How to create the “out of bounds” effect in Photoshop

Great How-to from Russel Ray.

Russel Ray Photos

How I Did It

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I have been a big fan of the out of bounds effect ever since I first saw it a couple of years ago. I initially tried to create it simply by following various static and video tutorials.

I have a list of 47 tutorials that I followed, but I never succeeded in getting the effect. I now know that steps were left out, or the tutorial presumed that I knew where to create a layer or a layer mask, or I was using a more recent version that had renamed or relocated some tools that I needed…..




This past weekend I thought I would sit down and use my list of tutorials to try to accomplish the effect again. With 21 months of serious experience using Photoshop, I believe I have a greater understanding of Photoshop, its tools, layers, and masks. I was right, having accomplished the…

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Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

2 comments on “How to create the “out of bounds” effect in Photoshop

  1. I guess I kind of have to LIKE this post, don’t I?……..LOL
    Thanks for the extra exposure. That’s one of my more popular posts. It keeps giving and giving and giving…….


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