Weave effect

We recently sewed a patch using Photoshop. Continue to needlework.
In this lesson we will learn how to “cut” a photo into strips and interlace them. Make it pretty easy.

First, select the appropriate image.

This is what we should have at the end:

So, let’s begin!

Step 1. To begin with, we will select from the available photo that piece that we will “cut” and “intertwine”. For convenience, it is best to select a square area, then it will be easier to divide into strips.

For selection, use the tool Frame (Crop Tool), which can be quickly called by clicking the English. “WITH“.

Holding the key Shift, You can easily select perfectly square square.

Push Enter. The area is ready for further processing.

Step 2. Duplicate our working layer twice. This can be done quickly by pressing the combination Ctrl+J. In order not to get confused, rename copies of the main layer. One let’s call “Vertical stripes”, the other is “horizontal stripes”. You can do this by double clicking on the layer name in the layers palette.

Shag 3. Set the main and background colors. Pressing English. D You set the main – black, and the background – white. This setting is “default” in Photoshop.
Let’s go to our main layer. We need to fill it with black. Push Alt +Backspace. One hand movement – black background is ready!

Step 4. First, we will “cut” horizontally. Go to layer “Horizontal stripes”, and at the layer “Vertical stripes” disable visibility (remove the eyelet icon) so as not to interfere.

Step 5. For the convenience of creating vertical and horizontal stripes, we need a grid. To enable it go to the menu View – Show – Grid (View> Show> Grid).
You can quickly turn the grid on and off using the key combination Ctrl+’.

To adjust the parameters of the grid (change pitch, color, etc.) click Ctrl+K. A dialog box will appear. Installations (Preferences) Photoshop. Choose in the first pop-up installation window “Guides, Grid, and Fragments” (Guides, Grid and Slices).

Here you can change Colour (Color) and style (Style) mesh, the gap between the main lines (“Line every:” – Gridline every :), number of auxiliary lines in the grid (“Internal division into:” – Subdivisions :).

For convenience, in our example, we change only the color of the grid. Click on the color box and select the appropriate color. In this example, it is more convenient to use yellow.

Click OK to exit the settings menu. Now our grid is yellow and clearly visible.

Step 6. Let’s start to select horizontal areas. Select the Rectangle Marquee tool:

Our grid will help us to select even and identical rectangular areas. Before you start the selection, put a tick in the menu Preview – Snap To – Grid Lines. (View – Snap To – Grid) Now definitely more than one selection will not creep beyond the edges of the area you need.

Holding the key Shift, select several rectangular horizontal areas at regular intervals.

Step 7. Add a mask to the layer. Click on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.

The areas that we identified remain visible.

Hide the grid for a while (Ctrl+’). Now you can see our horizontal stripes:

Step 8.Make vertical stripes.
Click on the layer “vertical stripes“In the layers palette. Make the layer visible:

Step 9. Just as we selected horizontal areas, we will select vertical. Do not forget to enable the grid:

Step 10.Add a mask to the layer. Click on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the layers palette.

The areas that we identified remain visible.

Hide the grid for a while (Ctrl+’). Now you can see our vertical bars:

Step 11. Now we have vertical and horizontal stripes, but they look like black squares on the image. We need to create the illusion that the bands come under each other. Turn off the grid so that it does not interfere with us.
Being on a layer of vertical stripes, hold down the key Ctrl, in the layers palette, click directly on the mask of the layer with horizontal stripes:

The selection of our horizontal bars will load:

Then hold Shift + Ctrl + Alt, click on the layer mask with vertical stripes.

This action will do two very important things: first, it will load the selection of vertical stripes, second, only those areas where the vertical and horizontal stripes intersect will remain highlighted:

Step 12. Before we do anything further, we need to save the crossed selection. To do this, select the menu Selection – Save Selection (Select> Save Selection).
In the dialog box that appears, click OK.

Step 13. Cancel the selection of every second region. Holding the key Alt, tool “Rectangular area remove unnecessary selection.

Step 14. Copy the selected areas to a new layer. Push Ctrl+J. A new layer has appeared in the layers panel, on which our highlighted squares are located.

Step15 Place a new layer with squares between the layers with horizontal and vertical stripes. Click the right mouse button on our new layer and select “Create clipping mask(Create Clipping Mask).
If this command is applied to a layer, then the image from this layer will be visible only in the opaque areas of the lower layer.

Step 16. Reload our saved selection. This can be done through the menu. Selection – Load Selection (Select – Load Selection), or by clicking Ctrl + Alt + 4.

Step 17. Cancel the selection of every second region. Holding the key Alt, tool “Rectangular area remove unnecessary selection.
Notice that now we delete the opposite areas first.

Step 18. Copy the selected areas to a new layer. Push Ctrl+J. In the layers panel a new layer has appeared, on which our highlighted squares are located.

Step 19. The new layer is above the layer with vertical stripes. Apply the clipping mask function to the new layer (right-click on the layer and select “Create clipping mask“(Create Clipping Mask), you can also do this by clicking Ctrl + Alt + G).

Step 20. Add a layer style External glow. Being on the top layer with squares, click the icon “Add layer style(Layer Styles) on the layers panel.

Choosing a style External glow (Outer Glow).

In the dialog box that appears, change the mode to Multiplication (Multiply) and set values opacity (Opacity) on 60%, size (Size) on 40 pix ColourOhm glow ask the black.

This is what should happen:

Step 21 Copy the layer style and apply it to the layer with the second squares. Click on the top layer with the right mouse button, select “Copy layer style»(Copy Layer Style). Next, go to the layer with the second squares and, by right-clicking the mouse, select “Paste style layer»(Past Layer Style).

Here’s what we got:

Having a little experimenting with styles of different layers (leaving unchanged the style External glow for layers with squares) I did this:

Good luck and you!

Author: photoshopessentials

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