Create a stack of glossy photos. In this tutorial, you will learn how to place images into a document, add layer styles, and add a glossy shine to the photos.

Place the Images

Step 1

Create a new document. I created a 8×10 300dpi document.

Step 2

Place (File> Place) the photos you would like to include in the stack of photos.

Selecting a photo to place.

Step 3

The image should be placed in the document with the transform controls activated. Adjust the image size. Hold the Shift key to maintain the aspect ratio while scaling the image

Transform controls activated when image is placed.

Step 4

Repeat step 2 and 3 for all the photos you would like to include with the artwork.

Four images placed. Each image appears in its own layer as a Smart Layer.

Step 5

Use the Transform tool (Image> Transform> Rotate or Ctrl+T) to rotate the photos. You can arrange the photos by moving the layers to different positions in the layers pallet. I moved the photo of the cup to the top layer so that it’s the top photo of the stack.

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