One Four Challenge – March Week 1 – the rest of the Tutorial (Image-wrap in Photoshop)…

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As I said at the beginning of March…

A new month a new image.  I spent entirely too much time on this image!  Ugh.  I wanted to make an image of my logo wrap around the cup, but after hours of work and trying every warp and distort tool I could find in GIMP, I finally found out online that a new tool will be out in the next version.  So until that new version comes out, I made that one edit in Photoshop.

Basically, I changed the contents of the cup from tea to ‘coffee with cream’, and the writing on the mug. 🙂

I did my usual raw edits in UFRaw, then some more edits in GIMP, the word-wrap in Photoshop, then back in GIMP for the final touches…

I knew that the transform tool in Photoshop would do the job I was trying to do. Today I’m going to explain the Image-wrap portion of the tutorial from March Week 1, the part that I did in Photoshop. For the GIMP portions, check out this tutorial.

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Image-Wrap Tutorial

I used an image that was basically words on a transparent background and saved as a .png.  You could use any image to get the wrap.

1. First open the two images, the background image and the image to be wrapped.  Then go to Window->Arrange->Two Vertical.  Your images will be stacked on top of each other (click to enlarge)…
two-vertical

Click on the image’s layer and then drag it to the other images viewing area (click to enlarge)…
two-vertical-red

Then the two images will be in the same image (click to enlarge)…
drag-image

Now go to Window->Arrange->Consolidate All To Tabs… and your image layer area should look something like this (click to enlarge)…
consolidated

2. Ok now we can get to work.  With the image you want to wrap selected (and on top of the stack), using the Move Tool [ V ] move the image to the area you want it to be…
move

3. Since my image isn’t the size I want, I’m going to first enlarge it with the Transform tool [Ctrl T].  Then I’m going to increase my Width-Height percentages (making sure the aspect ratio button is selected).  Click the check mark when you are done (click to enlarge)…
increase

4. Now we will start to warp the image.  Again we will use the Transform Tool [Ctrl T], only this time we will click on the warp button (click to enlarge)…
begin-warp

Now you can move and warp that image by clicking and pulling on the intersections.  You can also use one of the presets from the drop down menu.  Just keep at it until you get the look you want, then click the check mark when you are done (click to enlarge)…
wrapping

Since I was wrapping around a mug, I knew that I would be masking out the parts that were not going to be visible if it was actually wrapped.

5. If you also were wrapping around an object that would have a hidden area, then once you have the wrap as you like it.  Add a white mask and paint black in the areas where you don’t want it visible.  And that’s it (click to enlarge)…
mask

6. I then saved my image both as a .psd (so I could fix it later, if needed) and as a .tiff (lossless compression).  I then finished making my modifications in GIMP (see tutorial here).

That should wrap up March’s One Four Challenge (and all the tutorials).

Kind thoughts and comments are welcome!

Until next time…
~nic


I have joined a month-long photo post-processing challenge called One Four Challenge, hosted by Robyn at Captivate Me. “This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks.” Every Monday Robyn posts a new version of her photo and challenges us to do the same each week.


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