Page Curl Effect Tutorial

With this tutorial, I am going to show you how to achieve a page curl effect in just a few easy steps. This tutorial use the Warp filter so it’s for Photoshop CS2 only.

Let’s start by opening the photo you want to apply the effect to. I used this stock photo

Original photo for the photoshop tutorial


The first thing that we are going to is to unlock the background layer. To do this simply double click on the padlock icon besides your photo thumbnail in the layers palette.

unlock background layer

Now select the Rectangular Marquee Tool

rectangular marquee tool

and select a rectangular area in the corner that you want to apply the effect. In the screenshot below I have highlighted my selection.

rectangular selection at the left bottom corner

Now select the gradient tool and draw a black to white gradient in your selection. In this case I drew the gradient from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.

black to white diagonal gradient

Now deselect (Select->Deselect) or (Ctr+D)
Next go to Edit->Transform->Warp.
Drag the bottom left point towards the center like in the screenshot below.

warp the image

And here is our result.

warp result

Finally apply a Drop Shadow style. These are the settings I used.

drop shadow settings

And here is my final result.

final result of page curl photoshop training
tutorials thumbnails

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5 Responses to “Page Curl Effect Tutorial”

  1. Jean-Marc Says:

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  3. Photoshop Tutorials Blog Says:

    […] I have created a small action based on the Page Curl Tutorial. The action simply creates a page curl in any of the four corners of an image. […]

  4. Danny Says:

    Great tutorial. I have a question though. How do I get rid of gradient in the selection after applying warp?

  5. Dimitris Says:

    Hi, after applying the gradient you should deselect (Ctrl+D) or go to Select->Deselect

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