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How to create a montage effect using Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will be sharing with you a great technique for creating a montage effect. Not only is this technique simple to execute, but it also utilizes the Photoshop pattern tool. By following this tutorial, you will be able to produce a stunning end result that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

The montage effect is a popular technique used in graphic design to combine multiple images into a single, cohesive composition. When executed correctly, this effect can add depth and interest to an otherwise ordinary design. This tutorial will take you through the process of creating the montage effect step-by-step, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to incorporate this technique into your future artwork and projects.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of how to use the pattern tool in Photoshop, as well as how to create a visually stunning montage effect. The end result will be something that you can be proud of and will help you stand out as a skilled graphic designer. So, why wait? Follow along with this tutorial and start creating your own stunning montages today!

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Tutorial details

  • Program: Photoshop
  • Time estimation: Under 3 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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    Video transcript:

    And welcome to “Creative Nerds.” In this Photoshop tutorial, we will be sharing with you how you can create a montage effect using any item, objects, any photograph in Photoshop. So we have this image of some posters and we’re gonna create a montage out of it. So we’re gonna start off by selecting our rectangle marquee tool, and we’re just gonna draw a rectangle around our item or our object that we wanna turn to a montage. So in this scenario, it’s gonna be our movie poster, and we’re just gonna ensure the selection doesn’t go over the image. Once we’ve done that, we’re gonna head over to Edit and we’re going to select Define Pattern.

    And we’re just going to give it a name. So we’ll call it Movie poster. Select OK. We’re gonna undo our selection, and then create a new layer, ensure our new layer is selected. And then we’re gonna head over to Edit, select Fill, and then this will bring up the Fill dialogue. From there, we want to select our custom pattern, which is the new movie poster pattern we just created. We wanna select the Script option. We wanna ensure that that is checked. And from there we can choose from various options. So we have like brick fill, cross weave. We wanna choose random fill. Then we wanna select OK. That will bring up the Random Fill dialogue box. And then from there, we can preview how our pattern’s gonna look.

    So you wanna start off by giving each one identity number of 4. In fact, we’ll do it as 3, and then we’ll change the minimum scale factor to be 2. And then the maximum scale factor to 1. And what you can do, you can play around with these numbers to get a result which you’re happy with. But 3, 2, 1 seems to work really well. So I obviously tend to stick to that. Once you’re happy with that select OK, and there you go [inaudible 00:02:12] montage effect. Hopefully, this is a useful tutorial and one that you can use in your design projects. Thanks for watching and stay tuned to “Creative Nerds” for quick tips on how to use Photoshop.

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