Rotoscoping Effect The entries for this challenge have been outstanding!!! The winner of the $5 coupon is Fannou. Congrats Fannou - I'll send you the coupon code via pm Welcome to this month's technique challenge, where we'll be applying a rotoscope effect to part of a photo, with the help of a tutorial which I found on Photoshop Essentials. Rotoscoping is when artists trace over live-action film, frame by frame, to create an animation. We can adapt this technique to create a sort of comic book type subject with the background of the photo remaining unaltered. So your challenge is to apply a rotoscope effect to the subject of your photo and then use that photo in a layout. Below you will see the before and after photos using the technique, and then the layout created with the finished effect. For my layout I used NBK's Eat Pray Love collection. TUTORIAL You can find a more detailed version of this tutorial HERE Make a selection around your subject Copy the selection to a new layer. Apply the Poster Edges filter to the new layer. (Filter/Filter Gallery/Poster Edges) NB: You may need to use the minus function at the bottom left of the preview window to get your selection to show up in the preview panel. Also make sure the 'eye' icon is checked, to activate the filter. 4. Add a black stroke around the main subject. 5. Add a drop shadow. (I omitted this step and the next because my subject already had a shadow in the original photo). 6. Clean up any unwanted shadow areas (if necessary). And that's it! Here are some sample pages from the CT. Firstly from Marie-Claire, using Love Forever. From Cindy using Art & Nature. and from Trish. She used NBKDesign's artTherapy No2 TLP Shop https://the-lilypad.com/store/artTherapy-No2-options.html RULES This challenge runs from 1st - 14th April. One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $5 coupon to the NBK Design store. You must use 100% of NBK Design Products. You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad if it fits in with the challenge. Post your layout in the NBK Design Gallery and in this forum, and link your layout to the gallery.