I’ve got a few emails and questions regarding a Curled Paper that was included in my Thinking Of You page Kit.

This curled paper comes in .png file format so you can use it as is but also it comes in layered .psd format so you can add your own paper, texture or even a photo and there were a a few questions  I received on how to get it to work.

So I decided to post a public tutorial here now.

The screen shots below are made with Photoshop PS CC but for Photoshop earlier versions and  Elements it should work the same way or in any other graphic program.
And my program is in German language but you should see on the screen shots exactly what I’ve made :)

This is how it looks when you open the .png curled paper – you can use it as is – add elements or any embellishments above it:

>>> All images are clickable for larger view:

Curled Paper Tutorial

1st – When you now open the layered .psd version you have all the layers separate and you can add your own texture, paper or a photo:

<--- If the file is open it should look like this

Curled Paper Tutorial

2nd – make all the layers visible on the right in the layers palette. I made them invisible for making the download file size smaller.

<--- Now it should look like this

Curled Paper Tutorial

3rd – Open the photo (or paper/texture)  you want to use.
I just took a picture of the view from our hotel last year during our vacation :)

Drag and drop the photo over to the curled paper file:

Curled Paper Tutorial

4th – Now you just need to move the photo directly on top of the curled paper layer.
It should automatically look like in the image below, but if in any case it looks not like this
you have to make/create a clipping mask.
(The photo on top of the curled paper layer, right click with your mouse on the photo in the layer palette and chose clipping mask from the drop down menu)
But it really should work automatically.

Curled Paper Tutorial

You can combine all the layers to one layer and continue working now.


In the sample on the left I used a paper from the same page kit – you see it so easy and everything is possible :)

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