded rectangle tool.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
For the radius value type in 2 px, mode Normal. For the color use black. Draw rectangle on the "holes" layer. Now comes tricky part.
Press CTRL on the keyboard and click on "holes" layer. This will select this layer. Now go to the EDIT - DEFINE BRUSH PRESET. Name this brush as you like (I've named it dphotonews brush).
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
Click OK. Now we have our own brush. You can now deselect CTRL + D and delete "holes" layer.
Step 3
Now make new layer and name it "film holes". Click on brush tool (B) and then select brush that we made (as I said I've named it dphotonews brush). Go to the properties menu for the brush
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
click on the Brush Tip Shape and in the Spacing dialog enter value of 180% and diameter of 12px.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials

Now select Pen Tool (P)
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
and on the "film holes" layer draw straight line near the upper edge (you'll make this by holding down SHIFT after clicking the first point). Select Foreground color to be white. Go to the Path palette and select STROKE PATH.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
Select brush, deselect Simulate pressure and click OK.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
Now hit DEL on the keyboard twice. This will delete path.
Step 4
Go to the Layers palette and copy "film holes" layer. You'll do this by pressing CTRL + J on the keyboard. Now move the copy of the layer on the other edge of film. Now we have film role.
Now we have to add some pictures on the film. But first let’s make guides so that we have easier task on adding this pictures later.
Go to the VIEW - NEW GUIDE and select Horizontal and enter value of 100px. Repeat this step once more but enter value of 195px. Now we have two guides.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
Go to the FILE - OPEN and open a couple of pictures. Scale down the size of the image (you can go to the IMAGE - IMAGE SIZE or just press CTRL + ALT + I). I used height of 95 px. Select Move tool (V) and drag this pictures on our project. Use these guides to position them as you see fit.
Click "film holes" layer, hold CTRL and click again on that layer. This will select holes. Now click on "film" layer and press DEL on the keyboard. Deselect and delete "film holes" layer. Do the same procedure with "film holes copy". Also delete it.
Now select top layer, hold down SHIFT and click on "film" layer. Merge these layers by pressing CTRL + E. Make that new layer "film". Now clear guides (VIEW - CLEAR GUIDES).
Step 5
Now we have to make waving effect. First make new document by pressing CTRL + N or go to the FILE - NEW. Dimensions of new image are the same as our working project, so make them 800px by 300px.
Make new layer and pick Gradient tool. Click to edit gradient,
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
select Black,White and add some points as I did.

Click OK. Now make gradient on previously made layer. We have to blur it now so go to the Blur menu and select Gaussian Blur. Enter value of 40 for blur. Save this document as PSD file somewhere you can find it later. Name it "displace". Close this document.
Now we are back to our original project. Click on the "film" layer, go to the FILTER - DISTORT - DISPLACE and select values as I did.
Digital Photo News - Photoshop tutorials
Click OK. You'll be asked to choose Displace Map. Find and select our displace.psd file. Click Open.
Now we'll scale down the size of this layer by pressing CTRL + T.
For the end, you can add some layer effect like Drop shadow or you can experiment with something else. And here is our final picture

See you!

author of this tutorial is Vladimir Markovic

Hotest tutorials on Digital Photo News
Thicker eyelashes Thicker eyelashes
How to make eyelashesh look like those from fashion catalogue
Change brunette to blond Change brunette to blond
How to change brunette into a blond
Rotten teeth Rotten teeth
Make rotten teeth from perfect one's
Half wireframe photo Half wireframe photo
How to make your photo half wireframe in just a few steps
Celebrity wallpaper Celebrity wallpaper
How to easily make effective celebrity wallpaper
Advertise on Digital Photo News
Hotest tutorials on Digital Photo News
Correction of a lightning photo Correction of a lightning photo
How to correct badly exposed lightning photo to one that is perfectly exposed
Some FAQ's

May I publish your tutorial(s) on my website?

NO - DEFINITELY MAY NOT! I don't mind, of course, any form of back link to Digital Photo News tutorials section, but taking any one of the tutorials whole and supplanting it on your website is theft. If you really like the tutorials and want to advertise them, why not just hyperlink directly to their URL?

Is it possible to submit some of my own tutorials?

Yes! I love to add new and original tutorials to ever-growing database! If you would like to submit a tutorial, fill in the contact form with as much detail as you can manage and we'll get back to you with details. There's no need to stick to a specific format when submitting, as we will do all the boring work for you if needed... and fully credit you as the author on your tutorial pages if your submission is accepted.

Can I request a tutorial?

Of course you can! I make no guarantees i'll be able to get around to your specific tutorial in any given timeframe, but I listen to audience, and if there is demand out there for a guide to a specific technique/effect, I'll be only too glad to offer my assistance. Just ask via the contact form.

Recent news:
KoffeePhoto adds online photo backup service
Pentax DA 17-70mm f/4 AL [IF] SDM lens
Nikon introduces upgraded Capture NX 2 photo editing software
Silicon-Power Releases Its Touch 210/ 212 Series with 16GB capacity
SanDisk Launches Solid-State Drives Aimed at Ultra Low-Cost PCs
Win a free trip to Photokina with Think Tank Photo
RAID in the Size of a Single 2.5" Hard Drive - Sans Digital Compact Flash Enclosures
Silicon-Power Touch 610 flash disk
Nikon's Small World Contest leads the way
Silicon-Power launches the elegant new Ultima 150
All trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
Copyright 2006 Digital Photo News. All rights reserved.
About us
Contact us
Submit story
About this site
Cameras directory
Top story
Nikon Speedlight SB-400
Nikon's new dSLR - D40
Nikon's new dSLR - D80
Nikkor 70-200 reviews
Pentax K10D dSLR
Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-1
Portrait Pro review
New articles
Stock photo that sells
Underwater cameras
Underwater photography
Popular cameras
Our friends
Dizajn Zona
Rentalio Vacation Rentals