Rename your layers.

Step 7

Repeat this until we fill all the canvas with rectangles. Each rectangle should have different color. You should also rename the layer.
Fill canvas with multi-colored rectangles.
Make sure all the layers is organizable. Give them appropriate names.

Step 8

Activate the Line Tool.
Activate the Line Tool.

Step 9

Make sure Shape mode is selected in the Options Bar. Set the line’s Weight to 5 px. Click and drag to draw a line from corner to corner.
Add diagonal line.
Add diagonal line across the canvas,

Step 10

Select the line using the Path Selection Tool, and then Alt – drag to duplicate the line.
Duplicate the line.

Step 11

Keep on duplicating the line until we have diagonal line on every rectangles.
Add more lines.

Step 11

Select all the lines, hit Ctrl + C and then Ctrl + V to duplicate them. hit Ctrl + T and then rotate them until all the rectangles are filled with Xs.
And more lines.

Step 12

Add number to each rectangle to make it more recognizable.
Add text now.

Step 13

I also add layer style Stroke to the text because its add legibility, means easier to read. To add Stroke, double click the layer in Layers Panel to open up the Layer Style dialog box. We can also add Stroke to the rectangle to add clearer edge definition. After this, we’re done with the guide file. Save and close it. Soon, we’re going to incorporate this file into the mockup file.
Add stroke to add text legibility.
Add stroke line to each rectangle.

Step 14: Making The Mockup File

We’ve done making the guide file, that’s where we place the photo that’s going to be torn apart. Now, off to making the mockup file. Open up the photograph of the torn photo. You can use your own or use my photograph supplied at the early part of this tutorial.
Open up this file.

Step 15

First, the photo used here is not in good shape. Poor lighting. We need to boost its contrast. Hit Ctrl + L to open up the Levels command. Hit Auto to automatically increase the contrast.
Use auto for fast fix.

Step 16

I still want more contrast. So, bump up the black and white arrow to the center to increase the contrast even more. This is not an image editing, so there’s no need for super accuracy. We’re going to discard this image anyway in the end.
Drag the white and black arrow toward the gray arrow.

Step 17

Activate the Pen Tool from the Tools Panel. Set its mode to Shape in the Options Bar. Click and drag along the edge of the first piece to recreate its shape. You can also set the color to make it distinguishable from the background.
Recreate the shape of the first piece.

Step 18

Keep on doing this until we return to the first point and then click it to close the shape.
Done… for the first piece.

Step 19

Of course, we need to do this to every pieces. While the Pen Tool is active, this time set its mode to Path. Click and drag along the second piece. This time we are adding second path to the existing shape.
Continue to second piece.

Step 20

Keep on repeating this to add shapes covering all the pieces. Don’t need to be too precise. A slight error won’t be noticable.
And the rest of the pieces.

Step 21

As always, make sure the layer has appropriate name. Let’s just name it basic shapes.
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous

Nice.

Free Photoshop Actions

Sign up to our weekly newsletter and get 10 free Photoshop Actions.

Special FX Photoshop Actions