To replace the canvas images within the Look Book sample , simply follow these steps:
1)) Open the desired Look Book image. For the best results, you'll want to work with an image that was shot straight on, without angle or perspective, such as this one:
2)) To eliminate the issue of the shadows on the canvas, simply select the brush tool, sample an area of white near the top left of the image, then paint over the images to give yourself a clean slate to work with.
3)) Using the "Rectangle Tool" (keyboard shortcut "U"), draw a rectangle where one of the canvases used to be.
4)) Duplicate this layer three times to make a set of four canvases and use the "Move Tool" (keyboard shortcut "V") to place them where they should be.
5)) To create the effect of a real shadow from a canvas hanging on a wall, right click on one of the new image layers (currently called "Shape "x"") and select "Blending Options".Â When the dialog box pops up, choose "Drop Shadow" and create the desired shadow effect.
6)) To replace the image that appears on the laptop in this image, draw another rectangle using the "Rectangle Tool".Â Try to meet the edges of the original image, but there's no need to be exact.
7)) You'll notice that the box doesn't cover all the image.Â Simply select EDIT-> TRANSFORM PATH-> SKEW from the top menu in Photshop.Â Drag the corners to skew the box until it covers the original image.
8))Â You now have five image layers to add your pictures to.Â I would suggest renaming them "IMAGE LAYER 1, IMAGE LAYER 2, etc".
9))Â To add images to the template, follow the directions located here.
10)) For a more realistic feel once you've added your images, you may want to make each of them a little darker (by decreasing the brightness).
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