How To Give Your Photo A “Crumpled Paper” Effect
Though it may not be the first or even second idea that pops into your head when you think about all the different styles and designs available for photo editing, the “crumpled paper” effect is certainly one that you should consider as it can add just the right amount of fun (and chaos) to your finished product.
So, because I assume everyone is dying to know how one can accomplish such a distinguished look, I’ll break down the process into simple and followable steps.
After opening the photo in Adobe Photoshop, create “Layer 1” by going to the toolbar and clicking Layer > New > Layer Via Copy. Next create “Layer 2” by going to the the toolbar and clicking Layer > New > Layer.
Now (while Layer 2 is selected) go to the toolbar and click Filter > Render > Clouds.
Again, go to the toolbar but this time click Filter > Render > Difference Clouds.
Now go to the toolbar and click Filter > Stylize > Emboss. Test the “Angle”, “Height” and “Amount” until you find a preview that suits your tastes.
Finally move “Layer 1” to the top of the column above “Layer 2” and “Background”. Then, while “Layer 1” is still selected, find the drop-down box that says “Normal” and change the selection to “Overlay”.
The original photo will now have a “crumpled effect”. Congratulations!!
Tutorial By: Marley Rodgers