For the May New To Me Challenge we are going to create a post-it note and paper clip, then attach it to a photo.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Find an appropriate photo. Remember that we will be attaching the post-it note that will cover some area on the photo.
Here’s the photo that I chose:
2. Create a copy of the photo on a new layer.
3. Increase the size of the canvas.
With the default color setting of black and white, select Image/Canvas Size from the pull down menu.
Use these settings.
4. Add a stroke and drop shadow.
Click on the Layer Style pop-up menu at the bottom of the layers palette and choose Stroke.
I used these settings. Experiment with the color and size you want.
Do not click OK yet. Click on Drop Shadow
I used these settings. Experiment and use what you want.
5. Add a new top layer and name it Post-it note.
6. Choose the Rectangular Marquee tool
7. Make a rectangular selection similar to size of a post-it note.
8. Choose a yellow color and fill the selection.
9. Optional: Add a slight texture or gradient to make it look a bit more realistic.
10. Click on the Custom Shapes Tool
11. Go to the Options bar at the top and click on the third icon from the left (Filled pixels)
12. Press the Return key to bring up the Custom Shape picker.
13. From the picker’s pop-down menu, choose Objects
14. Click “Append” when asked in the dialogue box.
15. Scroll down and click on the paper clip shape.
16. Create a new layer and name it Paper clip.
17. Make your foreground color gray.
18. Hold the Shift key then drag downward to draw a paper clip.
19. Type a message on the post-it note.
20. Hold the Shift key and click on the Type layer, Paper clip layer and Post-it note layer
21. Choose Edit/Transform from the top pull down menu and rotate the three layers to where you want to place it on the photo.
22. Make the paper clip layer active.
23. Click on the Layer Style icon at the bottom of the Layers palette and choose Bevel & Emboss.
24. Use these settings.
25. Click on the small arrow by the Contour box and choose “Ring” Click OK.
26. Turn the paper clip layer into a Smart Object. From the top menu choose: Layer/Smart Object/Convert to Smart Object.
27 Add a layer mask by clicking on the layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layers palette.
28. With a hard brush and black foreground color, paint away the inside of the paper clip. It should now look as if the paper clip is over and under the post-it note.
29. Add a Drop Shadow to the Post-it note.
30. Here is my finished version: