How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

How to Break an Egg in Photoshop

Before we start. Organize your layers into groups. You already know how to choose (select) layer. Now hold [Ctrl] and click on another. See? You have selected two layers. You can also do this with [Shift] key- just click on first layer you wish to select and then [Shift] + [Click] on the last one so you will select all the layers that are in between of those two. When you have selected layers that you wish to group- just hit [Ctrl] + [G] so your layers will move to folder. Look how I made it:


Drag and drop egg group onto new layer’s icon so you will duplicate it.


Now hit [Ctrl] + [E] and your group will transform into one layer. And that’s what we need. It’s good to work with groups. You don’t have to name each of layers then when you work with large files. Just look for group and then for thumbnail. You can also [Ctrl] + [Click] on the image when you have move tool active, so you will be redirected either to your group or directly to layer (depends on your settings).

Step 29

So I assume you have egg on one layer (leave shadow and background separated). It’s good to make a copy of egg layer before we will start to do anything. Now pick the polygonal marquee tool (in fact you can use just lasso tool, it is just my preference) and make a selection that simulates small hole in the top of egg, like this:


And press [Delete] key.


Step 28

Now create another selection:


Go to Edit > Transform > Rotate, move the rotation point to the bottom left corner:


And then rotate our selection a bit:


Do the same on the opposite side of the hole.


Step 29

Now we will try to add some 3d effect to our eggshell. With polygonal lasso tool create selection as follow:


And fill it with a color #97612e. Remember- do this on new layer and place it underneath the egg layer. You will get this:


Now to the same to the other parts of eggshell. Try to visualize it- how it should looks like. See how I made it:


Step 30

If you have made a copy egg’s layer, [Ctrl] + [Click] on a thumbnail so you will have a selection. Now choose polygonal marquee tool and set the option Intersect with selection (so our final selection will be intersection of two selections) and select the part that we only need to use for inner side of egg.

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12 comments on “How to Break an Egg in Photoshop”

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I managed to do something really nice by modifying it a bit :)
    I need more ! :D

  2. Nice work. I did find the initial coloring and clipping mask steps could have used some screen shots of the layers palette. I find this makes it a little easier to follow along.
    Otherwise, very cool effect.

  3. thank you so much! it is people like you who make it possible for the rest of us to learn and grow! I can't thank you enough!

  4. Loved the tutorial! I'm an ass.. I read it all!! :D
    This tut taught me a lot of things at the same time it also made me recall the tricks I used to use but forgot with the time passing..Kudos. \m/
    Sir Masiej Kwas.. Respect to you...

    Also, I was looking for some kinda tut which could teach me the way to turn a red apple into a golden one, or can say an apple covered with shiny golden foil.. If you can gimme a link of such a tut, if it's already on internet, or post a tut on that, that would be really cool and generous of you guys..

    Appreciate the hard work done by people behind this website.. :)

  5. Wow! This is by far the most amazing photoshop tutorial I have seen. I realy mean it. Looking forward to trying it out sometimes. - Respect!

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