Tutorial: Out Of Bounds
by Elizabeth Weaver
This is not as difficult as the final result appears to be! You
can do this - it involves a few layers, but you're used to that
with digital scrapping! Here's an example of an OOB layout. I have
two gators escaping from their photos.
This is the image I started with for the upper one.
I used Valeri's PSP "Extracting Backgrounds" tutorial
to select the part of the gator I wanted to be out of the frame,
(and a bit more to overlap). There is also a tutorial for Photoshop.
In the exploded version below you can see all my layers. There is
the contained photo under the frame (which would be either two layers
or one layer with a border added for the white). The tail, foot,
and head are all extracted bits from a copy of the original photo.
Align your pieces over or under the main framed part, line them
all up and give each bit the dropshadow you want, for whatever effect
you are going for. In this case my square part has a high drop shadow
to lift him up off the background, but this won't always be the
Now that you know how easy it is, let's see what you can do! These
are fun and addictive!
for a printable copy of this tutorial.
© 2006 Elizabeth Weaver