Adobe Photoshop

Make Taped Photo Effect

Today's I am going to show you how to add a simple taped down effect to your photos.

Step 1: Open up a photo on which you want to add this taped down effect. Place it to document which have you created in first step.

Open up a Photo and Place it to a Document

Step 2: So, we are going to rotate this picture a bit. Go to Edit> Free Transform (shortcut key of 'Free Transfort Ctrl+T').

Rotate the Picture

Step 3: We will make a tape. First create a new layer. Then by using Rectangular Marquee Tool make a selection. Fill it with white and press Ctrl+D for deselect the selection. Now go to Layer> Layer Style> Stroke and apply the following setting:

Stroke Setting

Now change the Fill of the layer to '40%'. After this your tape looks like:

Stroke Setting

Step 3: By using Lasso Tool make a selection like a picture shown below and press Delete. This will add cut off effect to our tape.

Tape Cut Effect

Now go to Select> Deselect (Shortcut key Ctrl+D). Here's your result:

Tape Cut Effect

Repeat this process for the other side.

Tape Cut Effect Both Sides

Step 4: Duplicate this layer by three times by press Ctrl+J and place each layer on different corner. Rotate them Edit> Free Transform (Ctrl+T) so that they fit into your photo.

Here's the final result!

Taped Photo Effect