Wrap Image Around Object | Photoshop Displace

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Learn How to Wrap Image Around Object

Using displacement maps is an easy way to a transfer the surface of image, texture or pattern onto an object.

This tutorial shows how to use the Photoshop displace filter to wrap an image around an object.  The effect can make an object appear to be painted or made of a strange material.

Wrap Image Around Object | Photoshop Displace

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Things you will need

  • Adobe Photoshop (I use CS6).
  • Prepare your file:
    • One layer with the object you want wrapped, isolate with a transparent background.
    • One layer is the image you are wrapping.

Step by Step: Wrap Image Around Object | Photoshop Displace

Step 1:
Click on the eye next to all layer(s) except the object to make it/them invisible.

Step 2:
Select object you want wrapped in the Layers Panel.

Step 3:
Choose Image > Duplicate to duplicate image contents. Enter a name for the file.

Step 4:
Choose Image > Adjustments > Desaturate to converts a color image to grayscale values while leaving the image in the same color mode.

Step 5:
Choose Image > Adjustments > Levels to correct the image’s tonal range and color balance by adjusting the intensity levels of image shadows, midtones, and highlights. Select RGB from the drop-down menu for Channel.

Set the Shadow and highlight Input sliders to reduce the amount of grey in the image.

Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 6:
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to apply an adjustable Gaussian Blur to the image. Set the Radius slider between 5-10. Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 7:
The Delete unnecessary layers.

Step 8:
Choose File > Save As. Enter file name and choose location. Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 10:
Switch to you main document.

Step 11:
Select your object in the layers panel. Choose Image > Adjustments > Desaturate

Step 12:
Select your backgroud in the Layers Panel.

Step 13:
Choose Layer > Duplicate Layer/Group to duplicate the selected Layer(s) or Group(s). Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 14:
Drag the duplicated Layer to the top.

Step 16:
Choose Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object to convert a Layer to a Smart Object.

Step 17:
In the displace dialog window set numbers. I used 30, 30.

Step 18:
Select your object in the Layers Panel.

Step 19:
Command/click onto the object layer to create a selection

Step 20:
Select the top layer in the Layers Panel (the one that was the duplicate of the background.

Step 21:
Choose Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to reveal the Selection via Layer Mask.

Step 22:
Select Overlay from the drop-down menu for Blend Mode.

Step 23:
Select your object in the Layers Panel.

Step 24:
Choose Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels to create a new Levels adjustment layer.

Step 25:
Choose Layer > Create Clipping Mask to create a clipping mask from the selected layer(s).

Step 26:
Set the Shadow and highlight Input sliders to build contrast on your object layer.

Step 27:
Select top layer in the Layers Panel.

Step 33:
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to apply an adjustable Gaussian Blur to the image. Set the Radius slider to 3.7. Click OK to apply the changes.

Step 34:
Set the Opacity slider to 80.

Step 35:
Select “background” in the Layers Panel.

Step 28:
Click on the Show/Hide visibility column in the Layers Panel to make the layer “background” visible.

Step 36:
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur to apply an adjustable Gaussian Blur to the image. Set the Radius slider to 23.3. Click OK to apply the changes.

Wrap Image Around Object | Photoshop Displace

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