1. Once you are happy with the
size, shape and location of your rectangles, click the + next to
Layer 2 on your Layer Palette to expand the layer. Then turn
off the visibility for all but the first Rectangle:
2. With Layer2 active, click on
Wand tool, and use the following settings:
3. Click inside your rectangle
4. Make Layer1 active and click
Promote Selection (Selections/Promote To Layer). This
section of your graphic is now on a new layer called "Promoted
5. Make Layer2 active and with
your magic wand (same settings) click on the rectangle itself (the
yellow portion in my case).
6. Turn off the visibility for
Layer2 (the rectangle layer).
7. Make your "Promoted
Selection" layer active and click on your
Flood Fill tool and fill this area with white.
8. While still selected, go to
Effects/Texture Effects/Sculpture and apply the gold sculpture
9. Rename your "Promoted
Selection" layer to "Image 1".
10. Make Layer 2 active and
visible; then repeat steps 1 through 9
for each of your rectangle shapes:
Turn off visibility
for all but the rectangle shape you are working with
Click inside your
rectangle shape with your Magic Wand
Click on Layer1 and
promote your selection
Make Layer2 active and
click on the rectangle itself
Turn off the
visibility for Layer2
Make your "Promoted
Selection" layer active
Flood fill with white
While still selected
apply your sculpture effect
Rename your "Promoted
Selection" layer accordingly:
"Image 2"; "Image 3", "Image 4", etc.
11. When you have completed all
sections of your image, turn off the visibility for Layer1 and
Layer2. You should end up with something like this:
12. Click on your
Tool and start rearranging your different pieces.
13. While moving your images,
you can also rearrange the order of your image layers, which will
bring different sections of your image to the foreground.
14. This is a color coded copy
of my image to show you how I "moved" my pieces:
14. Play with your image until
you get an overall effect you are happy with. Here's what I
ended up with:
15. As you can see, my images
got moved all over the place. This part is limited only by
your imagination...make the graphic uniquely yours!!!
16. When you are happy with
your placement, delete layer2 (the layer with your rectangles).
17. Choose a color for your
background, and flood fill Layer1 (your original graphic layer) with
your background color.
18. Merge all layers and save
your file as a jpg or gif file.
For the following image, I made my background white, to
place on this page because I wanted it to blend
with the page:
18. You can also choose a
different background color and add a frame to your picture: