When presenting a new project the focus is on the attention to detail, a new way to show this is a small but effective photoshop effect called the magnifying effect. Even as a featured image it catches the eye and it’s esthetically pleasing, so i’ve crated this small and easy tutorial that you can use for your next design.
Open the psd file you want to present, leave the background as it is, select all your layers and rasterize them, tis will group all your elements in to one modifiable layer. Duplicate the layer and drag it below the original layer, so your layer order should be background, copied layer, and original layer. Transform the layer with alt+shift pressed and resize it to your convenience, then hit enter.
Select your top layer, crate a new layer and using the eclipse tool draw a shape over the region you want to magnify adding this layer style:
The end result should look like this:
Using the elliptical mark tool, select the inner rim of your shape like so:
Now select your layer copy and press delete.
Keep your selection tool activated, select your original layer, go to Select> Inverse, and hit delete.
And there you have it an easy 3 step tutorial on how to improve your presentation with style. Feel free to download the final psd, share and appreciate.
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Schumi, is a rising star designer and blogger, with three years experience in graphic design. He is a new comer to WebGurus, eager to learn and put in practice the tricks of a pro designer.
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